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Col. Douglas Wheelock’s experience with interacting with our civilization's most advanced technologies and in leading successful space missions is legendary. In this time of extraordinary disruption and transformation of every aspect of society, his insights will help both leaders and educators prepare for the future and to develop the competencies that enable others to thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) future. About NASA Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock (Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.) Douglas H. Wheelock was selected by NASA in 1998. The retired Colonel has accumulated more than 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz. Wheelock flew on STS-120 in 2007, and in 2010, he served as a Flight Engineer for Expedition 24 and commander for Expedition 25. During this mission, Wheelock conducted three unplanned spacewalks to replace a faulty ammonia pump module. The New York native holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Leaning into the Future of Work: Lessons in Leadership from a NASA Astronaut