Bob Koonce, Founder and Managing Partner at High Reliability Group LLC

Bob Koonce


Founder and Managing Partner
High Reliability Group LLC

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, February 26th, 0019


8:30 AM Worshop A: Building a High Reliability Organization

The U.S. Nuclear Navy is highly regarded as the premier High Reliability Organization
through its unmatched nuclear reactor safety track record. Former Nuclear Submarine
Commanding Officer Bob Koonce shares his leadership experience and insights from over
two decades in the Submarine Force. As a two time member of the Pacific Fleet Nuclear
Propulsion Examining Board, along with five different tours of duty on fast attack nuclear
submarines including Command of USS KEY WEST (SSN 722), Bob has a passion for
sharing the leadership and organizational behavioral insights of this secretive organization.
What you will take away from this presentation:
• Introduction to High Reliability Organizations based on the United States Nuclear Submarine Force Culture
• How the U.S. Nuclear Navy achieves a high level of success in a complex and technical environment while maintaining a superb safety record
• Three leadership and management tools essential to developing and sustaining a High Reliability Organization
• Learn about the Nuclear Navy’s simple but powerful methods for incident root cause and corrective action
• The role Management Systems, Culture, and Leadership play in High Reliability Organizations
• High Reliability Organization Culture Transformation: The good, the bad and the ugly
• Examine the five cultural elements critical to the U.S. Nuclear Navy’s success and how they might fit into your organization’s culture
• Getting alignment at the top of the organization
• Putting “eyes on target” to assess the HRO gaps
• Coaching and mentoring for lasting organizational culture change
• Sustaining an HRO Culture
• Case Study in HRO Transformation: An International Integrated Oil & Gas Company tackles HRO Culture Change – lessons learned and how you can apply them to your organization