Idaho National Laboratory’s Reese Gannon has been accepted to the 2021 cohort of the Project Leadership Institute program. Gannon will join a group of project managers throughout the lab who have graduated from the program. The Project Leadership Institute, which accepts around 25 students a year, offers a program that focuses on four main learning objectives: strategic thinking and analysis, organization and general management skills, team building, and communications. Over the period of a year, participants will attend five virtual sessions, complete an online course during the summer, and produce a capstone project. The content is intended as both a leadership development and skill development course with subject matter tailored to the DOE environment. Typically, they are in-person sessions, but the 2021 cohort is expected to have an entirely virtual experience, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Gannon joined the project management office team in 2008, working as a project coordinator to support the Accelerated Remote-Handled Waste Retrieval project. He has helped execute projects at multiple INL facilities, supporting national security and nuclear research on the front and back ends. He helped manage the remote-handled low-level waste disposal facility project and is working as one of the project managers on a capital line item project at the Sample Preparatory Lab at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex.