Engineering Change Lab-USA (ECL-USA) is a catalyst for change within the engineering community, helping it reach its highest potential on behalf of society
We are living in a world that is facing an unprecedented combination of technological change…
and rapidly evolving societal needs, driven in large part by environmental imperatives. As this uncertain future unfolds, maintaining the status quo is not an option for the engineering community. The imperative for change and adaptation has driven the formation of ECL-USA.Learn More about ECL-USA
ECL-USA convenes two to three times a year to share perspectives, deepen our understanding of engineering’s emerging future, and to launch experiments and focused initiatives designed both to foster change across the entire engineering system from education to practice to research to licensure.Upcoming Summits
Our Way Forward
Our way forward is through action inspired by the Engineering Change Lab-USA’s mission. ECL-USA was started in 2017, with the mission of becoming a catalyst for change within the engineering profession, by helping the profession reach its highest potential on behalf of society.
To achieve our mission, we will:
- Bring together stakeholders, innovative thinkers, and change agents to explore and generate new knowledge about the role of engineering in an emerging future.
- Self-organize as an independent (non-aligned) entity – complementing existing stakeholder organizations (professional societies and associations), not attempting to duplicate their efforts.
- Become a communications hub, linking and sharing knowledge between stakeholders engaged in creating the future of the engineering community (profession).
- Engage in and lead collaborative initiatives designed to transform the engineering community (profession) to help it thrive in an evolving world.
- How will clients respond? What new needs, fears, desires, and concerns may emerge?
- How might these changing dynamics and needs drive the creation of new value propositions and transformed business/practice models for engineering firms?
- What new mindsets and capabilities will be most prized as firms navigate the coming decade?
- What aspirations, values, and needs will new generations of engineering talent manifest as they join and build careers within firms?
- How do social and environmental values and attitudes compare/align across talent cohorts within firms as well as with organizational values?
- How will firms respond to resulting pressures to align visions, values, strategies and practices across talent cohorts within their organizations?
- How might firms leverage evolving aspirations and values to create new ways of working and new forms of value to offer clients?
- Will this generational shift allow firms to better address issues of social and environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion?
- Stephen Brockwell, Product Owner for AEC Integration, ESRI. Digital Practice – Accelerating to Meet the Speed of Change.
- Martha Rogers, Natural Capital Economist, The Nature Conservancy. Valuing Natural Capital – the Changing Landscape of Practice.
- Chris Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, Black & Veatch. Transitioning to Digital Business Models.
- Doug Melton, Program Director, Kern Family Foundation. Deploying an Entrepreneurial Mindset.
- Kyle Davy & Mike McMeekin, ECL-USA. Values & Aspirations of Talent Cohorts Within Firms.
- Darshan Karwat, Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University. Social Justice, Environmental Protection & JEDI Values Survey.