2019 Human Performance, Root Cause, & Trending (HPRCT) Conference
June 17-21, 2019
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Rizwan Shah

Department of Energy
Organizational Culture Advisor
Washington DC
Mr. Rizwan “Riz” Shah is the Organizational Culture Advisor for the Department of Energy. He provides direct consultation and assistance to Appointee, Federal, and Contractor senior officials and their organizations on the assessment, management, development, and improvement of Organizational Culture, Human Resource training and development, Human Performance Improvement, and High-Reliability Organizations. He also serves as the Department’s staff level liaison with other government, international, and professional organizations in these areas. He provides authoritative advice on and is a champion for continuous improvement and promoting organizational resilience.
Mr. Shah’s experience spans 25 years. He has earned a Masters in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a minor in Aviation Safety (Event Investigation), and is a graduate of the US Army Eisenhower Leadership Development Program. He is also an active member of the Association of Talent Development.
As a Soldier and Aviation Officer in the United States Army, he demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities conducting operations in austere conditions in 13 countries. Before his retirement from Military service, he earned the reputation of building high performing teams in any mission profile and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.
Recently, Mr. Shah received the Secretary of Energy Honor Achievement Award for the development and delivery of the VET-Success Program (onboarding and developing Veterans at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)). His commitment to service extends beyond DOE. In 2016 he was awarded the State of Maryland Certificate for Volunteerism by Governor Hogan for his work with the homeless Veteran community.
Mr. Shah resides in Springfield, Virginia and works in Washington D.C. He is an avid woodworker, and his motto is “Let me not fail them.”