The Elements of Surprise

A Young Professionals @ RAND Launch Event

cover of RR341: Surprise! How Professionals Prepare for and Respond to the Unexpected


October 15, 2014


6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program
Reception to follow (wine, beer & appetizers)


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
Complimentary parking at RAND


Professionals today are expected to respond to more variables at a faster rate than was the case even a decade ago. Even prepared and seasoned leaders employ coping strategies to prepare for the unexpected. Compiling input from Navy SEALs, CEOs, surgeons, NFL coaches, and other highly stressed professionals, we'll discuss the dynamics of unforeseen challenges and strategies for managing surprise. Join us on October 15 for a conversation with Dave Baiocchi on his book, Surprise! From CEOs to Navy SEALs: How a Select Group of Professionals Prepare for and Respond to the Unexpected.

Dave Baiocchi

Dave Baiocchi

Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

About Young Professionals @ RAND

RAND is bringing together an elite group of early- to mid-career professionals for cross-industry networking, policy discussions, and more. Members will enjoy exclusive opportunities to interact with RAND experts and key policy influencers at social and professional development events.

Further Inquiries

To learn more about RAND's Young Professional program or for further information, contact Corinne Dorfman at or (310) 393-0411 ext. 6364.