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2020-2021 Pacific Southwest RLF Program



2021 Sessions

  • March 25-26, 2021
  • May 6-7, 2021
  • June 17-18, 2021
  • July 29-30, 2021
  • September 16-17, 2021
  • October28-29, 2021


Session Location

Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA  90815
Main Phone: (562) 425-5210



Bob Rouse is a founder of the St. Louis SIM Chapter and a Past President of SIM. For 15 years he has facilitated RLFs in the Midwest, Northeast, New York and the Chubb Internal Forum. He has served as a RLF Director for six years. Bob is Professor Emeritus, Computer Science at Washington University; he held many leadership positions at WU, including IT Strategy Director for the School of Medicine, automation lead for the Development Office, Assistant Dean, and Director of the Center for Intelligent Computing Systems. He is President of Red Eagle Advisors, a focused advisory practice for firms seeking leading edge business innovation for people+technology. 




Sreesha Rao is a Senior IT Manager at Niagara Bottling LLC, responsible for distribution, planning, labeling  technologies and business intelligence after having worked his way up the ranks of IT Departments and reported to CIOs across industry verticals including consumer goods manufacturing, government and healthcare sectors, over the past two decades.  He holds a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.  He has lived in California since earning his Masters and has built clinical assessment software, conducted Bio-Mechanics research and published a number of research manuscripts in peer-related journals.  In his free time Sreesha enjoys professional networking, running, meditation and playing golf.  Sreesha is a 2019 graduate of the Pacific Southwest RLF program and is excited to be facilitating RLF for the first time.



* The number of facilitators will be determined by the size of the class


Click HERE For The
2020-2021  RLF BOOKS


Pacific Southwest RLF Additional Book Selections

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Orbiting the Giant Hairball
Brain Rules

Material World, A Global Family Portrait

The Republic

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)

Program Costs

All SIM members are eligible for a SIM member discount of $500.  If you, or someone from your organization, is a member of SIM, please contact  Molly Mahoney for a SIM member promo code.
Register on or before Friday, January 22, 2021 and you will receive an additional Early registration discount of $500.
The RLF fee includes:  
  • Speakers, presentations, materials and activities during six 2-day sessions of the nine-month program.
  • Inclusion in a national learning event for all 2020 RLF grads.
  • All books and media used throughout the program.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.
  • Individual SIM national membership for each graduate during 2021.

*Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in this fee.

Special pricing is available upon request for qualified small nonprofit and government entities. Email  Molly Mahoney for more information. 

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Direct questions to: 
Bob Rouse, RLF Facilitator

Lisa Harper, RLF Relationship Manager

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