In an ever-evolving world, change is the constant that defines the trajectory of organizations and individuals alike. Successfully navigating these turbulent waters requires not just an understanding of the “what” and “why” of change but also the “how.” Our three-part virtual series with Jerry Magar on leading change is designed to equip executives, managers, and individual contributors with the essential knowledge and tools needed to master the art of change leadership. Whether you’re at the top, in the middle, or on the front lines, this series will empower you to drive, support, and adapt to change effectively, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.
This virtual series is included as a benefit for administrators, faculty, and staff at NACU institutions. This series is exclusive to NACU members and open to everyone on campus. There is no cost to participate.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO USE YOUR CAMPUS-BASED EMAIL TO REGISTER SO THAT WE CAN VERIFY YOU ARE ON FACULTY OR STAFF AT A NACU CAMPUS.
We encourage you to attend all three 75-minute virtual sessions as each will provide tools and insights that enhance your change leadership from any vantage point. Attendance is limited to 60 participants per session.
Friday, January 19, 2024
2-3:15 pm ET
Change is inevitable. Buy-in is not. Most leaders are excellent at driving adaptation to stay competitive. What they get right is what to change. What they often get wrong is implementing that change. Shifting the predictable resistance to change requires an understanding of psychological responses to it. To prevent negative consequences of well-intended change leadership, it’s important to first know why change fails. Then, successful leaders embed a transparent change culture that is applied at all levels.
Friday, February 23, 2024
2-3:15 pm ET
Change is not just a directive handed down from above; it’s a collaborative journey where managers play a pivotal role in driving success. In this engaging session, we’ll explore how to lead change from the middle with confidence and conviction. Gain the insights and strategies you need to become a true change catalyst, ensuring that your teams not only adapt but thrive in times of change.
Friday, March 8, 2024
2-3:15 pm ET
Change is a constant in today’s dynamic world. Understanding how humans react to change can empower you to navigate it with resilience and speed.
This session will equip you with valuable tools to not only comprehend your own reactions to change but also to develop effective strategies for navigating through unexpected shifts.
Through engaging discussions, real-world examples, and interactive activities, you’ll gain insights into your personal change journey and uncover the strengths that lie within you.
As a founding partner of People Systems Consulting, Jerry brings over 25 years of experience to his work with clients such as Lockheed Martin, Dell Computer, JPMorgan Chase, Southwest Airlines, Shell Oil, Devon Energy, JC Penney, Sabre, and many more large and small clients. In addition to his work in North America, he has engaged extensively with clients in Europe, Asia, and South America.
His expertise spans various areas with a particular focus on change leadership, performance management, and leadership development.
Jerry serves as Academic Director for several award-winning leadership development programs with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Executive Education. In addition, he is a faculty member for the George W. Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum. He works with leaders in Myanmar who are committed to bringing about a peaceful transition to democracy and civil society. Jerry has also taught top-rated MBA and undergraduate organizational development and change courses with SMU’s Cox School of Business. Read his full bio.