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James Madison University's President Alger welcomes you to the 2021 Leading Change Virtual Conference

Schedule for Wednesday February 17, 2021

 6:30-7 p.m. Social half hour

Open to all registered for LEADCC

 7:15-8 p.m. Strategic Leadership Virtual Happy Hour & Networking

SSLS students, faculty, and alumni reunite! 

Schedule for Thursday February 18, 2021

 9:30-10:00 a.m. Icebreakers (by topic)

Icebreaker Session by topic groups. 

 10:15-11:30 a.m. Panels session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)

10:15-11:15 a.m.          Ask the Expert: Susan Murphy, Ph.D. Moderated by Karen A. Ford, D.S.W.

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10:15-11:30 a.m.          Expert Panel: Tackling complex problems with leadership and systems thinking

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 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Paper Presentations Session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)

Session 1a: Technological Advances and Considerations for Leadership

Discussant: Andy Miller, Eastern Mennonite University/James Madison University

Chair: Brooke Z. Graham, James Madison University

 

Leadership in an Artificial Intelligence Era

Tatjana Titareva, James Madison University

Presentation Slides

 

Self-Guiding Behavioral Change using a Mobile App

Kyriakos Tsoukalas, Virginia Tech

 

The Leadership of Hans Jonas: Responsibility in a Technological Age

Moriah Poliakoff, Boston College


Session 1b: Leader-Follower Relations and Resources

Discussant: Ibukun 'Dami' Alegbeleye, University of Southern Maine

Chair: Whitney Tate, James Madison University

 

 Traits as (Social) Resources   

Laura Leduc, James Madison University

 

The Mobius Strip:  A Twist in Thinking about Leader-Follower Relationships          

Eric Kaufman, Virginia Tech

Austin Council, Virginia Tech

Ibukun 'Dami' Alegbeleye, University of Southern Maine

Perry D. Martin, Virginia Tech"

Presentation Slides

 

Choice Theory: Unlocking the Success of the “Japanese Post-War Economic Miracle” for American Companies  

Marcus Hubbard, James Madison University

Presentation Slides

 1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch

Break for lunch.

 2:00-3:15 p.m. Paper Presentations Session 2 (2 concurrent sessions)

Session 2a: Advancing Non-Profit Leadership

Discussant:  Andrew Schoeneman, University of Richmond

Chair: Kai Degner, James Madison University

 

Nonprofit Organizational Leadership Literature Review

Margaret Sloan, James Madison University

Maureen Malomba, James Madison University

 

Small Nonprofit Collaboration: Exploring practice implications for rural organizations

Terry Fernsler, James Madison University

Karen A. Ford, James Madison University

Presentation Slides

 

Assessing Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Measure Program Outcomes in Human Service Organizations    

Katrina Miller-Stevens, Colorado College

Zach Benevento-Zahner, Colorado College

Gabrielle L'Esperance, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Jennifer A. Taylor, James Madison University

Mia Solberg, Colorado College


Session 2b: Leading in Context

 

Discussant: Dan Finseth, Bridgewater College/James Madison University

Chair: Kathleen Johnson, James Madison University

 

QuasiSchool Leaders:  The Lived Experiences of High School Counseling Directors and Their Role in Schools       

Andrea Simon, Old Dominion University

Presentation Slides

 

A Matter of Life and Work, Pre- and Post-COVID:  Work-Life Balance Perceptions and Practices Among College Leaders at Four-Year Institutions Recognized as Great Places to Work 

Jacklyn Kuehn, Hofstra University

Presentation Slides

 

Leadership in Emergency Management & Resilience           

Norah Alshayhan, Old Dominion University

Wie Yusuf, Old Dominion University

 3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel session 2

Navigating Crisis: Future Pathways for Non-profit Financial Leadership

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 5:15-6:15 p.m. Networking Reception

 6:30-8:00 p.m. Paper Presentation Session 3 (2 concurrent sessions)

Session 3a: Diversity and Inclusivity Issues

Discussant: Donovan Branche, Mary Baldwin University

Chair: Emily Irungu, James Madison University

Diversity  and  Inclusion  Toolbox:  Action  Items  for  the  Nonprofit  Sector          

Donovan Branche, Mary Baldwin University

Karen A. Ford, James Madison University

Presentation Slides

 

Diversification as a Strategy: A Research-Based Plan for Arts Organizations to Cultivate New Audiences 

Keith Claassen, Virginia Commonwealth University

James Perkins, Virginia Commonwealth University"

 

The  Value  of  Cultural  Responsiveness to  Educational Leadership  and  the  Role  of Preparation  Programs    

Emiola Oyefuga, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeffery Wilson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Presentation Slides

 

Growing Women Leaders on our campuses 

Lois Jarman, Shepherd University

Ann Wendle, Shepherd University


Session 3b: Strategic Change 

Discussant: Nick Swayne, 4-VA/James Madison University

Chair: Elizabeth Narehood, James Madison University

 

Attentiveness to Relationships is Vital in a Highly Dynamic Organization    

Terry Fernsler, James Madison University

Presentation Slides

 

Strategic  Planning  as  Action  Research:  Envisioning  the  Future  of  a  University  Library

Greg Smith, Liberty University

Presentation Slides

 

How an interdisciplinary approach facilitates organizational resilience: A case study on leadership through uncertainty

Sombo Muzata Chunda, Virginia Commonwealth University

Schedule for Friday February 19, 2021

 8:00-9:00 a.m. Panel Session 3

 9:00-10:30 a.m. Panels Session 4 (2 Concurrent Sessions))

Higher Education Leadership in the New Decade: Cliffs, Opportunities, and Recoveries

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Leadership Strategies for Non-profit Resilience

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 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panels session 5 (2 Concurrent Sessions)

10:45-11:45 a.m.         

Ask the Expert: Dr. Pamela Eddy Book Talk, Q&A "Leading for Tomorrow: A Primer for Succeeding in Higher Education Leadership"

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 Presentation Slides


10:45 am-12:15 p.m.         

The Future of Organizational Leadership: Perspectives from Private Industry and Government Sectors

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 12:30-1:45 p.m. Paper Presentation Session 4: Best Paper Finalist Session 1

Discussant: Adam Vanhove, James Madison University

Chair: Kristi Shackelford, James Madison University

 

“We are going to be okay”:  Women* Senior Administrators in Higher Education during Times of Crisis"

Katrina Struloeff, Drexel University

Kimberly Sterin, Drexel University

Christopher J. Fornaro, Drexel University

Presentation Slides

 

How does a leader’s meaningmaking of their traumatic experience influence their post-trauma leadership identity?”   

Julia Wiener, Indiana Wesleyan University

 

How Leaders Propose MeaningMaking:  A Psychological Perspective         

Dominick Hankle, Regent University

Presentation Slides

 

 2:00-3:15 p.m. Paper Presentation Session 5: Best Paper Finalist Session 2

Discussant: Adam Vanhove, James Madison University

Chair: Brian Smallwood, James Madison University

 

Through the Fire Again: Using Derailment Research to Lead Change in the COVID-19 Era 

Jeff Strietzel, Baylor University

Ryan Erck, Baylor University

Presentation Slides

 

A Rural  Perspective  on  COVID  Responses:  Access,  Interdependence,  and  Community

Margaret F. Sloan, James Madison University

Laura Hunt Trull, James Madison University

Maureen Malomba, James Madison University

Emily Akerson, James Madison University

Kelly Atwood, James Madison University

Melody Eaton, James Madison University

 

University Administrators Serving International Students During Social and Organizational Change

Luda Patokina, Hofstra University

Presentation Slides

 3:20-3:50 p.m. Awards, Recognition, Closing Remarks

Best Paper Awards announced

Closing remarks from Dr. Michael Busing, Dean of the JMU College of Business and Betty Coe ('64) & Paul J. Cinquegrana Endowed Chair in Business Ethics & Leadership

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