Course: Navigating Leadership Now: Thrive in a Shifting Landscape

The University of Louisville's premiere Leadership Conference. Join a panel of top leadership experts from across the University. This TED Conference inspired day of learning and dialogue will provide an opportunity for you to grapple with the leadership lessons learned amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic while networking with current and aspiring business leaders from across the city.

Organizational leaders experienced unprecedented disruption and turmoil in the Spring of 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. Two years later, new business norms have emerged, albeit shaded with continuous uncertainty in the face of looming future disruptions.

Leadership experts have begun referring to the last two years as a "once-in-a-generation" period of upheaval, in which some long-standing management best-practices have radically shifted, while others were forever discarded. Amidst these changes, lessons have also emerged surrounding key leadership principles such as compassion, resilience, and inclusivity among others that perpetually yield positive outcomes. Such principles offer managerial stability within otherwise turbulent work conditions. Implementing leadership principles into real and actionable strategies looks different in 2022, but doing so successfully is an inescapable necessity for leaders seeking to thrive in the new normal.

Topics and Speakers
  • Program Host and Moderator
    Zachary Goldman, PhD, Director, Online MBA and Assistant Professor of Practice, Management & Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville College of Business.

  • A Clash of Singularities: Managing through the Unknown
    Nat Irvin, PhD, Assistant Dean for Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Louisville College of Business.

  • The Vital Role of Compassionate Leadership in the New Workplace
    Brad Shuck, EdD, Professor of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development, University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development.

  • Equipped to Thrive! Becoming a Resilience Ready Leader & Organization
    Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP, President and CEO, Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC.

  • Leadership Virtues in Practice
    Ryan Quinn, PhD, Assistant Dean for Innovation & Strategy, Director of Project on Positive Leadership and Associate Professor of Management, University of Louisville College of Business.

  • Learning to Bend: Communicating in the New Normal as Leaders, Colleagues and Humans
    Abby Koenig, PhD, Assistant Professor, Business Communication, Management, University of Louisville College of Business.

  • The Other Pandemic: Leadership Responses to Louisville's Racial Justice Awakening
    Brian Buford, EdD, Executive Director for University Culture and Employee Success, University of Louisville.

  • A New Vision for the Future Workforce
    Rick Purdy, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Talaris Therapeutics.

Available Sessions

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