College of Arts and Sciences


  • Ponto Presents on Change and Adaptive Leadership

    December 2, 2010

    Organization Systems Renewal Professor Colleen Ponto gave presentations in Washington and Massachusetts last month.  At the fall conference of theAssociation of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators and Exempt Staff, she co-presented an interactive workshop, “New Thinking for a New Normal,”  which explored how systems thinking and adaptive leadership can provide helpful perspectives and tools for better understanding and addressing the many aspects of the changing economic situation in higher education.

    She also co-presented “New Habits, New Solutions: Personal Mastery for Systemic Change,” at the Pegasus Communications’ Annual Systems Thinking in Action Conference in Boston.  In this skill-building session participants explored new ways to apply systems thinking habits and skills to their classrooms and organizations.  Participants gained familiarity with why systems thinking is so useful and necessary for tackling the challenges many institutions currently face.   

    One of seven advanced degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Organization Systems Renewal is a two-year, cohort-based, Master’s degree program that promotes organizational leadership.


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