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
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.
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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