Past Event

An Engaging Conversation on 'Developing Leaders in Changing Times' with Dr. Jason Wingard - Dean and Professor at Columbia University School of Professional Studies

December 4, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi, Westcom Point, 8th Fl, Mahiga Mairu Ave, Off Waiyaki Way

The professional world is in a time of flux.  The 21st century has ushered in vast changes financially, technologically, and legally.  Culturally, there have been shifts in customer and employee expectations, and the emergence of generational differences in the workplace dominates the news.  These changes require leaders who are agile, self-aware, capable of learning, and committed to guiding their organizations and spheres of influence into the future.  Join us for a discussion on future trends and best practices for developing leaders.

The event will commence with a reception followed by Dean Wingard's presentation and a session of Q&A

Jason Wingard, PhD, is a leading academic in the areas of leadership development, professional learning, and human capital management.  He currently serves as Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational strategy and performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and related centers and institutes. 

He is the author of Learning to Succeed:  Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change; and Learning for Life:  How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy.

Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as the Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs and, prior to that, Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he led the Aresty Institute of Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership development for corporate managers and executives. 

He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive roles for organizations including the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute (SELI), the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, e Pals, Inc., and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).

Dr. Wingard holds a BA in Sociology from Stanford University, an MA in Education from Emory University, an EdM in Technology in Education from Harvard University, and a PhD in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania