Looking for Participants in Research Study

My colleague, Ty Olson, is conducting research on how academic leaders’ deep structures of consciousness influence their capacity to navigate conflict during periods of organizational change. He is looking for individuals with a minimum of one full year of experience as an academic department leader (e.g., Academic Deans, Associate Deans, Department Directors, and Department Chairs). Selected participants will be asked to participate in three separate interviews via Zoom over the course of a month to a month and a half. The interviews will inform the generation of a small case study on each participant, which will be compared and contrasted with the other case studies. The findings will be used to inform the field of leadership and conflict in institutions of higher education. These interviews are semi-structured and reflective in nature, and have been experienced as enjoyable and insight-building.

If you qualify and are interested in participating, please complete this pre-screening survey: LINK TO SURVEY (https://forms.gle/yeETrcc9jz6GUZto7)

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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