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Adaptive Leadership: A Transformative, Collaborative Leadership Model for the 21st Century

October 12 | 10:00-11:00 AM

Adaptive Leadership “ the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive.” Heifetz, Grashow and Linsky 

The most successful leaders have the ability to respond to challenges and opportunities by building and inspiring collaborative teams to move their organizations forward. To support this, leaders must learn effective ways to adapt and mobilize in an increasingly complex world. Join Dr. Dean Stewart for an in-depth discussion of Adaptive Leadership; a transformative, collaborative model of leadership that embraces the concept of collective action towards achieving common goals.


  • Learn to more effectively engage and inspire your team 
  • Identify and work through mental models that can stifle innovation and creativity; 
  • Explore leadership behaviors that encourage and support organizational success and individual engagement 
  • Understand the importance of integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion in creating and sustaining a positive work culture 

Speaker: Dean Stewart, Ed.D. Executive Director of the Center for Exceptional Leadership, St. Norbert College

Dr. Dean Stewart serves as the executive director of the Center for Exceptional Leadership in the Schneider School of Business & Economics at St Norbert College. He is also a faculty member for the MBA program where he teaches on the topics of leadership and design thinking. Dean’s professional career has spanned both the public and private sectors. Beginning in sales and marketing, his path led him into operations and ultimately senior leadership roles with organizations in industries as diverse as building materials, renewables and higher education. As the founder of Stratégie LLC, Dean has also served as a leadership consultant for dozens of organizations. In 2021, he was named Most Valuable Mentor for his work with the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protége program. Dean has served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, and the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance.

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