Change SIG - 1/27/2023

01/27/2023 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

Implement cultural transformation in a way that unites the organization – from the top office to the factory floor. 

(8:30-10:30 - bring your own coffee/tea and snacks). 

To be announced . . .





Matthew J. Hill, PhD
I am an organizational consultant with over twenty years of experience facilitating change management with clients in corporate, government, and university settings. I employ cutting-edge ethnographic research methods (discovery-driven interviews, observation, contextual research) to help leaders develop a deeper understanding of their organization’s underlying culture, while identifying how to tap into people’s interests to nudge the culture in new directions. I also excel at integrating culture change initiatives with overarching strategies through Action Learning Projects in which teams collectively engage in research to solve complex organizational challenges.

I have published widely on business and organizational issues in edited volumes including Deciphering the Global (ed. by Saskia Sassen), a recent guest edited issue on globalization for Anthropological Quarterly (Fall 2018), and a forthcoming edited volume on strategic collaboration for the University of Oklahoma Press.

I previously served as a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, where I directed large consulting projects for the National Park Service that aimed to improve the quality of interpretative programs and Native Nation-Park Staff collaborations in major U.S. National Parks.

I have also worked on a variety of projects through Wharton Executive Education, including leadership development programs, executive-level needs assessments, and team-based action learning programs. I holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago, where I conducted research on World Heritage Cities around the world.

NOTE 1: The Change SIG is now SEARCHING for several Zoom-comfortable people to join a group producing our programs on a ROTATING BASIS:
     -- Review the Google Drive agenda used to manage the programs and insert handout(s), if any
     -- Handle 4th Friday Zoom details 8:15-10:45 AM Eastern
     -- Do a 45-minute tech check 4th (or 5th)  Monday or Tuesday, with speaker(s) & Mary Charles

     -- Many thanks to ______ who will be our January 27th Zoom Host!

NOTE 2: Do you have an idea to polish or a presentation to try out? The Change SIG is looking for 2023 speakers (March-October).

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-656-9573) or Vickie Bevenour.


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