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Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series for Spring:

“The Human Advantage”

Featured Speaker: Liora Gross

Saturday, February 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT
Goodwin College of Business, Sorensen Hall


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Liora GrossDigital transformation is already having a profound impact on the way we live, work and play. People and organizations that cannot leverage technology will be left further behind. Digital transformation leaders are compelled to deal with the human side of innovation and technology – to shape this future in a way that benefits both people and economies. We must lead differently ― but how?

In this session, we will explore the meaning of digital transformation and what we might expect in the future. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital transformation presents and how we can empower ourselves and humanity to be active agents in this transformation. And finally, we will explore leadership shifts and share practical advice and fresh perspectives on leadership for a digital future. We offer a framework that tackles the challenges that digital transformation leaders face and close with a practical checklist of key takeaways that will help you and your organizations to unlock leadership potential.

Benedictine University is proud to host Liora Gross for the Spring 2024 Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series, on campus, Saturday, February 3, 2024. Liora joined us in October as she announced the launch of her book co-authored with Dr. Bill Pasmore. She returns to take a deeper dive with us on this topic.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

All activities take place in the Goodwin College of Business, Sorensen Hall of Leaders, 4th Floor. Room 411

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-In & Coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 a.m. – Morning Workshop
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch Provided by Benedictine
  • 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Workshop
  • 2:00 p.m.  – Wrap Up
Register for the Lecture Series HERE

About Liora Gross

Liora developed and led the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) global practice for Leading Digital Transformation since 2018. The practice focuses on helping leaders adopt digital mindsets and behaviors, and helps organizations embrace the opportunities for growth and innovation brought about by digital transformation.

Doing Well and Doing Good by Liora GrossLiora recently co-authored “Doing Well and Doing Good: Human-Centered Digital A person smiling with her arms crossed

Description automatically generated Transformation Leadership.” The book is a call to action as humans and technology become inextricably linked, digital transformation leaders have opportunities to shape that digital future to create both financial value and human value—balancing doing well and doing good.

Liora’s experience spans corporate, academic and consulting roles. She has engaged with global clients across a broad range of industry sectors. Within CCL, she was previously the General Manager of the Sub Saharan Africa Region and Director of Leadership Solutions. Previously she was a Director of the HayGroup (now part of Korn Ferry) in South Africa, where she led the Organization Effectiveness and Human Resources Planning and Development practice area.

Liora has been an adjunct at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria), Wits Business School and Henley Management College. Her subjects included change leadership, organizational design and development, and strategic HR management. Liora also worked as a program director to design, develop and manage delivery of global leadership development programs which included a strong focus on business innovation.

Liora has a MBA (cum laude) and a Master of Arts Degree in Industrial Psychology, both from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is an accredited coach with the World Institute of Action Learning. Liora has authored papers on action learning and women’s leadership development, as well as research in knowledge management, leadership and culture change.

Questions? Contact Jenny Jeschke
[email protected] or 630-829-6309