Leadership in an Era of Social Turbulence

Social turbulence in an ever-expanding national landscape is inevitable, but when you add in a global pandemic, we are facing unprecedented times of “certain-uncertainty.” With nationwide protests sparked by the systemic racism and injustices against people of color, this social unrest has illuminated what executive development professionals have been telling public and private sector leaders and managers for quite some time.

“Certain-uncertainty” is the new normal for our society and economy, which requires new leadership capabilities and managerial understanding to properly respond to our nation’s expanding demographics. National Apartment Association (NAA) and Professor and Director, James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offer an illuminating discussion of six trends that will move America forward. This webinar will provide the necessary leadership toolkit required to manage the social turbulence and “certain-uncertainty” through diversity and inclusion. In addition, Dr. Johnson has provided supplementary materials to further understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How the nation’s expanding demography will shape the future
  • Tools and skills needed to navigate the social turbulence and “certain-uncertainty” we will face in the near future

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About the Host

James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. Professor and Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James H. Johnson Jr. is a professor and director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and publish works include community and economic development; the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace; interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies; poverty and public policy in urban America; and workforce diversity issues and other related topics. Dr. Johnson is currently researching strategies to combat hyper-segregation, persistent and concentrated poverty, and gentrification-induced residential and economic dislocations in gentrifying cities whom he works with to develop roadmaps for inclusive and equitable economic development that creates shared prosperity.