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Leading in Times of Crisis – Workshop

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

What do employees want to see in their leaders during times of crisis?  What do employees need when they are deeply afraid?  How do leaders balance meeting employees’ needs with getting the job done and ensuring the organization survives?

If you have struggled with these or similar questions, this webinar is for you.  The United Way of Greater Atlanta, Northwest Region and the Cobb Collaborative invite you to join executive Ellen McCarty, principal of McCarty and Co. as she explores the issue of leadership during crisis. Whether you are a corporate or business leader, nonprofit or faith leader, government leader or elected official, this is a “must view” event during these uncertain times.

What Employees Want to See in Their Leaders During Times of Crisis is based on the renowned research of Dr. Tom Kolditz, Founding Executive Director, Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; West Point and Yale University Professor; Retired Brigadier General; and author: In Extremis Leadership: Leading As If Your Life Depended On It ( American Psychological Association Review). Dr. Kolditz conducted five years of research studying what people need when they are deeply afraid and based on this data, created a framework for leading in times of crisis and uncertainty.  In this webinar, you will learn the five evidence-based leadership principles employees want to see in their leaders in times of crisis and how these leadership lessons and principles apply in business and everyday life.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with a distinguished panel of local leaders from the business, government, nonprofit and healthcare sectors. See their bios HERE. Please register here! Registrants will receive a link pior to the meeting.


Ellen McCarty brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience to our community. She has been the recipient of local, state, and national recognition for her design, creation and launch of services in Georgia Title One elementary schools, the juvenile justice system, residential programs for children and youth in foster care and aging out of foster care, and permanent housing for homeless men, women, and children infected and/or affected with HIV/AIDS.




September 10
9:00 am - 10:30 am