Dr. Nicole White (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has published “Shifting Leadership in Times of Crisis: A Role for DAC” in the latest issue of the Journal Biomolecular Techniques. The piece highlights the ways in which the current COVID-19 pandemic has led to the opportunity for Direction, Alignment, and Commitment (DAC) in leadership throughout the globe. In particular Nicole shares the importance of creating space for distributive leadership, the importance of increasing the flow of ideas, and building stronger boundary-spanning networks of community. Nicole is Shared Resource Administrator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is experienced in business and academic science fields especially in the areas of change management, client engagement, leadership, quality improvement, cross-functional project management, and customer service.
Torin Finser, PhD, core faculty in Education at Antioch’s New England campus, spoke at a national conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in October about his book A Second Classroom. The book, translated into Portuguese by Livia Ribeiro, provides a thorough exploration of the parent–teacher relationship, offering practical advice to spark meaningful conversations, encourage self-reflection, and promote relational practices that foster a sense of community within and around schools. “What cannot adequately be described are the rush of sights and sounds in the largest city in Brazil, the 5th largest in the world, the warmth and hospitality of the people, enthusiasm