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April 4, 2024
Pulse Check: Mergers & Acquisitions in Higher Ed - Part 3

Pulse Check: Mergers & Acquisitions in Higher Ed - Part 3

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About the Episode

In this episode, Robin Johnson provides applicable advice on managing change during an M&A process. Listeners will learn about:

  • The four stages of processing change
  • The integration of different teams and cultures
  • Dealing with the uncertainty that comes with M&A
  • Being an effective leader and manager through the process

E-book sold on Amazon at Blended: A Leader’ Guide to Managing Change During Post M&A Integrations



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Host

Kinnari “Kin” Sejpal is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications/Chief Marketing Officer at University of Redlands where she oversees brand management, enrollment marketing, and communications and digital teams.

Interviewee

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson, D.S.L. is the founder and change leadership advisor of DesignOrg Solutions, an organizational effectiveness boutique consulting firm. Robin brings more than 15 years of experience as a change leader, executing and navigating companies through complex organizational change and development, such as merger and acquisition (M&A) integrations, restructures, and other large-scale transformations. In addition to assessing the impact of change on organizations, a great deal of Robin’s work is helping business leaders and their teams take the “hard” out of change. Instead, she focuses on the “people” part of change. Robin helps leaders understand what change personalities they have on their teams, she shows teams and individuals how to navigate through change, and she assesses the readiness of the organization to go through the change process.

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