We often hear about the role each generation played in transforming the way we drive impact. The Silent Generation turned enemies into allies, Baby Boomers created the era of social change, and Generation "X" drove us to be more process driven to improve our digital and financial literacy acumen to build upon the advancements of the previous generations. The latest generation of leaders, however, are more introverted, less tolerant, and yet increasingly innovative in how they solve for "Y."
In order to deliver innovative products and services, we need to empower the next generation of project leaders to become agile disruptors in our communities. We have to provide experiential learning opportunities for them to develop their social-emotional intelligence. Develop roadmaps to ensure they are increasingly more intentional in the causes that they take up. Finally, we need to embrace and not fear Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies to drive a culture of sustainable change.
Keywords or Outcomes:
  • Identify best practices for empowering future leaders to set strategic agendas
  • Develop a culture of interactivity between stakeholders to increase quality and productive
  • Identify the pitfalls that inhibit us from embracing and integrating AI into project management processes

Executive Director of Urban Impact and Project Learning, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (COB) & Adjunct Professor in the Operations, Business Analytics & Information Systems (OBAIS) Department

Chanda Monroe-Williams, GB, PMP

Chanda founded CM-W Consulting in 2008 after 18 years of leading and managing strategic teams, programs, and initiatives for Fortune 500 & 100 companies, including GE Money and Great American Insurance. She leverages her Six Sigma, Project/Program Management (PMP), and Lean Manufacturing expertise to build strategic partnerships with corporate and private executive teams, including Standard Register, Toyota, and Procter & Gamble, to name a few. Her niche: Refining business strategies to achieve desired goals.

As the Executive Director of Urban Impact and Project Learning for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (COB) and an Adjunct Professor in the Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems (OBAIS) Department. Chanda leads strategic partnerships and projects with community and inclusive excellence business partners under the Urban Impact Studio to assist them with capacity building and process improvement strategies. She sits on the COB's International Program and UC's Service-Learning Councils. She teaches courses such as Quality and Project Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, IS Project Management, and Agile and Scrum. In addition to her UC role, Chanda is an Adjunct Professor and Co-Program Lead for Spelman College's eSpelman Project Management Certificate Program.