The West Coast Roundtable

Hosted by:

  • Counselors to Higher Education Section
  • University of California, Berkeley
This workshop is not currently available. Email the Professional Development Department to inquire about future availability of this program.

Category: Leadership & Management

Take advantage of this low-cost opportunity to learn from and meet your higher education colleagues by the San Francisco Bay!

To kick off the roundtable, Gary F. Grates of W2O Group will present “Dealing with Disruption.” A globally renowned organizational change expert, Gary has been helping organizations and the people within them anticipate and lead change for 25 years.

Gary’s presentation will be followed by a no-holds-barred discussion of disruption in which participants will share successful strategies used on campuses. Finally, our Berkeley colleague Claire Holmes has graciously arranged to provide a buffet dinner, allowing attendees time to get acquainted and to network.

Don’t miss this chance to learn while developing a network of terrific colleagues. Register today!


Gary Grates, principal, corporate and strategy, W2O Group

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Grates has more than 20 years of communications experience, with particular expertise in change management and employee communications, including assignments for Coca-Cola, Novartis, BASF/Mobil, British Airways and Dell. Previously, he was president/global managing director of Edelman Change & Employee Engagement, and vice president, communications, North America, for General Motors.