Community by community, we are accelerating a national movement that makes it possible for people to come back and finish college.
City : Bala Cynwyd
Country : US
I am passionate about:
My passion is ensuring equity for populations that are historically, culturally, geographically or financially barred from opportunities to participate in the changing world of learning and work. I value learning for myself, as well.
Hadass Sheffer is President of The Graduate! Network, Inc. and founding executive director of Graduate! Philadelphia, the program that launched the Network. Under her leadership, Graduate! is building a distributed network supporting regional collective impact communities across the country for getting more adults to finish college. In 2019, 35 communities are affiliated with the Network.
Much of Hadass’ career has centered on education and creating opportunities for positive change in higher education on behalf of underserved populations. Prior to Graduate! Philadelphia, she served as Director of Higher Education Fellowships and Program Development at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Her portfolio included several higher ed fellowships, campus-community grants for the 2000 White House initiative Imagining America, and Humanities@Work, a program that introduced doctoral students to non-academic careers. Earlier, she taught adult students at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies, and “traditional” students at Swarthmore College. In between, she worked for an electronic publishing company. Hadass earned an MBA from Temple University and completed doctoral coursework in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her B.A. in Linguistics is from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has participated in two executive education programs at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
I can thought partner on the following topics:
Distributed learning networks, non-profit start-up and growth, adults in postsecondary education, higher ed reform, online learning platforms, collective impact.
My Adaptive Leadership studies
I began my adaptive leadership studies in 2007, 2013
I studied with Ron Heifetz
I studied with Marty Linsky
My Adaptive Leadership Expertise
I am an adaptive leadership practitioner
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