Jerry Abrams

Jerry Abrams
Senior Fellow

As a Senior Fellow and Faculty with Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS), he provides advice regarding direction and mission, creates content and for programs and activities, and delivers lectures and experiential activities. As an Envisioneer with Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) Innovation Lab, he explores the future of leadership development, conducting innovation projects that are future looking and technically challenging. He scouts for potentially relevant innovations and evaluates them for their applicability to the Center’s purposes. He acts as an embedded Innovation Agent, participating in key projects and initiatives to enhance the innovation of the results. He also works to enhance the culture of innovation CCL, enabling staff throughout CCL to be more innovative in their roles.

As a senior Organization Development practitioner he has significant expertise in individual, group, and organization leadership development; instructional design, experiential activity development, and human-centered design processes; strategic processes design, team development, and organization development interventions; process, behavioral, and learning facilitation; behavioral, performance, and learning assessments; assessment-based individual, group, and organization coaching; adult learning, knowledge management,
and instructional technologies.

He has additional depth and specialization in advanced social-technical
group decision processes, tools, and technologies; collaborative inquiry tools and methods; individual/group creativity, individual/group cognitive errors, and individual/group learning processes, tools, and technologies; developmental facilitation, action learning, and action consulting; technology in support of synchronous and asynchronous process, behavioral, and learning facilitation.

Jerry holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with majors in Mathematics and Philosophy and minors in Language and Physics from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. He also holds a Masters of International Management with foci in International Finance Risk Management and International Political Economics from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.

Topics

  • Engagement Practices