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April Bang

City : New York

Country : US

I am passionate about:
My life and professional experiences to date have primarily centered on the theme of personal transformation and systemic change. Myriad experiences have shaped my values, perspectives, and interests. I am passionate about learning, teaching, and exercising leadership to bring positive change wherever I am with social impact. I am also developing as an artist and started taking studio art courses. What began as an experiential exploration of my research on the restorative and transformative power of the arts in conflict resolution, from which I published an article in the Journal of Transformative Education, has led to not only deeper understanding of this topic, but also (and especially) further personal development and transformation along with more joy in my work and life. I am honored and excited to continue my explorations and developing my crafts in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and art, which I believe are interrelated. After graduation (and even today), I hope to offer fresh perspectives, new and refined ideas, and an enhanced approach to teaching leadership with strong empirical foundations and continual potential for innovation and development.
Professional experience:
April Bang is a doctoral student in the Organization and Leadership Department at Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in adaptive leadership, arts-integrated transformative learning, constructive conflict, and adult development. April taught leadership to undergraduate students at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and has diverse and extensive experience as a practitioner working across the fields of human rights, criminal justice reform, international rule of law development, and economic policy, including work at the Vera Institute of Justice, International Justice Mission, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She holds an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and Ed.M. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University.
I can thought partner on the following topics:
I can be a thought partner in adaptive leadership teaching, research, and other professional development work. I am also interested in working with practitioners engaged in systems change and reform.
My Adaptive Leadership studies
I began my adaptive leadership studies in 2004, 2005, 2017
I studied with Ron Heifetz
I was also an adaptive leadership Teaching Assistant
My Adaptive Leadership Expertise
2017 ALN Conference
2016 ALN Conference
I am an adaptive leadership practitioner
I am an adaptive leadership lecturer
I am an adaptive leadership researcher
I am an adaptive leadership trainer
I am an adaptive leadership consultant

Criminal justice | Education | International development | Negotiation/Peacekeeping | Non-profit/NGO |
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