Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, leadership development, and the future of work. He currently serves as Dean Emeritus and Professor of Human Capital Management at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate school offers 16 interdisciplinary master’s degrees covering domains including analytics, management, communication, and science. He is also Founding Partner and Chairman of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate training, executive coaching and board development.
Prior to Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank. At Goldman Sachs, he oversaw the acclaimed Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University, and was responsible for the strategy and implementation of leadership development solutions for the firm's partners, global workforce and clients.
Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was the head of the Division of Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership and management development. He also served as Senior Vice President of ePals, Inc. and President and CEO of the ePals Foundation. ePals, Inc. (now Cricket Media) is the world’s leading provider of interactive/collaborative learning products.
Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute at Stanford University. He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive and consulting roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).
As a thought leader, Dr. Wingard has published widely on the topic of strategy, learning, and leadership, including his most recent books: “Learning to Succeed: Reinventing Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change” (2015); and “Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy” (2016). His forthcoming book is “The Future of Work: Optimizing the Talent Pipeline” (in Press 2020). He is also Senior Contributor for Forbes where he writes about leadership strategy.
Dr. Wingard is a frequent keynote speaker. Recent engagements include National Pubic Radio (NPR), Google, National Football League (NFL), PwC, Procter and Gamble, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the Atlantic.
In addition to Kroll, Dr. Wingard serves as an advisor to PepsiCo and JUST Capital. As a public servant, he currently serves on the boards of directors for TIDES (Co-Chair), Roundabout Theater Company (Executive Committee) and the Education Board Foundation (Chair). He previously served on the board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy and the National Center for Fathering.
Dr. Wingard holds a B.A. in Sociology (Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology), with honors, from Stanford University where he was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He also holds an M.A. in Education (Professional Development) from Emory University, an EdM in Technology in Education from Harvard University and a PhD in Education, Culture and Society (Corporate Education) from the University of Pennsylvania.
He enjoys classic jazz, cycling and spending time with his wife and their children.
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