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Leadership Development

In 2011, the festival theme celebrated works from the turn of the 20th century.  For the festival, I created a program that highlighted classical works of Stravinsky and Milhaud before and after their encounters with American jazz.  To highlight the impact of jazz on the composers, the concert included a hot jazz performance by an ensemble led by master trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.  

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts PIFA 2011

As the Artistic Director of Black Pearl, Jeri developed Orchestrating Leadership as an after-school workshop for middle- and high-school students to master “executive functioning” skills (such as impulse and emotional control, flexible thinking, self-monitoring and using working memory, planning and prioritizing).  Since 2009, the program has worked with hundreds of young people ranging in age from elementary school to high-school and grown to be a successful and established core educational program offered at a number of public schools, community and youth service organizations across Philadelphia.  

Jeri is an experienced and engaging speaker capable of weaving together a compelling narrative with timely and relevant lessons for a wide range of audiences. She has offered two TED talks and a number of keynote addresses to community organizations, educational institutions and corporations on topics including  leadership, music, innovation, creativity, diversity and authenticity. If you are interested in bringing Maestro Johnson to your organization, please contact her at jeri@blackpearlco.org 

Recognizing the value of these lessons and insights for professionals, she transformed Orchestrating Leadership into a powerful resource for developing leadership for adults. Using the conductor’s podium as a heuristic device, the program takes a distinctive approach to helping executives and employees develop a more authoritative, versatile, creative, authentic and holistic approach to leadership.

Orchestrating Leadership is also an engaging platform for facilitating the creative process in your organization to unearth and demonstrate new strategies to address a wide range of technical, operational and cultural challenges faced by organizations including

  • Growth and Right-sizing

  • Talent Management and Competencies

  • Globalization and Diversity

  • Complexity

  • Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Information Overload

  • Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Innovation

  • Customer Service

  • Monitoring Performance