HPU To Feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2009 – High Point University will feature Dr. Jeffrey D. Ford as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Norton Hall, Room 101. The event is open to the public.
Ford’s research focuses on breakdowns in communications links and the role of communications in organizational behavior and change. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Education and the Journal of Marketing Research. He is a frequent consultant to organizations such as Intel and Mead Paper. He also teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive-level courses including organization design and managing change at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Ford’s participatory presentation will include how the nature of conversations within organizations impacts the way people work and, more importantly, the results achieved. He will illustrate and support the argument that, by altering how we structure our conversations, we can significantly change personal, professional and organizational outcomes.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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