Published: April 12, 2022

What makes higher education different from other types of organizations and industries? What are the different employee “cultures” in an institution of higher education and what do they value? How are decisions made in higher ed? What do we mean by shared governance? Why does it take so long to get things done? These and many other questions about working in an institution of higher education will be answered in this CU Discover program. 

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual, Zoom link sent after registration

Register for Higher Ed: A Different Animal

Presenter: Merna Jacobsen, PhD.: Interim Chief Human Resources Officer; Associate Vice Chancellor of Organization and Employee Development, Department of Human Resources

Merna Jacobsen, PhD, SPHR has over 35 years of Higher Education administrative experience. Merna’s main focus is employee learning and organization development. She is passionate about and believes in the power of facilitation to enable groups to reach their goals and transform relationships. Merna has a  PhD in Educational Human Resource Development, from Texas A&M University; a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Montana State University.

About Organization & Employee Development

Organization & Employee Development (OED) in the Department of Human Resources provides training and facilitation for individuals and intact teams throughout the Boulder campus. OED courses range from leadership development to workplace skills, and are designed to build skills and knowledge in workplace trends and needs. Organization Development Specialists provide a range of services including strategic planning, problem solving, retreat design and facilitation, team development, and conflict resolution.