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Greg McGarity On Organizational Leadership

Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics at the University of Georgia, discusses the traits he picked up from those he has worked for (e.g., Jeremy Foley and investing in people). McGarity also details leadership classes he has for mid-level managers on his staff and although voluntary, participants always want more. The interview was captured at the Collegiate Sports Summit hosted by Evanta.

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Colorado’s Rick George & Syracuse’s John Wildhack on Revenue Generation

From combining non-athletic assets for sponsorships to ideas from professional sports, Colorado’s Rick George and Syracuse’s John Wildhack discuss revenue generation from a number of different angles. The conversation is moderated by Graham Neff, Deputy AD at Clemson.

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Crisis Management: Hartford AD Gillespie & Charlotte AD Rose

New University of Hartford Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie and longtime Charlotte Athletic Director Judy Rose discuss tenants of crisis management with Parker Executive Search's Daniel Parker. In the lengthy conversation, Gillespie highlights the need for full integration with the overall institution, while Rose recounts some situations that shaped how the 49ers document & communicate during tense situations.

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Rhode Island’s Bjorn & Northern Iowa’s Harris: Head Coach Contracts and Extensions

University of Rhode Island Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn and University of Northern Iowa Director of Athletics David Harris discuss the mechanics of head coach contracts and extensions. Moderated by Glenn Sugiyama of DHR International.

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TCU’s Chris Del Conte on Leadership in College Athletics

Chris Del Conte, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at TCU, gives his thoughts on leadership relative to organizational change, approaching potential donors, and opportunities to lead.

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Ole Miss’ Bjork & Kansas State’s Taylor: Hiring a Deputy AD

Ross Bjork, Vice Chancellor of Athletics at Ole Miss, and Gene Taylor, Director of Athletics at Kansas State speak on the importance of trust when hiring a Deputy AD. The two CEOs also discuss their time spent as the "number two." Conversation moderated by Chad Chatlos of Ventura Partners.

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Pitt’s Lyke & Delaware’s Rawak: Organizational Planning as a New AD

Heather Lyke, Director of Athletics at Pittsburgh, and Chrissi Rawak, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Delaware speak on the essentials when assuming the CEO position at a new institution. Trust, communication, strategy, and personnel are just some of the topics addressed in this video.

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Clemson’s Dan Radakovich on Leadership

Dan Radakovich, Director of Athletics at Clemson, speaks on positive leadership. In this wide ranging yet efficient discussion, Radakovich touches on transparency, social media, receiving feedback, change amidst resistance, and much more regarding his style of leading an organization.

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The Millennial AD: UC Davis’ Kevin Blue

In this interesting discussion, Kevin Blue, Director of Athletics at UC Davis, talks with Evanta's Katy Brown about distribution curves on excellence, differences in FCS and FBS, engaging younger alumni, and much more.

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Strategic Communication: Val Ackerman

On the topic of Strategic Communication, Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, discusses how effective communication plays a big part in bringing all stakeholders to a consensus. Ackerman gives praise to the presidents, athletics directors, coaches, and student-athletes, saying the success of the Big East is a comprehensive effort of all parties involved.

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Managing First-Time Head Coaches: Terry Mohajir & Kim Record

Discussing the process of onboarding first-time head coaches, Terry Mohajir from Arkansas State and UNC Greenboro’s Kim Record touch on hiring assistants, leadership, feedback, and much more.

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Executing A Strategic Plan: Shane Lyons & Amy Huchthausen

American East Commissioner, Amy Huchthausen & West Virginia Athletics Director, Shane Lyons, discuss making strategic decisions, effective communications, and understanding the challenges involved. Lyons touches on having solid values for all decisions, while Huchthausen touches on healthy relationships and communications with her campus constituency.