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Katrice A. Albert, PhD

Welcome Dr. Katrice Albert to S2A

S2A Solutions introduces Katrice A. Albert as the company’s EVP of culture, innovation and inclusion; establishes new practice in higher education and intercollegiate athletics

S2A Solutions announced the appointment of Katrice A. Albert as the company’s executive vice president of culture, innovation and inclusion, effective March 2, 2020. In this role, Albert will provide purpose-driven business solutions, sustainable equity and inclusion strategies, and culturally-responsive leadership development consultations. Additionally, she will lead the growth and development of the company’s Strategic Minds business channel; focused on higher education, intercollegiate athletics, and professional sports.

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“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome someone of Katrice Albert’s caliber and experience to the S2A team,” said company president, Brad Brezinski. “Today’s announcement carries a great deal of strategic importance for our company and demonstrates our commitment to developing leadership excellence in higher education, intercollegiate athletics, and professional sports. Albert is a visionary leader of the highest quality who pairs a strong bias for action with a passion for developing innovative and culturally diverse organizations. As the head of culture, innovation and inclusion for S2A Solutions and our Strategic Minds growth channel, Albert is the ideal candidate to lead our continued movement into the world of sports and academic leadership development.”

Albert, who will report directly to Brezinski and serve on the senior management team, brings extensive expertise and a proven record of success in advancing the complete talent management cycle with a keen focus on recruiting, developing, supporting, and growing diverse leaders. She also possesses strategic and operational leadership, helping a broad range of industries create plans for cultural integration, workplace engagement and in reaching their inclusive excellence goals.

Albert has a distinguished career in higher education and intercollegiate athletics. Most recently, she served as the executive vice president of inclusion and human resources at The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Previously, Albert served as vice president for equity and diversity of the University of Minnesota system, and before that as vice provost for equity, diversity and community outreach at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Albert earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Xavier University of Louisiana, a master’s in counseling psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Auburn University. She has repeatedly been recognized nationally for her efforts as an inclusion champion and subject matter expert. She is a highly sought-after scholar-practitioner that frequently writes, speaks, and consults on cultural competence and integration, corporate social responsibility, educational and workforce access and equity, gender and dynamics of power, and community-university partnerships.

“Because of my deep and abiding passion for working with and advancing diverse top talent and seeing aspirational inclusive excellence goals realized, I’m thrilled to join forces with the S2A Solutions team to offer best-in-class, culturally-responsive solutions to next-level leaders,” Albert said. “I look forward to working closely with talented leaders who are hungry to transform their workplaces with innovative leadership development offerings which will position them for future success.”

S2A SOLUTIONS | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CULTURE
STRATEGY
INNOVATION
CHANGE
CULTURE FORWARD

Context always trumps concepts – hence the popular saying, “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” 

The true measure of quality of a company’s management isn’t found in its performance metrics, but in the culture it creates which shapes the actions and behaviors of its people. Our culture workshops and training sessions are designed to help management teams identify and address cultural misalignments and leadership team gaps that are vital to realizing your company’s desired future state.

CULTURE FORWARD

Context always trumps concepts – hence the popular saying, “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” 

The true measure of quality of a company’s management isn’t found in its performance metrics, but in the culture it creates which shapes the actions and behaviors of its people. Our culture workshops and training sessions are designed to help management teams identify and address cultural misalignments and leadership team gaps that are vital to realizing your company’s desired future state.

STRATEGIC STORYTELLING

Fewer than 10% of employees say they understand their company’s strategy and how it connects to their daily work.

Most business leaders understand the value of a good story, with its powerful combination of stickiness and resonance. Yet sadly, most strategic communications wash over employees with very little impact – completely forgettable and uninspiring. Through our Strategic Storytelling workshops, we’ll help you translate your strategic intent into language and visuals that are clear, concise and compelling for all levels of your company.

STRATEGIC STORYTELLING

Fewer than 10% of employees say they understand their company’s strategy and how it connects to their daily work.

Most business leaders understand the value of a good story, with its powerful combination of stickiness and resonance. Yet sadly, most strategic communications wash over employees with very little impact – completely forgettable and uninspiring. Through our Strategic Storytelling workshops, we’ll help you translate your strategic intent into language and visuals that are clear, concise and compelling for all levels of your company.

HUMAN-CENTERED INNOVATION

More than 80% of business leaders say their future success depends on innovation, yet only 30% say they’re effective at innovating. 

Corporate cultures capable of “inventing the future” are rare, but the discipline of design thinking gives your people the tools and techniques to think differently, see new opportunities and create innovative solutions with impact. Through a combination of active learning simulations and guided workshops, your people will learn to use design thinking as an effective approach to creative problem solving.

HUMAN-CENTERED INNOVATION

More than 80% of business leaders say their future success depends on innovation, yet only 30% say they’re effective at innovating. 

Corporate cultures capable of “inventing the future” are rare, but the discipline of design thinking gives your people the tools and techniques to think differently, see new opportunities and create innovative solutions with impact. Through a combination of active learning simulations and guided workshops, your people will learn to use design thinking as an effective approach to creative problem solving.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP

Logic never won an emotional argument; which helps to explain why 60-70% of organizational change efforts fail.

If you’re going to innovate, then you need people who are ready, willing and able to execute on new ideas. Best-practice models, frameworks and tools help, but success also requires new mindsets and reflexes that can only be developed through experience. Our active learning simulations and guided workshops give your people the hands-on practice they need to make change leadership a core competency in your company.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP

Logic never won an emotional argument; which helps to explain why 60-70% of organizational change efforts fail.

If you’re going to innovate, then you need people who are ready, willing and able to execute on new ideas. Best-practice models, frameworks and tools help, but success also requires new mindsets and reflexes that can only be developed through experience. Our active learning simulations and guided workshops give your people the hands-on practice they need to make change leadership a core competency in your company.

STRATEGIC MINDS | LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
VETERAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Nearly 50% of transitioning U.S. military veterans will not complete the first year of the their first post-military job. 

No matter how prepared our service men and women may feel prior to their transition into the civilian workforce, each will experience a performance “dip” due to unavoidable cultural and contextual understanding gaps. The overarching mission of our 13-week online Veteran Leadership Program is to help veterans thrive in post-hire environments by lessening the duration and amplitude of the dip.

VETERAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Nearly 50% of transitioning U.S. military veterans will not complete the first year of the their first post-military job. 

No matter how prepared our service men and women may feel prior to their transition into the civilian workforce, each will experience a performance “dip” due to unavoidable cultural and contextual understanding gaps. The overarching mission of our 13-week online Veteran Leadership Program is to help veterans thrive in post-hire environments by lessening the duration and amplitude of the dip.

EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM

Within the United States alone, more than $14B is spent annually to develop the leadership necessary to propel organizations into future competitive landscapes. To be clear, that’s an insane amount of money that very rarely produces the impact that senior leaders expected at the onset. Our programs for Emerging Leaders are custom designed and developed to give organizations exactly what they need to navigate the challenges they face right now! We pull from the vast warehouse of training options presented throughout this site to deliver the optimal solution for our client’s next wave of leadership.

EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM

Within the United States alone, more than $14B is spent annually to develop the leadership necessary to propel organizations into future competitive landscapes. To be clear, that’s an insane amount of money that very rarely produces the impact that senior leaders expected at the onset. Our programs for Emerging Leaders are custom designed and developed to give organizations exactly what they need to navigate the challenges they face right now! We pull from the vast warehouse of training options presented throughout this site to deliver the optimal solution for our client’s next wave of leadership.

ABOUT OUR HUMBLE COMPANY
OUR “WHY”
OUR TEAM
OUR PROMISE
OUR CLIENTS
WHY WE COME TO WORK

Our Mission: To transform intellectually curious managers into strategically-minded business leaders with training and development programs that are fresh, engaging and relevant.

What We Value: We place tremendous value on intellectual curiosity and respectfully challenging the “Conventional Wisdom of the Dominant Group” (or, as complexity theorist C.H. Waddington abbreviated it, COWDUNG!). In a corporate training environment overrun with mediocrity, we strive to pair outstanding content with an outstanding experience, because we believe learning (and life) should be fun and engaging. Should we ever fail to achieve these high and worthy standards in the eyes of our clients, we will make it right, 100% of the time.

We development 10 Percenters! Read more...

There exists an incredible language barrier between those who set strategic direction (the C-suite) and the managers responsible for its execution. Only 10% of people say they understand their company’s strategy and its connection to their daily work. It’s hard to run a business with those kinds of numbers.

There are enough well-meaning managers in the world. What businesses need are Strategically-Minded Business Leaders. What businesses need are 10 Percenters!

10 Percenters know the difference between effort and results. They understand how their work connects to the bigger picture and they’re able to convey that to their teams in a way that’s clear, concise and compelling.

Every piece of content… every workshop and seminar… every e-course… every mentoring and coaching session… is focused on the development of 10 Percenters.

That’s it. That’s why we get up every day!

OUR TEAM

In addition to our in-house expertise in the design, development and delivery of top-rated leadership and organizational development programs, we have established strong partnerships with such institutions as Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH), Case Western Reserve University, Baker and Daboll (Executive Coaching), Experience Point (Innovation, Design Thinking and Change Leadership active learning simulations) and other industry leaders with deep expertise in their professional fields. These partnerships allow us to flex and scale as required to meet the demands of our clients while ensuring the absolute highest standards of quality and engaged learning experiences.

OUR TEAM

In addition to our in-house expertise in the design, development and delivery of top-rated leadership and organizational development programs, we have established strong partnerships with such institutions as Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH), Case Western Reserve University, Baker and Daboll (Executive Coaching), Experience Point (Innovation, Design Thinking and Change Leadership active learning simulations) and other industry leaders with deep expertise in their professional fields. These partnerships allow us to flex and scale as required to meet the demands of our clients while ensuring the absolute highest standards of quality and engaged learning experiences.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Serving our clients is our greatest honor. Whether it’s culture, strategy, innovation or change leadership, we have a program to fit your unique needs. If for any reason you don’t rate our programs and services 4-stars or higher on a 5-star scale, they’re 100% free, PERIOD!

A FEW PEOPLE WE’VE HELPED

The proof is in the pudding! We’ve delivered first-class training to more than 5,000 managers and leaders world-wide, with an average rating higher than 4.8 out of 5! Here are a few of the people we’ve helped. Want to chat it up with one of them? Cool… just let us know and we’ll put you in contact with someone who can vouch for our awesomeness!

WE ARE PROUDLY VETERAN OWNED!

From ownership to day-to-day management, our actions are proudly governed by those who have served in our military! We are more than 95% veteran owned and the majority of our executive leadership team, to include our Chief Executive, have served our country honorably home and abroad. We promise to deliver the highest level of service, dedication and commitment to every organization and individual leader we have the privilege of helping, just as we did while proudly serving our great Nation.