Embracing Chaos: Disruption as a Catalyst for Change

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Embracing Chaos: Disruption as a Catalyst for Change

Barry Telford, CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America and President, Sodexo Canada
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Barry Telford is the CEO of Universities West for Sodexo North America and the President of Sodexo Canada. A strong advocate for the new performance frontier: Quality of Life, Mr. Telford believes that great performance is driven by strong, inclusive leadership based on family and community-centered values and a commitment to serve others. Mr. Telford serves on the Board of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Toronto’s Second Harvest and the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

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Barry Telford is the CEO of Universities West for Sodexo North America and the President of Sodexo Canada. A strong advocate for the new performance frontier: Quality of Life, Mr. Telford believes that great performance is driven by strong, inclusive leadership based on family and community-centered values and a commitment to serve others.   Mr. Telford serves on the Board of the Sodexo Stop Hunger FoundationToronto’s Second Harvest and the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am

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Disruption – disaster or opportunity? The 2008 global recession was a milestone, profoundly affecting every aspect of the economy, with repercussions extending to the present. The military term “VUCA” sums up the situation: “volatile, uncertain, complicated, and ambiguous.” Sodexo was no exception; it was clear that we needed to reassess, innovate, and deliver new service solutions to help our clients cope with the new reality.

It wasn’t just corporations that dealt with the economic fallout – colleges and universities saw the status quo evaporate as they experienced a major increase in student enrollment, an increasing need for student loans complicated by the changing availability of debt, and major policy changes in federal financial aid. This was a seismic shift, and many struggled to survive.

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Keywords: Education | Academia | College | Diversity & Inclusion | President | Sodexo | University

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