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Leadership in a crisis: navigating change

Dennis Olson
Dennis Olson

June 24, 2020

Episode 2

In this podcast episode, we focus on navigating change and another tribal leadership journey. The conversation focuses on how COVID-19 has impacted daily lives and tribal communities.

Join us for Jason Schlender's conversation with Dennis Olson, Jr. as he takes us through a journey filled with inspiration and admiration for his parents and many mentors that guided his journey. His story showcases a strong display of leadership, his desire for servant leadership, and the need for resources to bolster education with tribes and the state of Minnesota.

Episode host(s)

  • Jason Schlender, former Extension leadership and civic engagement educator


  • Dennis Olson, Jr., commissioner of higher education



Read this episode's conversation below.


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