James Haywood Rolling, Jr., is the current president-elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and chair of the new NAEA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission. Rolling is a dual professor of arts education and teaching and leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education at Syracuse University, where he also serves as the chair of arts education. In 2018, Rolling was appointed as the inaugural director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He is also the 2014 recipient of the National Higher Education Art Educator Award and has recently completed a three-year term as senior editor of Art Education journal. In 2017, Rolling was inducted into the annual class of NAEA Distinguished Fellows in recognition of a career marked by exemplary accomplishment in research, scholarship, teaching, and leadership in his field.
What if all of humanity’s greatest achievements are essentially systemic and made up of mutually supportive interactions that feature decentralized control, distributed problem-solving, and multiple interactions between agents who are the very DNA of our best individual imaginings and collaborations? In this session, participants will explore real-world examples of the effectiveness of unlocking the natural swarm intelligence within organizations, associations, and workplaces.