Maggie Conklin, Ph.D.
Maggie is interested in helping leadership teams create strategies that produce more effective organizations. Through facilitating conversations around possibilities, Maggie works with organizations to transform challenges to opportunities, create environments of inclusion and transparency, and establish collective clarity so teams can live out the mission in unison. Through collaborative work with cabinets, governing boards and campus communities, Maggie brings expertise and enthusiasm for moving leadership teams from planning to action.
Maggie has worked in the higher education since 2010. Prior to consulting, Maggie served in various capacities at a variety of institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Dayton, Brown University, Wittenberg University, the Kauffman Foundation, and Miami University. Through her campus career, Maggie gained experience in student affairs, human resources, curriculum development, training and development, enrollment, assessment, event planning, crisis response, and diversity work.
As a member of the Leadership Strategies division at Credo, Maggie draws inspiration from institutional history, data, and aspirations to help leadership teams identify ways to create exceptional student experiences, thriving work environments and sustainable futures. In 2021, Maggie was recognized for her people-first mentality when she received Credo’s Value Award, A Servant’s Heart. Maggie is passionate about establishing a culture where people are holistically acknowledged, cared for, and supported. Her focus on people emerges with clients through cultivating authentic relationships, providing a consistent and value-driven environment, clear communication and delivering quality work. Maggie’s client-first approach stems back to her years working as a professional event planner in Chicago, where she was responsible for hundreds of well-executed events. Her success required sharp organizational skills, creativity, attention to detail, radically candid leadership, courteous interaction aimed to quickly build rapport, stellar communication, and the ability to solve problems while considering budget, vision, the team’s morale and capacity, and the client’s needs. Maggie uses these skills today in her consulting work.
Maggie finds satisfaction in setting people and projects up for success. As someone who is motivated by helping leadership teams drive systematic change in their organizations, Maggie earned an Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, her M.S. in Higher Education from the University of Dayton, and her B.A. in History from Miami University.