Jesse Gershuny serves on the Academy Team as a Senior Learning Designer, specializing in virtual and hybrid learning experiences for executive and emerging leaders.
What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?
I have a background in education and technology, and most recently served as an instructional designer for online courses, partnering with faculty in professional programs such as business, law, and education. In addition to course design, I developed educational technology trainings to support colleagues and K-12 educators during the pandemic. Previously, I worked for the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University supporting career development and admissions recruitment efforts for this community. There I received career coaching certifications for private and government roles. I was privileged to support the veteran and military-connected community at Georgetown and serve as an ally.
Why did you join McChrystal Group?
I was drawn to McChrystal Group because of its mission and commitment to adapting during COVID-19 to support clients and learning outcomes. Working at the nexus of learning and technology, I recognize the opportunity to create great value when the two are in sync.
What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?
In my first week, I began designing a leadership program for an international client in a hybrid format. McChrystal Group provides an incredible launch pad to jump in, and I feel that I can learn and add value simultaneously.
What sport or hobby do you have outside of work?
I enjoy using my Peloton and walking around the DMV with my Goldendoodles.
B.A. Indiana University
M.A. Georgetown University
M.B.A University of Maryland
Written Articles/ Materials
Creating Transformational Learning Moments to Develop and Grow Leaders
As the global response to COVID-19 was underway, a leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology company was spearheading technologies and treatments to combat the virus at a breakneck pace. The team’s collaboration and adaptability during the crisis saved countless lives, and while many companies would become complacent following the success of their pandemic response, one visionary Chief Digital Officer (CDO) embraced an opportunity to embed these strongly forged leadership skills into the framework of the company’s culture and ways of working like never before, breaking the mold of traditional training by replacing stale leadership training with bespoke, scenario-based social learning.
The Surprising Driver of Employee Engagement
In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and constantly evolving workplace dynamics, employees are still feeling disengaged from the work they perform, and organizations are grappling with the challenge of retaining talent and developing an engaged workforce. Accordingly, across industries, companies are investing in leadership and management training to maximize productivity, engagement, and well-being. With so many potential training options, the challenge companies face is determining who to invest in and what the training should focus on to make the most out of their investment.