Faculty: Leroy D. Nunery, II

Education Advisor, Gilfus Education Group
Principal and Founder, PlusUltré LLC
Former Deputy Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Dr. Nunery is a Senior Consultant at the Fels Institute of Government, as well as a Faculty Member.  He is also the founder of PlusUltré LLC, a management consulting company started in 2007 that specializes in enhancing the strategic, managerial and operational capacities of entities in the K-18 educational spectrum.

Prior to joining PlusUltré LLC, he served as President of School Management for Edison Schools, Inc. and Vice President, Business Services for the University of Pennsylvania where he was engaged in the strategic planning and implementation of Penn’s West Philadelphia Initiatives. His professional experience also includes sixteen years in various roles in corporate banking and the capital markets and four years with the National Basketball Association as Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Business Development.

Courses Taught

Developing, Managing, and Leading Talent for Nonprofit and Government Organizations (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Leroy D. Nunery, II
Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 222
Full-Time
Executive

This course will take a holistic approach in exploring the critical issues that impact how your organization recruits, hires, develops, and assesses its pool of talent. Students will examine a range of economic, legal, social, technological, and political factors that affect the management of today's workforce, with attention paid to the particular challenges facing public and nonprofit sector leaders. There will be special focus on organizing volunteers, working with unions, providing effective professional development opportunities, and other human resource strategies that drive better results. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration programs.

The Talent Toolbox: Managing people in complex organizations (Spring 2013)

Spring 2013
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Leroy D. Nunery, II
BENN 138
Full-Time
Executive

This course will take a holistic approach in exploring the critical issues that impact how your organization recruits, hires, develops, and assesses its pool of talent. Students will examine a range of economic, legal, social, technological, and political factors that affect the management of today's workforce, with attention paid to the particular challenges facing public and nonprofit sector leaders. There will be special focus on organizing volunteers, working with unions, providing effective professional development opportunities, and other human resource strategies that drive better results. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration programs.

The Talent Toolbox: Managing people in complex organizations (Spring 2014)

Spring 2014
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Leroy D. Nunery, II
BENN 138
Full-Time
Executive

This course will take a holistic approach in exploring the critical issues that impact how your organization recruits, hires, develops, and assesses its pool of talent. Students will examine a range of economic, legal, social, technological, and political factors that affect the management of today's workforce, with attention paid to the particular challenges facing public and nonprofit sector leaders. There will be special focus on organizing volunteers, working with unions, providing effective professional development opportunities, and other human resource strategies that drive better results. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration programs.

The Talent Toolkit: Strategies and Techniques for Effective Leadership and Management (Spring 2015)

Spring 2015
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Leroy D. Nunery, II
BENN 222

This course takes a holistic approach to preparing each individual for undertaking and maximizing his/her potential for contributing, leading, and managing in the public, non-profit or governmental sectors. Throughout the course, we will explore:

How to focus on your individual potential as a leader and contributor in a service organization

Why context and situations matter for leadership success or failure

What are the correlations and causal mechanisms for organizational success

Why some leaders win and others fail

How to build cohesive teams, and why some teams dysfunction

How to be more productive using tools for creativity and innovation

How to develop your personal Talent Toolbox

By understanding the individual student’s strengths and competencies, and by using intensive case study analysis and a wide variety of tools, models, and rubrics throughout the course, we aim to build a leadership and management profile for student that will prepare him/her for future opportunities. We will explore how public, non-profit and governmental enterprises recruit, hire, develop, and assess their human capital. We will also compare and contrast private and public sector models, and focus on the particular challenges facing public and nonprofit sector leaders. We will examine the various factors that impact how today’s workforce has been shaped, and delve into specific areas that are unique to the non-profit/governmental sectors, such as organizing and managing volunteers. Through the course readings, class lecture, case studies, and other assignments, students will be given opportunities to gain greater insight into the complexities of management and leadership.
This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration programs.