TAG Forward® Leading Game-Changing Transformation

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Focusing on the ‘People’ Side of Change for Best Results

Tackling today’s challenges with Sample Management, Product lifecycle Cadence, PLM, 3D Implementation, Sourcing, and Regenerative Material R&D, requires a strategy with creativity, agility, and innovation that improves more than just the bottom line.

Our game-changing TAG Forward® Transformation Model is a strategic methodology designed to pivot business operational models from process excellence, to sustainable value-chain Transparency, Accountability, and Governance.

TAG Forward® seamlessly integrates essential change management capabilities resulting in strong sponsorship, leadership alignment, buy-in, and high adoption of any size change. This masterclass will teach you our TAG Forward® methodology to help you successfully deliver any size business and technology transformation initiative.

This 4-hour interactive Masterclass is led by experienced change management practitioners from the Jordan Alliance Group (JAG) with guest speakers showcasing real business cases from the fashion industry. The 4 hours will be interactive with plenty of time for short breaks throughout!

This class is geared for senior level executives in small, mid-size and major brands or vendors who have management and/or strategic responsibility for their company. This is also great for young company leaders building new entreprises.

Additional Benefits
Attend this masterclass and get:

  • 1-hour follow-up Q&A session: This session will be open to all participants to ask outstanding questions, and join in a conversation with others who attended the Masterclass

  • 30-minute 1:1 follow-up consultation:This session is for individuals, or organizations and teams who attended the Masterclass
  • TAG Forward® Transformation Model Roadmap: Downloadable access to JAG’s strategic methodology designed to pivot business operational models from process excellence, to sustainable value-chain Transparency, Accountability, and Governance.

A digital Certificate of Completion will be issued to all who complete this Masterclass.

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Masterclass with Ilka, Adrienne & Gina on March 16, 9am EST

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • TAG Forward® Transformation Management
    • The Why, What and How
    • Purpose, Approach, Blueprint
  • TAG Forward® Strategic Framework
    • Transformation Stages to drive organizational Transparency, Accountability, and Governance
    • Change Management requirements to drive executive sponsorship, leadership alignment and cross-functional buy-in to achieve successful adoption
    • Sustainable structure that is responsive to the present and future needs of the business to drive organizational and operational excellence
  • — Break (5 mins)
  • Guest Speaker:
    • Business Case
    • Understanding executive sponsorship’s influence on company culture and leading by example
    • Effective communication tools, and best practices to build transparency and team empowerment
  • Group discussion
  • Guest Speaker
    • Business Case
    • Steps towards creating organizational and operational excellence with, Transparency, Accountability, and Governance
  • Group Discussion
  • — Break (5 mins)
  • Breakout Room discussion: Business Challenge
    • Using TAG Forward® methodology to create effective solutions.
  • Group discussion
  • Closing recap and take-aways


Ilka Jordan
Founder and CEO, Jordan Alliance Group

Ilka Jordan is the Founder and CEO of Jordan Alliance Group, one of the first pro-active, black-owned, women-led management consulting firms servicing the fashion industry’s transition towards sustainable solutions and capitalizing on the concepts of a circular economy. Ilka is a strategic thought leader and trusted advisor to retail executives seeking to transform their organization into purposeful, sustainable, and profitable business models.

Ilka is recognized as a business strategy and transformation expert and sought-after speaker. She has been featured in CIO Application Magazine, FASHINNOVATION, Companies for Zero Waste, Entrepreneurial Events, and is a member of the Fashion Advisory Board at LIM College.

Adrienne Shelton
SVP / Executive Advisor, Jordan Alliance Group

Adrienne Shelton is acknowledged in the fashion industry as a strategic thinker and collaborative business leader with the ability to act in a tactical manner. She takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound business strategies. She intuitively sees the value of bringing cross-functional teams together into a cohesive whole, helps others extend their thinking and achieves breakthrough financial results. She is an inspirational leader who shares best-practices that inspire action while being grounded in financial details that leverage the business.

Adrienne held executive roles at leading specialty retailers and department stores; Ascena Retail Group, Limited Brands, Chico’s and Macy’s. As SVP, Executive Advisor at The Jordan Alliance Group, she uses her expertise and executive leadership skills to provide strategic direction and management consulting.

Gina Moore-Herring
Director of JAG Learn, Jordan Alliance Group

Gina Moore-Herring is a pragmatic, hardworking fashion industry operations expert with the ability to deliver sustainable solutions in product life-cycle management, business process improvement, and change management.

Gina is a Change Management Practitioner certified through Prosci, the leader in implementing successful change through shifting the focus to the “People” side of change. Her certification is attributed to her ability to motivate and inspire others to lead on every level through individualized empowerment, ultimately making her approach successfully embraced.

Gina is the Director of JAG LEARN, the branch of Jordan Alliance Group that works with corporations big and small, academic institutions, and individuals seeking career change, or guidance on professional self-improvements.

Guest Speakers

Dave Richards
Director & Co Founder, DeSL

Dave Richards, Director and co-founding member of the DeSL family, has been responsible for a large portion of the system’s overall design and functionality, while managing and implementing projects with Retailers, Wholesalers and Manufacturers in the fashion industry all around the world. His role at DeSL includes project management, detail process review and reengineering, system configuration, user acceptance and training. He has excellent consultancy skills along with almost 30 years of technical experience.


Calvin Jackson
Transformation and OCM Consultant

Calvin Jackson is a certified Change Management Practitioner who has led teams and C-suite leadership in spearheading and implementing transformational organizational change. He is a member of the JAG Collective team and has worked with supply chain retailers to develop end-to-end success, which includes providing Change Management methodologies, and helping organizations focus on the “people” side of change to embrace adoption. 

Calvin is accomplished in supply chain strategy and implementation across retail apparel, medical equipment, financial services, entertainment, gaming and hospitality. His experience spans working with companies from small organizations and entrepreneurs, to midsized top retailers, and large Fortune 100 companies. He has over 20 years of consulting experience and has demonstrated years of reputable business acumen and client leadership.

Janet Freedman
Business Strategy & Management Consultant

Janet Freedman is a highly successful senior global apparel executive and creative leader with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Her experience includes retail and wholesale business models with expertise from inception to the end consumer.

Janet is the go-to person in the industry when you need a project leader, process improvements, re-organization, solutions to problems, thought provoker, increase team efficiencies, and budgeting. Janet consistently leverages strategic operations, design, merchandising, and people skills to champion diverse categories within apparel and intimate apparel. Janet loves a challenge and can handle any project. She loves to solve problems and motivate and inspire those around her as she meets goals and exceeds expectations. Janet is just what you need – a seasoned professional to help you create solutions and grow your business.

Facilitated by JAG

Jordan Alliance Group Inc. (JAG) is one of the first pro-active, Black-owned, women-led boutique management consulting firms focused on bettering the fashion industry’s transition towards sustainability and capitalizing on the concepts of a circular economy. 

JAG builds strategic partnerships with clients to design and deliver transformation projects that align with corporate sustainability goals and drive profitable business growth. JAG specializes in transforming business value chains to focus on Product, People, Profit, and the Planet!

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MOTIF Masterclasses are deep-dive instructor-led virtual classes hosted by MOTIF. Focused on a particular topic and taught by a subject-matter expert from across the industry, they will be at minimum a single 3 hour virtual session. These sessions typically include presentations, break-out small group discussions or learning activities and a chance to challenge your assumptions and ask questions to practitioners and peers.

Unlike a traditional 1-hour webinar, a Masterclass encourages peer to peer interactions and is a deep-dive session. Whereas both the MOTIF 2-hour Learning Series and MOTIF Masterclasses are highly interactive, the latter are a deeper drill-down on a particular topic. We encourage all participants to prepare by reading the assigned pre-reading, ask questions in the session community forum and come prepared to engage in a live discussion. A digital Certificate of Completion will be awarded for active and full participation to the Masterclass.

This session is open to any fashion industry professional. Some topics may be more advanced than others but there are no prerequisites to attend.

This class is for all Fashion Apparel Supply Chain Industry Workers, C-suite Executives, Managers, Supervisors, Cross-Functional Teams, Entrepreneurs, Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Students.

The ticket gives you access to the full Masterclass and all of its learning material which includes live interaction sessions with audience participation, small group break-out discussions, pre-reading material and resources, and access to the event community for discussion before and after. Everyone who completes the Masterclass, will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

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