Out of The Fire and Into The Future: Insights on Essential Planning Strategies Post COVID

September 17, 2020
Free Webinar | 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

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Higher education has been responding in crisis mode since spring and racing toward an entirely new kind of academic year this fall. How can we turn this experience into productive new strategies for planning and leadership?

Existing siloed decision making would not have allowed for a successful response to the rapidly changing conditions brought on by the pandemic. The integrative process of short-term planning effectively brought together academic, financial, and physical planning, and presents a unique opportunity to continue work across traditional planning silos and modes of learning and living.

The challenge is to balance the risk from many, smaller short-term decisions to the institution’s missions and future goals, with a constructive trigger for change to produce new creative windows and outcomes with thoughtful planning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore new planning modes being used during this crisis, and their long-term application.
  2. Consider post COVID-19 implications for the campus environment.
  3. Discuss tools for addressing strategic goals amidst a sea of tactical conversations.
  4. Discuss ways to seize the moment to address equity.

Featured Speakers


Pete Zuraw
Vice President, Market Strategy and Development


Michael McCormick, AIA
Associate Vice President Asset Management and University Architect
University of Washington

Mina Amundsen
Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning
Colby College

A recording of the webinar will be available shortly after the program.

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