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Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent TimesLocked

Planning for Survival Requires Speed, Flexibility, and Committed Leadership
From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
Higher education faces a very real threat today. In confronting the fallout from COVID-19, colleges and universities are pushed toward making a transformative change. What will that require? A commitment to adaptation, innovation, change management, meeting the most critical student needs, and leaders who stand up to the challenges.
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Coffee Chat: Tracking the External Environment

The SCUP Spring Trends Report
Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Join Nick Santilli and Jim Downey for a conversation that will highlight the SCUP Spring Trends and SCUP Trends for Canada reports. Scanning the external environment is a key factor in keeping your institution nimble and change-ready—two facets necessary for effective institutional planning. These documents are essential tools for strategic planning, scenario planning, and contingency planning.
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Developing a Nimble and Change-Ready Planning Culture

Published 2020
Recorded July 15. Panelists Nick Santilli from SCUP and Larry Squarini and Tony Adam from SPOL discuss how integrated planning can help develop a robust culture and take a deep dive into strategic, operational, continuity, and scenario planning.

This is part three of the series, “Planning in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Reviving Your Strategic Planning Process.”

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That Didn’t Go As Planned

Reflections on Institutional Change During a Pandemic
Published 2020
Recorded June 17. Panelists Nick Santilli from SCUP and Larry Squarini and Tony Adam from SPOL discuss how institutions are living through the pivot and how scenario planning can fuel recovery.

This is the first installment of the series, “Planning in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Reviving Your Strategic Planning Process.”

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Pivot Complete. Now What?

Planning Through the Pandemic to a Sustainable Future
Published 2020
Recorded June 3. Higher education has become accustomed to a volatile environment. Volatile environments create significant degrees of ambiguity, complexity, and uncertainty. How do institutions navigate through this volatile environment? Scenario planning.
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Coffee Chat: Scenario Planning

Published 2020
Recorded April 24. Jim Downey, VP for planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Chris McCord, acting executive VP and provost, Northern Illinois University, moderated this Coffee Chat on Scenario Planning.