Change Management

Conference Recordings

A Mountain Climber’s Guide to Scrambling Through Change

This session will discuss how to take key climbing skills—assessing a changing environment and determining which tools, resources, and expertise are needed to manage change—and apply them to higher education.
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Book Review: The Agile College

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Change Agent Leadership

Change agent leadership must identify future trends and needs, lead change agendas, invest in what makes a difference, and remain authentic and courageous.
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Designing and Implementing Systemic Academic Change

The Hiram College president offers a constructive and realistic example of systemic change designed to help liberal arts institutions not only survive but thrive in the face of 21st-century challenges.
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Disrupting Poor Curricular Processes

A large-scale change process, such as a curricular process revision, can be made easier by following a proven approach and understanding the potential hazards and challenges involved.
Conference Recordings

Don’t Get Me Started

This session will address the university's setbacks, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in launching a shoestring integrated planning process amidst multiple crises.
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Education for Sustainability in Further and Higher Education

So, what’s happening ‘down under’ in campus sustainability? Providing an international context, our authors use Australian examples to describe planning for campus greening, learning for sustainability (curriculum), institutional learning, and competency-based training initiatives.
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Evaluating the Success of Strategic Change Against Kotter’s Eight Steps

In evaluating a change process, based on Kotter’s “eight steps” for transforming organizations, undertaken at an institution based, the authors find that “key insights about the future of the organization” came from all levels and all units within the institution.
Webinar Recordings

From Surviving to Thriving

Join us to learn how you can create a culture of strategy execution to prioritize tactical daily work with your institution's overall strategy, leading to greater stakeholder investment in your shared vision.
Webinar Recordings

How Do You Grow and Sustain Indispensable Planners?

Institutional transformation requires more than a planner or a strategist—it requires a transformation architect. How can leaders grow and support transformation architects? The authors of Transforming for Turbulent Times: An Action Agenda for Higher Education Leaders, share three sets of actions needed to enable and empower transformation architects.
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Instituting a New Degree Program

Change in higher education rests on the skills of administrators and their knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of various planning approaches described in this case study.

Integrated Planning Competencies

This toolkit details the competencies—knowledge, dispositions, and skills—an individual needs to perform integrated planning in higher education.
Conference Recordings

Keynote | Leading Innovation & Effective Culture Change

Jonah Berger offers audiences practical strategies for leading change in a clear and actionable way that encourages buy-in and drives results. If your organization is looking at getting change to catch on, this is a talk for you.
Conference Recordings

Keynote | Michael Sorrell

Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving president in the 148-year history of Paul Quinn College. During his near 14 years of leadership, Paul Quinn has become a nationally regarded institution for its efforts to remake higher education in order to serve the needs of under-resourced students and their communities.
Blog Post

Listen Up Leaders

To gain additional insight into strategies for establishing trust between stakeholders and their leaders, we turned to Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, associate vice president for strategy and organizational effectiveness, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Conference Presentations

Making Shared Services Work

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Managing Change from the Murky Middle

Middle managers are often blamed for change failure and portrayed as change resisters or saboteurs. However, what looks like obstructionist behavior could actually be the observable effects of role ambiguity.
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Optimizing for Growth

Thomas Jefferson University focused on culture, communications, and collaboration during a transformational period of combining institutions.
Conference Recordings

Post-Pandemic Pivots

In this session, we’ll explore how to step back from moments of crisis and see them in perspective, as moments also brimming with opportunity to regroup, rethink our strategies and refocus our resources to lead.
Blog Post

Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Change

In difficult times, planning and the successful implementation of that planning requires the buy-in and support of a range of stakeholders—particularly the faculty. We interviewed Sandra Patterson-Randles, chancellor emerita and professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, to discuss how to best engage faculty in planning initiatives.
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Teetering on the Demographic Cliff, Part 3

Higher education has faced major changes for some time—COVID-19 accelerated that volatility—and now we’re anticipating the demographic downslope in student enrollment. How and when should institutions mobilize for the difficult work of planning in the face of wrenching change?
Webinar Recordings

The Faculty Factor

In this session we explore the successes and failures involved in two planning initiatives that required broad-based faculty support in order to reverse issues with programmatic quality, student success, and institutional accreditation.
Webinar Recordings

The Indispensable Planner

Learn more about how planners can play a new, indispensable role—transformation architect—in helping their institutions transform to meet current challenges. The authors of the new book, Transforming for Turbulent Times: An Action Agenda for Higher Education Leaders, describe this transformative role, why planners are obvious candidates for the role, and the new mindset, behaviors, knowledge, and skills they will need to fulfill it.
Conference Recordings

The Paradigm Shift for Higher Education

Join us to discuss the postsecondary education paradigm shift and its potential impact on our educational infrastructure, ecosystem, and role.
Conference Recordings

Transformation in Turbulent Times

Come learn about our framework for leading transformation, including a checklist for success, case studies in change, and resources for smart planning and strong execution.

Transforming Higher Education in Afghanistan

What are the major issues for higher education in a fragile state? Surely they include stability, safety for students and staff, continued access to learning, funding, retaining staff, and maintaining quality. But how can these be achieved?
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Trends in Accreditation

Dr. Lynn Priddy answers questions posed by education writer Stephen G. Pelletier related to changes in accreditation and their effect on institutions and students.
Blog Post

What Is a Bridge Plan?

A bridge plan allows a college or university to continue to pursue defined strategic pathways during times of uncertainty or rapid, unpredictable change. It’s also a good solution for when faculty and staff are overwhelmed due to a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.