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Disruptive Change

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Higher Education Business Models Under Stress

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Demographics, Defaults, Disillusionment, Disruption

This session will show how Innovation Theory can help institutions thrive in learning's new golden age rather than falling under the scythe of the industry's most daunting challenges, the most urgent of which is COVID-19.
Conference Presentations

Disruption is Upon Us

This session will discuss sources of disruption and how integrated planning can help institutions prepare for all different types as well as acculturate change conversation on campus.
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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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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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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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?
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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Integrated Triad

An integrated model of three horizons, three areas of planning, and three types of governance is presented as a framework for institutional leadership.
Conference Presentations

The Physical Campus in a Digital World

How must campuses adapt to the fraying relationships between mission and place, size and scale? What remains after the environmental forces of a digital world?
Webinar Recordings

Transformation Best Practices in the Decade Ahead

Inexorable challenges demand that higher education transform . . . and that transformation needs to start now. Learn more about these challenges and the knowledge, skills, and capabilities an institution needs to transform in the coming decade from the authors of the new book Transforming for Turbulent Times: An Action Agenda for Higher Education Leaders.
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Transforming for Turbulent Times

Transforming for Turbulent Times: An Action Agenda for Higher Education Leaders can prepare your institution for the new learning ecosystem that will revolutionize work and learning by 2030. This book outlines a proven, eight-step process for planning, leading, navigating, and orchestrating the transformation necessary to thrive in the new world of knowledge, work, and learning. Whatever your role in your college, university, or learning enterprise, you’ll learn the principles, techniques, and actions that will make you indispensable to its transformation in these turbulent times.
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Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change

A look at what the future looked like in 1995, and what happened in higher education as we moved through seventeen years to 2013? Then, a look ahead . . . Remember: Just because we are changing a great deal does not mean we are transforming.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change

From 1995 to 2013, it remains true that—'Just because we are changing a great deal does not mean that we are transforming.'
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change

Get started reinventing strategies, business models, and emerging practices. Examine a two-track model for moving ahead, and think about planning from the future backwards.
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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.
Conference Recordings

Where are We? Where Do We Go?

This session will explore the core issues, challenges, and opportunities that are shaping higher education and uncover the breadth of adaptation that institutions must undertake in this time of disruption.