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Challenges of Change: Collaboration & Technology in Higher Education: April 15th

  • 15 Apr 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start


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Challenges of Change: Collaboration & Technology in Higher Education 

Alice Brown, President Emeritus, Appalachian College Association
Edwin Welch,  President, University of Charleston West Virginia
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group 

When is the change worth the risk? Worth our time? 
Lessons learned from many long-term successes and some disappointments

[It's not only about technology!] Across Disciplines & Institutions

Ed Welch and Alice Brown have each held a leadership position in one institution for an unusually long time, and accomplished much for that institution - especially vis a vis teaching, learning, and technology..  

Alice and Ed will describe some of their favorite successes,  the ways in which those successes depended on leadership continuity, and useful lessons they have extracted for us.  They will also describe disappointments and their lessons. They will refer to their experience with significant change at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, Appalachian College Association, and recent observations of Sweet Briar College.

Participants will also be invited to discuss with our guests:

  • What are some examples of significant changes in last 5-10 years that were NOT worth the effort and risk?  that WERE worth the effort and risk?

  • How ​can we​ identify a change worth working for?

  • What are the likely consequences of the​se​ changes​? [including byproducts]

  • What do​ we ​ do after ​we​'ve thought through the risks and ​still​ want to work on​ this​ change?

WRAP-UP:  What are some examples of significant changes  that ARE worth working for in next 3-5 years? (NOTE: this will likely take place at 3:00 PM ET in "Afterthoughts.")


  • How do ​we​ get others to support the change ​we​ are committ​ed to?

  • How do ​we get leaders on our side?

  • How can ​we build a political base for such change?... (TLT Roundtable)?

  • Approach:   Use "their" ideas. Help them get support! [Keen/Aikido/Co-opt]

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder a few hours prior to the start of the event.

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