ALIGNING PEOPLE TO CREATE AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

COVID-19 UPDATE:
SPECIAL REPORT

Based on more than 100 hours of conversations, NCD Senior Partner Larry Smith shares his insights into what a range of campus community members are thinking and feeling about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Leading Innovation and Change

A guide for Chief Student Affairs Officers on Shaping the future

by Laurence N. Smith, Albert B. Blixt, Shannon E. Ellis, Stephen J. Gill, and Kevin Kruger

Leading Innovation and Change is a manual for implementing systemic transformational change in colleges and universities. The authors detail eight steps for revolutionizing the division of student affairs into a leader and producer of institution-wide innovation and change. They present a combination of organizational theory, effective strategies, helpful tools, and practical advice, and discuss the conditions that must be present for an organization to overcome resistance to change.

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STRATEGIC INNOVATION IS THE
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Colleges and universities have always transformed with the times even if that fact is often overlooked. Positioning the campus to embrace such change is the key role of leadership. You can build an innovation culture that engages faculty, students and staff in imagining and achieving a shared vision of success. New Campus Dynamics (NCD) was formed to help higher education leaders incorporate innovation into the very fabric of their institutions. The team at NCD combines deep experience in higher education with proven organizational change expertise to partner with clients in creating comprehensive solutions that turn challenges into opportunities.

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