Our Expectations Get a sense of issues coming up elsewhere Concrete set of agenda items to apply at home Learn from others and share solutions See how approaches to the same issues differ from place to place Moved from private to a public institution—need advice on how to handle
More... How to plan and structure IT organization Expand horizons Get some answers to IT’s role in higher ed How to develop partnerships between IT and the research community See how my service organization can be more responsive Learn new directions in IT Develop better IT communications
More... How to bring along new leadership (new President) How can we use a newly implemented ERP to leverage change in business practice How can IT help with reorganization being driven by budget situation Learn how others are dealing with budget cuts How to use technology as a “wedge” for change Change my biases
Still More Get ideas for change How to bridge gap between IT and academic affairs Using partnering to save money and other resources Come away with a handful of truths/techniques/principles that I can apply to the challenges that lie ahead in the coming year
Lot’s of Good Ideas, Now What? What To Do When I Get Back
Go Home and Do What? For instance: Identify a target of change or nurturing Identify two key individuals whose cooperation I need to accomplish an objective Identify specific actions needed to engage their support and “buy in” Take action
What Outcomes Do You Want? For my institution Given my role and responsibility Who else will I need to engage? From perspective of what is possible to achieve
The Essential Question: What do I intend to do as a result of what I’ve learned in the past day and one half?
What Do I Intend to Do? Take a minute to jot down actions What key issue(s) at my institution will I take a personal role in addressing How will I engage others to increase the chances of being successful Share at least one issue/action you intend to address with group
Behold Behold the turtle, he only makes progress by sticking his neck out
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