Content Type: Toolkit
College and university webpages are often filled with higher education terms that are inaccessible to first-generation students. Discover tools to reduce higher ed jargon and simplify messages.
Community college leaders need to be able to appeal to different stakeholders (and their style of thinking) on campus. This tool will help community colleges lead an exercise to discover the six different “thinking hat” styles to help change the way leaders structure the planning process.
To move above transactional tasks and think strategically, cabinet members need to get above their day-to-day and develop new strategic thinking skills. Use multiple potential futures to think outside the norm and develop a strategic mindset by determining how their institution would remain solvent in various disruptive environments.
Change of a visionary scale is never easy, and community colleges need to prepare to tackle the challenges associated with institutional transformation. Use this playbook to understand the eight stages of organizational change and anticipate potential barriers.
To make a visionary idea a reality, community college leaders must translate strategy from something that is lofty or vague to something that is more operational and implementation-focused. Use this toolkit to translate strategic priorities into S.M.A.R.T. goals and make strategy impactful to staff at all levels, boosting staff engagement in institutional strategy.
Controversial speakers and events are common flashpoints on campus. Manage the institutional response to these events with this tool, which provides a formal mechanism to promote coordinated, early planning.
Use this guide and template to empower MGOs to focus more time on tailoring their strategy rather than re-building the basic components of a donor journey.
Use this toolkit to better understand the benefits and drawbacks of various models of joint- and multi-campus academic programs and identify strategies to overcome challenges in developing new programs.
This guide will help you formulate a digital strategy that balances strategic impact with implementation concerns for your advancement organization.
Access to data alone will not immediately transform a campus to become more data-informed. This culture shift is often fraught with fear because changes in processes, platforms, and people are never easy. The diagnostic helps leaders assess their institution’s readiness to tackle these challenges and determine next steps/actions to strengthen their institution.