About Our Past Events
The key lesson of our pandemic-driven experiment in virtual operations is that remote work has strategic benefits that higher ed left untapped in the past. Leaders are giving new attention to potential reductions in office space, operational savings, recruiting and retention benefits, and process improvement. In an age of brutal constraints, this is a rare opportunity to bend cost curves and to offer staff a valued new benefit.
Just the same, these benefits won’t be realized without careful planning and reasonable expectations. Institutions will need a broader, more leadership-driven vision of remote work.
The roundtable sessions will first provide IT leaders with the resources to cultivate a healthier, happier, more productive workforce while the pandemic forces many to continue to work from home. However, leaders also need to prepare for a post-pandemic workforce more interested than ever in remote work opportunities. Using case studies from both higher education and the private sector, we’ll explore how to calculate the potential benefits of expanding higher ed’s remote work opportunities post-pandemic. We’ll also provide tools to create an infrastructure of policies, staffing strategy, and technology to optimize and scale remote work cost savings.
In these sessions, IT leaders will engage with each other and with EAB’s research to explore ways to realize the promise of remote work. Through an interactive presentation and peer discussions, attendees will be able to:
- Employ strategies and provide resources for remote staff to be their most effective
- Discern the potential cost savings and related benefits to a continuation of campus-wide remote work
- Create new guidelines for remote workers post-pandemic
Use the drop-down in the banner above to register for one of the sessions. Sessions are best suited for Chief Information Officers, Deputy Chief Information Officers, IT Directors, or Senior members of a task force working on this topic where appropriate. Registration for each session is limited to two attendees per institution.