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How Leaders Should Navigate Higher Ed's Biggest Challenges

Why higher ed’s traditional approach to strategic planning is insufficient for the challenges ahead

Higher education leaders face unprecedented challenges to the operations and future of their institutions. These threats span from student success and recruitment to the financial future of the institution. Some of these challenges require immediate action, while others loom on the horizon.

Because of this rapidly evolving landscape, higher ed’s traditional priority-setting method of exhaustive, static strategic plans is no longer sufficient. Today’s challenges require a new framework for guiding campus decisions that allows leaders to quickly revise priorities and reallocate resources, both addressing immediate threats and preparing for those downstream. This market responsive approach to priority-setting is called Dynamic Strategy.


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