Leading Colleges and Universities in a New World

July 20, 2022

The past few years have brought rapid changes to education throughout the world. Between moving to permanent hybrid or remote learning, onboarding new leaders in the wake of the Great Resignation, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in new ways, moving to a digital-first mindset, and capitalizing on innovative opportunities in higher education, institutions aren’t the same as they were in 2019. As needs in higher education evolve, leaders also need to adjust their approach.


To thrive in the new world of higher education, leaders must adapt their styles, methods, and skills. They must be more agile than ever, equipped to guide staff and faculty through periods of disruption, contribute to an inclusive high-trust company culture, and rally their teams around executing on the most important goals to drive results.


This guide explores four leadership areas that require a new approach to ensure institutions thrive in the new world of higher education: change management, building trust, transparent feedback, and driving consistent execution.

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