Today's Defectors contributor post comes from Wimer Alberto, Director of Campus Partnerships at GradGuard. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. It has been six months since I decided to leave my job in higher education and step into a student-affairs aligned role as the Director of Campus Partnerships at GradGuard. … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Wimer Alberto, GradGuard
The first of our Defectors contributor posts comes from beth triplett, owner and lead of Leadership Dots. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. I wanted to put off writing this until the last possible minute – not because of procrastination, but because I felt like if I waited one … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: beth triplett, leadership dots
In The Defectors' inaugural year, I shared the following to express my desire to share a collection of "untraditional" student affairs and higher education practitioner stories: I hope there's a rising legitimacy in our ability to conceive of student support and advancement of the higher education profession on paths that don't lead to a deanship, … Continue reading Welcome to The Defectors, Series 2!
We back, baby. After a successful series of dispatches from higher education practitioners who have taken their talents to new venues, we'll be back next month with another set- this time during Careers in Student Affairs Month. It was imperative this year for me to portray these "higher education-adjacent" roles as equally viable options to … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Defectors, Series 2
In recent years, the tail end of summer has brought another milestone for me: South by Southwest registration and panel season. I'm participating in the latter for the first time since 2013, and would love your help in upvoting a pair of proposals I'm a part of. Check out the details, and cast your votes … Continue reading Help Me Bring My Weird to Austin!
Having a book list front and center may have given you the indication that I'm a reader. I have 1-2 on me at all times, even in inopportune places. This has been a trait of mine for as long as I can remember- I remember a particularly heated family Disney trip, turned so after I … Continue reading Unconventional Leadership and Student Development Reads
This week, I want to expand upon the cultivating creativity manifesto I shared a few weeks back, by articulating how it can be used in the workplace- and thankfully, I have the data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers to help me out. Each year, NACE conducts a survey (summarized as their Job … Continue reading Creativity and its Utility in the Workplace
This spring, I'm focusing some of my speaking and consulting on helping organizations who are in conflict, resolve it and prevent it from constricting practices like organizational transition, goal setting, and strategic planning. Unresolved conflict presents a lot of issues to organizations: lost productivity, damaged professional relationships, and - most germane to the work I … Continue reading The Challenge Conflict Presents to Creativity
Today's Defector is searching for a new next place, after seizing an unexpected opportunity by working in a position of change. The experience, working on a political campaign, provided new challenges and a wholly new environment. I am so thankful to Erika for reaching out with her story, and admire the freedom with which she is … Continue reading The Defectors: Erika Lamarre, To Be Determined (And That’s Good!)
Last week, I attended and presented at GSMI's Social Media Strategies Summit for Higher Education. This gathering of social media professionals from across campuses - admissions, marketing, student programming, and alumni relations - was a great breath of fresh air, as I got to work with and meet professionals who use social media in their … Continue reading PODCAST: On Creativity, Humor, and Podcasting with Why I Social