The Defectors, Series 2: Tara Singer, Omicron Delta Kappa

  Today's Defectors contributor post is a cartoon (the first for this series) created by Tara Singer of Omicron Delta Kappa . Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. When I was a university administrator, I would throw a Happy Fiscal New Year’s party for my staff.  As of July 1 each … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Tara Singer, Omicron Delta Kappa

The Defectors, Series 2: Kelly Wuest, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

  Today's Defectors contributor post via video from Kelly Wuest, Volunteer Services Coordinator with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here.  After graduating from Columbia College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Kelly received her Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from University … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Kelly Wuest, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

The Defectors, Series 2: Wimer Alberto, GradGuard

  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 Defectors, Series 2: beth triplett, leadership dots

  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

Welcome to The Defectors, Series 2!

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!

The Challenge Conflict Presents to Creativity

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