“Sustaining and Encouraging Growth Through Change” Series, Session #3

Series Description: While setting personal and professional intentions and goals at the top of the (calendar or fiscal) year is common, it is just as common to see those hopes and dreams upended by unexpected events as the year progresses. This series aims to engage leaders in higher education to discuss strategies to generate big ideas, achieve strategic goals, and invest in personal and professional growth for you and your team members, even as your institution or organization and community endure unanticipated changes.

Session #3- Small Group Discussion on Change (interactive small group)

We conclude our first annual series on leading and thriving during change with an interactive virtual discussion in which you can brainstorm, generate new ideas, turn concerns into opportunities, and grow your peer network. Members of the executive committees of the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders will moderate these small group conversations.

Please join us for all three sessions!

Session #1- Immunity to Change (workshop)
02/07/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o832jqsISXaLIIo8ANtwUQ

Session #2- Three Leaders Changing the Script (panel)
02/14/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YEGMugNTRHWPKinL6qOgyA

Session #3- Small Group Discussion on Change (interactive small group)
02/28/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n-kZ10_PQheTeCBiKiftXw

“Sustaining and Encouraging Growth Through Change” Series, Session #2

Series Description: While setting personal and professional intentions and goals at the top of the (calendar or fiscal) year is common, it is just as common to see those hopes and dreams upended by unexpected events as the year progresses. This series aims to engage leaders in higher education to discuss strategies to generate big ideas, achieve strategic goals, and invest in personal and professional growth for you and your team members, even as your institution or organization and community endure unanticipated changes.

Session #2- Three Leaders Changing the Script (panel)

Why does change always seem bad? When is change good? No matter what, change has a story. You’ll have a chance to hear from and ask questions of several panelists at different levels of institutional leadership for their firsthand experiences with navigating change. Change may happen because of internal and external pressure and leadership and policy changes, and sometimes you are the lead change script writer who knows you may have a cliffhanger coming in the end. Thus, there are plot changes and new characters. The panelists will speak to specific tools, techniques, and theories of change they use to update the “narrative” in the places where they lead or have led. We believe there will be something for everyone during this panel, regardless of your work environment or postsecondary education sector.

 

Please join us for all three sessions!

Session #1- Immunity to Change (workshop)
02/07/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o832jqsISXaLIIo8ANtwUQ

Session #2- Three Leaders Changing the Script (panel)
02/14/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YEGMugNTRHWPKinL6qOgyA

Session #3- Small Group Discussion on Change (interactive small group)
02/28/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n-kZ10_PQheTeCBiKiftXw

“Sustaining and Encouraging Growth Through Change” Series, Session #1

Series Description: While setting personal and professional intentions and goals at the top of the (calendar or fiscal) year is common, it is just as common to see those hopes and dreams upended by unexpected events as the year progresses. This series aims to engage leaders in higher education to discuss strategies to generate big ideas, achieve strategic goals, and invest in personal and professional growth for you and your team members, even as your institution or organization and community endure unanticipated changes.

Session #1- Immunity to Change (workshop)

Join us as Vice President, Programs & Services at WICHE. Dr. Ray Burgman Gallegos, former Director of Programs and Research at HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), discusses how a change agent can overcome the uniquely human resistance to change. This is an excellent workshop for you if you enjoy assisting others with enhancing their leadership skills since it focuses on the leader and their team. Burgman Gallegos will use her expertise to demonstrate how big goals are achieved when your team members and organizational history are core to designing and implementing change. Join us to learn why Socrates said, “the secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new,”

Please join us for all three sessions!

Session #1- Immunity to Change (workshop)
02/07/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o832jqsISXaLIIo8ANtwUQ

Session #2- Three Leaders Changing the Script (panel)
02/14/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YEGMugNTRHWPKinL6qOgyA

Session #3- Small Group Discussion on Change (interactive small group)
02/28/2023, 3:00-3:45 p.m. MTN
https://wiche.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n-kZ10_PQheTeCBiKiftXw

Promoting Healthy Campuses and Student Mental Health

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, institutions are facing an unprecedented wave of burnout, overwhelm, and other health concerns among faculty and students alike. Despite heightened awareness and conversation around the issue, meaningful action has been difficult to assess and evaluate, and very often, institutions are finding that the issues they are facing have pre-pandemic roots. We invite you to a conversation with Director of Education and Training, Behavioral Health Program at WICHE, Todd Helvig Director of Health Promotion & Preventative Services from the University of Arizona, David Salafsky, and Director of Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) at U of A, Aaron Barnes. U of A is the recipient of the 2020 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award which recognizes and celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that are prioritizing health and making significant progress toward creating a campus that promotes mental health, physical health, and well-being of its students. Panelists will discuss the general landscape of behavioral health in higher ed as well as the new challenges and progress that University of Arizona has made since winning their award. Attendees will be welcomed to ask questions and share the innovative work they are doing on campus to promote behavioral health.

WCET 2023 Virtual Summit: Elements of Evolving Business Models of Higher Education

WCET’s Virtual Summits are a deep dive into digital learning topics impacting postsecondary education. The 2023 Virtual Summit on March 9 will cover an array of topics affecting the business of higher education. The interactive, member-only*, half-day Summit will occur online, and sessions will be recorded.

Expert speakers, digital learning practitioners, and higher education leaders will discuss:

  • Shifting demand for course delivery.
  • Forecasting enrollments, programs, and modalities.
  • Faculty, staff, and student retention.
  • Disruptive models and practices that impact institutions and create opportunities for learners.
  • Funding models for online courses.
  • Strategic budgeting and planning.
  • And many more topics related to digital learning.

WCET’s Virtual Summits are a budget-friendly form of high-quality professional development designed exclusively for WCET members. If you are not a member, join WCET by February 28 and receive two complimentary registrations to the Summit! Use “Summit Promo” in the promo field to claim your complimentary registrations.

2023 Forum Annual Meeting

The Western Academic Leadership Forum provides a unique venue where the West’s top academic leaders share perspectives on current issues to help inform their future decision making and leadership, as well as engage in planning and developing innovative regional initiatives addressing common concerns. This year’s convening will take place Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28 in Tucson, Arizona. The theme, “Higher Education: Creating Pathways for Brighter Futures” is sure to generate forward-thinking conversations. We welcome members of the Western Academic Leadership Forum as well as chief academic officers for any four-year institution or statewide agency who feel that they can benefit from networking and problem-solving with peers at the same level. Learn more about the agenda and registration at our webpage.

Tangible Strategies and Emerging Opportunities: Digital Learning Leaders’ Hopes for 2023

In our first WCET webcast of 2023, friends and leaders of WCET will share their aspirations and goals for digital learning in 2023. This won’t be just another “educators look into the crystal ball and share their predictions” webcast. Our panelists will discuss: 

  • What practical student-centered strategies worked in 2022 and what they plan to implement in 2023. 
  • What emerging technologies are they eager to explore in the New Year?  
  • What was more hype than help for learners in 2022? 
  • How will the workplace evolve and what opportunities will emerge for faculty and staff? 
  • What are they most hopeful about leading into the New Year as higher education professionals? 

Bring your questions and ideas to this interactive discussion. WCET also wants to know where we should focus efforts in 2023 to further advance effective practice and policy with our digital learning community.   

This webcast will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Register to receive the recording. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.    

View more information on the WCET website.

2023 Spring Commission Meeting

WICHE’s governing commission, comprised of 48 individuals representing 16 member states and territories, meets twice annually to discuss business of this interstate agency. This meeting is also a convening for WICHE committees including Policy and Research, Programs and Services, and the WICHE Executive Committee.

Grant Opportunity from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

SECOND SESSION ADDED

We are joined by María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá Grant Management Specialist from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice to discuss two grant opportunities opening in late November. Both grants aim to provide resources to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus. This webinar will share the work that has come out of this grant as well as recommendations and guidelines for any institutions interested in applying for these grants.

Beginning in FY 2022, the appropriation for the Campus Program included an allocation to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in recognition of the unique issues and challenges they face in preventing and responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW will use this funding to implement the Strengthening Culturally Specific Campus’ Approaches to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Initiative (CSC Initiative).

The project period under the CSC Initiative will be 48 months with award amounts up to $500,000.

Please invite anyone you think would be interested in this grant opportunity.

Grant Opportunity from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

We are joined by María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá Grant Management Specialist from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice to discuss two grant opportunities opening in late November. Both grants aim to provide resources to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus. This webinar will share the work that has come out of this grant as well as recommendations and guidelines for any institutions interested in applying for these grants.

Beginning in FY 2022, the appropriation for the Campus Program included an allocation to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in recognition of the unique issues and challenges they face in preventing and responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW will use this funding to implement the Strengthening Culturally Specific Campus’ Approaches to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Initiative (CSC Initiative).

The project period under the CSC Initiative will be 48 months with award amounts up to $500,000.

Please invite anyone you think would be interested in this grant opportunity.