Cultivating a Culture of Connection and Care for the Changing Terrain
A “new norm” has taken flight in doing business with our nation’s colleges. Perspectives and expectations based on work from home that began during the COVID-19 pandemic spawned changes in communicating, teaching, and engaging. In-person relationships are being displaced by virtual engagement. Added to the work-from-home ethos is a changing culture as younger generations move into senior leadership positions. With these issues in mind, how do institutions prepare leaders to cultivate connections, care, and creativity necessary to achieve shared goals and desired outcomes in this dynamic environment?
Originally published: December 2, 2022
Author: Terry Calaway
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Johnson County Community College
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education