Transitions for new higher ed executive staff
Transitions in other senior academic and administrative staff can have nearly as much impact as a new president. Developing a transition committee may not be necessary, but other strategies for selecting a new president can inform the recruitment and orientation process for senior staff.
“You want them to hit the ground running as soon as possible,” says leadership consultant Terry Franke.
Along with briefings by their predecessors or other staff, perhaps most relevant are any efforts to help new administrators understand the organization’s culture. Measures to round out their background can also be useful.
“People won’t have all the skills you hope, so helping them design personal development plans can be a good idea,” Franke says.
Register now for UBTech 2018
Register now for UBTech 2018, June 4-6 at the Mirage, Las Vegas. At UBTech 2018, you’ll network with a dynamic community of higher ed leaders who are shaping the future of campus technology and explore topics like cyber security, distance learning, campus learning space design, communications, personalized learning and more. Your UBTech registration also includes a free pass to the InfoComm exhibit hall.