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Future Shock: Is Higher Education Ready for the Impact?

November 29, 2018

by Coro Strandberg

President, Strandberg Consulting

  Industries, companies and governments are retooling for the future, driven by the sustainability imperatives of climate change, resource, food and water scarcity, social polarization and rising income inequality. Universities and colleges are no exception. The future will be won by organizations that were proactive, not those that defended the status quo. As with other industries, the post-secondary sector is undergoing a transition as it explores its reason for existence. Does it equip students and professionals for future roles? Yes. Does it also equip its administrators to contribute their expertise, resources, assets and investments to contribute to societal outcomes? Slowly but surely. The McConnell Foundation and the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) have been piloting measures to accelerate […]

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