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Build, Grow, and Develop Your Corporate Alliance Program

Monday, October 27, 2014

Companies find that reimbursement programs can boost morale, build employee loyalty, increase efficiency and return on investment.  Tuition reimbursement is alive and well.  According to Human Resource Management some major corporations are willing to pay between $16 billion and $55 billion in education fees.   Read More

Managing Change: Strategies For Navigating in Unchartered Water

Monday, October 27, 2014

In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered that he would not sail over the edge of the earth; the world was indeed round.  He was not afraid of the unknown, rather took courage from the realization that he was taking something of the known with him. The  waters in which he was sailing were unchartered, uncertain, unknown. Due to rapid changes in the marketplace, work environment, and job requirements institutions are venturing into unknown waters where they have to manage and adapt- a world in which the status quo no longer exists.  Sink or swim.  Read More

Assessing Your Environment For Strategy Development

Monday, October 27, 2014

In the cult horror movie "Halloween" Michael Myers was a mental institution escapee who killed his sister on Halloween fifteen years earlier.   Movies must have the correct music, setting, plot and actors to be effective.  "Halloween" would not be the same if Michael was not stalking "Laurie" without his mask.  Strategic planning is like a story that must have the correct actors (stakeholders), beginning (assessments), middle (developing effective programs/budgets) and end (implementation) to be effective.  Read More

Enrollment Trends: Career, Military, Online

Monday, October 27, 2014

In life, disaster never takes a vacation.  Preparation is the key to survival.  How are you preparing for the future when faced with daily challenges:  current economic slowdown, budget pressures/cuts with continued pressure to remain competitive, federal rules on financial aid, and tuition increases?  While the future remains uncertain, three trends  will help set the stage for recruitment, retention, and diversity:   Read More

Enrollment Management: How to Achieve Optimal Growth

Monday, October 27, 2014

An enrollment management plan is essential to the success of every university.  The ability to anticipate change, understand the dynamics of the world around us and infuse components such as institutional marketing, institutional mission, student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum and program development are critical in a strategic plan built for success.  Build your plan with 5 key elements:   Read More

Enrollment Resolutions

Monday, October 27, 2014

A new year brings new resolutions. It's a time that we reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and and resolve to follow through on those changes. According to The University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology the top resolutions for 2013 are: Lose Weight, Get Organized.    Read More

Avoid Enrollment Cliff: Plan, Prepare

Monday, October 27, 2014

In the news:  the looming fiscal cliff of 2013.  The U.S. economy will tumble off the fiscal cliff -- $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts - unless Washington avoids it.   Read More

Enrollment Preparedness Checklist: Are You Ready?

Monday, October 27, 2014

When disaster hits:  Hurricane Sandy and a tsunami warning in Hawaii.  Cities prepare for disaster by deploying emergency personnel, evacuations, and mobilizing assets.  Staying alert to weather forecasts and alerts and taking a few simple precautions can make all the difference in protecting yourself from a storm.  We can't control the weather, why not focus on what we can control.  Plan a strategy before a crisis happens.  Prepare an enrollment preparedness checklist now-before you need it.  Enrollment Preparedness Checklist:  Read More