2020 changed the conversation around transformation.

How can higher education transform to inspire a new generation of learning, thinking, and imaginative invention? We can start by listening to those we serve and embracing the call for diverse learning and experiences to overcome the status quo. Today, Dr. Brendan Kelly, University of West Georgia President, joins Dr. Janet Pilcher to discuss the positive progress UWG has made despite a year of challenges, criticism, and anxiety. President Kelly shares the actions UWG is taking to position their institution for the future and his relentless commitment to making higher education better for the people we serve.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • What are some of the biggest opportunities for higher education going forward?
  • How can leaders in higher ed support their teams through the obstacles of transformation?
  • What characteristics will define successful higher ed leaders in the future?

Consider joining us virtually at our DHP Higher Education Leadership Conference where President Kelly will be a keynote presenter.

Featured Episode Resources


Higher education faces a decade of tremendous change that will bring opportunities and challenges. This past year accelerated those changes. We invite you to join higher education colleagues from across the country to listen, discuss, learn and reflect on all that is happening and all the possibilities ahead.

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Conversations about the need for transformation in education aren’t new. However, this past year has demonstrated that transformation is possible – and at greater speeds than we ever realized. In this episode, President Harder discusses leadership, transformation, and the importance of integrity and excellence in higher education.

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transformation plan9P | LAUNCHING A NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

What does it take for an education organization to become a first-choice institution for students? Research, a choir of voices, and 6 variables to deliver maximum value to those we serve. In this video, Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D., President of the University of West Georgia, reveals a new strategic plan to meet academic excellence in the 21st century.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

may 2021

17may(may 17)10:00 am18(may 18)12:00 pmVirtual EventDestination High Performance Higher Educaton 2021Higher Education Leadership Conference

25may2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventIntegrating Local Culture into Student LearningRoundtable

june 2021

01jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventProductivity, Engagement and Culture: The Trifecta of Resilient OrganizationsRoundtable

08jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventImproving Outcomes: Align, Empower, PersistRoundtable

15jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventPowerful Communication Practices that Build ConnectionRoundtable

22jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventEffectively Using Data to Make Tough DecisionsRoundtable

october 2021

27octAll Day28Virtual EventWhat's Right in Education 202110th Annual Education Leadership Conference


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