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Futurist/Leader/Visionary: 10 Habits of Mind

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Futurist/Leader/Visionary: 10 Habits of Mind is part of the Leading Edge Thinking in Higher Education Series brought to you by Bay Path University's Center for Higher Education Leadership & Innovative Practice (CHELIP)

Anyone who leads a university, whether they realize it or not, is a futurist. Who else is responsible for looking ahead, designing what is next, and positioning the university to thrive? This presentation details ten habits of mind practiced by futurists, which turn out to align with those of any leader of an organization. How can we develop the foresight habits of mind to be an effective "visionary leader?"

About our Presenter
David Staley, Ph.D. is associate professor in the departments of History, Design and Educational Studies at the Ohio State University, education strategy consultant with Dutcher, LLC and Honorary Faculty Fellow in Innovation with The Center for Higher Ed Leadership and Innovative Practice (CHELIP) at Bay Path University. His research interests include digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology, and the history and future of higher education. He has published widely (in print and electronically) on the intersection of technology and scholarship. He is the author of Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education, Computers, Visualization and History; History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future; and Brain, Mind and Internet: A Deep History and Future. From 2011-2012 he served as National Dean for General Education at Harrison College, and from 2003-2008, he was Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC).

In addition to his written works, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions, publishing numerous visual compositions in digital media. He serves as President of Columbus Futurists, host of CreativeMornings Columbus, and host of the podcast Voices of Excellence