We’ve heard about the Great Resignation, but have we spent enough time and focused enough attention and strategy on the Great Retention and Reorganization? For transformational leaders in the higher education landscape, the great resignation affords institutions with something that they have traditionally lacked, namely, churn. While too much churn, or turnover, may be a cause of concern, transformational leaders can position their organization to be prepared for churn by accepting resignations, reorganizing for a student-centered approach to business, and developing a retention strategy. This webinar will provide participants with insight into the three Great R’s and the strategy needed to leverage them within their organization.
Laura De Veau serves as the Principal and Founder of Fortify Associates, LLC. A boutique consulting firm located in Newton, Massachusetts. Fortify Associates serves mission-driven organizations committed to optimization, training, and organizing.
Laura has worked in the field of higher education administration since 1989. Her expertise is in the areas of strategic planning, outcomes assessment, student engagement and executive leadership. De Veau served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount Ida College from 2013 until its closure in May 2018.
Laura serves as an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and Boston College, teaching graduate students seeking to pursue a career as practitioners in Education. At BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Laura teaches courses on Strategic Planning and Contemporary Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs Practice in the graduate program in Higher Education Administration. At BC’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development, she has taught Student Development Theory and a minicourse on Crisis Management.
Laura holds an Ed.D. from Northeastern University and her Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration, and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University. Laura is also a former stand-up comedian and a sought-after presenter at conferences and campus training opportunities for student and professional staff. She is the co-host of TwinXL, a podcast for parenting through the college years. She has branched into digital content with the publication of her weekly newsletter, “What’s Up in the Academy?” and her weekly Livestream, “Office Hours with Dr. De Veau.”