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Universities as Talent Magnets

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Universities as Talent Magnets 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)

One effect of the pandemic has been the transition to remote work.  Knowledge workers have discovered that "working from anywhere" means seeking out places with affordable housing, lower cost of living, and better quality of life. Small towns, secondary cities, and rural areas are in a position to attract talent to their “Zoom towns” by adopting a talent magnet strategy. Central to such a strategy is the leadership of a college, serving as a new kind of anchor institution. Colleges and universities pursing a talent magnet strategy for their regions will need to follow twelve objectives, which will be outlined in this webinar.

The Presenter:  Dr. David Staley, Ph.D. is associate professor in the departments of History, Design and Educational Studies at the Ohio State University, 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 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.