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04Jun
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Modern Advocacy in an Age of New Power

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We’ve been doing a lot of work over the past few years supporting postsecondary advocates looking to effect policy changes for today’s students. It’ll come as no surprise that many voice concerns about the lack of time, resources, and capability available to them. This got us thinking. Where are the modern approaches to advocacy? Have […]
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09Oct
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Toolkit Tuesday: The Opportunity Space

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Truth be told, we’re not big fans of brainstorming sessions. You know the kind: you’re forced to sit at a table with a group of people you don’t know, given a whiteboard or flip chart and asked: “come up with ideas to catalyze the future of work.” Everyone looks to the other, hoping someone will […]
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29Aug
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2018: The Year of Work / Learn Futures

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We recently took a moment to reflect on the number of presentations and workshops we’ve done this year. Turns out most have been related to the future of work + learn. Here are some highlights: Designing the Learning Ecosystem of the Future Interested in running a workshop on platform design? Want to dig deeper into […]
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05Aug
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How-To: Developing accessible and transparent communications strategies

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While our natural posture is to stick to the things we are used to using, polarization, gridlock, hyper-connectivity, fragmentation, movements, platforms, and exponential technologies suggest “new power[1]” communication strategies are needed to propel new templates for strategic communications. Templates that embody networked and collaborative leadership, including “leaderful” and ownerless engagement models; that cultivate cultures of […]
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15Dec
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Transforming the student experience through career education and exploration

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Over the past 8 months, Kinetic Seeds has been working with Jeffrey Selingo, author, Professor of Practice/Special Adviser, Arizona State University, and Visiting Scholar, Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities conducting a 4-city journey to discover how to create better pathways from education to the workforce. Traveling to Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis, we […]
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01Nov
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Announcing New Initiative: What Might an Aligned K-16 CBE System Look Like?

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In a rather serendipitous moment, the Illinois state legislature recently passed legislation to create an aligned P-20 system that will support competency-based education (CBE). This idea of an aligned system is well-timed for a new project Kinetic Seeds is tackling to conceptualize what it means to create a seamless CBE education system. CBE is an emerging academic […]
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26Apr
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Toolkit Tuesday: Ecosystem Mapping

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We’re suckers for a good ecosystem map. They are a wonderful tool that allows us to understand people’s experiences in the context of wider institutional and community systems. This ecosystem map – which we created following a facilitated activity with a group of higher education innovators – reflects one holistic view of a higher education ecosystem. The simple circular […]
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03Feb
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Performance Metrics, Performance Funding. What’s a state to do?

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Outcomes-based funding (OBF) policies can be a powerful tool for supporting increased postsecondary student attainment. Research suggests this form of financial incentive can be a catalyst for institutions to help students successfully complete degree programs. To date, 32 states have a funding formula in place that allocates some amount of funding based on performance indicators such […]
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25Jan
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Toolkit Tuesday: Innovation in higher education is like…

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One of our favorite exercises to use in model design workshops is to ask participants to frame a given context as a metaphor. It’s a surprisingly simple and effective activity because the humble metaphor can be a powerful catalyst for generating new thinking or reveal commonly accepted conventions and beliefs. It can quickly create a […]
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