Power60: NCCI's Online Professional Development Sessions


Power60: NCCI’s Online Professional Development Sessions


NCCI’s Power60 Professional Development Sessions are a series of hour-long webinar discussions led by higher education thought leaders. Power60s are held monthly and open to the public. While there are no fees to participate, registration is necessary. Below you can register for upcoming Power60s or view information of past webinars.

Upcoming Power60 Webinars

Lessons Learned at Home: Empathy & Planning | September 28

Tuesday, September 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Regardless of your individual circumstance, a global pandemic over the last 18 months has caused a shift in work-life integration as we have been invited into the homes of our co-workers and our students. Colleges, universities, and their employees have learned many lessons during this time away from the campus. A remote work option has never been considered the norm or even a possibility in many cases before now. Do you have questions about what others have experienced as remote employees? Are you wanting to have a conversation about remaining a remote worker? Do you need ideas on how to navigate your next step?

Join Heather Zink, Director of Academic Technology at Rasmussen University, for a Power60 session where she shares her story about working remotely for over a decade before the pandemic forced everyone else away from the campus and an opportunity to discuss empathy as a skill necessary for building a better normal. We hope you’ll join Heather for a session built around self-reflection and action planning that might help guide you into the next phase of higher ed delivery, a better normal for all.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Discuss possible return-to-work scenarios.
• Describe strategies for developing empathy at work.
• Create an individual plan for a ‘better normal’ path work environment.

This session is a part of the “Recalibration: Creating a Better Normal” program.

Recalibration: Tools for Creating a Better Normal | October 28

Thursday, October 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern

In this interactive workshop, a variety of tools for creating a ‘better normal’ post COVID will be shared. Participants will draft plans for their institution, division, or department based on their unique environmental and cultural contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:
• Identify cultural factors that enable or hinder successful recalibration;
• Develop a high level change plan for recalibration;
• Assess critical virtual leadership skills.

Presented by Mary Brackett, Senior Associate, Organizational Excellence, University of Virginia

This session is a part of the “Recalibration: Creating a Better Normal” program.

Past Power60 Webinars

Members can access recordings of past webinars by visiting NCCI Connect.

Pursuing Excellence in HE Operations Using the BOPI Model
Presented by: Clayton Taylor, Arizona State University
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Change Management in Higher Education
Presented by: Kaylee Mask, Carleton University; Rebecca Pinchuk, Northwestern University; Samantha Murray, University of Waterloo; Angela Knobloch, University of Virginia; and John Fedy, University of Waterloo
Thursday, June 17, 2021

What is the Balanced Scorecard and How Can It Be Applied to Higher Education (Part 2)
Presented by: Angela Song, University of California San Diego
Thursday, April 22, 2021

What is the Balanced Scorecard and How Can It be Applied to Higher Education (Part 1)
Presented by: Angela Song, University of California San Diego
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Let’s Take This Moment to Work On Our Lives
Presented by: Olga Kipnis, Washington University in St. Louis
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Diversity Intersectionality: The Exponential Impact and the Lived Experience
Presented by: Megan Clough, University of Maine System
Thursday, January 28, 2021


Practicing Professional Self-Care—for Ourselves and the Communities We Serve—in These Still Not “Normal” Times
Presented by Tamara Mitchell and Joseph Austin, University of Maine System
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Strategic Doing for Change: Building Agile, Assets-Based Action on Day One
Presented by Lauren Goldstein, New Mexico State University
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Design Thinking: An Innovative Tool for Turbulent Times
Presented by Rod Githens, University of the Pacific
Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Path to Change
Presented by Randa Wilbur and Ann Foley, UC Davis Organizational Excellence
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Creating Information Illustrations
Presented by: Sohail Wasif, University of California Riverside
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Followership: The F-Word That Complements Leadership
Presented by: Dr. Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Trust, Distrust, and Cynicism: Build Trust to Accelerate Change
Presented by: Llyle Morgan
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Celebrating Failure: The Need for End-to-End Design
Presented by: Joseph Drasin and Kristine Maphis, University of Maryland
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Could Have Been an Email
Presented by: Ahren Crickard, University of California San Diego
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Utilizing Process Improvement to Drive Strategic Alignment & Development of Staff
Presented by: Kelly Feister, Michigan State University
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Creating Cross Functional Success – Breaking the Silos
Presented by: Kathleen Scott and Rudy Sanchez, California State University Fresno
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Organized Chaos: An Enterprise Approach to Large Scale Projects
Sarah Collie, University of Virginia; and Lee Baszczewski, UC Davis
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Adrienne Harrell, UC Santa Cruz
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Higher Education Workforce of the Future: Preparing for New Work, Workers, and Workplaces
Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Culture Club: Understanding the Influence of Change on Culture
Transforming Solutions, Inc.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Engaging Groups through Liberating Structures
Melani Roberson, University of California San Diego; and Marie Logan, University of California Santa Cruz
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Making Lean Learning Flow from Training to Skilled Practitioner
Ruth Archer, Michigan Technological University
Thursday, April 18, 2019
After the Thrill is Gone: Sustaining High-Performing Teams
Sharon Tse, Wayne State University
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Engaging Faculty in Quality Initiatives
Nancy Arnold & Mandi Crespo, Carleton University
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Charting Your True North (The Goal) When Navigating Change
Rhasheema Sanders, California State University System
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Rutgers University Change Management Model and Approach – Sponsored by the Change Management Community of Practice
Dr. Brent Ruben, Executive Director of Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership and Distinguished Professor of Communication, Rutgers University
Friday, November 30, 2018
The FourSight Thinking Profile – Leveraging Strengths for Successful Innovation
Duane Wilson, Senior Program Director, Continuous Improvement, University of Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
A Cloud Based Service to Support Continuous Quality Improvement
David Raney, M.D., CEO, Nuventive
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Cloud Is Just Someone Else’s Computer and Other Myths
Michael Berman, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, California State University
Thursday, August 16, 2018
NCCI Annual Conference First Time Attendee Orientation
NCCI Leadership
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Other Side of Succession Planning – Minimize disruption and maximize success
Steven Ouellette, ME, CMC® University of Colorado, Boulder
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lean Leadership 101
Eric Olsen, PhD, California Polytechnic State University
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time Driven Activity Based Costing
Tomika Coates, CCP, University of California, Riverside
Monday, February 26, 2018
Employee Resistance in the Wake of Change: Coaching Techniques to Quell Lingering Resistance
Barrett McBride, PhD, MCC, University of California, Davis
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Liberating Structures
Catherine Lilly, Sibson Consulting and Darin Harris, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Data Driven Discussions: Developing Shared Data Metrics to Inform the Program Review Process at Northwestern University
Megan Blackwelder
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The FourSight Thinking Profile – Leveraging Strengths for Successful Innovation
Duane Wilson, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Discovering Your University’s Unfair Advantage: The Constituent Experience
Dan Feely, TSI
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
First-Timer Orientation: NCCI’s Annual Conference How-to
Teresa Hartnett, NCCI President & Cindy Taylor, NCCI President-Elect
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Using Balanced Scorecards, Lean and Liberating Structures to Accelerate Strategic Planning and Implementation
Ruth Johnston, University of Washington
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Six Emerging Trends in Higher Education Marketing
Bart E. Caylor, Caylor Solutions
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Coaching Leadership: A Necessary Skill for Leading Change in Today’s Higher Education Institutions
Presenter: Yael Bacharach, Bacharach Leadership Group
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Transforming the Student Experience – Tools and Techniques That Matter
Presenter: Dan Feely, Managing Partner, Transforming Solutions, Inc.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Critical Inputs for Building Operational Excellence Infrastructure
Presenters: Ellen Milnes, MoreSteam.com; Andrea Kreisa and Dawn Lowe, OpXsolutions
Friday, April 14, 2017
Learning From the Inside and the Outside – Administrative Unit Review
Presenters: Sarah Collie, University of Virginia; Carol Mullaney, University of Notre Dame; Maury Cotter, University of Wisconsin-Madison (retired)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Transforming the Student Experience – Tools and Techniques That Matter
Presenter: Dan Feely, Managing Partner, Transforming Solutions, Inc.
Jan. 31, 2017
Survey Says…! How to Use Surveys to Drive Impactful Business Decisions
Presenter: Angela Song, University of California San Diego
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Continuing Momentum for Change
Presenters: Dr. James Schmidt, Chancellor; Kristen Hendrickson, Executive Director, Administrative Support and Knowledge Center; Bill Feltz, Executive Director, Advising, Retention and Career Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
October 20, 2016
Research UVA – The “Key to the City” of Research
Presenters: Lee Baszczewski, Vonda Durrer, University of Virginia
September 15, 2016
Who’s on First?  How to Create a Positive Accountability Culture
Presenter: Roxi Hewertson, President and CEO, Highland Consulting Group, Inc. and AskRoxi.com
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Change Management Research Highlights for Higher Education
Presenters: Tim Creasey, Chief Innovation Officer, and Scott McAllister, Vice President for Growth, Prosci
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Breakthroughs and Lessons Learned From Year 1 of our Community of Discovery
Presenters:  Dan Feely, Transforming Solutions, Inc. (TSI), Teresa Hartnett, NCCI President, Jane Ginniver, University of Sheffield, Linda Smith, Joliet Junior College; Marilyn Thompson and Nancy Collins, University of Waterloo
Thursday, May 19, 2016