Building support networks

As I prepare to attend the WIAL-USA conference in Chestnut Hill, MA next week, I appreciate Dee Anne’s insight. Thanks Dee Anne!

Higher EDge

social network free to useAs we are leading change efforts, many of our best resources for reinforcing the new normal come from other leaders who are engaged in the same work. Building support networks can help you, personally and professionally, to sustain the changes you are trying to make.

I spent most of this week at the 2014 fall Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference. It showed the importance of getting together with peers who understand the issues we are dealing with. It reminded us that we are not in this alone and, more important, provided a chance to problem-solve together, exchange ideas, and share resources.

It’s important to take advantage of opportunities you might have to attend conferences like this one. But there are many other things you can do to build your networks.

  1. Connect with people in other institutions who do the same sort of work you do.  If the distance is…

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About Andrea Cole

Four years ago, I followed my dreams and my heart by quitting my job, selling my home, and moving myself back to Seattle from Washington, DC. I didn't know how things would turn out, but I knew whatever life held in store for me, it was going to be in Seattle. And what a ride it has been! I now help others live their lives through rewarding career and meaningful retirement coaching. My website is
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