Author: Aimee Hosemann

Why—and How—You Should Do a Communication Inclusion Audit Now

written by Aimee Hosemann

The legislative and judicial landscape around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) has become ever-more contested since that time. We’re republishing this piece to account for this moment in history, in support of institutions who remain committed to DEIB. In the last three years, the already hard work of steering higher ed toward its promise…Read more

Webinar: Modern Strategic Planning: Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Challenge

written by Aimee Hosemann

In 2023, institutions of higher education are talking about and planning for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, even in an era of increased scrutiny and challenge to these vital efforts. In RHB’s 2023 round of strategic planning research, we’ve followed up with institutions we met during our 2020 research and examined DEIB language and goals…Read more

Transcript: Modern Strategic Planning: Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Challenge

written by Aimee Hosemann

On November 1, Aimee Hosemann and Rob Zinkan hosted a webinar about RHB’s latest strategic planning research. They cover the third installment, Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Challenge, from a three-installment research report on modern strategic planning. A recording of the webinar is also available. Rob Zinkan Well let’s begin, and it’s…Read more

Webinar: Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes

written by Aimee Hosemann

What’s new in strategic planning?  RHB’s previous research analyzing 108 current strategic plans across higher education began in 2020 and featured private and public four-year institutions from all 50 states. All strategic plans were active at the time, and they represented various durations and stages, including some that were near conclusion.  In our webinar on…Read more

Transcript: Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes

written by Aimee Hosemann

On September 27, Aimee Hosemann and Rob Zinkan hosted a webinar about RHB’s latest strategic planning research. They cover the first two installments from a three-installment research report: Leadership Functions of Higher Ed Strategic Planning in 2023 and 54 Newly Launched Plans. A recording of the webinar is also available. Aimee Hosemann Alright, thanks everybody so much for…Read more

Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes, Installment Three: Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Challenge

written by Aimee Hosemann

In our previous research analyzing 108 current strategic plans across higher education in 2020, we evaluated plans from private and public four-year institutions from all 50 states. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) was a major emphasis across all plans, but especially in the 16 most-strategic plans. As we circled back to check in on…Read more

Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes, Installment Two: 54 Newly Launched Plans

written by Aimee Hosemann

Our previous research analyzing 108 current strategic plans across higher education began in 2020 and featured private and public four-year institutions from all 50 states. All strategic plans were active at the time, and they represented various durations and stages, including some that were near conclusion. In 2023, we wanted to understand what has changed…Read more

Webinar: Strategic Planning: Leading With Authenticity and Strategy

written by Aimee Hosemann

What’s the difference between visionary and hallucinatory leadership during a strategic planning process? How can a leader best incorporate their own goals and ambitions for their institution with the vision other community members have—and with reality? In a webinar on April 12, RHB Vice President for Marketing Leadership Dr. Rob Zinkan and I discussed eight…Read more