What can higher ed learn from Airbnb?
Many of the most innovative companies launched in the past two decades have been two-sided marketplaces. Higher education needs to realize that it’s one too.
June 22, 2022
7 min read
Critical tasks for leaders: recruit and advance underrepresented individuals, actively seek out talent mobility to relieve pressure on recruiting, leverage non-monetary retention tools
Critical tasks for leaders: activate and upskill new sources of domestic tech talent, create cyber “step-in” roles bolstered by skill pathways
Critical tasks for leaders: create talent mobility plans that give top non-tech talent tech skills and pathways, develop strategies to boost data fluency throughout the organization, invest in the talent necessary to create sensor dependent business strategies
Critical tasks for leaders: think creatively about where you’re sourcing your talent inside the company through development plans and skill pathways and the demographics of the universities you’re recruiting from, activate new sources of technology and leadership
Critical tasks for leaders: upskill managers to help them lead more diverse, distributed teams through skill building in areas like organizational change, source coaches to support your efforts
Almost unique in U.S. higher education, at DeVry we shape and reshape our curriculum in response to the needs and priorities of thousands of business clients. We do this to ensure our students have the work-ready skills to thrive in a world driven by constant technological innovation. If you’re ready to hear how your peers are implementing some of the ideas I shared above, I encourage you to reach out today.
President and chief executive officer of DeVry University
Thomas L. Monahan III is president and chief executive officer of DeVry University. He is responsible for articulating the University’s vision, mission and values with internal and external stakeholders, as well as supporting and enhancing the institution’s academic mission and overall operations.