Creative Problem Solving and Integrated Planning in Higher Education
September 13, 2017 | Ivy Tech Community College | Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Sue Ellspermann has extensive experience and expertise in leadership, integrated planning, collaboration, and creative problem solving in higher education, civil service, and the private sector. This expertise uniquely qualifies her to serve in her current role as the ninth president and first female president of Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to being named president of the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, President Ellspermann served as Lt. Governor of the State of Indiana after first serving as a State Representative for Southern Indiana. She was the founding director of the Center of Applied Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Indiana, a former vniversity professor, and a principal and owner of a consulting firm specializing in training and creative problem solving. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a PhD and M.S. from the University of Louisville. President Ellspermann will share her stories, experiences, and lessons learned not only in higher education but also in organizational leadership, communication collaboration, and creative problem solving, all the hallmarks of good integrated planning.
Discuss the challenges facing higher education today.
Describe the unique challenges and opportunities in leading the country’s largest community college.
Explain how integrated planning and creative problem solving can help you manage large, complex initiatives and diverse stakeholder groups.
Discuss lessons learned and experiences in successful and unsuccessful planning processes.