Since 1889, Agnes Scott has inspired students to discover new opportunities, new challenges and new strengths through a liberal arts education in a setting dedicated to women. Its award-winning faculty helps students gain the tools — a well-rounded knowledge of the arts and sciences, critical thinking and leadership skills, and an appreciation of world cultures — that provide a lifetime of success and satisfaction.
NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. The NASP vision is that all children and youth access the learning, behavior, and mental health support needed to thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.Less
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Every institution needs its facilitators, conveners, mediators, bridge builders, and peacemakers. They're the people who foster understanding, engage in problem-solving, and collaborate to achieve common goals and ultimately help the institution fulfill its mission. Facilitators provide a calm, quiet presence and work tirelessly until resolution is achieved. They are grounded and centered and take quiet satisfaction in their contribution in guiding others to resolution.
The competitive culture in higher education is no secret. Just getting your foot in the door requires standing out as a competitive candidate with impressive credentials, experience, and references. Once you start the job, great achievements are expected. As a result, maintaining your professional reputation can be an ongoing source of stress. So, how do you avoid burnout? It's all about remaining authentic, setting your own goals, and finding where you fit.
As leaders, what is our responsibility to nurture, encourage, and challenge talented people around us who are in subordinate positions to consider and make career moves? While it seems obvious that we'd like to retain someone who is highly successful and enjoys their work, we also have an obligation to our employees to help them develop their skills so successfully that in essence they work themselves out of their current job and need to move on to more challenging roles.