Tapping the Soul of Higher Education (2003)


There are moments in a higher education institution’s life that have a powerful impact on the organization and the people who learn and work there. A higher education AI summit is one such moment. This article explores the elements, purposes and examples of AI summits in colleges and universities that bring students, faculty, staff, administrators, external stakeholders and communities together to collectively tap the soul of higher education.

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Author: Joan McArthur-Blair

Joan is a writer and speaker who grounds her AI and leadership work in her love of words and in the possibilities of higher education. Her background is in higher education, a world where she spent 28 amazing years, most recently as a college president. Joan and Jeanie co-authored the book, Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force. Contact: joan@cockellmcarthur-blair.com

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Author: Jeanie Cockell

Jeanie “makes magic” through engaging her clients in collaboratively co-creating appreciative and transformative relationships. As a presenter, writer, facilitator, teacher and consultant, she inspires individuals and organizations to respond effectively to change by building on strengths and successes. Contact: jeanie@cockellmcarthur-blair.com

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