After a difficult year, we are tired, stressed, and worried about making mistakes—and that’s just our personal lives. We’ve also been working beyond our usual comfort zone by helping our institutions navigate transitions and pivots in response to current health, social, and political crises. Big or small, colleges and universities have always had to respond to unforeseen situations, fast-moving challenges, and unexpected opportunities. So, if change is constant, how do we formulate our responses? How do we leverage our strengths during difficult transitions while still building capacity for the future of our campuses?
We want #POD21 to be a space to showcase, discuss, and grow the potential that exists among educational developers and those with similar roles as institutional leaders and change agents.
We especially want to advance and deepen the conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Our goal is to build upon the awareness, knowledge and capacity of all who are being called upon to navigate these transitions so that our individual and collective action reflects our organizational priorities and values for social justice and equity.
We hope you will join us and invite you to submit proposals inspired by the following questions: