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May 6, 2022 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 9
As we’ve settled in and grown more accustomed to life in a pandemic, Scott Tiner writes about how this has affected professional development opportunities in higher ed. Some things he’s noticed: people still aren’t as willing to travel, many have been creative when it comes to training and it’s difficult to make hybrid work for everything and do it well.
What do you think? How might professional development opportunities have to shift and change to be successful for as many as possible?
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I had the great opportunity to sit with several people who work in higher education and we thought about what the future of professional development looks like, and I think what I learned applies to many other industries as well.
Every company should fear a ransomware attack, but AV companies are in a uniquely precarious position. Our systems are closely integrated into our clients’ infrastructure and we are often privy to sensitive information. This one-two punch of trust and vulnerability makes for a tempting target. Add in many firms’ lackadaisical approach when it comes to basic cybersecurity precautions and it’s a small wonder that we don’t hear more horror stories.
If there’s one topic that has been totally exhausted and “overthunk” in the last year, it’s the post-COVID return to work. I don’t say that because it’s unimportant; I say that because most of the pieces we see written try to draw some new one-size-fits-all conclusion to what the… gulp… “new normal” will, or should, be. The problem with that is we have moved into the experience age, and experiences are very dependent on the people experiencing them — and those people aren’t the same at every organization.