Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 10:30AM PST

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SWPTA Webinar Series Presents


Wednesday, 5/13 @ 10:30 AM PST


This webinar discusses linkages between strategic intent and desired outcomes in the context of plan execution.  We will identify obstacles to effective execution of plans and the tactics for developing teams that are highly engaged in producing consistent results.  We will also look at leadership qualities, and self-inspection of what it takes to create a culture of high-performing teams that execute. The limitations and motivators within our higher education environments will be considered.  Participants will develop a plan of engagement and staff development to improve teamwork, execution and desired future state culture for achieving strategic outcomes.

Our Presenter

Steven Burrell, EdD, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Northern Arizona University

He has 35 years of higher education technology leadership experience.  Dr. Burrell began his career at Colorado State University and held the top IT leadership position at Hutchinson Community College (Kansas), Plymouth State University (New Hampshire), Saint Leo University (Florida), and Georgia Southern University. Burrell is a lifelong learner, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Sterling College (Kansas), a Master of Education degree in Technology Administration from Plymouth State University, an education specialist degree in Leadership from Georgia Southern University, and a Doctor of Education of Higher Education Leadership from Georgia Southern University. Burrell is also a graduate of the Harvard University College of Education Institute for Educational Management. His research interests are in the humanizing aspects of technology and leadership development, and is currently conducting qualitative research of gender bias as barriers to aspiring women IT leaders. Dr. Burrell is also a principle investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to connect small colleges to research networks. In his career, Burrell has lead a wide variety of successful projects and services, including worldwide education initiatives; national competitive grants to improve integrated planning and advising for student success; state-wide multi-institution shared services; innovations in teaching, discovery, research, and performance capabilities; and state-wide infrastructure development, among many others. Burrell’s passion for technology and higher learning has created opportunities for fostering future generations of college graduates, responsible digital citizens, and community leaders. Students under his mentorship have produced Emmy Award-winning programming and have created cutting-edge technology business enterprises. He is passionate about creating future leaders and fostering the next generation of CIOs and education leaders. Burrell is active in his profession, serving on local, state, government, and national technology, research, in addition to advisory roles for private business and education organizations.  Community outreach is another one of Burrell's passions, having served as the board chair and president of the Rotary International Club, Ogeechee Hospice, and other organizations acting on behalf of animal rights and rescue.  He formerly served on the Board for The Center for Higher Education CIO Studies and as the Chairman of the Sun Corridor Network.  He is currently serving on the Century Link National Technical Advisory Board, Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Board,  Hyland CIO Advisory Board, and Salesforce Higher Education CIO Advisory Board.


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