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    Collaborate in the Cloud

    To make BIG change expeditiously we facilitate groups in different locations to collaborate, align and innovate in the same time using cloud-based technology

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world.
    In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."

    What do we do?

    We partner with institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to usher in the next iteration of education
    We apply a proven process, called Collaboration in the Cloud to assemble input from a large audience, facilitate interaction and engage all stakeholders in re-thinking new processes.

    Here’s what it looked like in person.  Over the last 25 years, numerous organizational development experts upgraded meeting engagement by offering networked communication across round tables to replace white flip charts.

    Here's a video of what large group collaboration looked like

    Why do organizations throughout the higher education ecosystem seek our Cloud Collaboration services?

    They see the value-add of a faster, more inclusive methodology for shared governance, specifically to achieve collaboration across university departments to innovate marked improvements in the learner experience.

     

    They appreciate the like-minded culture of an organization that spent two years researching how to implement donor-funded convenings.

     

    They’re thrilled to see how to uncomplicate complexity – learning from theorists like Bob Moesta and Clay Christensen who formulated Jobs to Be Done Theory (JTBT) even innovating tomorrow’s university is possible

    Here is an Excerpt from “Successful Decision-Making During Uncertainty: Four Pathways for School System Leaders”, by Thomas Arnett and Bob Moesta

    Job 1: Overhaul

    Help us transform instruction to tackle a major challenge

    Job 2: Build Consensus

    Help us manage a decision process and get to consensus

    Job 3: Update

    Help us refresh our resources to address a problem

    Job 4: Influence

    Help us shape the field

    When would one out-source an engagement with WebStudy Foundation to design and execute a virtual collaboration called “Collaborate in the Cloud”?

    When an organization inside the higher education ecosystem wants:

    • Help to improve processes faster – such as recruitment, admissions, transfer credits or curriculum design, to name a few
    • Help to make inclusive decisions – faculty learning space redesign, software procurement, faculty senate concerns
    • Help to adopt new technologies with multi-stakeholder alignment – advances in digital vs analog/ manual

    Why does it work?

     

    Virtual collaboration is designed to:

    • Stimulate collective and cooperative thinking – audience feedback is immediately viewed by ALL at the same time
    • Allow leaders to go deeper while faculty and staff give front-line feedback
    • Executes 3-4 cycles of feedback quickly with a technology-enabled means of communicating
    • Mitigates against misinterpretation – your report captures a written record of all participant input … in the way each stakeholder (faculty/staff/ administration) responded
    • Creates a broad “we” understanding in your organization where there was likely very little
    • Co-creates sustainable decisions agreed upon by all in the shortest time possible

     

     

    CALLING aLL BRAINS ON dECK:

    Fast Forward Grant Funding
    to Achieve Scalable Results

    Join us in a series of three 60-minute online strategic collaboration sessions this semester designed to:

     

     

    Innovate grant funding processes that scale

    Clarify & expand philanthropic resources in support of closing known skills gaps by 2030

    Enable philanthropy to generate impactful ROI