Breaking down institutional silos is imperative to supporting lifelong learning model: Interview


Breaking down internal institutional silos is essential to nurturing successful lifelong learning ecosystems, explains University of Calgary Associate Vice President for Continuing Education Sheila LeBlanc in an interview with the EvoLLLution. LeBlanc asserts that internal partnerships are essential to operationalizing a lifelong learning model that benefits mid-career and career-transitioning adults. These partnerships can be developed by building a foundation of mutual trust and respect, as well as establishing shared goals and clear accountability between departments and faculties, says LeBlanc. “For those leaders who believe the lifelong learning model is the future of higher education,” concludes LeBlanc, “please continuously evaluate, encourage and where possible embed this vision through alignment at the organizational, team and individual levels.”

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