Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset as we are called on to re-create recreation
Recorded On: 02/23/2021
Higher education has been deeply and fundamentally impacted by the global pandemic. This creates both opportunities and threats to the system of post-secondary education and campus recreation. As higher education professionals, senior recreation leaders need to understand the new context as it emerges and find ways to fund and deliver the programs and services that contribute to student success. This will only be done well with new and different thinking and approaches. This panel of senior leaders believe this can be accomplished by cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset. As defined by the Oxford dictionary, an entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings. An entrepreneurial mindset will orient a person towards entrepreneurial thinking, such as seeking opportunities, innovations, and new value creations. Research demonstrates: An entrepreneurial mindset is valued by employers, boosts educational attainment and performance, and is crucial for creating new business. As leaders we will be called on to recreate recreation. Join this panel discussion to learn more about what an entrepreneurial mindset is and why it’s a critical pathway to success as we recover from the pandemic and create a new, and better, normal.
Describe what an entrepreneurial mindset is and how to apply it in a campus recreation setting
Explain why an entrepreneurial mindset is a critical pathway to success for leaders in collegiate recreation in today’s environment.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Penn State University
Senior Director of Campus Recreation
Georgia Institute of Technology
Executive Director, Solutions & Partnerships
Lifetime NIRSA member
Current Innovation Advisor to the NIRSA NSC Board
Current Executive Director, Solutions & Partnerships for HealthFitness
Former Director of Recreation at MIT