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Jun 25, 2020

IvyConnect, our new college-wide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) tool, continues to successfully make progress toward implementation. The vision statement for IvyConnect is: “Transform the student journey by creating a platform to enable informed decision-making and align business processes to improve student success, lifetime constituent engagement, and facilitate Ivy Tech’s strategic mission and vision.” The guiding principles for IvyConnect are: innovative, intuitive, efficient, collaborative, trusted.

Release 0 commenced in February and completed in mid-April. Release 1 will be released in September and we've got two experts on IvyConnect here to talk about how things are going with Release 0, what's coming Release 1 and to look ahead beyond Release 1.

Thanks to my guests:

  • Andy Bowne
  • Matt Etchison


Call to Action

Make sure you stay engaged with what's happening with IvyConnect so that you can talk about it with your fellow faculty and staff. Read each of the updates as they are published and talk with the members of the Change Champions Network if you would like to know more. The most recent email update includes a link to the detailed PowerPoint, the most recent release update and a list of the Change Champions Network members. 


Calls to Action

Every episode ends with a Call to Action. I gave you one call to action already at the top of the episode and that is that if anything in today's episode caused you to be uncomfortable to sit with that discomfort, reflect on it and see how you might grow as a result of it.

The second call to action - the one I alluded to at the beginning of the episode - is that we want to continue this conversation through a podcast book read of the book "So You Want To Talk About Race?" by Ijeoma Oluo. I will be sharing information on how to join this book read as an active part of the discussion in this afternoon's all college email. 

For now, if you do not yet have this book, if you would like to join the conversation - either as a part of the podcast or just simply to read and consider along with us - please purchase a copy of the book.


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