A Great Place to Learn & Earn™ is published semimonthly offering anecdotes of organizational effectiveness and industry trends for shareholders, board members, executives, administrators, faculty, staff, employers, the regulatory community, trade associations, vendors, the media, and other stakeholders within the private sector education industry. For a complimentary subscription (free, cancel anytime) click "Read More" below the preview content.
Blogpost 101: Making a Living, Making a Difference™
By David J Waldron
Introduction to A Great Place to Learn & Earn™
In private sector education, unlike virtually all other businesses and organizations, after we sell our customer (enroll a student) we spend the next one to four+ years in the same building and/or online forum with that customer.
During job conversations with family and friends, they often talk about customers and clients who are mostly at arms-length via e-mail, phone, webinar, plane/train/automobile, or, at the closest, a brief visit to their retail establishment. To the contrary, at a private sector school, college, or university, we spend our workday in the presence of our student customer albeit in the classroom, office, hallway, or on-line platform. Invariably, it can be an emotional and physical drain countered by an almost unexplainable yet exhilarating feeling of doing a job with a calling far above its monetary reward of a paycheck and benefits package. We are making a living by making a difference. (Click "Read More" below right)
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