Dr. Daniel Jean & The Strategic Use of “Edutainment” in Social Justice and More

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Daniel Jean. He is a college administrator ,author, motivational speaker, playwright, trainer and poet. ​He is founder of Wordstravel, an organization offering edutainment and educational services for all ages including swagger seminars, student workshops, corporate trainings, theater, life coaching, consulting, hip-hop music workshops, etc.

In this episode we cover the following:

  • “Edutainment” and the use of the arts for greater effectiveness in reaching the students of today in finding their purpose/passion.
  • Knowing how your department/organization interacts at every phase of the opportunity pipeline (Prospect, Admissions/Orientation, Student, Alumni).
  • Respecting other domains/disciplines of knowledge like marketing to ensure your success. Hint: Your department isn’t the center of the universe. You have to get out there and get help if you need it.
  • Take a “organizational” audit and find areas of growth and opportunity.
  • Create a STRATEGIC PLAN and get assistance from other organizations/services.
  • The power of data driven decisions to make your case for investments and additional resources.
  • The power of calling students “scholars” in messaging your values through expectations.
  • What can the future of higher education look like? What role does entrepreneurism play in this future?
  • His thoughts on being an entrepreneur and how to cultivate and nurture  that spirit in higher education and self-education.

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