37 episodes

If you work in higher education, you already know – this sh*t is hard!

Campus Confidential follows Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman as they dive deep into the real world of higher education leadership. Alongside special guests from across the industry, they share insights about highs and lows, complex personal reflections, and managing change in this dynamic world. By providing a space for community, connection, and vulnerability, Kelsey and Loren aim to validate current leaders, inspire future ones, and ultimately bring the heart back to higher education.

Campus Confidential Compass Group

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

If you work in higher education, you already know – this sh*t is hard!

Campus Confidential follows Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman as they dive deep into the real world of higher education leadership. Alongside special guests from across the industry, they share insights about highs and lows, complex personal reflections, and managing change in this dynamic world. By providing a space for community, connection, and vulnerability, Kelsey and Loren aim to validate current leaders, inspire future ones, and ultimately bring the heart back to higher education.

    This is not temporary (w/Higher Ed Association Execs)

    This is not temporary (w/Higher Ed Association Execs)

    In the last episode of Season 2, we hear from association executives Mary DeNiro (ACUHO-I), Pam Watts (NIRSA) and Mike Moss (SCUP) as they reflect on the leadership research we’ve been discussing, tell us how their associations are changing to meet higher education needs, and what they have had to “unlearn to relearn” as leaders themselves.

    Stay for the Extra Credit to hear what we have planned for Season 3! Have an idea for a guest or topic for our next season? Let us know!

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 53 min
    Courage: More art than science (w/Amanda Bailey, Bob Shea & TJ Logan)

    Courage: More art than science (w/Amanda Bailey, Bob Shea & TJ Logan)

    Want to know how to lead more courageously? Bob Shea (UNC Greensboro), Amanda Bailey (Boston University), and Dr. TJ Logan (Brailsford & Dunlavey) give us a master class on how (and when!) to speak truth to power, why managing culture is as important as managing information and why love is the foundation to courage (yea, seriously!).

    And, don’t be afraid to stay for the Extra Credit to hear Kelsey and Loren share their private moments of career courage.

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 54 min
    Show up to the moment (w/Lisa Walker & DJ Pepito Chavez)

    Show up to the moment (w/Lisa Walker & DJ Pepito Chavez)

    As we near the end of our series on the state of the higher ed workforce, Lisa Walker (The Equity Group Consulting) and DJ Pepito Chavez (Society for College and University Planning) explain the difference between employee sense of purpose and sense of belonging, what contributes to burnout, and why leaders should think “dial” rather than “light switch” when supervising others.

    If you’re looking for travel tips, listen in as Kelsey and Loren describe what they did Memorial Day weekend and what they have planned for summer (#youcandobetter!).

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 56 min
    Employee belonging: Is Higher Ed late to this party? (w/Earl Cabellon & Dr. Erin Patchett)

    Employee belonging: Is Higher Ed late to this party? (w/Earl Cabellon & Dr. Erin Patchett)

    In this episode, we’re joined by Earl Cabellon, Director of Staff Experience and Culture at the University of Maryland, and Dr. Erin Patchett, Director of Administration and Assessment at Colorado State University.

    They help us understand why belonging is essential to employee productivity, satisfaction, and retention; what needs to be unlearned to be relearned; and what supervisors can do to create it.

    (And join in our fun as our producer Corey has tech problems to start the episode!)

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 50 min
    EXTRA CREDIT: Behind the Scenes (w/Kelsey, Loren and Corey)

    EXTRA CREDIT: Behind the Scenes (w/Kelsey, Loren and Corey)

    So ... how does this thing even get made?! In this Memorial Day edition, we let listeners in on our secrets: How we find a good teaser clip, what goes into writing episode descriptions, what is a “cold open,” why you never hear sneezes and hiccups, and how to rewind on an iPhone. Yea, it’s kind of like Magic! (That, and we have Corey.) Enjoy!

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 33 min
    The Great Reflection (w/Jennifer Clevidence & Dr. Todd Sevig)

    The Great Reflection (w/Jennifer Clevidence & Dr. Todd Sevig)

    In this episode we “turn the sofa” and get to ask the questions! Executive Coach and Author Jennifer Clevidence and Dr. Todd Sevig, University of Michigan Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, explain how to recognize burnout, how to avoid wellness hacks to create true well-being and how to create boundaries for your own self-care. Give yourself the gift of pausing and reflecting while you listen to these experts.
    In this week's extra credit, Loren and Kelsey share some book recommendations. Find the links to those below!

    "The Suble Art of Not Giving a F" by Mark Manson
    "The Great Emergence" by Phyllis Tickle
    "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz
    "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle
    "Dare to Lead" by Brene Brown
    "Necessary Endings" by Dr. Henry Cloud
    "Transitions" by William Bridges

    Campus Confidential is presented by Compass Group and produced by Corey Inscoe – with your hosts Kelsey Harmon Finn and Loren Rullman.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MrsLadyK ,

What you do is not who you are

Loved listening to episode 2 with Dr. Harrington. It’s useful information that can be beneficial to any leader in any career field. Thanks for this platform to help us all succeed while taking care of ourselves.

LeeHoff ,

Generalities

Sounds good. Sounds professional. They are both excellent, relaxed speakers, but I can’t figure out what it is they actually do. If they are university/college problem solvers, I would like to hear “specific” problems and challenges they deal with, and then examples of “specific” ways in which they solve those problems or attempt to solve them. Perhaps the purpose here is to deal in broad generalities - just to get others thinking and talking about any and all issues in higher education?

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