8 Steps to Secure Administrative Approval for New, Innovative, High-Impact Industry-Integrated Learning Programming

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Written by Jordan Levy

Embracing Experiential Learning with CapSource


In an ever-evolving job market, it’s crucial for educators to equip students with the skills and experiences necessary for future success. We’re sharing Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model because educators appreciate structured frameworks and often need support to push innovative program ideas through administrative approval and budgeting.


Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model:


  1. Establish Urgency: Highlight the need for adapting to industry changes.

  2. Build a Coalition: Create a team of dedicated stakeholders.

  3. Form a Vision: Develop a clear strategy for integrating experiential learning.

  4. Communicate Vision: Share the strategy widely to gain buy-in.

  5. Remove Obstacles: Address barriers to change.

  6. Generate Short-Term Wins: Implement pilot programs and celebrate successes.

  7. Sustain Acceleration: Refine and expand initiatives.

  8. Anchor New Approaches: Make experiential learning integral to the institution’s culture

How CapSource Can Help

CapSource offers a powerful platform that seamlessly integrates real-world projects into academic programs, providing students with invaluable practical experience. Our model fosters direct collaboration between universities and industry leaders, ensuring students work on genuine business challenges that develop critical skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and communication.


Our partnerships with industry leaders offer up-to-date insights, helping educators align their curricula with current market demands. CapSource helps to tailor each project to specific course objectives, ensuring that learning experiences are both relevant and impactful. By participating in these projects, students gain practical skills that enhance their career readiness, making them more competitive in the job market.


Leveraging Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model to help adopt innovative programming options like ones provided by CapSource’s platform empowers educators to create dynamic, high-impact learning environments that prepare students for the demands of the modern job market.


Interested? Explore how CapSource’s experiential learning management software and support services can transform your educational programs.

Ready to get started? Register today and explore our platform capabilities for free!


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