Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Education to Succeed in Post Covid World

In this episode, Michael Akin was interviewed by Bakhtiyor Isoev. Michael Akin is a community builder and changemaker who has consistently and successfully tackled challenges by committing to the idea that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. He has done so while building authentic relationships and connections locally and around the world that help people, organizations, and institutions thrive. Michael and his team have created an entire industry based around authentic “hyperlocal” engagement, and proven the market viability of a firm that does only community-serving work, generating meaningful social impact in a way that is profitable and sustainable.

Michael serves as the President of LINK Strategic Partners, a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. In 9 years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a national firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 93 years of age and lead our offices in D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, Maine, New York, and Manchester, England. Over 65% of Team LINK identifies as female, and nearly 70% are people of color, reflecting LINK’s foundational commitment to be “in and of” the communities we serve. LINK’s mission-driven work includes thousands of hours of pro bono work provided to community partners.

In this episode, Michael Akin  will share his insights about Leveraging Strategic Partnerships in Education.

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Story Notes:

  • Getting into the Field Higher Education
  • Strategic Observations of Higher Education
  • Solving Problems and Helping Institutions
  • Institutions Embracing Partnerships
  • Components or Elements of a Strategic Partnerships 
  • Elements of Progress in Partnership
  • Biggest Area of Opportunity for Higher Education
  • Lessons Learned out of Pandemic


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