What is Mindset?/
Connecting big ideas to repeatable educational practices/
Mindset is a division of Orbis born after two decades of campus partnership and technological innovation supporting higher educators in the facilitation of experiential learning and student career readiness. A natural extension of Orbis, Mindset tackles pressing questions in higher learning and student skill development through research, collaboration, and insightful conversations with leaders in relevant fields of study or industry. Together, we seek to build a holistic and informed career ready ecosystem—one that evolves with the needs of students through adoption of the latest best practices, insights, and resources available.
Our Mindset division is led by Bill Heinrich. Bill supports campus partners by connecting big ideas to repeatable educational practices, guiding informed decision making and learning experiences that support student success. Trained in student development, experiential and organizational learning, and higher education assessment, Bill is passionate about emergent outcomes through meaningful learning experiences. His unique expertise and academic credentials position Bill as a trusted and invaluable resource for the Orbis higher learning community. With twenty years of experience, Bill’s career spans on-campus, regional, and international capacity development focusing on assessment of skills and mindsets, program evaluation, experiential design, teaching, learning, human-centered design, and data analysis. Bill joins our team from Michigan State University, where he worked as the Head of Assessment and Experiential learning for the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.
Mindset in Motion/
An audible series discussing the ideas, pathways, and innovation shaping the future of student career readiness and higher learning excellence.
Mindset in Motion serves-up compelling insights from leaders in the fields of education, research, technology, and industry, committed to advancing a comprehensive career-ready ecosystem. Join our Director of Mindset, Bill Heinrich, and Jeni Riddell, our Team Lead, Product Success, to explore the latest research, tools, resources, and practices in experiential learning delivery—all on one platform. Because progress begins with listening, the right mindset, and access to the knowledge and resources to keep moving forward.
Mindset Replacement Grid
Get Your Mind in Motion with Jonas Altman, Author of “Shapers: Reinvent the Way You Work & Change the Future”
Do, Reflect, Learn, Become: New Partnership with ELTHE (Experiential Learning & Teaching in Higher Education) Journal
Get Your Mind in Motion: Season 3, Episode 4, “University of Manitoba’s Development of a Competency Framework,” with guests Marnie Bickerton, Gail Langlais, Rebecca Brooks, & Sarah Saunders
Get Your Mind in Motion with Bill, Shannon, Bradley, & Beth in our Back-to-School MIM Sub-Series: Equity & Access in Higher Ed
Learn About Badges & Micro-credentialing With Guests Laura Hilliger, Noah Geisel, and Doug Belshaw
What the Metaverse is & Why Post-Secondary Should Care, with Guest Robby Ratan
Learn About Holistic Approaches to Post-Secondary Student Conduct Administration, With Guest Lara Hof, Hof & Associates
Learn About Designing Experiential Learning to Support Social Justice, with Mario D’Agostino & Patrick Green
Learn About Design Thinking for Better Post-Secondary Student Experiences, with Julia Allworth
Learn About Decolonizing Data Collection, with Lesley D’Souza
Learn About Building a Provincially-Focused Skill Development & Job Opportunity Platform, with Craig Dixon Dr. Sarah King, and John Wishart
Learn About Seeking Consensus on Experiential Learning, with Dr. Kim Elias-Cartwright
Learn About Prototyping for Post-Secondary with Lizzy King
Learn About Building Belonging On Campus with Dr. Michael DeGagné
Learn About Building a Comprehensive Career Development Framework with Krystle Paskaruk
Hear Graduates Reflect on The Value in Their Experiential Learning Journeys, with Justin Andrews & Fahmida Shaily Islam
Learn From The University of Lethbridge & Learn About the Power of the Student Experience Transcript
Learn About Student Identity Considerations in Research, with Jeff Burrow
Learn About The Laurier Experience Record, with Jan Basso & Katherine St. Louis
Get Your Mind in Motion with Bill on Spotify!
Learn About Students, Skills, Competencies, & Employers, with Brien Convery
Learn About The Modern Credential Ecosystem: Equity, Agency, & the Currency of High-Value Learning Experiences,” with Cameron McCoy & Mary Strain
Learn About Building Positive Learning Outcomes, with The Powerful Learning Group
Learn About Data, Decisions, & Stories in Your Experiential Record, with Sarah Schultz & Rose Lin
Learn About Outcomes, Competencies, & Credentials, with Bill Heinrich
Conversations for the Future of Higher Learning Excellence & Student Career-Readiness – Mindset in Motion, Introductory Episode
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