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.

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, 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. Click on the icons or episodes listed below.

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Get Your Mind in Motion/

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Episode Title: Empowering Passion-Driven Learning: Leveraging Career Technical Education in Higher Education, with Sam Ramsey, Lemley Memorial Campus Director, Tulsa Tech

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a powerful mode of experiential learning that can provide students...
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Get Your Mind in Motion: Supporting Holistic Potential Fulfillment of Student Athletes Beyond Higher Education Athletics & Into Their Post-Graduate Lives, By: Zoe Mills

From walk-on quarterback at Tennessee State University to Associate Director, The Center For Career &...

Understanding & Empowering Neurodivergence in Higher Ed & The Workplace

"Neurodivergence" is an umbrella term originally coined by sociologist Judy Singer which recognizes the consistent...
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Get Your Mind in Motion! Tune Into Season 3, Episode 6, “EL: Field, Philosophy or Just ‘Good Teaching’”? With Guest Josh Meyer

In this episode of Mindset in Motion, we delve into the realm of experiential education...

Research to Inform a Growth Mindset/

Important studies and findings to guide what’s next in higher ed & the workforce

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Who Coaches the Coaches? The Development of a Coaching Model for Experiential Learning

Bill Heinrich, our Director of Mindset, co-wrote the recently published article "Who Coaches the Coaches?...
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Mindset & Society for Experiential Education Working Together to Create a Definition for Experiential Education

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with SEE - Society for Experiential...
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Learn About Designing Experiential Learning to Support Social Justice, with Mario D’Agostino & Patrick Green

Experiential Learning is a philosophy of education that encompasses a large swath of hands-on and...
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Intentional Design, Instruction, Learning, & Assessment: But How?

Bill Heinrich, our Director of Mindset, is no stranger to the wonderful and evolving world...
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Exploring the High Value of The Assessment Phase of Design Thinking in Measuring Integrated Experiential Learning (EL)

Every successful project begins with questions that need answering, things that need solving, the exploration...

Meet Our Director of Mindset/

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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.

A Few of Our Clients/

We are fortunate to work with Canada’s leading institutions and forward-thinking employers.

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