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/

Mindset Replacement Grid

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Get Your Mind in Motion! Career Transitions with Ryan McRae of HubSpot

Ryan McRae of HubSpot talks about his career in training and various transitions between roles. ...
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Mindset: The Movie Edition

From "Rudy" to "The Internship" to "The Social Network," movies and media that highlight the...
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How Saxbys Partnerships Can Make Your On-Campus Cafés Hubs for Community & Career Readiness

Café spaces, particularly on college campuses, serve as vibrant community hubs, caffeinated ones, at that...
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Experiential Learning Through Virtual Simulations 

Simulation learning is a multifaceted approach that delves into the intricacies of replicating real-world scenarios...
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Stronger Together: A Look at How Dalhousie University’s Management Career Services Works with & Shares Data that Matters

In this episode, we are joined by Jillian Pulsifer (she/her), Operations Support Analyst; Brittany Warren...

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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New Insights: Coaching in Transdisciplinary, Experiential, Problem-Focused Learning Concepts, By: Bill Heinrich PhD., Mindset

This week marked the publication of a chapter coauthored by Eleanor Louson, William F. Heinrich...
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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.

How can we help you?/