The Plan Is That There Is No Plan (or, rather, several)

  • Tom Hergert


Students will not have only a single career. Our task is education for agility, fluidity, critical and creative thinking, and engaged citizenship for a series of careers. My working life’s series of careers has had no pattern discernible to anyone else. Here I describe history, influences, and insights—my journey, destinations, and evolving leadership perspective.


Instructional design Educational technology Technology services Union Union leadership Administration Leadership 

Selected Publications

  1. Hergert, T. R. (2003). Consultants’ dilemmas: Trust, ethics, and effective practice across cultures, in Tech Trends 47:6, November/December 2003. Bloomington: Association for Educational Communications and Technology.Google Scholar
  2. Monroe-Baillargeon, A. P., & Hergert, T. R. (2000). Dilemmas of collaboration: Video case studies of collaborative teaching teams in inclusive classrooms. In R. Griffin, W. Gibbs, & V. Williams (Eds.), Natural vistas: Visual literacy and the world around Us. Loretto: Selected Readings from the International Visual Literacy Association.Google Scholar
  3. Hergert, T. R., Holmes, G., & Tlou, J. (1995). Two applied revisions of a multimedia tool: Assessing attitudes towards computer technology and cultural diversity. In D. Beauchamp, R. Braden, & R. Griffin (Eds.), Imagery and visual literacy. Blacksburg: Selected Readings from the International Visual Literacy Association.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Hergert
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Cloud State UniversitySt. CloudUSA

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