Leadership & Strategic Disruption in Higher Education

Leadership & Strategic Disruption in Higher Education

While the discourse on the need for higher education institutions to remain relevant in the nascent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been an ongoing quiet affair, and the pandemic has pushed the deliberation to the fore.

With face-to-face classes cancelled and frequent campus closure, the once traditional and unique universities offering, of an amalgam of learning and cultural exchange is heavily disrupted.

The European University Association has postulated in its recent report, titled “Universities without Walls,” a hybrid model for universities in 2030. This new model describes universities as “open as physical and virtual spaces and will work to cultivate both of these when engaging with society.”

The report further envisioned universities as “cooperative and networking institutions,” taking the form of “communities with open boundaries that will build bridges between countries, cultures, and sectors.”

Simultaneously, e-learning, which is expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 7.5 to 10.5 percent between 2008 to 2014, has brought more affordable and attractive competitors. The industry demands for job-ready graduates further exacerbate this, with 21st-century competencies mismatched of graduates and industry needs such as emotional intelligence, social and communication skills.

Change is inevitable.

This forum aims to facilitate an in-depth discussion into innovative approaches for universities to reinvent and remain relevant amidst the disruption.
• Strategic transformation for universities in the Global Reset.
• Universities’ strategic role in the startups and innovation ecosystem.
• Rethinking the Alumni Engagement strategy for better industry connectivity.

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Crisis breeds opportunities. The accelerated need for transformation makes rethinking of the universities’ model inevitable. What are the new purposes of physical campuses while online learning is gaining prevalence? How can academic leaders navigate innovative ways to connect with community stakeholders to find the future of university models?

How can institutions build strategic partnership with alumni? Increasingly outside North America higher education institutions are recognizing the potential of engaging with former students beyond philanthropic financial giving potential. Alumni are underestimated as strategic partners to enable higher education institutions to fully embrace their missions, in particular the ambition for enhanced connection to industry. The philanthropic giving by alumni is broadened, to involve alumni with industry
experience to:

• Support course curriculum development to offer an industry perspective
• Enhance employability efforts through offering work placements, internships and jobs for students/fellow alumni
• Collaborate with the institution for technology transfer and strategic corporate partnerships
• Act as the bridge between to academic research and industry
• Foster entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking within the institution

More and more working professionals are re-considering their development journey into higher education due to the pandemic. We are in prime time to redesign and redeploy the right resources to reap the new opportunities ahead. How can academic leaders reshape
the value of education offers to gain the buy-ins of potential learners?

In this interactive session, speakers and attendees will be pre-connected before the event and deep-dive into the key topics below. 6 attendees at each table to ensure maximum engagement and interaction.

In this interactive session, speakers and attendees will be pre-connected before the event and deep-dive into the key topics below. 6 attendees at each table to ensure maximum engagement and interaction.

In this interactive session, speakers and attendees will be pre-connected before the event and deep-dive into the key topics below. 6 attendees at each table to ensure maximum engagement and interaction.

Chevalier of the French Order of the Palmes Académiques
A Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Innovation at the Trinity Business School
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Swinburne University
An edupreneur, senior lecturer and head of a study programme at FH Joanneum
Super-early Bird Pass
Now Until 17 July 2021. For in-house practitioners only.
$99.00

Access to all sessions in the whole event period.

Join the in-depth LIVE discussion with academic leaders and experts.

Access to pre-event community connection.

Post-event 1-to-1 connection concierge service.

Standard Pass
After 17th July. For in-house practitioners only.
$200.00

Access to all sessions in the whole event period.

Join the in-depth LIVE discussion with academic leaders and experts.

Access to pre-event community connection.

Post-event 1-to-1 connection concierge service.

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