round table discussion at going global
Going Global delegates: Round table discussion
Date and times  Wednesday 2 May 2018, 09.00 - 12.00 
Location Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Early Bird Price £100
Standard Price  £130
Book your place Via the Going Global 2018 registration form 

Change; societal, technological, environmental and political defines our world. We live in turbulent and uncertain times.

Leaders of universities have to chart a course for their institution that secures its future, addresses the needs of students and promotes the values of higher education. To be successful, leaders must understand and manage the challenges they face and to do so effectively in a university requires the support of government, staff and students. This calls for ethical and authentic leadership that carries the confidence of these key stakeholders. 

Success also requires effective systems of governance and management that operate together in the interests of university’s mission and wider society.

In this event the Chief Executive of Advance HE Alison Johns will draw together these important issues that are too often considered separately. In a process that will be engaging, participative and provocative she will explore the inter-dependencies between personal leadership styles and systems of governance and their implications for institutional success and sustainability. 

This masterclass is designed for:

  • Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Presidents of Universities and HE providers who are both experienced and new to their roles;
  • Members of university governing bodies and senior staff in HE Ministries will also benefit through building a stronger understanding of the issues facing institutions across different national and institutional contexts.

Participant learning outcomes:

  • Explore the key strategic challenges facing higher education leaders;
  • Examine how leaders can secure and express their ethics and values with confidence and credibility;
  • Consider the implications for effective and sustainable institutional governance and management within their own national and institutional contexts.

Advanced preparation
None required

Tutor Profiles

Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE, UK

Alison was appointed chief executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017. Prior to that she was the chief executive of the Leadership Foundation. She has worked in higher education for 25 years. Before becoming chief executive, she was head of policy for leadership, governance and management at the Hefce (now the Office for Students), where she established both the Leadership Foundation and the Equality Challenge Unit.

She is a past president of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) and represents the UK on the Association of Commonwealth Universities Human Resources Management Network and has recently joined the British Council’s steering committee for Going Global, the major international higher education conference.

Alison has extensive international experience of higher education including leading the review of teaching and learning for the Australian government. This led to the establishment of the Office for Learning and Teaching to enhance teaching quality across the Australian higher education sector. Alison regularly takes part in conferences and events, both nationally and internationally, speaking on all aspects of university leadership, governance and management.

About Advance HE

Advance HE came into being in March 2018, following the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Their purpose is to advance the professional practice of higher education to improve outcomes for the benefit of students, staff and society. Advance HE has been created to be “of and for the sector” and is jointly owned by GuildHE and Universities UK.

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