Megatrends at the intersection of demography, employability, and technology would result in a capacity and skills in the global workforce. We know that our most significant defence for a future shaped by megatrends is an educated and skilled workforce. The future of work demands learning experiences which span across geographies, institutions and disciplines. In this future state higher education institutions are under intensifying pressure to prove their relevance and impact.
The session will take a World Café format, with roundtable discussions with three interactive parts. Firstly, a brief overview of megatrends; secondly a discussion of diverse regional contexts and institutional approaches from panellists; and finally, reflection on the audience's experiences and questions with the panellists.
Dr Rahul Choudaha, Principal Researcher and Co-founder, DrEducation, United States
Dr Rahul Choudaha is a US-based global higher education strategist and scholar-practitioner. He specialises in future-oriented, data-informed internationalisation and global engagement strategies. Dr Choudaha has chaired or presented nearly 150 sessions at conferences and has been quoted over 300 times in global media.
Winnie Eley, United Kingdom
Winnie Eley brings extensive leadership experience in international education. She held several senior positions from Vice-President International, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Country Director, and Directors of Education Services, International Affairs, and Business Development at universities and the British Council in Australia, Hong Kong, Nigeria, and the UK.
Mr Tayyeb Shah, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships), The University of Western Australia, Australia
Tayyeb Shah took up the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Partnerships at The University of Western Australia in June 2019. Prior to this role he was Deputy Vice President (Global Business Development) at King's College London. During his 12 years at King's, he was instrumental in expanding the university's international and commercial partnerships.
Mark Lester, Managing Director, Higher Education and Online Degrees, FutureLearn, United Kingdom
Mark Lester is the co-founder and Managing Director of Universities and Educational Partnerships at FutureLearn, one of the world's foremost massive open online course (MOOC) platforms. Prior to joining FutureLearn, Mark headed the strategy unit at the Open University in the UK where he shaped their international growth strategy.