UK champion of higher education teaching quality, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) today announced a ‘Global Insights’ partnership with international leadership development firm Ranmore.
Together, they will launch a series of horizon scanning workshops and development events in Australia and the USA throughout 2017.
The Global Insights events, will focus on international leadership development in higher education and will be open to delegates holding strategic positions in HEIs and HE sector bodies - from Chief Executives and Vice-Chancellors to members of senior leadership teams (PVCs, Deans and Directors) as well as senior academics and international higher education professionals.
HEA Director Olivia Fleming, who is responsible for the organisation’s strategic support services for teaching, said: “We are delighted to be working more closely with Ranmore to engage with and support the development and learning of global leaders in HE. They have a well-established track record in this field and these international events will enable participants to explore global challenges around engaged learning, access, attainment, innovation and employability.”
Taking place in a range of cities in 2017, including Melbourne, Sydney and Washington DC, each week-long residential programme will provide participants with the opportunity to debate strategic issues, examine emerging trends and consider the evolving local and global HE environment.
Dr Tom Kennie, Director of Ranmore said: “We are also delighted to be partnering with the HEA. Using our complementary international strengths, these events will provide a number of distinctive insights into global academic policy and practice as well as case studies of ways in which leaders and leadership teams are responding to the evolving external context for teaching, learning and research, locally and globally.
“From experience of similar global programmes, institutions are increasingly using these events as opportunities for more in-depth horizon scanning as well as exploring potential international links and new networks. Using Ranmore’s unique profiling system, the events also provide an opportunity for leaders to reflect on their personal capabilities as a globally engaged leader.”
Olivia Fleming said: “At this stage we encourage anyone interested in attending to save the dates and confirm an expression of interest in attending as we anticipate high demand for places.”
Event dates confirmed include:
1. The Australian Experience – Focusing on Globally Engaged Learning, Research and Academic Innovation, Melbourne & Sydney, 12 - 17 February, 2017
2. The US Experience - Focusing on Access, Attainment and Analytics – Washington DC, Virginia and Baltimore, 1 - 6 October, 2017
To find out more or express your interest in one or more of the Global Insights events please email HEA Academic Lead Caroline Ackroyd: Caroline.Ackroyd@heacademy.ac.uk