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As part of our enhanced range of member benefits for the 2019/20 academic year, we are running a series of webinars which cover the themes of ‘facing the future’ and ‘global perspectives’, and will focus on creating and sharing new knowledge as well as an opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues from Advance HE member institutions globally.
The ‘Global Perspectives’ webinars are timed for a worldwide audience and therefore usually fall outside core hours in the UK and will be recorded to allow access within the individuals normal working pattern.
Leading within a large complex organisation to create a climate of inclusivity and belonging for both students and staff in a turbulent global environment requires sensitivity to the local, national and international context within higher education. This has never been more the case than now as we work through the experience of a global pandemic and so many associated events, including a worldwide outcry against injustice and inequality as well as the very real likelihood of a global economic recession. Is a social recession also inevitable? How can university leaders lead the way individually and collectively in charting a positive social future instead? Leadership today requires the courage to consider cause and effect, to make decisions, to set priorities and to take actions that demonstrate a commitment to leading inclusively and fostering a sense of belonging for students and staff.
In this webinar, we will explore the accounts of three individuals who are making their presence felt in leading their institutions in their specific country context. We will then consider how the experiences of our speakers provide opportunities for us all to develop more reflexive and inclusive leadership practices.
Our panel of expert speakers includes:
- Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town
We welcome all Advance HE members to attend but this webinar may be of particular interest to those with formal institutional or disciplinary leadership responsibilities as well as those engaged in considering approaches to staff and student belonging, equity and inclusion, culture and organisational change and development. The event is open to Advance HE member institutions in the UK and globally.