Last week I quoted Daniel Guhr on changes to European higher education and implications for alumni relations. This week I am staying with the international theme.
In September I was an invited presenter at a day-long seminar in London (UK), co-sponsored by Dan's firm, Illuminate Consulting Group and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Imperial College London hosted the event, which was attended by some 45 higher education leaders from more than half a dozen countries around the world. The event was titled:
How the Global Economic Crisis is Shaping Competitiveness Ten Years Out:
International Recruiting, Research and Relationships
The proceedings of that meeting are now available and you can download them in PDF format via this link:
The seminar was moderated by David Wheeler, Managing Editor (International) at the Chronicle, and the other speakers joining Dr. Guhr and me were Mary Ritter (Pro-Rector, Imperial College London), Maurits van Rooijen (President, Compostela Group of Universities), and Madeleine Reeve (Pro-Vice Chancellor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia).
Presentation content from our talks is in the Proceedings. Anyone seriously interested in the future of international higher ed recruiting, research and relationships should find the contents provocative and useful, and I encourage you to download it and read it. It is free and doesn't require you to provide any contact information.
During 2010, similar invitation-only seminars will take place in conjunction with major international academic meetings, providing senior leaders with opportunities to
- focus on strategic issues,
- share intensive discussion of issues critical for professional success, and
- network with peers across international borders.
Note: I serve in a volunteer capacity on the Academic Advisory Board for ICG.