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Jo Axe - Associate Dean in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia; Ewart Wooldridge CBE, Chief Executive of the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (Two Invited Speakers 0501 and 0502)


11:40 - 12:40 on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 in A1

0501 Open courses: Converting, launching, and letting go... Jo Axe

0502 Leadership in a cold climate. Leading where the past is no reliable guide to the future. A reflection on the strategic leadership of people, technology and institutions in UK HE. Ewart Wooldridge

0501 Open courses: Converting, launching, and letting go... Jo Axe

Using one of Royal Roads University's latest open educational resource (OER) as an example, Jo will talk about the course and the process taken in converting it to an OER.

0502 Leadership in a cold climate. Leading where the past is no reliable guide to the future. A reflection on the strategic leadership of people, technology and institutions in UK HE. Ewart Wooldridge

Ewart Wooldridge will focus on the potential discontinuity of change facing universities across the UK as a result of funding and legislative measures of governments. In that scenario, we have to ‘unlearn’ old ways of thinking – about how we see technology in the context of strategic leadership,and about how we stimulate new ways of being entrepreneurial, collaborative and efficient. The session will take delegates through a way of categorising our responses to such major drivers of change. It will offer a new model of leadership for universities. Ewart will draw on an extensive programme of research conducted by the Leadership Foundation over the last 7 years and his own intensive practical experience of leadership in this and many other sectors.