Second keynote speaker at Makelearn & TIIM 2022 conference will be Mr. David Dawson from University of Gloucestershire Business School, United Kingdom. His keynote speech will be entitled “Being leaders of learning: The qualities and Skills of Leadership in Higher Education” and held on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at 15.00.
Working with leaders in the Commercial, Higher Education and Defence sectors, Mr. Dawson helps people meet their potential. Getting people to reflect on, ground, and develop their approaches to leadership is key to helping them become effective for themselves, their staff and their organizations. David’s work focuses on developing interventions to support Positive Leadership Practices, developing consultancy skills to increase innovation in SMEs across Europe, and establishing Leadership and Management Development programmes for the Higher Education sector in Indonesia and Moldova.
Keynote speech abstract
The development of leadership capacities in Higher Education (HE) has only recently been a topic of widespread attention. Work in the Australia, France, UK, and US has dominated the debate on what makes a good leader in HE and a discussion of the qualities and skills needed. More recent work in Moldova, Indonesia and Morocco has contributed to a broader understanding of the qualities and skills needed across a range of national HE sectors in a way that challenges us to refine our frameworks. This keynote presents and updated version of the Higher Education Qualities and Skills (HELQS) framework on the basis of this work. It invites participants to meet the challenge of being a leader in higher education through those qualities and skills irrespective of their seniority and role.