January 5, 2019 at Le Royal Meridien Chennai City
Welcome to the official webpage of the 2nd Higher Education Leadership Meet - HELM 2019!
The Leadership in today's Higher Education (HE) is complicated by the social, economic and policy
contexts that demands dynamic persons with a new set of skills and capabilities.
The HE Leaders understand the people with whom they work (Students, Faculty, Administrative and Support Staff) – their roles, the
function of their specific jobs and the larger organizational structure.
HE today is experiencing significant change from curricula, technology, practices, student affairs, and recruitment,
also challenged with accreditors, students, and parents.
To be successful in HE, the leaders must be effective, flexible and intuitively cognizant of the unique factors
that characterize most campus environments.
The 2nd Higher Education Leadership Meet - HELM 2019 is convened by the
Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF)
& will be conducted
in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-V/2018
held on April 9, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters.
The 2nd HELM is
aiming for a collaborative gathering of higher education leaders
(from Department Chair/Division Head, Vice Principal, Principal, Dean and Director)
to examine trends, strategies, and best practices.
The Meet is aiming to discuss
Proven tools and techniques for running a successful institution, department, or division
Approaches to institutional and program assessment, including working with
accreditors, understanding compliance trends, and executing a strategic plan
Best practices for hiring and developing faculty, including ways to
design a fruitful faculty development program, foster a collegial department, and conduct effective hiring searches
Key facets of managing legal and regulatory issues
Strategies for handling some of the most pressing matters in
academic leadership, such as recruitment and retention, effective budgeting, compliance, and fundraising and development
The HELM 2019 invites participants those are in continuous regular service in
academic institution and working on the frontiers of Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and
Medical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Science, Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Benefits of HELM
Meetings are an important part of the lives of many people!
It bring people together and by the very objective of building community around a subject, they have a
positive social impact.
It is also possible to go beyond engaging the attendees at events and reach out
to ensure surrounding communities, staff and other stakeholders benefit from the event.
Attending a VIF
Meet will be a novel learning/social experience in addition to the conventional enjoyment - memorable recreation etc.
The energy of like minded individuals can meet experts & influencers face to face
New Tools - New Tips & Tactics - Greater Focus
Learning beyond a field or interest (Investing In Yourself)
Networking - The ability to share ideas and get
immediate feedback from credible individuals
The General Chair - HELM 2019,
Centre for Leadership Development,
Venus International Foundation,
No. 1, Ganesh Nagar Main Road,
Adambakkam, Chennai - 600088, India
Ph: 044 - 22531502
General Chair -
Dr. R. Sathishkumar (+91 9840387119 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Chair -
Mrs. M. S. Sudha (+91 9790765339 | email@example.com)
Finance Chair -
Mrs. B. Leelavathi (+91 9840556456 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Publications Chair -
Dr. T. R. Ganeshbabu (email@example.com)