The HELM 2019

File No.: HL18EN01SN-015

Meet Code: AM-I/HELM/2019

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 2nd Higher Edu. Leadership Meet

Acronym: HELM 2019

Event Date: January 5, 2019

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India




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2019: 2nd Meet

2nd Higher Education Leadership Meet - HELM 2019

January 5, 2019 at Le Royal Meridien Chennai City

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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 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.

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

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 meet.

Experiential Learning
Opportunities to hear new ideas, information, tactics, tips, tools from experts - To share experiences with and get feedback from peers in a cordial and collaborative setting - To see what is working across globe - Expand credentials - Greater focus

To consult, discuss and share relevant topics face to face with people working in same field - Build personal relationships, trust and partnerships

Motivation and Celebration
Acknowledgement and celebration of achievements - A recognition and testimony that will enhance credibility, reputation, pride and raise the visibility of success - Additional proof of hard work - Generates impulses and encourage for better performance

Fun and Relaxation
Novel social experience - Enjoyment, fun, relaxation and memorable recreation etc.

The Secretariat

The General Chair - HELM 2019,
Centre for Leadership Development,
Venus International Foundation,
No. 1, Ganesh Nagar Main Road, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600088, Tamilnadu, India
Ph: 044 - 22531502

The Committee

General Chair
Dr. R. Sathishkumar (+91 9840387119 |

Program Chair
Mrs. M. S. Sudha (+91 9790765339 |

Finance Chair
Mrs. B. Leelavathi (+91 9840556456 |

Publications Chair
Dr. T. R. Ganeshbabu (