The HELM 2018

Meet Code: HL18EN01SN-009

Type: Academic Workshop

Normalized Pub. Name: 1st Higher Edu. Leadership Meet

Acronym: HELM 2018

Event Date: January 6, 2018

Location City: Chennai

Location Country: India

57 Delegates

Overseas: 7

Domestic: 50

Represented Countries: 6

Represented Institutes: 55

1st Higher Education Leadership Meet - HELM 2018


This page provides a summary of the Higher Education Leadership Meet, hosted by The Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on 6th January 2018.

The CLD of VIF organized a full day Higher Education Leadership Meet on 6th January 2018. It is a 1st Meet and was attended by 40 participants (represented 6 Country: from Oman, Jordan, UAE, Malaysia, India and Uzbekistan) those are employed in a higher education sector at the capacity of Department Chair/Division Head, Vice Principal, Principal, Dean and Director

Objectives: 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 Leadership Meet provided an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and explores the Groundbreaking strategies, Influential Trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the College and University levels today. In many ways the meet is unique: the traditions of being by invitation only, have always been intended to promote intense and positive discussion between the experts in the field. The intent of the meet is not archival publication, but rather to provide a forum to build community and to stimulate discussion, new insight and experimentation.

In the Inaugural session (Madras II - 10.15 to 10.45)

Mrs. M. S Sudha, Director - VIF and Program Chair of the meet welcomed the gathering

Dr. Arockiasamy S, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman delivered the presidential address.

Prof. Debadatta Panigrahi, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, UAE delivered special address.

Dr. Mubashir Bashir Angolkar, KLE University, India delivered the special address.


The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:

Dr. Arockiasamy S , University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Leadership Styles and Qualities: My Perspectives

Dr. Raka Vasant Dabhade, Fergusson College, Pune, India
Role of College Club activities in enhancing leadership qualities among students


Higher Education Leadership Awards (HELA) scheme was instituted in the year 2017 by the Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF). It is presented yearly during the Higher Education Leadership Meet (HELM) that is conducted during January month of the year. The scheme has a Criteria, Standards, Regulations, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process etc that are governed by the Board of Trust.

The HELA 2018 is convened by the CLD of VIF & conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-IV/2017 held on August 21, 2017 at VIF Head Quarters. The HELA 2018 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/LA/2018 opened on October 3, 2017 from eligible individuals those are working in the Academic Institutions.

The nominees are selected based on the Expert Committee report and Apex Committee recommendations.

Click here to view the HELA 2018 Winners List