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 5th January 2019.
The CLD of VIF organized a full day Higher Education Leadership Meet on 5th January 2019.
It is a 2nd Meet and was attended by 40 participants (represented 5 Country: from Oman,
Jordan, UAE, Malaysia and India) 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
Mrs. M. S Sudha,
Director - VIF and Program Chair of the meet welcomed the gathering
Professor Hassan Said Kashoob,
Dhofar University, Oman delivered the presidential address.
Professor Hany Dowidar,
Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates, delivered special address.
Prof. (Dr.) Debadatta Panigrahi,
RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE delivered special address.
The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:
Professor Hany Dowidar, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
The Evolving Role of Faculty in Student Success and Retention: Towards Formal Inst. Mentoring System'
Prof. (Dr.) Debadatta Panigrahi, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
How to be an Effective Teacher
Dr. Vasudeva Rao Avupati, International Medical University, Malaysia
Emerging Trends in Higher Education 4.0: Educating for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Dr. Lim Weng Marc, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
Leveraging The Power of Youth in Higher Education Leadership
LEADERSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
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 2019 is convened by the CLD of VIF & conducted in
accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF/MIN/BM-II/2019 held on April 9, 2018 at VIF Head Quarters.
The HELA 2019 invites nominations vide F. No. VIF/CFN/LA/2019 opened on July 25, 2018 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 2019 Winners List