The National Conference On University Governance has been running since 2001 in a range of locations across Australia
|2001||Sydney, Macquarie University|
|2010||Melbourne – October 12 & 13th at RMIT Storey Hall|
|2012||Sydney, The University of Sydney, 9th and 10th October 2012|
|2014||Melbourne, The University of Melbourne as hosts at Sofitel Melbourne. 28th and 29th October 2014|
2016 Conference Program
Speaker Presentations as supplied are below. Click on title and name.
2016 Program Overview
Tuesday 4th October 2016 – pre conference registrations open at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour from 4pm to 6pm adjacent to hotel reception.
Wednesday 5th October 2016
11.15am Morning Tea break
Session Convenor: Adrienne Clarke AC, Chancellor, La Trobe University
4pm Afternoon Tea
6.00pm Close Day 1
7.15pm Conference Dinner – Doltone House Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont.
Short walk to dinner.
Introductory special guest appearance by Tom Burton, Olympic Gold Medallist in the Men’s Laser Class Sailing at RIO 2016
Who’s Batman, Who’s Robin? Negotiating the relationship between the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor
Facilitated by Narelle Hooper, journalist and author
Thursday 6th October 2016
9am Session 5: The Power of Philanthropy and the Role of Councils
10.30am Morning Tea
11am Session 6: Leading and managing the message in the Age of Social Media
12.pm Conference Summary and Close
- Prospering an age of disruption
–What are the disruptive threats and opportunities for high education that should be on a Council’s strategic agenda?
–How should we govern to manage uncertainty and ensure agility?
–What capabilities to we do require or need to prioritise?
- Governing well in any era
–How best to translate private sector governance experience to public sector universities
–Recruiting the right council: identifying, selecting, stewarding and engaging
–Managing conflicts of interest and the challenges of stakeholders on the Council
–Making the Chancellor – Vice Chancellor relationship work well
- Capturing the opportunities of engagement
– Industry: how do we achieve a step change in the relationship with industry and what do Councils need to do
– Philanthropy: a huge opportunity – what is the leadership required by Chancellors and Councils
– Social media: how we capture the opportunities of engagement in a social media age and what role do Chancellors have
- Navigating the shifting sands of Higher Education policy
Post election: where is higher education policy heading
9th and 10th October 2012
at The University of Sydney
2010 Conference Archive
Thank you to delegates who attended the 2010 Conference
The conference was managed by Norsearch Conference Services at Southern Cross University. Contact: Julie Burton
Relevant programs and discussion papers from past conference will be listed below if available.
The 2010 Conference Program – Archive
The 2010 conference program had an emphasis on the characteristics of high performing Councils, and on best practice (for example, in appointing Council members; in evaluating the performance and remuneration of Chancellors, Council members, and Vice-Chancellors; in designing agendas and conducting Council meetings; in oversighting controlled entities; etc.) Council functions as set out in the university Act – how to make this operational. There is also a focus on strategy as distinct from management.
The conference used case studies and scenarios – balance of time in small group discussions (facilitated) rather than being “talked at” in plenary sessions.
Archive Items from the 2010 Conference
Keynote Speakers – 2010
Professor Geoffrey Kiel
BCom (Hons), PhD (NSW), FAIM, FAICD, FAMI, FANZMAC
Geoff has had a distinguished career as a management consultant, senior manager, management educator and academic researcher. He has extensive personal experience working with clients in areas of strategic planning, marketing planning, marketing strategies, organisational design and development, marketing research and economic feasibility studies and is well known for his work in corporate governance. Geoff is the co-author of the major Australian practical guide to governance, Boards that Work, and Board, CEO and Director Evaluation. He is also a core facilitator for the AICD.
BSc (Psychology), MA, QPMR.
Mark McCrindle is Principal of McCrindle Research, a full member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society and accredited with their highest qualification: Qualified Practicing Market Researcher. He holds a BSc (Psychology) from UNSW and a Masters degree in social trends. He is bound by the AMSRS ethics, privacy, and professional charter.