HE Professional & Executive Staff Leadership Research Project


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Update of the 'HE Professional & Executive Staff Leadership Research Project' presented to 200 ATEM members at breakfast session on August 16 2011, Gold Coast TEMC conference.

Session duration 20 minutes, and participant feedback was invited.

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  • [Photo Rama V. just a fabulous shot by a fabulous amateur photographer. May 2009 ]_______________________________________________________________This slide depicts leadership, being at the top and being elite_______________________________________________________________The HE Professional and Executive Staff Leadership Research Project is about leadership, being at the top, the most capable, highly skilled and elite in the tertiary education sector.How do we do this? How do we become leaders? How do we become the most capable and highly skilled? How do we become the best that we can be?These are challenging times for tertiary education institutions. Topical issues are:FundingCompetitionStudent expectationsIT revolutionScrutiny and accountabilitySuccession crisis.Why should we bother become the best that we can be?To improve leadership identification, selection and developmentTo learn from those further down the pathTo sharpen learning for leadershipTo set priorities for improving the sectorSPONSORS1) ATEM2) LH Martin Institute& working with3) UWS
  • [Photo AzliJamil.Group of Malaysian tourists – location unknown – this was an un-posed shot and reached the number 1 most viewed image on Flickr (ie it made the front page) in early September 2006. As a reference, in 2006 Flickr was getting in the order of about 1 million photos loaded a day. Compare that to the 130 million per month loaded to Flickr now! Ergo – hard to get noticed!]_______________________________________________________________ The project is to provide an evidence-based framework of effective professional and executive staff leadership capabilities and competencies in different roles. These findings will help advance the development of professional and executive leaders in Australian and New Zealand tertiary education institutions in todays increasingly competitive global education market.Using the power of the ATEM network – the power of many this is what we are doing here to achieve our aim
  • [Photo by Ken Douglas. Image of glass beads using a special effects macro lens called a ‘LensBaby’. It causes extreme spherical and chromatic aberration outside the central focal point, with oval bokeh produced that points inwards to the focal point]_______________________________________________________________MethodologyReplicating the methodologiesof Scott, Coates & Anderson (2008) in their definitive work “Learning Leaders in times of change”Phase 1—Online Survey (quantitative and qualitative survey) - so far invited 711 participants, and received 111 responses.Phase 2—Analysis of survey (UWS are warehousing the data-management and will do the first cut of data analysis)Phase 3—Workshops in Australia and New Zealand Phase 4—Review of draft report by respondents and steering committee (and possibly international peers in UK and Canada)_______________________________________________________________The results will help to ensure that the selection and development of current and future tertiary education professional leaders focuses on what really counts for effective performance in their role.The Learning Leaders study drew conclusions that radically reconceptualised leadership development at tertiary institutions. We will see how the outcomes of this project compare and we will ask you for your feedback in a set of ATEM sponsored fora.
  • [Photo by Sam Javanrouh.Subway tunnel in Toronto. April 5, 2010]_______________________________________________________________A number of milestones for this. Critical of course is getting as many respondents as possible to reply be September 30 and then the data analysis.Members and participating institutions should start hearing about results early next year if everything runs smoothly.
  • [Photo by Ilse.Self-creation referencing her twitter network. March 24, 2009]_______________________________________________________________On your table you have piece of A5 paper.The first is a feedback sheet with a single question. Could you please take a moment to think about and answer that question? That question is also up here on the screen.“What is the one professional development activity that would be most helpful to you in your role? “Please leave the A5 sheet on the table when you leave and we will collect them after breakfast is finished.
  • [Photo by Sue Hickton.Ochre deposits. ManduMandu Gorge Exmouth Western Australia. July 7, 2008 www.sirensnaps.redbubble.com]______________________________________________________________
  • HE Professional & Executive Staff Leadership Research Project

    1. 1. HE Professional & Executive Staff Leadership Research Project<br />Linda McKellar, Vice-President | Project Chair<br />Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/vramak/3499502280<br />
    2. 2. If two minds are better than one, then how about seven hundred?<br />…background<br />Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/azlijamil01/231592469<br />
    3. 3. Methodology…<br />Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/good_day/73584429<br />
    4. 4. …Timeline<br />Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/4864842353<br />July | Project ‘Go Live’<br />August 16| Today<br />September 30| Survey completes<br />October| Data analysis<br />Nov - Dec| Discussion of results<br />Jan – Feb ‘12 | Reporting & publicity<br />
    5. 5. power of the network…<br />…how you can help<br />What is the one professional development activity that would be most helpful to you in your role?<br />Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilse/3389565299<br />
    6. 6. the team…<br />Linda McKellar <br />Chair | VP<br />Kate Rawlings<br />Regional Chair<br />Heather Davis<br />Assoc. Sec.<br />Prof. Sharon Bell<br />DVC | CDU<br />Dr Maddy McMaster<br />Councillor<br />Prof. Geoff Scott<br />ED| UWS<br />Image source: istockphoto.com<br />
    7. 7. image sources<br />Slide 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/vramak/3499502280 (CC)<br />Slide 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/azlijamil01/231592469 (CC)<br />Slide 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/good_day/73584429 (CC)<br />Slide 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/4864842353(CC)<br />Slide 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilse/3389565299 (CC)<br />Slide 6 http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php ©<br />Slide 7 Sue Hickton Siren Snaps ©<br />Slide 8 http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php ©<br />Image source: istockphoto.com<br />
    8. 8. Linda McKellar<br />+61 (0) 424 400 951<br />linda.mckellar@atem.org.au<br />linkedin/in/lindamckellar<br />Please leave your form on the table for collection before you leave.<br />Thank you !<br />Slides by:<br />@learncurve | tslc.com.au<br />Siren Snaps © http://sirensnaps.redbubble.com/<br />