Presidents’ Roundtable

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Saturday, 11 July – Sunday, 12 July 2015
Mercy Lecture Theatre, ACU St Patrick’s Campus, Melbourne
Theme: Leading International Collaboration

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About the Presidents’ Roundtable

The Presidents’ Roundtable is a two-day forum bringing together higher education leaders (i.e. Presidents/ Vice-Chancellors) from around the world to discuss, deliberate, and share insights on internationalisation. It will feature panel discussions on international models for collaboration, community engagement, and leadership in higher education.

This event will feature a distinguished line-up of speakers including higher education Vice-Chancellors, Presidents, and Rectors from leading Australian and international universities.

See confirmed speakers

Preliminary program

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0830–0930Registration / arrival
Coffee/tea & light snacks
0930–1015Opening prayer & welcome
  • Opening Prayer by Fr Anthony Casamento csma, Director, Identity & Mission, Australian Catholic University
  • Welcome remarks by Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University
  • Keynote Address by Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor & President, University of Western Sydney and Chair, Universities  Australia
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Panel discussion: International engagement models – opportunities for collaboration
This session will explore models of international networking and collaboration adopted by leading Catholic universities. Panellists and the audience will share best practices, case studies, learnings and highlights of international engagement.

Facilitator:
The Honourable Mr Phil Honeywood, Executive Director of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Australia

Panellists:

  • Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Reverend Michael Garanzini, President, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Dr Conrado Gempesaw, President, St John’s University, USA
  • Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, De Paul University, USA (TBC)

Q&A

12151315Networking lunch
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PANEL DISCUSSION: THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIPS IN DRIVING INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Sponsored by: Telstra

Moderator:
Rod Mewing, Business Consultant, Executive Program, Telstra, Australia

Panellists:

  • Mr Vish Nandlall, Education industry Director, Telstra, Australia
  • Ms Susi Steigler-Peters, Education Industry Executive, Telstra, Australia
  • Mr Adam Brimo, CEO, Open Learning, Australia
  • Mr Aaron Hughes, CEO, Momentum Cloud, Australia
  • Professor Simon Stewart, Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University
14151445Coffee/tea & light snacks
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INTERNATIONAL MODELS: SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
This session will showcase innovative international community engagement programs and provide an opportunity for collaboration across a variety of countries.

Facilitator:
Fr Anthony Casamento, csma, Director, Identity & Mission, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Presenters:

  • Professor Michelle Campbell, Executive Dean of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University and Ms Sandra Allen-Craig, Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Dr Howard Rosing, Director of Steins Centre, De Paul University, USA
  • Pr Phillippe Bordeyne, Rector, Institut Catholique de Paris, France
16001615Closing remarks
Professor Pauline Nugent, Provost, Australian Catholic University, Australia
17302030

Cocktail reception
Treetops, Melbourne Museum

  • Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country by Mr Julian Leeser, Director, Government, Policy & Strategy, Australian Catholic University (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Opening Prayer by Fr Anthony Casamento csma, Director, Identity & Mission, Australian Catholic University
  • Welcome Remarks by Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University
  • Address by His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK Mc (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
    (The Importance of International Collaboration in Australian Higher Education)
  • Word from the Sponsor by Ms Susi Steigler-Peters, Education Industry Director, Telstra
  • Word of Thanks by Professor Pauline Nugent, Provost, Australian Catholic University

Master of Ceremonies: Mr Chris Riley, Executive Director International, Australian Catholic University

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Eucharistic Celebration
Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Building

  • Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bashar Matti Warda, Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq
  • Concelebrant: Fr Anthony Casamento csma, Director, Identity & Mission, Australian Catholic University
  • ACU choir to sing
08450900Coffee/tea & light snacks
09001030

PANEL DISCUSSION: LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION
This panel discussion will provide insights into leadership within contemporary higher education.  Share stories from panellists grappling and succeeding with sector challenges across a variety of countries.

Facilitator:
Mr Julian Leeser, Director of Government, Policy & Strategy, Australian Catholic University

Panellists:

  • Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor & President, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor & President, Deakin University, Australia
  • Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President, James Cook University, Australia
  • Reverend Jeffrey P. von Arx S.J., President, Fairfield University, USA
  • Mr Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor, St. Mary’s University, UK

Q&A

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TELSTRA AND GLOBAL ENTERPRISE SERVICES FOR EDUCATION  
Sponsored by: Telstra

This presentation will provide an overview of Telstra’s Education strategy including underpinning principles, reference to the white paper series, frameworks for 21stC pedagogies as well as a snapshot of key planks of solution innovation.

Presenter:
Ms Susi Steigler-Peters, Education Industry Director, Telstra, Australia

11001130Closing remarks
Professor Anne Cummins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students, Learning and Teaching, Australian Catholic University, Australia
11301200Coffee/tea & light snacks
AfternoonCultural visits
Meeting point: Registration Desk, Mary Glowrey Building

Master of Ceremonies: Dr Stephen Weller, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Catholic University, Australia

* This program is subject to change.

Cultural tours

ACU is organising optional cultural tours in the afternoon of Sunday, 12 July 2015 for Presidents’ Roundtable delegates. This includes visits to Yarra Valley wineries, city orientation tours, and aboriginal visits, among others. View more details on tour schedule and rates. For inquiries, please contact Paul Robinson at +613 9699 8422 or via email info@linktours.com.au.

Book a tour

Registration

Registration is now closed. Please contact Ms Malou Guevarra-Leone via Malou.Guevarra-Leone@acu.edu.au if you have any enquiries.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Malou Guevarra-Leone
Project Officer, Office of the Provost
Australian Catholic University
T: +61 3 9953 3960 E: Malou.Guevarra-Leone@acu.edu.au