Learning Leadership in Times of Change (Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott) RESTRICTED TO CAULLT NOMINEES ONLY

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Change does not just happen, but must be led (Scott, 2008)

Leaders of learning and teaching in universities have a central role in ensuring that their institutions not only survive, but thrive in the volatile environment in which we operate. The COVID pandemic and ChatGPT are both good examples of why we need change-savvy leaders, both senior and at the local level in our universities. This webinar is the first in a series of Leadership Development workshops offered by CAULLT in 2023, aimed to support leaders and emerging leaders in learning and teaching in Australia and New Zealand in these times of change. In this webinar we are fortunate to have Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Scott to work with us to:

  • explore our experiences with effective Learning and Teaching Leadership and its support in higher education; and
  • consider these experiences in light of research undertaken with more than 1000 successful L&T Leaders around the world over the past 15 years.

The outputs from this webinar will be the basis for further leadership development activities at our June webinar when we will ask you to invite some emerging leaders from your institution to take part, and at our Learning Leaders conference later in the year. This first webinar is open to CAULLT nominees (three per institution). If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate a delegate on your behalf.

Prior to attending the session, you may like to read some of Geoffrey’s recent work for background – Scott, G. (2022), “Leadership Versus Management in Higher Education”, Blair, A.Evans, D.Hughes, C. and Tight, M. (Ed.) International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 15), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-362820220000015006


Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott

B.A., Dip Ed (Sydney), MEd, Ed D (Toronto) FACE

Dr Geoff Scott is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at Western Sydney University, Australia. From 2004-12 he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality) and Executive Director of Sustainability at WSU. During this time he led a range of successful external quality audits and established the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development at WSU. In the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Ratings on Sustainability in Higher Education WSU was ranked first in the world.

He is a widely published author of reports and articles on change leadership, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, professional capability, what distinguishes successful early career graduates in a wide range of professions, assuring achievement standards and quality assurance in higher education. His book Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education with Canada’s Michael Fullan (2009) received the US Colleges’ Bellwether Award and his international study of successful change leaders of education for sustainable development – Turnaround Leadership for Sustainability in Higher Education – is widely used around the world.

Currently Professor Scott is working with universities and colleges in Europe, the UK, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand on how best to embed the UNs Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum.

He is a former director of the Australian Council for Educational Research, a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, a foundation member of the panel of TEQSA experts and a higher education auditor, board member and consultant in many countries. From 2014-16 he was National Senior Teaching Fellow with the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. This Fellowship focused on how best to develop highly capable, work ready plus graduates for an uncertain future and resulted in a website for assuring the quality of tertiary learning and teaching (http://flipcurric.edu.au/)  that currently has some 19,000 Higher Education users around the world.

In 2007, he was the Recipient of the Australian Higher Education Quality Award.