These are the slides I used to contribute a session on disruption as part of the 2016 senior management conference with Vice Chancellor Barney Glover and members of the senior management conference at Western Sydney University.
The backdrop took four big themes as the frame – the age of distrust, the end of power, the transition from scaleable efficiency to scaleable learning in the face of the “big shift”, and the inescapable conclusion that, in a world grown too big to know, “the smartest person in the room is the room.”
The slides will give you a sense of the other places I went to prompt a discussion about what, in the face of these trends and forces for change, universities should be doing and what they should become.
Some of the references in the slides:
HireUp – reinventing disability support services; where eHarmony meet PayPal
The Ledger – a thought experiment from the Institute for the Future about what might happen when education meets blockchain
Theory of the Business – Peter Drucker’s 1994 HBR article which is still one of the best expositions I’ve read about the fundamental task of any organisation or institution – to match its capabilities to its mission to its environment.
Attachments: WSU senior management conference July 2016 (002)