Changing Times in Higher Education

28 October 2009

On Friday, October 16th DIT hosted a conference and workshop addressing some of the key issues and challenges in developing and implementing strategic change in Institutes of Technology. The event which is part of the SIF 2 project entitled Strategic Management and Change where DIT is partnering with Cork Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology attracted over 50 attendees to the Grangegorman Campus site.

Professor Brian Norton with Professor Ellen Hazelkorn
and Michael Yuille, Finance Director of the University of Liverpool,
who spoke at the conference

Speakers at the conference included Frank Daly, former Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners who described the experience in transforming Revenue from a traditional collector of taxes to helping citizens to be pro-active in ensuring their own tax compliance, Michael Yuille, Finance Director of the University of Liverpool who spoke about the adaptation of new funding models in the UK higher education sector and Professor Ellen Hazelkorn who described a number of pertinent trends driving change in higher education.

In addition there were a number of working sessions designed for colleagues working on the various Strategic Management and Change sub projects to address specific challenges in implementing change.

Frank Daly, former Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners
with Professor Brian Norton

Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT who opened the conference described the event as an opportunity for the 3 partner institutes to reflect on the scale of change facing all higher education institutions and to consider how to respond effectively to the resulting challenges.

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