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Leading and Building Entrepreneurial Tertiary Institutions

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What are the characteristics that define a university as being entrepreneurial? Can universities use these definitions as a guide to becoming more entrepreneurial? What is the gap between aspiration and reality? Which characteristics are achievable, which aspirational and which mere rhetoric? What is the role of a leader in an entrepreneurial institution?

Paul Coyle will facilitate a practical workshop to explore these important questions. He will draw on a range of international case studies and identify the key actions needed to lead and build an entrepreneurial university.

Please note that, although Paul will focus on universities, this workshop may also be of interest to those in the VET sector.

Workshop details

Friday, 11 March 2016

LAB-14, Seminar Room
Carlton Connect Initiative
700 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

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About the presenter

Prof. Paul Coyle is an innovation, leadership and change management consultant supporting the development of entrepreneurial organisations in Europe and the UK. The development and application of the entrepreneurial mindset is his specialist interest.

Since 2013, Paul has been working as an independent consultant, whilst also fulfilling ongoing roles for the European Commission’s Directorate General responsible for Culture and Education, the UK's Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the UK's National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education and the European University Industry Innovation Network.

Previously, Paul worked for over a decade as a member of university executive teams, leading organisational & cultural change and contributing to mergers that established three new universities in the UK. During an academic career spanning nearly 30 years, he held a wide range of responsibilities including the posts of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching and Executive Dean for Arts & Business. He held the title of Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership whilst working at the University of Wales, Newport.


Please direct enquiries about this workshop to Marian Schoen, Executive Director, EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at

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Jointly presented by the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne
Jointly presented by the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne