News Updates

News Updates » Latest News Updates » Comprehensive study of professional leaders in tertiary education now available

Comprehensive study of professional leaders in tertiary education now available

12 June 2012

This week, the findings of the largest research project undertaken by the Association of Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) were released.


ATEM, LH Martin Institute and University of Western Sydney all partnered in this research that identified leadership competencies and capabilities of professional staff in tertiary institutions in Australia and New Zealand.


“The study replicates the methodology of the Learning Leaders in Times of Change study which was done to identify leadership competencies and capabilities for academic staff in tertiary institutions in 2008”, said Linda McKellar, ATEM Vice President.

The aim of the project was to:

  • Define the capabilities which characterise an effective leader of the professional services and activities in Australian and New Zealand tertiary education institutions;
  • Identify the challenges such leaders face and how they might best be addressed;
  • Produce a set of recommendations for ATEM and tertiary institutions to consider on how to help the sector select, support and develop and monitor its leadership of the area; and,
  • Compare the results for professional leaders with those of academic leaders.

The report has been the culmination of strong professional partnerships and input from the steering committee, from the sector, and critical friends who have contributed to the creativity and commitment that it takes to move the leadership of the sector forward by identifying the behaviours that those of us who are working in it see as valuable.


The next step is engage a broader audience who would provide feedback on future direction and this will continue through 2012 at the ATEM NSW Branch Strategic Planning Workshop on 10 August and at the Tertiary Education Management Conference in Adelaide in September.

 

Read the report

 

For more information, please contact Linda McKellar, Vice president, ATEM
linda.mckellar@atem.org.au, 0424 400 951
 

Bookmark and Share
What's Happening?
Innovation Eco-systems: Study Mission to Italy and the Netherlands

Explore innovation eco-systems and understand complex interrelationships between...

Leading and Managing in Universities: Critical Insights for Academic and Corporate Leaders

Leadership and management workshops for Heads of School/Dept and corporate...

Governance in the Vocational Education and Training Sector

A series of symposia addressing issues of governance and structure for leaders and...

2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities

By universities, for universities: a conference on successful service improvement...

2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference - call for papers

Information for those interested in presenting at this year's conference.

Leading and Building Entrepreneurial Tertiary Institutions

A practical workshop on leading and building an entrepreneurial tertiary education...

News Updates
24 June 2016
Hive of innovation found at Australian and NZ universities

A world-first study on university innovations released today by LH Martin Institute and...

16 June 2016
MTEM student Leanne Harrison co-authors major report on student mobility

Current Masters student Leanne Harrison has co-authored a report to promote student...

14 June 2016
OECD figures are not what they seem in higher education

Geoff Sharrock writes in The Conversation on need for useful data comparisons that are in...

Insights Blog
20 July 2016
Domestic Student Load and Financing Trends at Individual Australian Universities

Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman on the financial performance of universities following...

7 July 2016
British Higher Education post-Brexit: the end of European Value Added and European Values?

Andrew Gunn looks at what Brexit means for British higher education and international...

5 July 2016
Research Leadership: Building Innovation and Capacity in Research Organisations

Åsa Olsson on the changing role of research and the Institute's approach to...

Research & Projects
Investigating Quality Teaching in the Victorian VET Sector

Primary research to find out what is quality teaching and identify the capabilities VET...

Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market

A three-year project funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research...

Australian Institution Profiles

This project seeks to shift the discussion of institutional diversity in Australian...