Inyathelo Retreat 2013

04 November 2013

The 2013 Inyathelo Leadership Retreat

Posted in Inyathelo Retreat 2013

The three-day Inyathelo Leadership Retreat brings together over 150 leaders from higher education, business and philanthropy, in an effort to promote dialogue and partnerships that will ensure our universities maintain their excellence, and provide the graduates and research required to advance South Africa.

The retreat will focus on how universities, corporates and philanthropists can reach clarity and consensus on the role of universities in South Africa and how we can form mutually beneficial partnerships.

04 November 2013

Welcome and Introduction

Written by Bill Moses , Eusebius McKaiser , Shelagh Gastrow , Posted in Inyathelo Retreat 2013, Day 1

Eusebius McKaiser, social and political commentator, opened the first day of Inyathelo's three-day leadership retreat, with welcoming addresses from Shelagh Gastrow, Inyathelo's Executive Director, and Bill Moses, Programme Director for Education at the Kresge Foundation.

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04 November 2013

Keynote address: Why universities matter

Written by Professor Brian O’Connell , Posted in Inyathelo Retreat 2013, Day 1

Professor Brian O'Connell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape, delivered the keynote address at Inyathelo's Annual Leadership Retreat for Universities.

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04 November 2013

What does the country and business need from universities? What do universities need from business?

Written by Anthony Farr , Professor Hayman Russel Botman , Professor Jonathan Jansen , Sizwe Nxasana , Posted in Inyathelo Retreat 2013, Day 1

What does the country and business need from universities, and what do universities need from business – this was the central question asked at the second session of the 6th Leadership Retreat. Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State; Sizwe Nxasana, CEO of FirstRand; and, Anthony Farr, CEO of Allan Gray Orbis, presented on this key question, and Professor Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, moderated the discussion.

04 November 2013

Universities, employment and transformation: Are universities growing black talent in South Africa?

Written by Heidi Kornmuller, Marlene Potgieter, Professor Adam Habib, Professor Nthabiseng Ogude , Posted in Inyathelo Retreat 2013, Day 1

Universities, employment and transformation: Are universities growing black talent in South Africa? This is the discussion that Professor Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand; Heidi Kornmuller, Head of Human Resources for Coronation Fund Managers; and, Marleen Potgieter, Managing Director at Equity Works, discussed at the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat today. The discussion was chaired by Professor Nthabiseng Ogude, Vice-Chancellor of the Tshwane University of Technology.

04 November 2013

Tapping into the power of the 21st-century student

Written by Dr Samuel D. Cargile, Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Dr Sam Cargile, Vice President of the Lumina Foundation in the USA, discussed how to tap into the power of the 21st century as businesses, higher education institutions and philanthropists. 

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04 November 2013

Are South African graduates ready for work?

Written by David Casey , Dr Eureta Rosenberg, Gasant Orrie, Professor Ahmed Bawa , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Are South African graduates ready for work? Professor Ahmed Bawa, Vice-Chancellor of Durban University of Technology, moderated this important discussion in which Gasant Orrie, Cape Managing Partner at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.; Dr Eureta Rosenberg of GreenMatter; and David Cassey, Director of Career Services at Univesity of Cape Town participated.

04 November 2013

Higher education partnerships with key stakeholders: Case studies and future opportunities [part 1]

Written by Dr Bernard Fanaroff , Lindy Rodwell van Hasselt, Professor Derrick Swartz , Tracey Henry , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Two concurrent sessions were run at the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat which discussed case studies and future opportunities for higher education partnerships with key stakeholders.

In this session, Professor Derrick Swartz, Vice-Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, moderated the discussion with Lindy Rodwell van Hasselt, Relationship Director at the Lewis Foundation; Tracey Henry, Chief Executive Officer of Tshikululu Social Investment; and, Dr Bernard Fanaroff, Director of Square Kilometer Array Project South Africa.

04 November 2013

Higher education partnerships with key stakeholders: Case studies and future opportunities [part 2]

Written by Dr Max Price, Louise Driver , Nicola Galombik , Professor Rob Moore , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Two concurrent sessions were run at the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat which discussed case studies and future opportunities for higher education partnerships with key stakeholders.

In this session, Professor Rob Moore, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand, moderated the discussion with Nicola Galombik, Executive Director of Yellowwoods; Louise Driver, CEO of the Children's Hospital Trust; and, Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

04 November 2013

Improving graduate outcomes and output

Written by Professor Ian Scott , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Ian Scott, professor in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) and Director of Academic Development at UCT, presented key proposals and recommendations of the CHE Task Team on graduate curriculum reform in his presentation 'Improving graduate outcomes and output'.

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04 November 2013

Access and success at South African universities: Thinking, practice and possibilities

Written by Melanie Judge , Monica Mawoyo , Thandi Lewin , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

In this session, the preliminary research findings of the ASHESA research were discussed. Thandi Lewin, higher education researcher and consultant, and Monica Mawoyo, higher education and skills development research consultant, presented on the research to date. The discussion was moderated by Melanie Judge, Inyathelo Associate.  

04 November 2013

Access and success: How can we address this complex crisis?

Written by Dr Gavin MacGregor, Dr Matete Madiba , Linda Whitfield , Nombuso Ndlovu , Professor Cheryl de la Rey , Posted in Day 2, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

The final session of the second day of the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat, 'Access and success: How can we address this complex crisis?', was moderated by Professor Cheryl de la Rey with presentations by Nombuso Ndlovu, Student Representative Council member from the University of the Free State; Dr Matete Madiba, Director of Student Affairs at University of Pretoria; Dr Gavin MacGregor, Director of the Umthombo Youth Development Foundation; and, Linda Whitfield, Trustee of the Harold Crossely Foundation. 

05 November 2013

The dynamics of university partnerships with business and philanthropy

Written by Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. , Posted in Day 3, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Dr John Wilson, President of Morehouse College in the USA, spoke to the dynamics of university partnerships with business and philanthropy.  

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05 November 2013

Forging a social pact: The role of leadership in engendering mutually beneficial partnerships

Written by Chantell Ilbury, Posted in Day 3, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Chantell Ilbury, Independent Scenario Strategist, facilitated the penultimate session of the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat. Ilbury used scenario planning to look at the possibilities of forging a social compact and the role of leadership in engendering mutually beneficial partnerships.

05 November 2013

Reflecting Forward: Creating and maintaining opportunities to engage with key stakeholders

Written by Dr Saleem Badat , Dr Francois Bonnici , Eusebius McKaiser , Gail Campbell , Posted in Day 3, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

The final discussion, 'Reflecting forward: Creating and maintaining opportunities to engage with key stakeholders' provided illuminating insights and a fitting conclusion to the Inyathelo Leadership Retreat. 

The panel consisted of Dr Saleem Badat, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University; Dr Francois Bonnici, Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business, UCT; and Gail Campbell, CEO of the Zenex Foundation.

05 November 2013

Conference overview and wrap-up

Posted in Day 3, Inyathelo Retreat 2013

Eusebius McKaiser, master of ceremonies, concluded the Leadership Retreat by thanking participants for their engagement. He suggested that it is easy to underestimate the enormity of the progress that has been made at the Retreat. Furthermore, that throughout the Retreat engagement showed an understanding of the need to be pragmatic as well as think through the theorectical issues related to forming a social compact.

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