All Hands on Deck: Navigating Complex Waters through Partnerships and Innovation (E/SI)

April 24, 2023 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Stream: Transforming Leadership and Governance
Location: 520 ABC

Transformation of post-secondary education in an increasingly complex world requires radical collaboration. Through this presentation we look at what that can look like inside an institution and between institutions and the partners they work with.

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has developed an intentional approach to collective leadership that harnesses the combined brainpower and skillset of its 30-member College Leadership Team across the 6 campus locations. NBCC will share how they have leveraged the expertise of diverse leaders to work together for a common good, increase collaboration, and empowered them to both ask difficult questions and encourage one another.

Driven by the desire to deliver innovative, accessible programing and meet the high demand for a skilled workforce, Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA), brings together seven public institutions delivering college programming in Atlantic Canada (60,000 full- and part-time students annually at 40 campuses across the region). ACA, supported by Future Skills Centre Canada funding, embraces a partnership-based approach to diversifying the region’s workforce by prioritizing life-long skill development and the integration of cutting-edge technologies into program design and delivery. The ACA Executive Director along with three college Presidents will discuss the vision that brought them together; the goals, logistics and steps they took to maximize the initiatives; the governance structure that ensures strong collaboration; the role of the Innovation Centre as a driving force; as well as future goals and direction.

Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holland College
Byron James, ACA Executive Director, Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA)
Heather Allaby, VP Engagement & Experience, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
Mary Butler, President and CEO, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
Pierre Zundel, Président-directeur général, Collège communautaire du Nouveau Brunswick
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 5
Gender Equality
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10
Reduced Inequality
Goal 11
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 13
Climate Action