Talloires Network
Leaders Conference
Live Engagement, Transform Lives

December 2–4
Cape Town
South Africa

Conference Schedule

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.  Green denotes a pre-conference event, Red denotes a post-conference event. All items in Black are part of the main conference program and included in the conference registration fee.

Long-form Schedule

At-a-glance Schedule

Sunday, November 30

  • 12 pm to 5 pm – National Research Foundation Community-Engage Research Projects workshop, organized by South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Agenda)
  • 4 pm to 6 pm – Youth Economic Participation Initiative Welcome Tea*
  • 6:30 pm to 9 pm – Talloires Network Steering Committee and Secretariat Staff Dinner*

Monday, December 1

  • 8 am to 2 pm –  Talloires Network (TN) Steering Committee Meeting*
  • 9 am to 3 pm – Student Leaders Orientation Session*
  • 9 am to 5 pm  – National Research Foundation Community-Engaged Research Projects, organized by South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF), at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (continued from Nov. 30)
  • 12 pm to 7 pm – Youth Economic Participation Initiative workshop*

Tuesday, December 2

  • 9 to 10:15 am – Welcome Plenary
  • Welcome from Talloires Network
    • Rob Hollister, Executive Director, TN and Janice Reid, Vice-Chair, TN Steering Committee and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sydney
    • Opening Session Moderator: Anthony Monaco, Incoming Chair, TN Steering Committee; President, Tufts University
  • Welcome from CHEC Vice Chancellors
    • Max Price, University of Cape Town; Tyrone Pretorius, University of the Western Cape; Leopoldt Van Huyssteen, Stellenbosch University; Prins Nevhutalu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • Tribute to Professor Russel Botman, Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University
  • Opening Keynote: “Civic Engagement and the Social Responsibility of Higher Education”
    • Blade Nzimande, Minister for Higher Education and Training, South Africa
  • Opening Keynote:  “The Future of University Civic Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges”
    • Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Witwatersrand, Chairperson, Higher Education South Africa
  • 10:15 to 11 am – Networking and Coffee Break
  • 11 to 12 pm – Plenary: “Voices from the Global South”
    • Moderator: Nieves Tapia, Founding Director, Latin American Center for Service Learning
    • Professor Catherine Odora Hoppers, University of South Africa (South Africa); Dzul Razak, President, International Association of Universities, Former Vice-Chancellor, Albukary International University and Sains University (Malaysia)
  • 12  to 1:30 pm –  Lunch
  • 1:30 to 3 pm – Breakout Sessions
    • Youth Leadership: Developing Civic-Minded Graduates: Cross Cultural Perspectives [Wine Cellar]
    • Economic Development: Engagement, Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility in Latin America and Asia [Simonsberg]
    • Impacts and Incentives: Institutionalizing a Culture of Engaged Scholarship [Stellenberg]
    • Social Inclusion: Using Service Learning to Bridge Social Inclusion [Helderberg]
    • Meetings and Exchanges: African Perspectives on the GUNi World Report [Auditorium]
    • Student Leaders Session [Amphitheater Boardroom 1]
  • 3 to 3:45 pm – Networking and Coffee Break
  • 3:45 to 5:15 pm – Breakout Sessions
    • Youth Leadership: Talloires Network University Volunteer Program [Auditorium]
    • Economic Development: Interrupted by Hope: Community Based Learning Pedagogy for Arab Students [Simonsberg]
    • Impacts and Incentives: Early Learnings from the Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI) [Stellenberg]
    • Social Inclusion: PRIA Global Study [Wine Cellar]
    • Meetings and Exchanges: Europe Engage: Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement through Service Learning within Higher Education in Europe 2014 to 2017 [Amphitheater Boardroom 2]
    • Meetings and Exchanges: Strategies for Generating Financial Resources [Helderberg]

     

  • 5:30 to 6:30 pm – Plenary: MacJannet Prize Presentation Ceremony and Greetings from the Western Cape Premier
    • MacJannet Prize Presentation: John Wood, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities; Wenke Thoman, Board Member, MacJannet Foundation
    • Greetings from Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape
  • 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Dinner

Wednesday, December 3

  • 9:00 to 10:00 am – Plenary: “Elevating the Development Roles and Contributions of Higher Education to Combat Poverty”
    • Moderator: Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
    • Keynote Speaker: Reeta Roy, CEO, The MasterCard Foundation
  • 10:00 to 10:45 am – Networking and Coffee Break
  • 10:45 to 11:45 am – Plenary: “Strategic Directions – Institutional Visions and Strategies”
    • Moderator and Speaker:  Anthony Monaco, President, Tufts University (USA)
    • Stefan Bengtsson, Vice-Chancellor, Malmo University (Sweden); Olive Mugenda, Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University (Kenya); Beatriz Rodriguez, Vice Rector, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • 11:45 am to 1:15 pm – Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:45 pm – Breakout Sessions
    • Youth Leadership: Youth Leadership in Engaged Universities [Wine Cellar]
    • Economic Development: Toward a Global Anchor Institutions Movement:  Strengthening Local Engagement and Building the Field Internationally [Simonsberg]
    • Impacts and Incentives: Service-Learning View from the Global South// Managing Large-Scale Compulsory Curricular Community Engagement and the Partnerships Required to Make it Work [Stellenberg]
    • Social Inclusion: African University-Education Based Strategies for Employment and Entrepreneurship: Examples from the Youth Economic Participation Initiative [Helderberg]
    • Meetings and Exchanges: Provocateurs of Engagement [Auditorium]
    • Student Leaders Session [Amphitheater Boardroom 1]
  • 2:45 to 3:30 pm – Networking and Coffee Break
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm – Plenary:  Student Perspectives
    • Moderator: Janice Reid, Vice-Chair, Talloires Network and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sidney
    • Student representatives selected by the student cohort
  • 5:30 to 9:00 pm – Dinner and Cultural Event at Solms-Delta Wine Estate (transportation provided)

 

Thursday, December 4

  • 9:00 to 10:30 am – Breakout Sessions
    • Youth Leadership: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Youth Leadership [Auditorium]
    • Economic Development: Enhancing Regional Development Through Partnerships [Simonsberg]
    • Impacts and Incentives: Two Methodologies from HERANA Engagement Research [Stellenberg]
    • Social Inclusion: Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges [Helderberg]
    • Meetings and Exchanges: Universities and Engagement: Building an ACU Community [Wine Cellar]
    • Student Leaders Session [Amphitheater Boardroom 1]
  • 10:30 to 11:15 am – Networking and Coffee Break
  • 11:15  to 11:45 am – Plenary: “Elevating the Development Roles of Higher Education Around the World”
    • Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • 11:45 am to 1:00 pm – Closing Plenary:  “Call to Action”
    • Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement with Lorlene Hoyt, Directory of Programs and Research, TN
    • Recognition of the leadership of Steering Committee Chair Mark Gearan and Vice-Chair Janice Reid
    • Anthony Monaco, Incoming Chair, and Cheryl de la Rey, Incoming Vice-Chair, TN Steering Committee present draft Call to Action and lead discussion by attendees
    • Adoption of the Call to Action
  • 1  to 2:30 pm – Lunch [Conference Foyer]
  • 1 to 3 pm – African continental summit pre-convening for student leaders. By invitation only.  [Amphitheater Boardroom 1]
  • 2  to 5 pm – Optional community service project site visits, at community partner locations of four Cape Higher Education Consortium universities (List of Available Projects)
  • 7 pm to 9 pm –  Regional Partners dinner*

Friday, December 5, 2014

  • 9 am  to 12 pm – Regional Partners meeting*
  • 9 am to 12 pm  – Regional Perspectives on Civic Engagement workshop*

*Attendance by invitation only