Talloires Network
Leaders Conference
Live Engagement, Transform Lives

December 2–4
Cape Town
South Africa

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2011 Talloires Network Leaders Conference Agenda

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Concurrent Session Assignments

All participants have been assigned to specific concurrent sessions. Please follow these links to find your session in each group (A-D). / Todos los participantes han sido asignados a determinadas sesiones simultáneas. Por favor, haz click en estos enlaces para encontrar su período de sesiones de cada grupo (A-D).

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For more information, please contact Elizabeth Babcock, Talloires Network Coordinator, at babcock@icicp.org or call 202-775-0290

2011 Talloires Network Leaders Conference Agenda- DRAFT

Monday, June 13, 2011

Participants arrive throughout the day

19:00: Welcome reception at Occidental Hotel Miguel Angel in downtown Madrid

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

*** Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided for most sessions.

09:00: Buses depart hotel for The Autonomous University of Madrid

10:15-11:00: Welcome and Opening Ceremony
The Talloires Network, celebrating its 5 year anniversary this year, is gathering together university leaders from around the world to discuss the successes, challenges and opportunities for university-community engagement.
José María Sanz Martínez, Rector, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Lawrence Bacow, President, Tufts University
Emilio Botín, Chairman, Santander Bank
Ángel Gabilondo Pujol, Minister of Education, Spain

11:00-12:00: Fundraising: Strategies for success
University representatives will share their strategies for successful partnerships with the business and philanthropic sectors.
Moderated by Margaret McKenna, President, Walmart Foundation

12:00-12:20: Coffee Break

12:20-14:00: Concurrent sessions, Group A

A1: El compromiso social como eje central de la gestión universitaria (Social commitment as the core of university management)
The Catholic University of Cordoba- Fr. Rafael Velasco, Rector

A2: Workshop: Small grants program in South Africa to develop innovative community outreach programs with a focus on women and girls.
Tufts University- Dr. Robert Hollister, Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
SAHECEF- Dr. Jerome Slamat, Director

A3: Institutional management: Integrating teaching, learning and extension
University of Costa Rica- Dr. María Pérez Yglesias, Vice-Rector for Social Action

A4: About the Talloires Network: Informational session for non-members led by a Steering Committee member

A5: The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenship
University of the Western Cape- Dr. Thierry Luescher-Mamashela, post-doctoral fellow

14:00-15:15: Lunch

Keynote speech: John Fallon, Chief Executive International Education for Pearson

15:30- Buses depart for Santander Financial City

16:30-18:15: MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship Ceremony- Eight outstanding programs from Talloires Network member universities will be presented with awards in a special ceremony to honor their achievements.
Each year, the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation bring together student and staff representatives of winning programs for several days of workshops and discussions before formally receiving the Prize in an Award Ceremony. In 2009 and 2010, the ceremony was held at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France. In 2011, the Talloires Network and MacJannet Foundation will hold the ceremony in Madrid, Spain. This gathering is an exciting opportunity for participants to exchange information, learn from one another’s experiences, and build relationships with their peers around the world.

18:15-19:30: Reception

19:30- Buses return to hotel

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

09:00: Buses depart hotel for The Autonomous University of Madrid

10:00-10:30: Welcome, Introduction and remarks by Bill Barke, CEO, Higher Education Arts & Science Group, Pearson

10:30-11:30: Keynote speech by Jennifer Corriero, co-founder of TakingITGlobal
Jennifer Corriero is co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering cross-cultural dialogue, strengthening the capacity of youth as leaders and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues through the use of technology. In 2005, Jennifer was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2007, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and as a York University Bryden Alumni Award winner.

Ms. Corriero’s speech will be followed by 15 minutes of question and answer.

11:30-11:50: Coffee Break

11:50-12:50: Concurrent sessions, Group B

B1: Workshop: Expanding economic opportunities for youth

The Talloires Network, in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, is developing a proposed global initiative to mobilize university resources to expand economic opportunities for marginalized youth in developing countries. This session will invite participants to contribute to planning a set of demonstration projects to develop young people’s job skills and entrepreneurial abilities, and to strengthen public policies.

Tufts University- Dr. Robert Hollister, Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Mastercard Foundation- Reeta Roy, President

B2: On citizenship: International service and the civic formation of students
The Autonomous University of Madrid

B3: Technology and social engagement
The Open University of Catalunya- Dr. Imma Tubella, Rector

B4: TBD
Pitzer College- Dr. Laura Trombley, President

B5: Opening access: How to reach the poorest students
Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez- Prof. Francisco Gil, Rector

B6: The Civic University: bringing together community engagement and sustainable development
The session will introduce the concept of the civic university as a way of thinking about the links between a university’s engagement with the community and its contribution to sustainable development locally and globally. The civic university is defined as ‘ providing opportunities for the society of which it forms part; engaging as a whole with its surroundings, not piecemeal; partnering with other local universities and colleges and managed in a way that enables it to participate fully in the region in which it forms part. While it operates on a global scale, it uses its location to help form its identity and provide opportunities for it to grow and help others, including individual learners, businesses and public institutions, to do so too’. A case study will be presented and participants will then work in groups to identify the drivers and barriers to civic engagement in their own institutions and the leadership challenges inside and outside of the university in realizing the opportunities and overcoming the barriers

Newcastle University- Dr. John Goddard, emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies

13:00-14:00: Concurrent sessions, Group C

C1: Workshop: Small grants program in Chile to develop innovative community outreach programs with a focus on women and girls.
Tufts University- Dr. Robert Hollister, Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

C2: The role of the university in post-conflict peace building
University of Liberia- Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, President

C3: Utilizing distance learning technologies for engagement
The Open University- Dr. Alan Bassindale, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)

C4: Service and learning outcomes: Measuring the civic behaviors, skills, and attitudes of students
Tecnológico de Monterrey- Dr. Carlos Mijares, Vice President for Academics and Research

C5: Partnerships and community impact: A strategic review
The Aga Khan University- Dr. Firoz Rasul, President

C6: The Civic University: bringing together community engagement and sustainable development
Newcastle University- Dr. John Goddard, emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies

14:00-15:30- Lunch

15:30-16:30: Panel: creating supportive policy environments for university- community engagement.

Ministers of Education and senior government officials from around the world will discuss what their governments can and should do to support this growing global movement.

16:30-18:00: Presentation of The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement
The Engaged University is the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available on the global civic engagement movement in higher education. It is being published by Francis and Taylor as part of their series: International Studies in Higher Education. Leaders of the 20 Talloires Network institutions who are profiled in The Engaged University will be recognized and join in releasing it at the conference. All participants will receive a free copy.

18:15- Buses depart for reception at residence of US Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont

19:00- Reception at US Ambassador’s residence

21:00- Buses return from reception to hotel

Thursday, June 16, 2011

09:00- Buses depart hotel for The Autonomous University of Madrid

10:00-10:15- Welcome

10:15-11:00- Keynote speech by Reeta Roy, President, Mastercard Foundation

11:00-11:30- Announcement from President Bacow regarding governance of the Talloires Network, Question and Answer

11:30-11:50- Coffee break

12:00-14:00- Concurrent sessions, Group D

D1: Political transitions: The role of universities in new democracies
Stellenbosch University- Prof. Russel Botman, Vice-Chancellor

D2: Technology and social engagement
The Open University in the Netherlands- Dr. Theo Bovens, President

D3: Community engagement at the core: The Community University Partnership Program
The University of Brighton- Dr. Julian Crampton, Vice-Chancellor

14:00-15:00- Lunch
15:00-16:00- Closing session, Announcement of Conference Resolution
16:15- Buses depart for cultural event

To register or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Babcock, Talloires Network Coordinator, at babcock@icicp.org or call 202-775-0290