Saturday, July 24, 2010

International University Leadership Colloquium

University Leadership Colloquium

an international platform for communication and networking among university leaders and opportunities for renewal of knowledge in the latest management practices and leadership talents in unity with colleagues across the international community.

*The Colloquium session is "free of charge" for all invitees
Organized by
EDS Business School, Penang, Malaysia
06 – 09 November 2010

EDS Business School presents the 4th International University Leadership Colloquium in Penang, Malaysia, on 6-9 November 2010. The Asia Colloquium provides an international platform for communication and networking among university leaders and opportunities for renewal of knowledge in the latest management practices and leadership talents in unity with colleagues across the international community. The Asia Colloquium promotes advancement of educational institutions through friendships, joint ventures, and affiliations with quality institutions from many nations.

Join your educational colleagues in a very memorable experience!

Former Asia Colloquium gatherings brought together university and college leaders from diverse nations: Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China, Macedonia, Bosnia, Poland, Slovakia, and United States of America; providing a first class experience in networking among the participants. Past Colloquium assemblies served as a perfect platform where joint ventures and affiliations were forged, friendships established, and new frontiers for partnerships explored. Past Colloquium participants found common focus in establishing dual degree programs, shared opportunities in research, exchanges of academic materials, and establishment of student exchange and faculty exchange programs.

We invite you to unite with us in developing alliances, building cooperation and joint ventures, expanding our knowledge together, and making global higher education more accessible.

Registration Form >>> Click Here

EDS Business School
… an international awards winning organization

EDS Business School is internationally recognized as a premier training and executive development organization, and world-class nurturer of talent, satisfying a rapidly growing demand for skills development training among educational leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs and executives in the Asia-Pacific Region. EDS operates world class leadership seminars and networking activities in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, USA and Macedonia, Eastern Europe, and is best known for providing state-of-the-art training in management principles and leadership practices through a unique executive development seminar program.

EDS Business School is established to meet the rapidly growing demand for skills development training needs by academia, NGO leaders, professionals, business owners and executives in the Asia-Pacific Region to provide up-to-date management knowledge and leadership practices through its unique Executive Opening Learning model.

Attendance limited to 60 university leaders.
Please submit your application early.
Spouses are welcome.

~Promote the attributes and character of your university or college
Participants will have the opportunity to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation about their university, its mission, goals and projects, and opportunities for joint ventures.

~Accelerate the global advancement of your institution
Participants will share knowledge and opportunities to improve educational quality, perfect leadership capacities, advance teaching and learning pedagogy, strengthen faculty development, expand curriculum offerings, and transfer knowledge and technology worldwide.

~Establish alliances with other universities and colleges
Participants will have a unique opportunity to dialogue with other college leaders, conceive cooperative projects, dual degree awards, shared faculty in-service, and establishment of preliminary agreement during the event.

~Create a world class university!
Participants master the latest management practices and leadership talents through attendance at the expert seminars in Creating a World Class Higher Learning Institution via Good to Great; Expert Supply Chain of Knowledge and Technology in Higher Education; and Create New Growth Strategies via White Ocean Strategy

Organizing Committee

Dr. Ben Lee, Organizing Chairman, Malaysia
Dr. Lee is Founder and President of EDS Business School, Malaysia, established in 2002. EDS is a premier training organization among educational leaders, business owners, professionals, and executives in the Asia-Pacific Region. Dr. Lee has taken the initiative in forming training associations with universities and colleges. Dr. Lee has initiated successful gatherings of educational leaders, expanding availability of educational opportunities, providing for capacity-building and upgrading university teaching faculties toward advanced academic qualifications.

Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, Organizing Co-Chairman, USA
Dr. Capogrossi is a world leader in the advancement of cross-border alliances and an authority in development of mentored distance learning programs. His scholarly writings illuminate the assurance of academic excellence among international and nontraditional colleges and universities. Dr. Capogrossi earned his Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Cornell University, where he completed an extensive dissertation investigating the effectiveness of the American education system.

Dr. Nelson T. Binag, Colloquium Advisor, Philippines
Dr. Binag is President Emeritus of Sultan Kudarat State University, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. He is Past Chairman of Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) and current President of International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL), Philippines.

Colloquium Program Agenda

Saturday, 6 November
9am - Opening Ceremony
10am-5pm - University Leaders presentation
6.30pm - Welcoming Dinner

Sunday, 7 November
9am-5pm - First Colloquium Seminar

Expert Supply Chain of Knowledge and Technology in Higher Education
Presented by Dr Premkumar Rajagopal
Dr. Premkumar served as Manufacturing Superintendent at Seagate Technology; Logistics Superintendent, Logistics Manager, and Head of Supply Network Planning, and Logistics Integrator at Intel Technology. He served as lecturer at EDS Business School, Malaysia; and MBA lecturer at University of Southern Queensland; University of Sunshine Coast; University of Nottingham Trend, UNITAR, USM and University of Midwest Missouri. Dr. Premkumar's papers were accepted by the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation Conference; British Academy of Management; and Operation Research Society UK.

Evening - Free and Easy... time for university leaders to meet and network

Monday, 8 November
9am-5pm - Second Colloquium Seminar

Create New Growth Strategies via White Ocean Strategy
Presented by Dr Lee Karling
Dr. Karling has many years experience in manufacturing and service industries as Head of Department. She is a Certified Trainer from ACAP Australia, and has more than 10 years experience as a corporate trainer. Dr. Karling’s consultancy work extends to the subsidiaries of the listed company. She has provides outstanding training workshops in areas of supply chain management, inventory management, warehouse system design, and purchasing management.

Evening - Free and Easy... time for university leaders to meet and network

Tuesday, 9 November
9am-3pm - Third Colloquium Seminar

Creating a World Class Higher Learning Institution via Good to Great
Presented by Prof. Sue Lim
Associate Professor Sue Lim has more than 25 years of human resources management, general management and training experience, more than half of which is of regional senior managerial role with well-known MNCs. Her final corporate job was with a local conglomerate as the Group Vice-President for Human Resources. The job entailed having regional human resources responsibilities.
She has trained extensively on HR related courses such as areas in recruitment, performance management, human resources developments, industrial relations and management development program. With her extensive knowledge and exposure to changes within the labor market Sue Lim takes a proactive approach to helping companies anticipate and manage their place in the future world of employment.

3pm-5pm - University Leaders sign Memorandum of Understanding

6.30pm - Grand Dinner and Award Presentation at Equatorial Hotel

Colloquium Fees
The Colloquium session is "free of charge" for registration made before 15 October, 2011. Registration fee of USD 500 per participant will be imposed for registration made after 15 October 2010.

*Participants pay only USD 690 to cover the followings expenses:

- 6 days and 5 nights accommodation at B-Suite Hotel in twin-sharing
- Single occupancy accommodation available upon request at USD790
- Breakfast and lunch provided during the seminar
- Transportation provided to and from Penang Airport
- Welcome dinner on 6 November
- Grand Dinner and Award Presentation on Tue, 9 November
- Lectures guide, training materials, and stationery provide
- Photograph sessions with participating university leaders
- Presentation of the Certificate of Participation

Spouse Are Welcome
Your spouse is welcome to accompany you to Penang. Participants need only submit additional USD380 for spouse, covering the following:

~ Airport pick up and drop off
~ Welcoming dinner
~ Breakfast and lunch provided
~ Transport for shopping trip to Queensbay Mall
~ VIP round table dinner


Professor Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon
University President, Ifugao State University, Philippines
Professor Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon is President of Ifugao State University, Philippines. He also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Phippines, Inc. (AACCUP).

The International Leadership Colloquium offers a first class experience in networking to its participants. This is true because the participants came from diverse academic institutions throughout the world.

Secondly, the participants are academic leaders who could make or were empowered to make commitments for and on behalf of their institutions, albeit to a certain extent.

Thirdly, the Colloquium offers a perfect platform where collaborations between and among individuals and academic institutions are forged, friendships established and new frontiers of partnerships started.

The common areas of focus of collaboration are on joint programs and research activities, on exchanges of academic materials and academic publications, and on exchanges and mutual visits of administrative staff, faculty and staff members, and graduate and undergraduate students.

As the head of our university, the personal experiences and insights I gained through my participation is also my university’s gain.

Registration Form >>> Click Here

About Penang
Penang is an outstanding international tourist destination and shopping paradise. A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently. Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines.
For more information on Penang UNESCO World Heritage Site, please visit

Colloquium Contact Information
For additional assistance and information about the Colloquium, kindly contact:

Dr. Ben Lee
Organizing Chairman
International University Leadership Colloquium
48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park,
13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-398 4306, 390 1396 Fax: +604-390 9766

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