Boosting Impact and Innovation in Higher Education: The Knowledge Entrepreneur and High Diversity Groups in Universities

Ross Rynehart
Imagine Consulting Group International, Australia


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787548336
Published:
04 Jun 2018
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
208 pages - 152 x 229mm

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This book provides a practical guide to mastering The Knowledge Entrepreneur Toolkit and to establishing High Diversity Groups in Universities. Both are key to Universities boosting their capacity for innovation and their impact both internally and on major world issues. This is not a traditional academic book. Rather, it represents a practical and pragmatic guide for academics, professional staff and university leaders to develop the skills and cultures needed to work intelligently and creatively with high levels of diversity. High levels of diversity, intentionally assembled, is the key to high performing leadership groups and research groups within universities. 

The author challenges academics and professionals within universities to pay as much attention to the development of their intra and inter-personal skills and knowledge as they do to academic and professional skills and knowledge. He suggests that development of these skills have often been neglected, resulting in the inability of universities to realise the full potential of diversity and to create new knowledge and innovations that add value. 

Long standing university cultures and practices are challenged by this book. Yet universities are being required to adapt rapidly to technological and social changes as well as societal expectations. The Knowledge Entrepreneur and High Diversity Group are two very timely frameworks to enable universities in meeting these challenges.
Preface 

Introduction 

Part One: The Knowledge Entreprenuer
1, The Knowledge Entrepreneur Role 
2, The Intra-personal or Self Components of the KE Toolkit 
3, The Inter-personal or Social Components of the KE Toolkit 
4, The Challenge of Learning 

Part Two: High Diversity Groups
5, Introduction To High Diversity Groups 
6, The HDG Process Playlist 
7, Two Specific Types of HDGs 
8, A Hypothetical Example of a HDG 
9, How to Develop High Diversity Groups 
10, Beyond the Boundaries
Ross Rynehart is the Co-founder and Director of Imagine Consulting Group International. Ross has spent the last 8 years developing tailored programs for the University sector in Australia, particularly with the University of Western Australia. Positions held prior to founding Imagine CGI include Teacher, Education Consultant, Northern Challenge Project Leader, Station Leader, Mawson, Antarctica, Operations Manager for Natural Resources and Mines Queensland and Principal Project Officer, Leadership Development for the Queensland Government. Ross holds Undergraduate qualifications in Agriculture, Education and Special Education and a Post Graduate MEd(Hons) and PhD.

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