Special invitation to AAU: University Advancement Workshop: AFRICAN HEI’S IN AN AGE OF DISCONTINUITY at the Kingdom Hotel Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Greetings from the AAU and wishing you all a Happy New Year
At the beginning of 2017 I write to you in order to again bring to your attention the AAU University Advancement Workshops that will be offered during the course of 2017 (please refer to the attached list).
In all likelihood 2017 will be a watershed year for Africa’s Institutions of Higher Education. The impact of the various sociopolitical, socio-economic as well as competitive driving forces are such that it is quite likely that Africa’s HEI’s, collectively and individually, will be confronted with fundamental decisions that may very well involve their future sustainable success.
This also informed AAU’s decisions when the focus and range of 2017 University Advancement workshops had to be determined.
Our first workshop will be offered from 29th to 31st March 2017 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This first workshop will challenge HEI leaders – members of University Councils, Rectors/ Vice Chancellors/ Presidents of HEI’s as well as executive/senior university leaders – to fundamentally re-think the future of Africa’s HEI’s in context of the almost unstoppable impact of the major driving forces that they have to contend with. The fundamental challenge is to, as we move forward into the 21st century, re-imagine our respective HEI’s in the context of the fundamental principles of truth, wealth, good and aesthetics:
This specific workshop will challenge participants in various ways, and will ask from them to objectively re-examine their entrenched beliefs and paradigms so that as a collective, we can forge achievable means to strive towards the attainment of a distinctly different, better, as well as sustainable future for our respective HEI’s.
I would therefore like to extend an invitation that you should join us in this not to be missed workshop at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
In the past this particular workshop has proven to be in high demand. Early registration is therefore essential as only a limited number of participants can be accommodated.
Looking forward to our discussions in Victoria Falls!
Prof. Etienne Ehile
The target audience for the workshop includes:
US $ 800 per participant
This includes all programme material, refreshments (tea/coffee and lunches) as well as formal functions which are offered as part of the programme. It excludes travelling and accommodation.
Participants are responsible for their own travelling arrangements as well as for the cost of accommodation for the duration of the programme.
How to apply to attend the workshop
VENUE: KINGDOM HOTEL VICTORIA FALLS
The workshop details are as follows:
DATES: 29th to 31st March 2017(Arrival – Tuesday, 28th March departure, Saturday 1st April or Sunday 2nd April 2017).
COSTS: Inclusive of morning/afternoon refreshments, lunch, as well as all workshop materials:
ACCOMMODATION: Participants will stay at a special rate of $100 that has been negotiated for workshop participants. Accommodation and related costs are to be borne by each participant
Hotel Reservation: For reservations you can contact the following:
Participants should kindly contact the Host Institutions contact person for any enquiries and assistance needed to acquire visa to Zimbabwe:
Ms. Grace TAMWA: Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Great Zimbabwe University; P. O. Box 1235, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Telephone: +263 39 266666/263033 Fax: +263 39 266665 Mobile: +263 772155911
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; copy: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Airport transfers have been negotiated with Wild Horizons for $8 per person
one way. Participants who will want to use the facility should kindly contact Ms. Grace Tamwa.