Talk on Trends in Higher Ed

Leadership Team Bringing in Ken Steele on May 30


The Selkirk College Leadership Team is pleased to be bringing in renowned Canadian post-secondary strategist Ken Steele for a 90-minute presentation on Wednesday, May 30. An entertaining and insightful speaker, Steele’s talk will take place at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Ken Steele Presentation

Staff from all campuses are encouraged to attend this free event which is sure to provide plenty to think about as we start our preparation for the 2018-2019 academic year and the renewal of our five-year strategic plan. Here is a summary of his presentation:

Along with our society and economy, colleges and universities are accelerating toward the future, and it is not always entirely clear what lies around the next bend. Students are evolving, becoming more and more comfortable in a digital world while simultaneously more anxious about their career prospects in the context of a looming fourth industrial revolution. Institutions are innovating and transforming in terms of programs, pedagogy, facilities, partnerships and student services. In this fast-paced, dynamic presentation, Canada’s foremost higher ed futurist will distill decades of trends, research and best practices to provide a big-picture view of the future for Selkirk College, and some ways in which our students, staff, and the institution itself can survive and thrive in the years ahead. (Bring your smartphone to add your voice to some real-time online polls.) In this recent episode of his webcast, Ten with Ken, Ken Steele describes the forces for change impacting higher education. Find it on YouTube.

You can also find out more information at Steele’s website.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form here to reserve your seat in the theatre. This is an excellent opportunity to get insight and information from one of Canada’s leading voices on post-secondary trends.

If you would like more information on this upcoming talk, please contact Barb Ihlen by email or at extension 21283.