Wednesday, June 22
4:15 AM-5:15 AM
Virtual Room 1

Putting your educational institution in the best possible position for the future

F2F Poster Demonstration ID: 59748

Abstract: As we emerge from the pandemic, we need digital leaders who ask questions at every level of an organisation.  Jisc gives people the confidence they need to make positive changes in their educational organisations. In this workshop, participants will engage with a range of activities that help staff adapt and respond to the digital challenges and opportunities their organisations may face. The session will cover two key activities: The first, entitled "Vision for Change," brings senior managers and leadership together to work on innovative approaches to strategic planning. The activity helps leaders gain clarity and focus collectively on where they are now as an organisation and where they want to be going forward. The second, entitled "Planning for Action", takes the strategic objectives from the vision for change workshop, and starts to unpack the considerations, prioritising them and forming an owned action plan.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have started to enable their organisation to adjust more effectively to technological change. They will have discovered the tools and approaches that can empower educators and administrators to experiment with new, more flexible teaching and learning methods. Participants will have gained experience with a variety of approaches that can help organisations adapt and respond to digital challenges and opportunities during the workshop.


* Help your organisation respond more effectively to technology-driven change. * Discover the tools and approaches that can give staff the confidence to develop different, more flexible ways of delivering teaching and learning.  * During the workshop, participants will get hands-on and participate in a range of approaches that help organisations adapt and respond to digital challenges and opportunities.

Topical Outline

Digital Leadership: Digital leadership is about preparing your organisation for a digitally transformed future with thought leadership, events and practical exercises from across the education sector. What is digital leadership and what makes a digital leader???????? ???Digital leadership is the act of leading an effective digital organisation (or part of an organisation) using digital to overcome barriers and make the most of opportunities. A digital leader has the insights and aptitude to motivate people, irrespective of their title or position. They ask questions at every level, encouraging others to consider different choices and envision what the future could be.  Jisc can help you adapt and respond to the digital challenges and opportunities your organisation may face. With training, workshops, events, and advice and guidance, we have the practical resources you need to confidently bring about change in your institution. We have a range of facilitated, collaborative workshops aimed at improving your strategic planning and ensuring your institution has a clear set of achievable goals.


leaders, educators, and curriculum developers at all levels.

Experience Level



As a specialist in digital leadership, John supports board and executive teams in complex organisations to harness the power of digital to achieve strategic objectives and accelerate performance. John also leads the Digital Leaders Programme at Jisc, enabling like-minded individuals and organisations to respond more effectively to technology-driven change. With a demonstrable track record of helping senior staff develop digital strategies, action plans, and commercial performance, John develops and drives innovation by coaching leaders to nurture talent, enhance technology capabilities, and adapt operating models. In previous positions, John has led organisations, departments and teams to deliver digital transformation while bridging the gap between academia and technology, and has been a keynote speaker at international conferences in the UK, USA, Germany, and South America. John Sumpter MA, SFHEA, PGCert ODE, PGCHE, COLF * Master in Online and Distance Education * Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy * Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education * Certified Online Learning Facilitator
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