Dr. Robbie Kendall-Melton
Associate Vice Chancellor of eLearning and Emerging Mobilization Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).
Dr. Melton serves as the chief system level administrator to oversee the Tennessee Board of Regents mission and initiatives for the Strategic Mobilization Planning and Business Models, Mobilization Quality Assurances, Faculty and Student Use of Mobile Devices related to teaching, learning, training, and workforce development, and the coordination of research, product testing, pilots and security safety networks. She has published and presented around the nation the impact and value of mobilization for education and the workforce and has acquired a new distinction as an "Appologist", due to her study of the pedagogy and best teaching practices with mobilization, quality standards for the utilization of mobile apps, and for her creation of the Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center (50,000+ Apps that have been aligned with over ninety-five subject areas from PreK to Ph.D., including workforce careers, professional development and life-long-learning; according to one's mobile device of choice).
Throughout her forty years in the field of education, Dr. Melton has received numerous teaching and technology awards and acclaims with the most recent award of the 2012 WCET WOW Education Technology and the Tennessee Board of Regents 2011 Catalyst Leadership Award.
Dr. Melton's presentation will provide participants with an overview of the impact of emerging mobile technologies and mobile apps for enhancing teaching, learning, and training in higher education. In addition, this presentation will grab mobile learning by the hand-held device and examine the successes and challenges in implementing mobile learning initiatives. There are endless possibilities for using mobile devices and apps for teaching and learning.
Let's start by pulling out our mobile devices!
Phillip Van Hooser
Leadership Training Expert
As an entrepreneur and business owner, Phillip Van Hooser understands the complexities of building, sustaining, and leading a profitable enterprise. From his work in Human Resources and Safety to his experience as a leadership training expert for top U.S. companies, Phillip Van Hooser knows what it really takes to successfully lead people. You'll find his unique brand of common sense leadership a mix of real world experience and practical examples.
Since 1988, his company has provided leadership training expertise for organizations -- large and small -- while consistently experiencing double-digit growth. His clients run the gamut from Alliance Coal and Blue Bell Creameries to REEBOK, Wells Fargo, and Westar Energy. Leaders Ought To Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership, Van Hooser's latest book, is a must-read handbook for leaders feeling the pressure to perform.
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Phil has been named a "Top 5 Leadership Speaker" by Speakers Platform. Most recently, Phil has been the mastermind behind a comprehensive leadership training program, Leaders Ought to Know®, which incorporates online and onsite leadership training to transform and sustain leadership growth.
Most higher education administrators are promoted to a leadership role because they are smart, hard working or technically proficient. Does that mean they are equipped to lead? Too many organizations assume so. However, management and leadership require very different strategies and skill sets.
This leadership keynote presents the leadership strategies and tools new leaders, mid-level managers and executives need to build cohesive leadership relationships - strategies to earn them respect, build staying power and excel at ever increasing levels of leadership responsibility. Leaders will also be able to recognize the negative habits and counterproductive behaviors that often lead to their downfall.
When practiced consistently, these leadership strategies help leaders know:
Grooming managers to be respected, integrity-based, accountable leaders means your organization will be in capable hands - ready to handle the next opportunity or obstacle that comes along.