Half Day Workshop
Leadership in Higher Education – Leading with Confidence
Hesham El-Rewini, Ph.D., P.E.
The objective of this half-day program is to provide the attendees with a better understanding of the role of a successful leader in higher education. The session will be interactive and the participants will learn the characteristics of effective leadership styles and strategies. Using case studies, the program will help the audience understand the changing role that a leader must play not only as a head of a team but also as a member of a team of leaders.
We will study effective ways for individuals with different backgrounds and personalities to successfully work together to achieve a common goal. We will study different team-player styles and discuss strategies to maximize team effectiveness. We will learn how to overcome the challenges of organizational change. The preconditions of a successful strategic planning will also be discussed.
Throughout small group discussions and interactive presentation, we will learn how to think beyond our small units to support the larger institutional goals and objectives.
Who should attend?
- This program is designed for individuals who occupy leadership positions in higher education such college deans, department chairs, program/center directors.
- It is also appropriate for faculty members who aspire to assume leadership roles in the future.
Dr. Hesham El-Rewini is the Dean of the School of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He is the co-author of five books in the areas: computer architecture published by Wiley (2004 and 2005); parallel and distributed computing published by Prentice-Hall and Manning (1992 and 1998); and task scheduling published by Prentice Hall (1994). His first book with Ted Lewis in 1992 was among the very early books written in the area of Parallel Computing and was widely adopted by universities all over the world. His two latest books have been translated to Chinese. Dr. El-Rewini has graduated many MS and PhD students. His research interests include the areas of parallel processing, sensor networks and mobile computing. His research has resulted in numerous publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research projects have been funded by grants from industry and federal agencies. He received his PhD degree from Oregon Sate University.
Dr. El-Rewini is an expert in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, motivation, and academic training/assessment. He has been invited to deliver keynote lectures at several international conferences and meetings. He has also been invited to conduct academic training at different universities worldwide. Dr. El-Rewini was the Principal Investigator of a number of international projects funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) to establish partnerships with and offer training programs to universities in Mexico and the Middle East. He is the editor or co-editor of many conference proceeding books published by the IEEE Computer Society and other professional organizations. Other professional activities include chairing conferences, participation in the editorial/advisory boards of professional journals and magazines, participation in international program and steering committees, acting as an NSF and HED panelist. Dr. El-Rewini is a registered engineer in the state of Texas.