Complexities of Leadership in Higher Education
in the 21
st Century

25 – 26 August 2016 

International Convention Centre (ICC)




Conference Overview

Leadership is the process of leading individuals as a group to achieve a common objective. The objectives of leadership are geared towards bringing out the best in employees by communicating effectively about what needs to be done and why it matters. In addition, effective leaders strive to bring out the best in employees through careful instruction as well as management practices aimed at motivating workers to do their best. Successful leaders achieve these objectives through a mixture of natural ability and commitment to improving their leadership skills. Our special focus includes leading growth and innovation, thriving amidst uncertainty, and building enduring organizations. How should individuals and organizations best prepare for expanding and innovating, coping with faster rates of change and greater uncertainties, and building leadership teams and organizational architectures that are competitive and sustainable. The Conference brings together scholars from the entire spectrum of leadership including corporate leadership. The Conference will feature papers and panels from all academic disciplines. A primary purpose of this Conference is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas on the broad subject of Leadership.



  • Ethics of Higher Education in Social Justice
  • Women in Leadership
  • Collaboration  between Universities in Higher Education
  • M “Millennial” Generation in Higher Education
  • Engaging Transformation in Higher Education
  • Innovation for Sustainability within Higher Education


  • Organizing Employees
  • Pursuing a Common Goal
  • Organizational Cohesiveness
  • Motivating Employees
  • To increase awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges
  • To develop a network of Leaders to Support Future Collaboration among these emerging leaders

Who should attend

Those occupying leadership and managerial positions

Women in Leadership

Public and Private Universities

Community / Technical Colleges

High Schools


Durban University of Technology (DUT) Human Resources

Conference Registration Fee

(The registration fee includes all Conference Sessions, three teas, two lunches, and the Gala Dinner)
Delegates Registration Fees Date(Opening) Date (Closing)
Normal R4 500.00 30th April 2016
Early Bird R4 000.00 30th June   2016

Presentation Guidelines for Preparing a Paper

  1. Format
  • Page size: A4 (8.27″ × 11.69″).
  • Page orientation: Preferably Portrait.
  • Page margins: At least 1 inch or 2.5 cm on all the sides.
  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 points throughout the manuscript.
  • Line spacing: One and a half line (1.5 lines) throughout all portions of the manuscript.
  • Page numbers: All pages should be numbered consecutively starting from the title page.


Manuscripts should be set out as follows: title page, abstract and key words, main text, acknowledgements, references, tables, captions to illustrations.


  1. Title Page:
    The title page should clearly contain the following information:
  • Title of the article: Authors should include all information in the title that will make electronic retrieval of the article both sensitive and specific.
  • Name of authors: First name(s) or initial(s) and surname of each author.
  • Address: Skills and Professional Development Unit: DUT, /


  1. Abstract
    The abstract should be of up to 250 words, summarising the contents of the article. It is important, especially for indexing services, that this must be intelligible independently of the article. It should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions.


  1. Keywords
    Authors are asked to supply 3 to 6 keywords (in alphabetical order) to be used as an aid to coding and indexing.
  2. Main Text
    The article may be divided into the following sections. Long articles may require subheadings within some sections to clarify their content.
  • Introduction: It should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject and aims of the study.
  • Results: They should be presented with clarity and precision.
  • Discussion: It should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on the topic.
  • Conclusions: They should be concisely written in few sentences at the end of Discussion.


Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Table must be prepared in the word format. Do not use vertical lines. Each table/ figure should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in the order of their first citation in the text and appropriate. Within the text, tables and figures should be referred to by number (e.g. Table 1 or Figure 1), and preferred position and groupings in the text should be clearly indicated.


  1. References

References should be listed at the end of the article.



  • All papers must be “spellchecked” and “grammar-checked”.
  • References are correct format and cited appropriately.

download Leadership Conference 2016 – Guidelines for Preparing Abstract and Paper – B3

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Abstract Submission
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Conference Speakers


Conference Program


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