ACHE 2017 Annual Conference & Meeting
Keynote Sessions & Speakers
Millennial Mojo: Re-Imagining the Future of Education
If you want to feel very optimistic about the future, look no further. While one cannot generalize an entire generation, anticipating and influencing the positive impact that Millennials will have as leaders in education, business, and government is a tremendous opportunity. They are the largest generation, soon-to-be most influential in global leadership, and will live longer than their predecessors. Their magic—or "mojo"—is shaping the world.
Ravi Hutheesing is a keynote speaker who builds his brand globally as a cultural-entrepreneur. His journey as a rock star, aviator, and cultural diplomat reveals unparalleled insight and strategies that have helped businesses, educators, and over a million people throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia bridge generational and cultural divides. Additionally, the US Department of State engages Ravi as a cultural diplomat to create programs worldwide that foster cultural exchange and mutual understanding, and he partners with Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in India which serves as a home and high quality educational setting for the poorest of the poor. The first American born member of India's Nehru-Gandhi family who created and governed the world's largest democracy for over 40 years, Ravi is the grand nephew of Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister), the nephew of Indira Gandhi (India's only female Prime Minister), and the cousin of Rajiv Gandhi (India's youngest Prime Minister). Learn more at http://RaviUnites.com.
Libby, co-founder and CEO of GreenFig, has spent her career building and transforming the strategic business capabilities required to respond to, and win in, competitive markets spanning commerce, technology, financial services and healthcare. She has led business startups, turnarounds, and M&A related integrations and carve outs for the Fortune 500, mid and small cap companies.
At the core of this work is a passion for creating an environment enabling individuals, teams and companies to thrive, to achieve their potential and to move beyond what they thought was possible. The foundation is continuous learning, obsessive curiosity and disciplined risk taking.
Prior to joining GreenFig, Libby was a Business Strategy & Transformation Consultant and GM with Deloitte, Magento and CSAA to name a few. She is not a millennial - but she has behaved like one - as a pioneer of the gig economy. She is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning, being the master of your career, and staying relevant as the key to career success and financial independence.
Re-imagining Continuing Education: Innovation for Future Ready Organizations
Join us for a look at higher education trends presented by Dr. Radhika Seshan, UCLA Extension. Re-imagining continuing education means thinking globally and embracing emerging opportunities. Dr. Seshan will explore strategies for architecting change to create future ready continuing education organizations.
Radhika Seshan is the Associate Dean of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer for UCLA Extension, a position she has held since June 2016.
Before UCLA Extension, Dr. Seshan was the Executive Director of Continuing Education Programs in Bellevue College where she successfully designed a strategic plan to improve the portfolio performance of 2000 courses offered to 19,000 students.
Dr. Seshan's previous roles include building innovative new products and teams in technology and telecommunications. She has launched new software products and services at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies across the United States and Europe.
Always a transformative leader, Dr. Seshan's self-described interest in higher education includes areas of strategic planning and emerging non-traditional education delivery models; creating immersive and customized student experiences through technology and operations innovation; Ed tech startups and global education trends.
Dr. Seshan holds a BA in Economics from Chennai University of India. She has attended Brown University and holds a PhD in International Economics from University of Houston. She is married and has two children. On her spare time, she enjoys taking hikes with her family, photography, live jazz and blues and traveling.