Director's Welcome

Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Director of the LH Martin Institute

Under the leadership of its Foundation Director, Professor V. Lynn Meek, the LH Martin Institute became known as the provider of choice for tailored and contextualised management and leadership programs for the tertiary education sector, underpinned by a strong research base. It is my pleasure and challenge to now take the Institute to the next level through reaching out to an even larger and more diverse audience, within and outside Australia, to enable them to more effectively deal with the continuous pressures for change and innovation that are so pertinent to our sector.

As a national institute, the LH Martin Institute aims to serve the entire tertiary education sectors in Australia and New Zealand. It also attempts to extend its reach into the region given both the importance of international linkages and networks, and the rapid pace of change taking place in our neighbouring countries. In doing so, we have the fortune of being able to draw upon a strong team of dedicated staff, complemented by a growing group of equally dedicated Fellows who work with us in the development and delivery of tailored programs, as well as our extensive international network of tertiary education policy and management specialists who have a long history of collaborating with us.

Although competitive pressures are very much shaping the future of tertiary education, at the core of the Institute’s development strategy is the principle of collaboration with the key stakeholder bodies in the sector. Over the past years the Institute has established good working relations with Universities Australia and TAFE Directors Australia. It delivers joint programs with the Association of Tertiary Education Management, the International Education Association of Australia and the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association. And it continues to extend these professional collaborations to optimise service delivery to the sector.

Fundamental to our approach is the establishment of professional networks which participants in our programs can draw upon to further their practice. This is why the vast majority of our leadership programs are structured around small group interaction and peer learning, contextualised to the tertiary education sector, with active participation of senior leaders from within the sector and outside of it.

Our website provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of what we do and how we do it. I hope you will find it stimulating and look forward to working with you.

Leo Goedegebuure
Professor & Director