Message from ACHEA President - ACHEA Annual Conference 2015

The Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA) is very proud to be staging this - 14th Annual Conference.  The theme - ‘Re-visioning, Re-assessing and Re-committing for Success in Higher Education’ was chosen for several reasons.  Firstly, we have to accept that it is the new paradigm for improved communication channels, and significant changes within the higher education landscape. Therefore, a new and innovative vision has to be crafted for higher education in the Caribbean region.

Secondly, the telecommunications and internet era has forced the world into becoming one village, and no longer can we think of classrooms as being brick walls with chalk and talk.  Classrooms today are virtual gatherings either at a set time or at times convenient to the participant(s) desiring to explore knowledge.  This has challenged us, as higher education practitioners and stakeholders to reconsider and reevaluate curriculum structures, support services, telecommunications platforms and facilitation mechanisms.

It is with these concerns and scenarios in mind that the Association invites you to Trinidad and Tobago from July 09-11, 2015 to consider the theme and explore the issues with us such as:

  • Internationalization in Higher Education
  • Influencing Behavior and Productivity through Office Design
  • Emotional Intelligence: a Leadership Practice for Higher Education Professional
  • Risk Analysis Framework for Tertiary Level Education Institutions
  • Higher Education IT Infrastructure and Concerns
  • Talent Management in Policy
  • Mining and Preserving Institutional Knowledge Asset

It is hoped that after these three days of deliberation and discourse we will arise reinvigorated with a new vision, and be recommitted to the mission of advancing Higher Education within the Caribbean Region.

This will be another excellent occasion, and I eagerly look forward to hosting you in the wonderful nation of Trinidad and Tobago.


Dr. Kofi Nkrumah-Young