The one-day 6th AKEPT Leadership Talk Series 2016 was successfully held today at the Higher Education Leadership Academy campus in Bandar Enstek. About two hundred participants comprising academic leaders attended the event. Some interesting programs of the Talk Series included two key-note speeches. The first talk titled Transformative Higher Education Leadership: Anticipating the Game Changer was delivered by YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, Vice Chancellor Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. This session was moderated by YBrs. Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Rushdan Mohd Jailani, Deputy Director Centre for Academic Leadership, AKEPT. The second talk titled Shaping Higher Education for 21st Century was delivered by YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali, Vice Chancellor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. YBrs. Prof. Madya Dr. Zafir Khan Mohamed Makhbul, Deputy Director Centre for Knowledge Circle, AKEPT moderated the session. The afternoon session was a forum titled Leadership by Design: Strengthening Integrity in Higher Education. The forum was moderated by YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Noor Aziah Mohd Awal, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student & Alumni Affairs) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
Four panelists tasked to discuss the topic included (1) Prof. Dr. Zulkiple Abd Ghani, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, (2) YBhg. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Tengku Mohd Tengku Sembok, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, (3) YBhg. Prof. Dr. Yang Farina Abdul Aziz, Professor, FASc FMIC Faculty of Science and Technology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and (4) YBhg. Prof. Dr. Director Accounting Research Institute (ARI) Universiti Teknologi MARA. Following the Forum was a speech by YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education. The session was moderated by YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin Chairman, Board of Advisors Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT). This was followed by a dialogue between the minister and the participants. The day's event were concluded with the launching of AKEPT's Leadership book series by the minister. Congratulations AKEPT for providing a great platform to train and nurture future leaders for Malaysia's Higher Education sector.