Taking it to the next level
University Relations (UR) was created to foster mutually beneficial and enhanced relationships with select strategic universities to better enable hiring of the best talent, collaborate to conduct Leadership talks and education sessions on campus and help in shaping the curriculum with them.
The Deans Summit aims to build and sustain long term relationships between academia and the Deloitte leadership through meaningful discussions with our functional leaders and eminent external speakers. Through the platform, Deloitte gets an understanding of the realities and trends across the academic landscape while providing deans/directors an idea on the kind of skills that the new age talent will need to be proficient in. Topics of the event range from employability and innovation to demand-supply of industry-driven skills, etc.
The summit represents Deloitte's commitment to go beyond talent acquisition and is built on pillars of mutual development, collaboration, alignment to industry, and remaining future focused.
The third season of Deans Summit this year focused on the theme of “World Class Institutions – Forward Together”, and this aligned to the Government of India’s current emphasis on creating a distinct category institutions, called World Class Institutions. Institutions in India are looking at a combination of resources and innovative thinking across several parameters. While they have the potential and available resources, changes in the economy and industry will create certain anticipated shifts. At the Summit this year, the participants focused on elevating relationships with academia and sparking conversations that influence the acquisition, development, and engagement of future talent.
Empowered Educators is a leadership development program targeted at campus directors and deans to help them leverage core Deloitte practices that can bring about innovative reforms in the curricula and become better administrators. As knowledgeable administrators and visionaries, directors or deans can influence other educators to meet the real-world needs of business and create a ripple effect by reaching thousands of students. The program enables the campus directors to develop their personal brand and hone their ability to influence and build followership, and to build strong peer-to-peer professional networks.
The themes of the first edition of Empowered Educators were based on curriculum that is a part of Deloitte’s leadership development courses. It included:
Brand and Eminence: Showcase thoughtware, business impact, and culture to these key leaders who can positively influence curriculum design and careers
Industry Insight: Build a stronger understanding of the trends in education and employability, competition and innovations in industry and academia
Collaboration: Identify opportunities for greater collaboration across curriculum design, executive learning, and building thoughtware. Look for opportunities to build new age technical, professional, and leadership skills in the future workforce.
Sourcing: Strengthen relationships with campuses to augment our recruiting strategies.