Learning and Teaching Lecture Series - The Challenges of Innovation in a Time of Fast Change
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learning and Teaching Lecture Series
Guest Speaker: Kenn Heller
The Challenges of Innovation in a Time of Fast Change
In 1968, Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati wrote a song that included the apocryphal line,
“How can I be sure in a world that is constantly changing”. Almost 100 years before them, English Clergyman William Pollard wrote, “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable”.
Academic institutions have long presented opportunities and challenges for the incubation of innovative initiatives due to their historical standing, communities of thought leaders, and the constant inflow of students wanting to ask why things are the way they are.
This lecture will engage participants in the innovation and ideation process and create a framework that can be accessed long after the end of the live discussion. Attendees are strongly urged to bring laptops, tablets, and other connected devices that will enable them to contribute to the map that will be created during the presentation.
For those wishing to contribute electronically during the lecture, please email the presenter at email@example.com and ask to be added to the electronic participants list. You will receive a confirmation of your request prior to the event.
Over the course of the last 38 years, Kenn has served in numerous capacities within Student Affairs at UCLA. He served as the advisor and supervisor for the student organizations responsible for Concerts, Films, and Speakers at UCLA. He was responsible for the development of Corporate Sponsorship policies for student organizations and University Departments. In his role as Assistant Dean of Students, he continued to serve as the administrative interpreter of policies related to the appropriate use of digital content and the adjudication of disciplinary cases related to the Digital Millennium Act (DMCA). In his capacity as Chief Innovation Officer for the Division of Campus Life, he served to identify and implement creative uses of technology that further the mission of Student Affairs and the University as a whole. For 17 years, Kenn was a partner in an Arts and Events management firm, Kramer, Heller, and King, that specialized in producing large scale events for municipalities within Southern California, including a series on the Santa Monica Pier for audiences in excess of 10,000. He produced over 150 concerts.
Most recently, as Associate Director of UCLA's Center for Student Programming: Kenn served as Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Student Programming and as Assistant Dean of Students. As the co-web master of the student groups web site that houses over 300 campus sites, Kenn served on the development team responsible for UCLA’s file sharing response system, which cuts off network access to students having been identified for illegal file sharing. In his role as Associate Director, he was responsible for the development UCLA’s Corporate Sponsorship policy and the ongoing interaction with those concerns interested in finding a way to cooperative market to the UCLA community via events. During the course of his 28 years at UCLA, Kenn has also served as a consultant to many entertainment concerns interested in the college age, young adult market, focused on wanting to deliver live and digital content to students. Kenn is an accomplished guitarist, and lives with his wife and two children in North Hollywood, CA.
Time: Refreshments from 5.30pm with the main presentation starting at 6.00pm.
Location: Academic Block - Room 0.01