Small Fish in a Global Pond

How Smaller Institutions can Survive
and Thrive through Internationalization

90-120 min keynote presentation, half-day workshop or full-day retreat

Small Fish in a Global PondA fast-paced, enlightening and entertaining look at the current landscape of higher ed internationalization, and specifically the challenges and opportunities for small and mid-sized colleges and universities.  Global markets are teeming with millions of potential students — a refreshing contrast to many domestic markets, where the pool of applicants is drying up.  But when institutions leave their local watershed and venture into international waters, they will face powerful, unpredictable storms, and thousands of hungry competitors in the most popular feeding grounds. The best course of action for smaller players is often to swim against the current, to identify a unique niche not already dominated by bigger competitors, and to position themselves in a way that stands out and attracts attention.

George Khoury

“Thank you very much for joining us in Niagara Falls, your session was exactly what we had hoped for. Participants enjoyed the interactive format and were engaged throughout the session, it certainly was an “uplifting finale” to our conference.”

George Khoury, Director Member Services, CBIE (Canadian Bureau for International Education)

Ken Steele is Canada’s leading higher education monitor and futurist. He co-founded Academica Group, created the Academica Top Ten, manages Eduvation Inc, co-authored Canada’s first book on enrolment management, and hosts a weekly webcast, Ten with Ken, that reaches thousands of subscribers on a dozen platforms. Ken brings his unique perspective and insight to a broad range of audiences, from faculty and instructors, boards and senior administration, to information technology staff, concerned parents, and Canada’s most powerful corporate CEOs.

Here are some relevant episodes of 10K, for a sense of Ken’s approach and as potential examples to share with participants in advance:



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