25 - 27 August 2021


This hands-on and highly interactive masterclass will look at how to apply the fundamental principles of creativity and innovation to issues of diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.

We start by looking at the challenges that exist for you, specifically, and the places your thinking and action might be stuck. From there, we’ll learn the basics of how to generate more and better ideas around diversity and inclusion faster and easier and implement better policies successfully.

The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to rethink the models we use in the world of diversity and inclusion just as much as everywhere else. We cannot design new models by thinking in the same way we used to. Better creativity brings more ideas and wider perspectives, and understanding the challenges of innovating in the real world makes it easier to implement breakthrough solutions. These realities apply to Higher Education as much as everywhere else.

Technological advances in online learning have opened the door to a potentially wider access to Higher Education, particularly to students who wouldn’t be able to access it mostly for financial reasons otherwise. Mobility rules have also been challenged with the pandemic. What does it mean for inclusion in Higher Education institutions? How do these issues apply to Africa and South Africa in different ways than in the rest of the world?

Space is limited to 25 participants. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Date:      Friday, 27 August 2021
Time:     08:30 – 12:00

Nadege Minois

Coaching Vision
Nadege Minois is a trainer and coach/facilitator in cultural competence. She trained as a biologist and for over twenty years has worked in universities and research institutes in five countries (France, USA, Germany, Austria and the UK). She has developed learning content, designed curriculum, delivered workshops and contributed many articles and presentations and has an in-depth knowledge of the various areas of the Higher Education sector. Having lived in different cultures, she also acquired a deep knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity and witnessed many times the consequences for people and institutions to not fully recognise this diversity and implement inclusive practices. Her aim is to help organisations, particularly in Higher Education, to develop inclusive practices and lead the way in terms of social responsibility.

Michael Lee

Innotivity Institute
Michael Lee is a dual citizen of South Africa and the United States. He is a transformational coach, trainer, teacher, speaker, writer, and expert in the mindset of Creativity and Innovation. He is an internationally accredited Master of Creativity and Innovation Coaching and Master NLP Practitioner and Coach Trainer, and is currently studying to be certified as an Intercultural Coach. He is also a working creative professional with more than two decades of experience in the film and TV industry in the US, Europe and Africa. His TV productions have won 5 South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTAs), and he is currently writing and producing adaptations of three South African novels for the screen. He is the founder of the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg and currently works as SVP, Strategy and Marketing for the Silicon Valley company Innovation Minds. His book INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual will be out soon.

What can participants expect:

This interactive, hands-on masterclass willl help you:

  • Apply the fundamental principles behind creativity and innovation to the challenges you are facing today around issues of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Make concrete plans to implement new practices and policies around diversity and inclusion in your institution.
  • Gain insight into transforming how you operate as a leader in Higher Education in the diversity and inclusion space and how to innovate in this and other areas in the future.
  • Work together to look at specific ways that these issues apply in South Africa and Africa

Target Audience:

Directors, Leaders, Staff, and Educators in a position and with an interest to develop new and innovative approaches to inclusion in their institutions