Professor Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
Pro Chancellor, Global University for Lifelong Learning
Professor Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt is Pro Chancellor, Global University for Lifelong Learning. Ortrun is based in Brisbane, Australia. Ortrun is a world-renowned specialist in action learning and action research. Among many other initiatives, she organized the First World Congress on action learning, action research and process management (ALARPM) in Brisbane in 1990 and launched the international ALARPM Association at the Second World Congress in 1992.
Ortrun has published more than 35 books and more than 150 book chapters and papers and 45 video programmes on most aspects of postgraduate education, action learning and action research. Since 1992, she has been awarded over $1 Million in R&D grants and has led projects on ways of improving learning, teaching and management in all the universities in Queensland and in other Australian states as well as in institutions in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Holland, Austria, Germany, England, the United States, Fiji and South Africa.
Ortrun comments: "I have used and promoted action learning for more than thirty years in higher education and in professional and management development around the world and in the context of organization development and leadership programmes in developing countries. It is in developing countries that action learning is particularly well suited to the challenges faced by the disadvantaged and the poorest. In view of my own experience and observations, I wholeheartedly support GULL’s philosophy, mission, method and philanthropy."