Professor Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

Ortrun Zuber-SkerrittProfessor 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 prolifically on most aspects of postgraduate education, action learning and action research, including more than 45 books and 100 papers, 80 book chapters and 45 video programs. Since 1992, she has been awarded over $1 million in R&D grants. She has led countless projects on ways of improving learning, teaching, research, leadership and postgraduate supervision, in all the universities in Queensland and in all other Australian states, as well as in institutions in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Holland, Austria, Germany, England, the United States, Canada, Colombia, 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."


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