Publications

Publications

Book

Conway, M. (2016) Foresight Infused Strategy: A How-To Guide for Using Foresight in Practice, Melbourne: Thinking Futures.

Book Chapters

Conway, M. (2015) Foresight Infused Strategy Development. In Talwar, R. The Future of Business: Critical Insights on a Rapidly Changing World by 60 Futurists, Fast Future Publishing.

Conway, M. (2015) Using Causal Layered Analysis to Explore the Relationship between Academics and Administrators in Universities. In Inayatullah, S. and Milojevic, I, CLA 2.0: Transformative Research in Theory and Practice, Taipei: Tamkang University Press.

Conway, M. (2005) Strategic Planning Revisited: A Futures Perspective.  In Wagner, C. (ed), Foresight, Strategy and Innovation: Towards a Wiser Future. Bethesda, Maryland: World Future Society.

Journal Articles

Conway, M. (2012) Sustainable Futures: What higher education has to offer, Social Alternatives, 31 (4): 35-40.

Conway, M. (2012) Using Causal Layered Analysis to Explore the Relationship Between Academics and Administrators in Universities, Journal of Futures Studies, 17 (2): 37-58.

Conway, M. (2011) Exploring the implications, challenges and potential of new media and learning. On The Horizon, 19 (4): 239-244.

Conway, M. (2011) Thinking Beyond the Status Quo to Deal with Strategic Uncertainty, TEMC 2011 Refereed Papers, available at http://temc.org.au/documents/49-TEMC_2011_Refereed-Papers.pdf.

Conway, M. (2006) Applying an Integral Framework to Government Foresight Projects. Journal of Futures Studies, 11 (1): 57-74.

Conway, M. (2003) Scenarios and University Planning.  Journal of Institutional Research, 13 (2): 34-40.

Dobson, I. and Conway, M. (2003) Fear and Loathing in University Staffing: the Case of Australian Academic and General Staff.  Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy, 15 (3): 123-134.

Conway, M. (2002) Foresight: Learning from the Future.  Journal of Institutional Research, 12 (1): 1-15.

Conway, M. (2001) The Swinburne Experience: Integrating Foresight and Strategic Planning. Scenario and Strategy Planning, 3 (4): 12-16. (Scenario and Strategy Planning is no longer published and you may not be able to find this article; contact me if you would like a copy of this paper.)

Conway, M. (2000a) What's in a Name? Issues for ATEM and Administrators.  Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 22 (2): 199-201.

Conway, M. (2000b) Defining Administrators and New Professionals.  Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 4 (1): 14-15.

Conway, M. (1998) Academics and Administrators: Competitive Collaborators? Journal of Institutional Research in Australia, 7 (2): 26-35.

Conway, M. (1994) The Establishment of AITEA: A Brief History. Journal of Tertiary Education Administration, 166 (2): pp 147-160.

Journal Editorship and Boards

Guest Editor, Special Issue of On The Horizon on New Media and Learning (2011), Volume 19 (4).

Editorial Board, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management to 2017.

Editorial Board, On The Horizon.

Magazine Articles

Conway, M. (2017) Surfacing the Intangible: Using Integral Futures in Strategy, APF Compass, pp 2-4.

Conway M. (2016) University Futures: What's Possible? MISC Magazine, Winter, pp 40-41.

Monographs

Dobson, I. Sharma R, and Conway M. (eds) (2014) TEMC Refereed Papers 2014, available at: http://www.temc.org.au/about-temc/temc-referred-papers/.

Dobson, I. Sharma R, and Conway M. (eds) (2012) TEMC Refereed Papers 2013, available at: http://www.temc.org.au/about-temc/temc-referred-papers/.

Dobson, I. Sharma R, and Conway M. (eds) (2013) TEMC Refereed Papers 2012, available at: http://www.temc.org.au/about-temc/temc-referred-papers/.

Dobson, I. Sharma R, and Conway M. (eds) (2011) TEMC Refereed Papers 2011, available at: http://www.temc.org.au/about-temc/temc-referred-papers/.

Dobson, I. and Conway, M. (eds) (2010) TEMC Refereed Papers 2010, available at: http://www.temc.org.au/about-temc/temc-referred-papers/.

Conway, M. (2007) Inherent Uncertainty: The Association of Tertiary Education Management 1976-2006. Published on the ATEM website.

Conway, M. and Stewart, C. (2004) Creating and Sustaining Social Foresight in Australia: A Review of Government Foresight.  Australian Foresight Institute Monograph Series, No 8.  Melbourne: Australian Foresight Institute, Swinburne University of Technology.

Book Reviews

Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future, by Patricia Lustig, Compass, Association of Professional Futurists Newsletter, January 2016.

The Three Horizons: the Patterning of Hope, by Bill Sharpe, Compass: Association of Professional Futurists Newsletter, January 2014.

Reconstructing identities in higher education: the rise of third space professionals, by Celia Whitchurch, Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy, published online 22 August 2013.

Managing the Future: A guide to forecasting and strategic planning in the 21st century, by Stephen M. Millett, Australian Universities Review (2013), 55, 1: 88-90.

Educating Educators with Social Media, Charles Wankel (ed), On the Horizon (2011) , 19 (4), 350-354.

Do they like it plain and simple in Europe? Review of Higher Education Management and Development: Compedium for Managers, by Jeroen Huisman and Attila Pausits (eds), Australian Universities Review, (2011), 52 (2): 116-117.

A Foresight Saga? Review of Facing the Fold: Essays on Scenario Planning by Jay Ogilvy, Australian Universities Review, (2011), 53 (2): 122-124.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Review of The Consumer Experience of Higher Education: The Rise of Capsule Education. Published in Australian Universities Review (2010), 52 (2): 85-87.

The Theatre of the Classroom: 'Improving Student Retention in Higher Education: The Role of Teaching and Learning'. Published in Australian Universities Review, (2009), 50 (1): 71-73.

Constructing Future Higher Education Scenarios - Insights from Universiti Sains Malaysia, published by Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2007.

The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook: Effective Leadership and Management in Universities and Colleges. Published in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (2005), 27:1, 143 - 145.

Resume

Resume

Education

  • 2012 - present: PhD, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2005: Graduate Diploma in Strategic Foresight, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2000: Scenario Planning Certification, GBN Australia
  • 1995: Master of Educational Administration (Honours), University of New England
  • 1992: Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, University of New England
  • 1977: Bachelor of Arts (History and Media Studies), Griffith University

Employment

2007-present: Thinking Futures
Founder, Strategic Foresight Practitioner and Researcher

2005-2007: Victoria University
2007: Strategy Analyst
2005-2007: General Manager, Quality, Information and Planning

1991-2005: Swinburne University of Technology
2004-2005: Director, External Submissions & Reports
2001-2004: Director, Foresight, Planning and Review
1999-2000: Director, Foresight and Planning
1997-1999: Manager, Planning and Resources, Higher Education Division
1994-1997: Manager, Policy and Planning, Division of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences
1991-1994: Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Business

1987-1990: Monash University
1990: Manager, Student Administration, Caulfield Campus
1987-1990 Student Administrative Services Officer, Chisholm Institute of Technology

1979-1986
1984-1986 Special Assistant to Executive Director, University YWCA, Berkeley, California
1981-1984 Student Records Officer, Footscray College of TAFE
1980-1981 Administrative Assistant, Academic Board Secretariat La Trobe University
1979-1980 Graduate Clerk, School of Humanities Griffith University


Editorial Boards

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2003-present.

Member, Editorial Board, On The Horizon, 2010-present.

Reviewer for refereed stream and co-editor of Conference Proceedings, Tertiary Education Management Conference, 2005- present.

Reviewer for Journal of Institutional Research, 2009-2010.


Honours and Awards

  • Association of Professional Futurists Leadership Award 2015 for the initiation, development and oversight of the APF's first automated membership management system from 2011-2015.
  • Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence 2012: Highly Commended Paper 2012 for my paper Exploring the Implications, Challenges and Potential of New Media and Learning, On the Horizon, 19(4): 245-252.
  • Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence 2012: Outstanding Reviewer for On the Horizon. This is awarded for 'the very impressive and significant contribution you have made as a Reviewer to On the Horizon throughout 2011".
  • Peter Karmel International Travel Fellowship, Association for Tertiary Education Management, 2007. This award is for research on "The Academic-Administrator Divide: Myth or Reality?" in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
  • Honorary Fellowship, Association for Tertiary Education Management, 1999.
  • Inaugural Australasian Institute of Tertiary Education Administrators(AITEA) President's Award for achievement in educational administration and outstanding contribution to AITEA,1996.
  • Faculty Medal for academic excellence in Educational Administration (Honours) program, University of New England,1995.
  • AITEA NSW Prize for Best Thesis in Masters in Educational Administration (Honours) program,1995.
  • Queensland State Government Secondary Scholarship for Years 11 and 12, 1973-74.

Professional Association Membership

Member, Association of Professional Futurists, 2007-present.  Co-Chair 2011-2012. Board Member 2010-2013. Judge in the APF Student Recognition Program, 2009 to 2014. Coordinator for the Association's strategic planning process (2011-2013) and Membership Administrator (2011-2014 and 2016 to present).

Member, World Futures Studies Federation, 2006-2008, and 2011-2015.

Professional Member, World Future Society, 2006-2016.

Member, Strategic Planning Society, 2008-2012.

Honorary Fellow, Association for Tertiary Education Management.  I held branch executive committee positions from 1987 to 1995 and from 1996 to 2000, I led a policy development group to develop policies and programs to professionalise ATEM's operations.  I was elected Vice-President in 1997 and President in 2001 for a two year term.  While President, I led the development of a Professional Development Framework for continuing education for members, a set of professional capabilities, and re-oriented ATEM to promote the profession rather than the Association. My ATEM Honorary Fellowship was awarded in 1999 in recognition of my contribution to ATEM and to the development of the profession. I was contracted to be ATEM's first Executive Director from 2008-2010.

Member, Joint Steering Group, Australian Universities Quality Forum, run by the Australian Universities Quality Agency, from 2001-2003, and 2006 to July 2007. I represented ATEM on this group.

Associate Member, Association of University Administrators, UK to 2010.

Member, Australasian Association for Institutional Research to 2007.  Chaired the Steering Group for the 2005 AAIR Forum, held at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

2017

  • Becoming Futures Ready: Leading from the Future, Keynote Address, ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training), Brisbane, August 2017

2016

2015

  • Keynote Address: The Shifting Learning Ecosystem: Digital and Beyond, Black Swan Conference, University of Western Australia, February 2015
  • Keynote Address: Using Foresight to Anticipate and Shape Your Preferred Future, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, Sydney, December 2015

2014

2013

  • Horizon Scanning: What's Ahead? Building Capacity in Your Organisation (with Elizabeth Rudd, FutureNous), World Future Society Masterclass, Toronto, July 2013.
  • Trends Shaping the Future of Universities, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Hobart, September 2013.
  • Challenges for General Staff Today and Tomorrow, National Tertiary Education Union General Staff Conference, Adelaide, November 2013.

2012

  • Thinking about University Futures, Creative Universities Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, August 2012.
  • University Management: A Strategic Orphan? Tertiary Education Management Conference, Adelaide, September 2012.
  • Panel Member, Getting Published, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Adelaide, September 2012.
  • The Power of Learning...is up to you, Hub Melbourne, December 2013.

2011

  • Higher Education Futures, session in ATEM Orientation to Tertiary Education program, Perth, March 2011 and Sydney, October, 2011.
  • Keynote Address: Reinventing the Service Paradigm, Student Administration workshop, University of the Sunshine Coast, June 2011.
  • Keynote presentation: The Higher Education Landscape 2020, CPA Academics Forum,  Melbourne, June 2011.
  • Thinking Beyond the Status-Quo, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Gold Coast, August 2011

2010

  • Higher Education Futures, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Melbourne, October, 2010.
  • Panel Member, Getting Published, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Melbourne, October 2010.
  • Panel Member, The Future of Customer Service, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Melbourne, October 2010.
  • Keynote Address: Linking Strategic Thinking with Strategic Planning, Local Government Professionals Corporate Planners Network Conference, Melbourne, November 2010.
  • Panel Chair, The Future of the Professional Workforce Conference, Higher Education Workforce Forum, Sydney, December 2010.

2009

  • Conway, M. and Till, J. Examining the changing nature and scope of professional university staff. Presentation at Higher Education Recruitment and Retention Conference, Sydney, 25 February 2009.
  • Strategic Thinking: what it is and how to do it, VISTA Conference (Vocational Education Professionals), San Remo, May 2009.

2008

2007

  • Developing a Strategic Foresight Capacity: Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum, November 2007.
  • Selling Foresight: What foresight can learn from marketing. Presentation at AusForesight Conference 2007, Sydney, November 2007.
  • Crystal Ball Gazing or Strategic Thinking? What is this futures thing about anyway? Paper presented at the Tertiary Education Management Conference, Canberra, September 2007.
  • Jeffries A. and Conway, M. Being AUQA'd: Some Audit Experiences. Paper presented at the Australian Universities Quality Forum, Hobart, July 2007.
  • Strategic Planning Revisited: A Futures Perspective. Paper presented at the Association of University Administrators Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom, April 2007.

2006

  • Strategic Planning Revisited: A Futures Perspective.  Paper presented at the Association of University Administrators Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, March 2006. Based on feedback from this 2006 presentation, I was invited back to present the paper again at the AUA conference again in April 2007.
  • 30 Years of ATEM. Presentation to ATEM Members' Forum, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Sydney, August 2006.
  • Panel member in Policy Development in Universities, ATEM Victoria Professional Development Workshop, October and December 2006.

2005

  • Strategic Planning Revisited: A Futures Perspective. Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum, November 2005.
  • Keynote Address:  The Future of Campus Design, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand (ITPNZ) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2005.
  • Institutional Capacity Building in Quality Assurance. Presentation to Training Workshop for Auditors, Australian Universities Quality Agency, Melbourne, November 2005.

2004

  • Scenario Planning: An Innovative Approach to Strategy Development. Paper presented at Tertiary Education Management Conference, Hobart, September 2004.
  • Keynote Panel Member: Adams, R., Conway M., Dator, J., and Lang, T. Scenarios for the Future of Quality. Australian Universities Quality Forum, Adelaide, July 2004.
  • How to Leverage Scenarios to Deliver Compelling Strategic Plans, IQPC Strategic Planning Conference Workshop, Sydney, March 2004.

2003

  • Panel member in Getting Published: A Guide for New Authors, Tertiary Education Management Conference, Adelaide, September 2003.
  • The Unhealthy Divide: Demarcation in the VET Sector, Paper presented at VISTA Annual Conference, Ballarat, May 2003.

2002

  • Conway, M. and Voros, J. Implementing Organisational Foresight: A Case Study.  Paper presented at Organisational Foresight Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, July 2002.
  • Strategic Planning Special Interest Group, AAIR Forum, Perth, 2002.
  • Panel member in Getting Published: A Guide for New Authors, ATEM Conference, Brisbane, September 2002.
  • Dobson, I. and Conway, M. Fear and Loathing in University Staffing. The Case of Australian Academic and General Staff. Presented at Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) Conference, Paris, September 2002.
  • Integrating Planning and Quality Systems, Workshop at Australian Universities Quality Forum, Brisbane, September 2002.
  • Performance Measures and Data, Workshop at Australian Universities Quality Forum, Brisbane, September 2002.

2001

  • Foresight: Learning from the Future. Paper presented at Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum, Rockhampton, September 2001.
  • Learning Land:  A Globalisation Scenario. Panel discussion paper presented at AAIR Forum, Rockhampton, September, 2001.
  • Voros, J. Conway, M., and Slaughter R. Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future and Moving to Action.  Paper presented at the Technology Transfer and Innovation Conference, Brisbane, July 2001.
  • Is University Administration a Profession? Paper presented at ATEM Conference, Canberra, October, 2001 and at South East Asian Association for Institutional Research Conference, Kuching, Malaysia, October 2001.
  • Dobson, I. and Conway, M., Academic and General Staff - Do the Chiefs Recognise the Indians? Paper presented at 23rd European Association for Institution Research Forum, Portugal, September 2001.

2000

  • Using Foresight to Develop Alternative Visions. ATEM Conference, Melbourne, September 2000.The Role of Administrators:  Where have we come from?  Where are we going? Paper presented at ATEM Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, September 1999.
  • Co-chaired International Networking Panel, Association of University Administrators Conference, Manchester UK, March 1999.

1998

  • Academics and Administrators:  Competitive Collaborators. Paper presented at ATEM Conference, Darwin, September 1998.
  • Information Technology:  An Individual Perspective.  Panel presentation at American Association of University Administrators Assembly (AAUA), Buffalo, New York, June 1998.
  • Conway, M. and McGie, L., Working Smarter:  Leadership and Work Strategies.  Paper presented at ATEM Victoria State Conference, Melbourne, May 1998.

1997

  • Conway, M. and Rheinberger, M. Implementing a Quality System in a Faculty Administration: Fad or Common Sense?Paper presented at ATEM Conference, Sydney, September, 1994.
  • There's a Career in Here Somewhere, But How Do I Find It? Paper presented at AITEA Victoria State Conference, Melbourne, May 1997.

1996

  • Do Administrators Really Have Clients? Paper presented at AITEA Victoria State Conference, Melbourne, October 1996.
  • Building Faculty Teams: Two Years On. Paper presented at AITEA Annual Conference, Perth, September 1996.

1995

  • The Role of AITEA as a Professional Association. Paper presented at AITEA Annual Conference, Hobart, September 1995.

1994

  • Cargill, B. and Conway, M. Improving Customer Service and Building Faculty TeamsPaper presented at AITEA Annual Conference, Adelaide, September 1994.