Dr Heidi le Sueur is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) overseeing the pedagogy and curriculum of all programs of study offered by International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and the Aspire Institute. She is a member of the Executive Management Group, Academic Board, Learning and Teaching Committee and Senior Academic Team.
Dr Le Sueur started her career in corporate training and development where she worked with multi-national organisations on a range of topics such as managing strategic change, leadership development and team-building using a range of innovative approaches including experiential outdoor learning.
Over her 12 years of corporate experience she worked with clients such as German Telekom, T-Mobile, Avery Dennison, Postbank, ABSA Bank, TNT-Academy and TÜV Rheinland Group in various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2013, Dr Le Sueur transitioned from the corporate sector into Higher Education where she was able to combine her practical work experience and her academic background obtained through her studies. Her initial roles in academia had a dual focus on management and academic work in the form of teaching and research.
Over this time, she worked at the University in Cape Town and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the leadership roles she held as Head of Accreditation and Quality Assurance and later Head of Teaching & Learning she was afforded the opportunity to enhance the standards of management education and to lead impactful changes to Teaching & Learning processes, programmes, assessments and other critical quality and accreditation aspects. A key focus of her work was to ensure that the Business Schools were successfully achieving accreditation status for the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and local Higher Education Authorities.
Her last appointment prior to joining ICMS was as Academic Director for Massey University Executive Development Unit in New Zealand which offered Executive MBA and MBA programmes. In this role she contributed to the academic strategy and led improvement processes, such as programme positioning for domestic and international students and the design of new attractive offerings.
Dr Le Sueur holds a PhD in the field of organisational behaviour and personnel development from the Faculty of Education at the University Bielefeld, Germany; a Master’s degree Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; a Master’s degree in Education and Pedagogy from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany.
- Le Sueur, H.M., & Boulton, E. (2021). Professional women and maternity transition: Guidelines for maternity coaching in organisations. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 19(0), a1559. https://doi. org/10.4102/sajhrm. v19i0.1559
- Robertson, J., Le Sueur, H.M. & Terblanche, N. (2021). An emerging action learning framework to foster individual transformative learning during management development programmes. Action Learning: Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2021.1884043
- Robertson, J., Le Sueur, H.M. & Terblanche, N. (2020). Reflective Practice during action learning in management programmes. European Journal of Training and Development, Volume 44 https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2020-0063
- Le Sueur, H.; Bossons, P.; Bradbury (2020) Edition Foreword. Journal Sustainability, 16(5), 4-5 http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal 2020SpecialEdit.pdf
- Robertson, J., Le Sueur, H.M. & Terblanche, N. (2018): An account of practice: employing drawings and stories to enable reflective learning, Action Learning: Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/14767333.2019.1562702
- Le Sueur, H.M., & Tapela, V. (2018). Conditions for coaching to contribute to the adjustment of black African professionals. South African Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(0), a946. https://doi. org/10.4102/sajhrm. v16i0.946
- Le Sueur, H.M. (2008). Tüv Rheinland and LGA Nürnberg: A Case Study on value creation during acquisition integration, Masters dissertation, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business
- Kern, H.M., Conference proceedings: The 4th German Conference in Experiential Learning (2000). Heidi Kern: Adventure, a way to youth? Experiential education with young people in the townships of South Africa. Pages: 131 – 143
- EFMD Deans and Directors Conference, Milan, Italy (2020); Dr Heidi le Sueur, Title: Expanding Scope through Content: Business School programme qualification mix.
- AACSB global Impact & Assessment Conference, Charleston, USA (2019); Dr Heidi le Sueur, Title: Authentic Assessments through Backwards Curriculum Design
- AACSB annual accreditation conference for EMEA region, Vienna (2017), Opening Plenary presentation: Dr Heidi le Sueur. Topic: Aligning Impact with Mission.
- Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference, Stellenbosch University (2016), Dr Heidi le Sueur. Designing an assessment cycle to assure students’ learning on degree programme goals and objectives, Graduate School of Business Stellenbosch University
Editorial Board and Research Activities
- Editorial Advisory Board Member: South African Journal of Business Management
- Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa
- Supervision of PhD and Master students