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Leadership is a core aspect of quality higher education, vital in enabling institutions to respond to complex challenges and rapid societal change. Higher education leadership must be underpinned by values and responsibility. Leadership must be adaptable and constantly evolving to ensure always more equity. It is essential that higher education institutions fully contribute to the development of sustainable & democratic societies.
IAU aims at strengthening capacities of leaders and enhance cooperation among them. It also tends to reinforce leadership of universities to maximize their impact on communities.

Overall objectives for 2016-2020:

  • Provide professional development
  • Monitor trends in leadership challenges
  • Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Learning

LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME: LGEU

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Launched in 2015, LEADING GLOBALLY ENGAGED UNIVERSITIES (LGEU) is a 5-day leadership development programme that has been running twice a year, hosted by a different IAU Member institution each time. It provides an opportunity for higher education leaders with an international outlook to engage in peer-to-peer learning in a distinctive, internationally-oriented leadership development programme. LGEU offers a real opportunity to gain new insights into higher education trends and practices in a wide range of countries as well as a chance to build new institutional connections.

LGEU is an inclusive programme whose participants are drawn from various backgrounds, ranging from Heads of Institution, to Vice-Presidents, Deans, but also Academic Department Heads, Registrars and COO’s as well as senior professional service leaders. Each session is limited to 15-20 participants to ensure effective dialogue and a good group dynamic. The LGEU target audience always seeks gender balance and a broad geographic representation.




PRACTICAL INFORMATION ON NEXT SESSION
The dates of the upcoming session will be announced in due course.


REPORT ON PAST SESSIONS


- JUNE 2019 / LGEU-7: ISIT (Paris, France)

- OCTOBER 2018 / LGEU-6: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
(Bucharest, Romania)

- MAY 2018 / LGEU-5: McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)

- MAY 2017 / LGEU-4 University of Botswana, (Gaborone, Botswana)

- DECEMBER 2016 / LGEU-3: Universidad EAFIT, (Medellin, Colombia)

- APRIL 2016 / LGEU-2: University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

- NOVEMBER 2015 / LGEU-1: University Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)




PROGRAMME OUTCOMES
LGEU outcome 1
UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE
Get a greater appreciation of the key trends shaping Higher Education and institutions in various contexts and gain international perspectives on national/local challenges and opportunities

LGEU outcome 2
MANAGING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
Master the mechanisms that help implement your institutional mission, inform the decision-making and provide structure for evaluating progress and taking corrective action

LGEU outcome 3
DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Gain a better knowledge of your preferred style of leading and learn more about theory and innovative practices of institutional leadership, management and governance

LGEU outcome 4
CREATING AND MANAGING EFFECTIVE TEAMS
Improve your interpersonal management skills and explore the team leader’s responsibilities and expectations in enhancing the innovative potential of diverse teams

LGEU outcome 5
BUILDING A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PEERS
Create long-term partnerships, connect and share experiences with colleagues from all over the world and learn how they respond differently to common challenges




ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS




RESEARCH


MAPPING LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMMES & IDENTIFYING GAPS

IAU was commissioned by the World Bank to undertake a mapping of professional development training programme available around the world for higher education leaders at different levels of the institution. IAU has created an online directory. Based on the mapping findings, IAU has conducted a gap analysis.

>>> Mapping of higher education leadership programs worldwide
Depending on the national or regional context, the number of higher education institutions is growing, the nature of the institutions is diversifying, their role in society is continuously questioned and the demands placed on these institutions is expanding. It is thus not surprising that the leadership of such institutions becomes more complex and that the development of leadership capacity becomes a priority.
In response to these complex realities, there is a growing number of training programs offered to strengthen higher education leadership. Yet, there is no single source of information about what is on offer, nor have there been many studies to look at the impact of such trainings. IAU, itself offering a leadership program since 2015, produced an initial mapping of programs. The aim is to identify and briefly describe programs on offer and discover gaps in terms of geographic coverage, type of program offered, who is being targeted, etc. IAU has issued an analytical report presenting the rationale, methodology and results of the study.

>>> Online searchable directory of programs
The list of all 78 identified programs is available in a directory in a format of a searchable excel file, which allows sorting the programs according to 6 topics as follows:
- Target audience
- Duration
- Delivery mode
- Location
- Tuition fee
- Credential

Leadership Programmes Directory



Juliette Becker

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