The quality of higher education leadership, while becoming ever-more challenging, is central to the well-being of universities. The expectations and responsibilities of higher education institutions are expanding while the local and global context is continuously changing with leadership becoming more complex. To support new and future leaders of Higher Education Institutions, the International Association of Universities (IAU) has developed a leadership programme entitled: Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU).
The programme is for successful institutional leaders who wish to extend their experience by engaging with peers from other countries. It is of particular value to those in senior leadership roles:
To gain maximum benefit from the programme, participants will be expected to be comfortable and confident conversing and engaging with others in English.
The participants will gain:
Over time, the wider community of participants from successive programme sessions will create a unique international network of colleagues, a resource which will be of considerable long-term value to the participants and their institutions. Beyond the individual, the programme also benefits each institution since LGEU graduates will bring back ideas and approaches from other contexts that can be adapted and implemented at home. Institutions will gain from the rich bank of resources made available and from the network established among peers in different parts of the world. LGEU will act as a catalyst for the establishment of partnerships and longer-term collaborations between participants and their respective institutions.
The third session of the programme will by hosted by Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia from 4 to 9 December 2016. Registrations are now closed.
The fourth session (LGEU-4) will be hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, from 21 to 26 May 2017. Sign-up now!!
-IAU Member: 5,800 € (Euro)
-Non Member: 8,700 € (Euro)
The registration fee includes programme delivery and material, accommodation and meals but excludes travel to the workshop venue.
Each session is limited to 15-20 participants. If you wish to apply to attend the programme, please complete and return this brief application form to Ms. Juliette Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The inaugural session was hosted by University Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in November 2015 and the second session by University College Dublin (Ireland) in April 2016.
"It was illuminating and exciting. I had the opportunity to look at my university more critically and I saw what we need to do about global engagement. LGEU is a very timely and highly stimulating programme. All universities aiming at improving their global engagement should grab the opportunity."
Prof. Yetunde Ijaiya, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Ilorin, Nigeria
"The program was truly spectacular."
Ellen Fahey-Smith, Ed.D, Assistant Vice President & Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost, Fordham University, USA
"LGEU has refined my perspective of the role of a globally engaged leader. The team management module was very insightful and forced us to rethink the “to-dos” and the “not to-dos”. Most parts of the world were represented which made the workshop very rich and informative."
Patrick Attié, Director, Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti (ESIH), Haiti