2013 WISE Program for Education Leadership to Prepare Current and Emerging Higher Education Leaders from Developing Countries
The Qatar Foundation's WISE Program for Education Leadership will hold its fourth annual workshop in Doha, Qatar from October 26–28, 2013. The goal of the WISE Program is to enhance leadership skills for new university presidents and emerging higher education leaders from developing countries. The application cycle for the 2013 WISE Program is now closed.
The criteria by which final candidates will be chosen include the following:
- The applicant must be a vice chancellor, rector, president or chief executive officer at the university. The applicant must not be a subordinate official.
- The applicant must represent a higher education institution in a developing country
- The applicant must have assumed their current leadership position on or after January 1, 2012
The WISE Program for Education Leadership was launched at the Qatar Foundation’s inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009 as a way to prepare current and emerging leaders in higher education. The program is a platform for the transmission of experience and knowledge, and it reflects the intent of WISE to promote innovation through collaboration. The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE), two of the Qatar Foundation's partners in WISE, are the organizing partners for the program.
This year, participants who are selected to participate in the WISE Program are invited to attend the 2013 WISE Summit that follows from October 29 - 31.
Building upon the successes of the previous three years, the 2013 WISE Program for Education Leadership will utilize the expertise of the 2013 Faculty Board to develop a robust and challenging workshop. The Faculty Board is comprised of past and current university presidents, leadership experts, and other experienced educational professionals from around the world. Topics that will be covered during the three-day training include:
- Strategic planning
- Designing innovation systems and structures and establishing an innovative organizational culture
- Innovation as a leadership style
- Encouraging creativity and idea generation within the administrative structures
- Removing organizational impediments to innovation
- Implementing systems and structures for idea generation, evaluation, and implementation to create a more innovative organizational culture
- Principles of Leadership and Variety of Leadership Styles
For questions, please contact WISEProgram@iie.org
About the WISE Education Leadership Program
The WISE Program for Education Leadership emerged from the 2009 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) as a vehicle to provide first-rate preparatory training and a forum for the sharing of knowledge for educational leaders from throughout the world, especially those who have been newly appointed and are in developing countries. The participants are identified through the networks of WISE and are selected through an application process.
Read the press release from the 2012 WISE Program for Education Leadership
About the WISE Initiative
WISE is an initiative of Qatar Foundation, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, with a mission to address the urgent challenges and powerful economic, demographic and technological pressures facing 21st-century education. The annual WISE Summit brings together eminent decision-makers and thought-leaders from multiple sectors to generate dialogue, seek innovative solutions, raise awareness of the importance of learning, and inspire actions which will make a real difference to the lives of people across the globe. WISE is also a year-round platform and forum for the sharing of experience and best practices. Qatar Foundation's partners in WISE are: Association of Commonwealth Universities, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, International Association of University Presidents, Institute of International Education, RAND Corporation, and UNESCO.