2011 WISE Education Leadership Programme

November 1, 2017 September 28, 2011

About the Program

The WISE Education Leadership Programme was launched at the Qatar Foundation’s inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009 to support current and emerging leaders in higher education around the world. This four-day workshop aims to help prepare the next generation of global higher education leaders to manage the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

The first WISE Education Leadership Programme took place in October 2010. Twelve higher education leaders from nine countries participated in this dynamic new training and networking seminar.

The goals of the WISE Education Leadership Programme are to develop the leadership and administrative skill sets of new university presidents and serve as an enabling environment for change and development. The WISE Education Leadership Programme will provide experience-based training through case studies, workshops, expert speakers and role-playing exercises. 

Key topics that will be covered during the WISE Education Leadership Programme include:

  • Best Practices in Institutional Management 
  • Principles of Leadership and Variety of Academic Leadership Styles
  • Institutional and Personal Agendas/Goals
  • Coaching and Team Building
  • Decision Making
  • Working with Governing and Advisory Boards
  • Managing Academic Personnel and Resources

Participation in the WISE Education Leadership Programme is free of charge. The Qatar Foundation will also provide round-trip airfare to Doha, hotel accommodations, local transport, meals and conference materials. The WISE Education Leadership Programme is being organized by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).


Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions appointed to the current position after April 1, 2010 are eligible to apply to the second WISE Education Leadership Programme that will take place in Doha from September 25 – 28, 2011.

Applications should download and send completed application forms to WISEInstitute@iie.org. All applications must be received by July 1, 2011. Participants who are selected for the programme will be notified by August 1, 2011.