LEADING AND MANAGING IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSITY: Academic leadership in complexity and change.
Foundations 1 is designed to provide leadership with the tools to respond to this ongoing disruption and complexity that is both the contemporary university. Over two and a half days, this online programme will focus on how best to lead and manage people in a time of complexity and change. From #FeesMustFall to online futures, the course will open up the South African higher education context at both a strategic and policy level. The course is designed to be refreshing, intellectually curious and deeply interactive.
The concrete objectives of this programme are to:
- Develop an informed perspective of the strategic planning in universities;
- Promote creative problem solving through expert input, self-reflection and group interaction;
- Acquire new skills that would contribute towards effective operations at your university; and
- Formally and informally engage with other participants, exchange ideas and share experiences that support personal and institutional development.
The FoL for Academics programme is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training through the University Capacity Development Grant and is therefore offered at no charge to the public university sector. However, participants need to attend and complete the entire 2 I/2 day programme.
Please note that this programme is for academic leaders and is not intended for managers from admin and support services. It is intended for those already in positions such as HoDs of academic departments and schools.
You may only select and register for one of the Part 1 dates provided in the links above. Please download the authorisation form here. The form needs to be signed by your line manager. Please note that Part 1 must be completed before proceeding to Part 2. Registration links for Part 2 will be provided in due course.