EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSITY

Foundations of Leadership

The Higher Education Leadership & Management Programme (HELM) is the organisational development, management education and leadership arm of Universities South Africa (USAF), the collaborative body consisting of all South African public universities.

The Higher Education Leadership & Management Programme (HELM) is the organisational development, management education and leadership arm of Universities South Africa (USAf), the association of South Africa’s 26 public universities.
HELM offers a variety of organisational and training services and courses to the higher education sector, including a Foundations of Leadership Programme (FoL) in two versions  —  for Academic Leadership and for University Managers.

The objectives of the Foundations of Leadership Programme are to:

  • Develop an informed perspective on leadership & strategic planning in Universities;
  • Promote creative problem-solving through a participative pedagogy, self-reflection & group interaction;
  • Acquire new perspectives & skills which would contribute towards effective operations at your University;
  • Formally & informally engage with other participants, exchange ideas, and share experiences which support personal & institutional development.

The programme is delivered online and consists of two 2.5 day modules  (total 5 days), structured through expert inputs, personal and group exercises, and customised case studies. Foundations of Leadership Module 1 covers higher education policy & regulatory frameworks, transformation, leadership & management.
Foundations of Leadership Module 2 covers strategic planning, change management & people management.

This Foundations of Leadership Programme (FoL) is funded by the Department of Higher Education & Training through the University Development Capacity Grant and is therefore offered at no cost to the public university sector. However, participants need to attend and complete the entire 2 X 2.5 day programme online only.

Foundations of Leadership (Academic):
Heads of Schools, Academic Departments, Centres or Research Units. Dates:

  • 18-20 October 2023,
  • 8-10 November  or
  • 29 November -1 December 2023

Foundations of Leadership (University Managers):
Senior and middle managers in any university administration or support division.
Dates:

  • 4-6 October 2023,
  • 1-3 November or
  • 15-17 November 2023

Contact Details

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Buchler or Molatelo Motswe:
Email: helm@helm.ac.za

The registration form is designed to capture important information regarding HELM participants for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as well as the reporting requirements from nominating universities. The section on biographical information is a funding requirement by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in order to report on all University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG) beneficiaries/transformation indicators. Please assist us by completing all aspects of the registration form in order that HELM can comply with DHET’s reporting and participating universities requirements for this programme funded through the DHET UCDG.

Foundations of Leadership (Part 2)

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Please note we are no longer accepting registrations for 18-20 October 2023.