Foundation Programme in Leadership and Management2021-05-26T13:31:10+02:00

Foundation Programme in Leadership and Management

This programme will provide senior and middle managers with the fundamental knowledge and skills on academic leadership and management, strategy and operations in higher education institutions.

The Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) programme, offered since 2002, focuses on identifying and responding to the leadership and management development needs in South African universities. HELM’s mission is to explore and create relevant and cutting edge solutions that address organisational and individual capacity needs in universities. HELM is a strategic partnership between Universities South Africa (USAf) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The overarching objective is to ensure that the higher education system is endowed with leaders and managers who will be able to drive their institutions towards a preferred future in an effective and efficient manner. To this end, it will focus on identifying and responding to the leadership and management development needs in the higher education sector.

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The objectives of this programme for Heads of Schools/Departments are to:

  1. Develop an informed perspective of the strategic planning and operations resource requirements in universities;
  2. Promote the development of creative problem solving through expert input, self-reflection and group interaction;
  3. Acquire new skills that would contribute towards effective, proactive planning and operations at your University; and
  4. Formally and informally engage with other participants, exchange ideas and share experiences that support personal and institutional development.
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