LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (LEDEV)
23 April - 02 May, 2008
Following the first AAU Leadership Development Workshop (LEDEV) held in Windhoek, Namibia, in August, 2007, the Association of African Universities is pleased to announce the second in its Leadership Development Workshop (LEDEV) series, to be hosted by the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) from 23 April - 02 May, 2008.
The highly successful LEDEV 1 was attended by 39 participants made up of a Pro Chancellor, Vice-Chancellors and Rectors, Pro and Deputy Vice-Chancellors, and other leaders of higher education institutions.
LEDEV Workshops are a follow-up to the Association’s successful Senior University Management Workshop (SUMA) series, which ran from 1992 to 2002. The current series forms part of the AAU Capacity Development Project for the Revitalisation of African Higher Education Institutions (AAU-CADRE), funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and aims to enhance the leadership skills of university leaders, particularly in the promotion of innovation and the management of change.
This will be achieved through intensive participant interaction over carefully selected case and other material, and lead lectures, in a process facilitated by eminent Resource Persons.
LEDEV is intended primarily for
Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Presidents and Principals
Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Rectors, and Vice-Presidents,
Directors of Institutes, Deans of Faculties
Members of University Councils
Heads and Deputy Heads of higher education regulatory agencies
Thrust and Method
As with the first workshop, the main themes of LEDEV II, which will be in English, will be selected from the following:
• Financial Management: resource mobilisation and allocation; financial analysis, reporting and performance monitoring
• Institutional Culture, Gender and Change
• Conflict Management and Resolution
• Quality Assurance
• University Leadership and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
• ICT and Research and Education Networking
Further details will be announced later.
To ensure effective interaction and exchange, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40, selected on the principle of “first come, first served”. Provided that, while participation is open to all involved in higher education leadership, preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed below, in universities and equivalent institutions:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Deputy Rector/Vice-President
Chairman of Council/Senate
New Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Presidents, will find this workshop particularly helpful.
Please indicate on your application form the topics you would like emphasised in the finalisation of the curriculum.
A Registration fee of US$500.00 is payable on registration for instruction, workshop facilities and material, tea/coffee, light lunch, etc. We regret to note that registration cannot be confirmed until receipt of the registration fee is acknowledged by the AAU. If paid before March 15, 2007, the fee is reduced to US$425.00. All other expenses - travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc. - are to be borne by participants.
AAU Members in Good Standing
Participants from AAU member institutions in good standing (see AAU Website: www.aau.org/membership/index.htm) are eligible for a fee waiver. A subsidy on board and lodging may be awarded, but only on the basis of proven need, and at the sole discretion of the AAU.
Please complete and return the attached Registration Form to:
Association of African Universities
African Universities House
Aviation Road Extension
Airport Residential Area
P.O. Box AN 5744
Tel: 233 302 774495/761588
Fax: 233 302 774821