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October 7-10, 2012
Doha, Qatar
Application Deadline: July 3, 2012

On behalf of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, IIE is pleased to announce the third WISE Education Leadership Program, an initiative launched at the Qatar Foundation’s inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009 to support emerging leaders in higher education from developing countries around the world. The WISE Education Leadership Program will take place in Doha, Qatar, on October 7-10, 2012. 

Participation in the WISE Education Leadership Program is free of charge. The Qatar Foundation will also provide round-trip airfare to Doha, hotel accommodations, local transport, meals, and conference materials. Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions in developing countries, appointed to the current position after January 1, 2011, are eligible to apply to the third WISE Education Leadership Program.

Please forward this message to relevant contacts. For more information or to apply, please go to: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/Third-Annual-WISE-Education-Leadership-Program

About the WISE Education Leadership Program
The goals of the WISE Education Leadership Program are to develop the leadership and administrative skill sets of new university presidents and to serve as an enabling environment for change and development. The WISE Education Leadership Program 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 Program 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
The WISE Education Leadership Program 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).

Eligibility
Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions appointed to the current position after January 1, 2011, are eligible to apply to the third WISE Education Leadership Program. Applicants should download and send completed application forms to WISEInstitute@iie.org. All applications must be received by July 3, 2012. Participants who are selected for the program will be notified by the end of August. 

For more information, along with the application materials, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/Third-Annual-WISE-Education-Leadership-Program
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