Education is, perhaps, the most important change agent in a society .And accordingly; the institutions linked to education assume great importance for the cause of the welfare of the people. Unless the institutions deliver, progress on all fronts would be crippled. Given this context, institutional leadership and governance of academic institutions assume enormous significance. Research in this area has been plentiful and it suggests institutional failure as a major cause of societies going the wrong way and eventually degenerating.
The advent of globalization has not made things any easier, particularly, for the developing countries. Competition, wherever one looks, education included, has become the order of the day. This, in turn, means that the institutions and their characters have to be as per the dictates of these emerging scenarios. To attain prosperity today, they must understand the threats and opportunities that globalization has brought. Stakeholders are more knowledgeable and information oriented. Institutions must respond to these challenges by being more creative and innovative. Governance pertaining to education must, therefore, give due attention to these situations.
Heads of higher educational and other academic institutions, Heads of departments, senior academics, Registrars.
Senior Marketing managers and other division managers involved in the formation and implementation of strategies.
Directors of educational institutions – public and private.
Senior administrators from public and private sector institutions.
Objectives of the programme: The programme aims to help participants sharpen the decision-making skills required for effective leadership. The main objectives of this short course would be to help the participants to: