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International Case Study: University Leadership Development in India: A Leadership and Management Programme for Institutes and Universities

Background: The Leadership Foundation are working in partnership with the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) department of the British Council in India to develop a sustainable leadership development strategy to work with the Higher Education sector nationally.

Programme: Universities throughout India were invited to apply for a place on the first pilot cohort of the programme, which was aimed at those within Higher Education with as aspiration for leadership. The programme contained elements of 'Train the Trainer' and also a project-based task, which directly linked to creating impact within participants institutions.

Impact: The initial pilot stage allowed UKIERI to identify key areas for future focus and design change, which led to the establishment and growth of a community of skilled leaders and managers within the Indian higher education sector.

In March 2016 a second cohort of the programme took place, which encompassed key areas of the Indian culture, while enhancing the key leadership skills needed to create an impact within the Indian HE sector.

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