Join the Leadership Development Program for University Presidents!

IAUP Triennial Pre-Conference Workshop
July 28-29, 2020 

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), in an effort to contribute to the enhancement of senior leadership in the context of current trends and future needs, offers the Leadership Development Program for University Presidents.

This year's edition will be held as a Pre-Conference Workshop during the IAUP Triennial 2020 on 

July 28-29, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.


Join us in this unique program that will provide peer-to-peer learning and valuable insights from current and former university presidents as well as higher education experts from around the world!

Target Audience
Important Dates

About the Program

Program Description

A global learning experience, individually tailored to enhance leadership and senior management skills required by incoming and emerging Presidents facing the initial challenges as leaders of their institutions. 



  • Selective program for newly designated presidents, emerging presidents, presidents who are in their first or second year in office, and / or presidents who wish to update their current skillset.


  • Small cohort of up to 25 participants


  • Face to face mentoring sessions and  individual consultations


  • Expert advice and involvement of the broad IAUP network


  • Select speakers from partner organizations that cover specialized themes


  • Focus on knowledge and skills associated with successful presidencies


  • Use of best practices, case studies, and individual projects




The program is crafted to produce the following outcomes in an accelerated manner, sensible to the time constraints of presidents in the early stages of their tenure:


Gain an insight and understanding of the trends and key issues affecting leadership in higher education globally, and assess the strategic implications of these in their respective universities.


Strengthen and polish the leadership skills of presidential participants through close interaction with and advice from seasoned mentors.


Align strengths and expertise with institutional plans and opportunities.


Design and/or finesse a high performance team that complements the leadership style of presidential participants and potentially increases their overall impact and effectiveness.


Establish the necessary leadership network to embark on a successful presidency.

Target Audience
  • Newly designated or emerging presidents

  • Presidents  in their first or second year in office

  • Presidents who wish to update their current skillset

  • The Nature of the Presidency.

  • Governance and Accountability.

  • Finance and Management.

  • Innovation and the Role of Technology.

  • Accreditation, Rankings and Quality.

  • Presidential Trends and Challenges.

Important Dates

To be Announced.




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