The Association of African Universities (AAU) is pleased to announce the sixth edition of its Management Development (MADEV) Training Workshop to be held in Zomba, Malawi in collaboration with the University of Malawi from 24th to 27th August, 2015.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE 6th EDITION OF MADEV
The AAU Management Development (MADEV) Workshop is a component of the Association’s programme on leadership and management of HEIs sponsored by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The MADEV Workshops replaced the Senior University Management (SUMA) Workshop Series, which ran from 1991 to 2003. Five previous MADEV Workshops have been held in Accra (Ghana), Morogoro, (Tanzania), Gaborone (Botswana), Douala (Cameroon) and Cape Coast (Ghana) respectively.
OBJECTIVE OF THE WORKSHOP
The AAU MADEV provides a forum for discussion of topical African higher education issues and equips middle level university and HEI managers with appropriate skills and information to help them appreciate the environment and use available resources effectively to achieve organisational goals. Participants would have a better understanding of what it means to be a university manager within the changing context of higher education in Africa.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Participants are expected to have experience in operating at a strategic level in an African higher education institution or other comparable organisation, and personal commitment to further learning, career development and progression at the most senior levels. Although MADEV generally targets newly appointed Pro/Deputy Vice Chancellors, Vice Rectors, Deans, Deputy Deans, Directors/Coordinators of Institutes and Heads of Academic Departments, holders of these positions who are in their first term of office as well as persons who are aspiring to these positions, are free to attend.
MADEV THRUST AND METHODOLOGY
MADEV VI will be conducted in English and will focus on the 4 themes listed below, through structured lectures, experience sharing, case studies and group work:
- Strategic Thinking and Management
- New HE Delivery Modes: Distance education
- Funding Higher Education: Trends and Innovations
- University-Community Engagement for Development
Participants are kindly requested to indicate which particular issues relating to the proposed themes, they would want emphasised. This would help us tailor the training programme to address particular needs.
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure effective interaction and exchange, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40, selected on “first come, first served” basis. Registration is via this online link. While participation is open to all involved in higher education leadership, preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed above and particularly to those who are new in those positions. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for Applications is extended to August 12th, 2015
A Registration fee of US$200 is payable on registration for instruction, workshop facilities and material, tea/coffee and light lunch. We regret to note that registration cannot be confirmed until the AAU acknowledges receipt of the registration fee. Please note that payment of the fees on site would attract an additional $50. Please CLICK HERE to see the AAU Bank Details
- The workshop duration is 4 days
- Cost sharing has been introduced to ensure sustainability. Therefore participants will to cater for their travel and registration costs.
- Registration fees are $200 for those who pay before 20th July 2015. And $250 for those who pay on site
- Accommodation will be covered by the Association of African Universities
- Lunch and teas will be provided during workshop days
- There is a travel subsidy of US$500 for the first 10 female participants to register for the event.
AAU MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING
Female participants from AAU member institutions in good standing (see AAU Website) are eligible for a travel subsidy but only on the basis of proven need, and at the sole discretion of the AAU.