Sixth WISE Education Leadership Program

Sixth WISE Education Leadership Program

The WISE Education Leadership Program was launched at the Qatar Foundation’s inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in 2009 to support current and emerging leaders in higher education around the world.

This three-day workshop aims to help prepare the next generation of global higher education leaders to manage the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
The goals of the WISE Education Leadership Program are to develop the leadership and administrative skill sets of new university presidents and 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

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.

The WISE Education Leadership Program is being organized by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and UNESCO.


Presidents, vice-chancellors, and other heads of tertiary education institutions appointed to the current position after January 1, 2013 are eligible to apply to the sixth WISE Education Leadership Program that will take place in Doha from October 7 – 10, 2012.

Applicants should download and send completed application forms to  All applications must be received by July 3, 2014.

Participants who are selected for the program will be notified by the end of August.

You can find more information about the program and download the application form at