Virtual International Training Course on “Capacity Building in Higher Education Leadership and Management”

Virtual International Training Course on “Capacity Building in Higher Education Leadership and Management”

On December 01-11, 2020, SEAMEO RETRAC conducted a virtual international training course on “Capacity Building in Higher Education Leadership and Management”. Participants of the course included 33 leaders and administrators of different higher education institutions from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.

This course aimed at equipping participants with updated knowledge and current practices in leadership and management in higher education as well as giving them opportunities to share their experience with other participants and trainers. The topics of discussion covered at the training course included:

(1) Innovation in educational leadership: influence, empower and engagement for success

(2) Strategic planning and resource development in higher education

(3) Strategies for inspiring positive change in higher education

(4) Curriculum assessment and evaluation in higher education.

The training course is one of the strategic mission activities annually carried out by SEAMEO RETRAC to support countries in Southeast Asia, especially Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam, in strengthening leadership and managerial capacity for their schools’ leaders.

This year, the course was conducted online on SEAMEO RETRAC’s Moodle site and Zoom platform under the facilitation of Dr. Anita C. Oblina, Senior Education Specialist, SEAMEO RETRAC, Vietnam and Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International, Capilano University, Canada. During phase 1 from December 01 to December 04, 2020, participants joined the lecture series on Zoom platform within 4 days. In phase 2 (December 07-11, 2020), participants accessed the SEAMEO RETRAC’s Moodle site to get instructional materials, reply to questions in forum discussion and complete assignments. After fully attending the course and accomplishing the course requirements, participants received the Certificate of Completion.

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