Action-oriented Programs for Catholic Universities’ Heads and Aspiring Heads
Based on the successful experience of the Rectors’ leadership program, two editions of which have proved very rewarding, several programs are now offered by IFCU to heads of affiliated institutions in order to reinforce their skills and to enable them to draw benefit from the richness brought about by exchange between peers sharing common values and issues.
How do modern Catholic universities find the precise balance between serving local communities and addressing global challenges?
At this moment of intense globalization, how do Catholic universities confront multiple and complex challenges—continuing to serve their individual institutional mission, adapting and (often) transforming their programs, services, infrastructure and management to respond to the changing requirements of the social, economic and political conditions that surround them. How does senior leadership motivate professors to incorporate research about student learning and new technologies, to prepare students for rewarding personal, spiritual, and professional lives?
To develop and prosper in this context, Catholic institutions need road maps that are clear and flexible, but also leadership capable of maintaining the course while being open to unexpected opportunities that may emerge.
In this course, the facilitators direct a highly participatory workshop that introduces best practices and creates spaces for participants to consider how to integrate relevant trends. Issues covered include:
Strategic planning & management
Internationalization in Catholic universities
Graduates as global citizens
Globally integrated institutions
Educating students for an unknown future
XXI Century approaches to teaching and learning
Achieving teaching excellence