Leadership Development for Higher Education

Leadership Development programs focus on relatively senior staff at colleges and universities in the United Board’s network. Our programs are designed to help these leaders navigate the dynamic economic, social, cultural, physical, and regulatory environments shaping higher education in Asia. These programs help them articulate a long-range vision for their respective institutions, inspire diverse people to move toward shared goals, secure adequate resources to implement them, and track the trends that shape the needs for human resource development in their economies and broader societies. We also support young leaders to promote values and methodologies that nurture students as whole persons.

The United Board Fellows Program is our flagship leadership development program. We also support programs that focus on strategic planning and resource development, the specialized leadership development needs of particular countries and regions or other topics of significance. For example, we have convened a series of Higher Education Leadership Programs (HELP) to help tertiary education institutions in Myanmar introduce new practices, such as student-centered teaching, assessment, and service-learning. Advanced Leadership Seminars, held in both South and Southeast Asia, have addressed challenges such as internationalization and regional integration as well as practical issues, such as human resource development, financial management, and governance. The United Board also is directing attention to women’s leadership, and held a forum for leaders of women’s colleges and universities in April 2019. In addition, through our project grants, we provide support for projects that build leadership capacity for whole person education.

For further information on Leadership Development programs, follow the links below or contact the individual responsible for your region.

Learn About Our Leadership Development Programs
Ten United Board Fellows have gone on to become president or principal of their home institutions.