Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP)

Locations: TISS

Sponsor: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Higher education in India has undergone rapid expansion in the last six decades with a tremendous increase in the number of public and private institutions. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are complex enterprises given their scale, size and other intricacies. Management of HEIs is a challenging task requiring a deep understanding, knowledge, skills and experience in managing institutions. Holistic efforts need to be initiated in order to train and develop the individuals presently holding leadership and administrative positions in the higher education sector.

Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) is a three week leadership development training programme (2 weeks domestic and one week foreign training) for second level academic functionaries in public funded higher education institutions. LEAP will collaborate with University of Pennsylvania for the training programme. The main objective is to prepare second tier academic heads who are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future. The programme would provide senior faculty, with high academic credentials, the required leadership and managerial skills including skills of problem-solving, handling stress, team building work, conflict management, developing communication skills, understanding and coping with the complexity and challenges of governance in HEIs, financial & general administration.