Leadership team from DonNTU participates in Convocation of Leaders in Higher Education

12-2-2018    International Cooperation   388   

The participants of all three stages of the Leadership Development Program for the Ukrainian universities met for the first time during the Convocation Ceremony. It was the final event that took place on 7 February in Kyiv. The fourteen universities that joined the program last year presented their successful projects: creative space, modern hubs and also new approaches to ensure the academic integrity and partnership development with the local communities. The finalists of the first stage of the Program conducted a motivational session to encourage and inspire the newcomers who are just starting to work on development projects. Oleksandra Sled was invited to participate in the Convocation as one of the members of the DonNTU leadership team.

The DonNTU team is a finalist of the first cycle of the Leadership Program started by the British Council in Ukraine in partnership with the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Foundation for Leadership for Higher Education (UK) and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The purpose of the Program is to prepare the agents of change among the Ukrainian universities in order to implement long-awaited reforms in the higher education. In 2016, the representatives of DonNTU joined the Program too. The training included several modules: “Leadership”, “Academy of Change”, “Development Center” and ended in 2017 with an unforgettable visit to the University of Brighton (Great Britain). However, the Leadership Program has not ended for the DonNTU team. It inspired us to continue the process of the university development, opened up some new possibilities, gave an impulse for new changes, friends and partners for our future projects.

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At present, all the members of the leadership team successfully apply all the knowledge and skills acquired at the training modules to their work, put into effect new creative ideas to change the world for the better and proudly hold the title of the finalists of the Leadership Development Program of the Ukrainian Universities.

Olexandra Sled,
Doctoral candidate of DonNTU