Senior managers of universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan were awarded certificates on completion of Training and development program at NU Graduate School of Education.

On July 16 senior managers of universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan were awarded certificates on completion of Training and development program at NU Graduate School of Education.

The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Aslan Sarinzhipov, program directors of the Foundation Leadership in Higher Education of the UK John Davis and David Perry, and the President of Nazarbayev University Shigeo Katsu.

The training and development program, elaborated by NU Graduate School of Education  in collaboration with the British Foundation leadership in higher education is  an important project for the further growth of higher education in Kazakhstan.

The aim of the program is to develop the leadership skills of the managers of national, state and private universities to work effectively in the transition to a new model of university governance. During the course, the emphasis was placed on issues of strategic planning and corporate governance, university management, including system, external, institutional and personal aspects of leadership. The possession of such knowledge and skills, according to participants and organizers of the course, allows the flexibility to respond to the current challenges and to successfully implement the necessary changes in the university.

Training and development program participants worked in groups and teams, sharing experiences and best practices, tips, generating new ideas. Daily reviews of the work done were conducted during the course, evaluation of results will also be held six months after the end of the program. It will compare the results of the strategic plan of the university with the action plan developed during the training.

To explore the best international practices in the context of the problems of Kazakhstani universities one of the modules of four weeks of training was held at the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

The project, designed for 3 years, will involve training 300 college and university managers at various levels.