Leadership Development in African Higher Education

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Leadership development models, tools and strategies to empower leaders in African Higher Education

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATIONQUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

PREMIER HOTEL

26 APRIL 2013

PRESENTATION OVERVIEWIntroduction

Key points

Summary

Questions

INTRODUCTORY LEARNING ACTIVITYComplete the activity

Elaborate on your choice of word association

THE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALSDefining Leadership

Differentiating between leadership and management

Leadership characteristics and skills

Leadership styles/approaches

The leadership context/environment

The leadership process

LEADERSHIP PROCESSCreating a Vision

Articulating that vision in a Compelling and Inspirational manner

Guiding and Supporting followers in the pursuit of achievement of the vision

Being a Driver and Agent of Change

Nurturing, Developing and Empowering followers

Serving as a Role Model

THE LEADERSHIP CONTEXT/ENVIRONMENTThe Systems thinking perspective:

Inputs

Transformation/processing

Outputs

The influence of market/industry environment forces

The influence of external/macro environmental forces - PESTEL

SYSTEMS THINKING PERSPECTIVE

LEARNING ACTIVITYGroup Discussion:

Perform an environmental scan and analysis of the higher education landscape

Perform a gap analysis in which your group identifies the most critical leadership challenges in higher education

For each of these most critical challenges identify improvement strategies/solutions

Provide feedback in the form of a summation of your group discussion

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIPTransformationalleadership enhances the motivation, morale, and performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms. These include:

Connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to the project and the collective identity of the organization

Being a role model for followers that inspires them and makes them interested

Challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, so the leader can align followers with tasks that enhance their performance.

CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS (4 Is)Individualized Consideration

Intellectual Stimulation

Inspirational Motivation

Idealized Influence

LEARNING ACTIVITYGroup Discussion:

By referring to the characteristics of a Transformational Leader, describe how youll apply these to optimize performance from your followers in the field of Higher Education Provide feedback in the form of a summation of your group discussion

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTNavigator

Activator

Mobilizer

Coach

Guardian

TEAM LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENTDefinition of a T E A M

Characteristics of an effective team

The instrumental role of a team leader

Stages of team development

STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

LEARNING ACTIVITYGroup Discussion:

As a leader in the field of Higher Education, devise leadership development strategies for your team of followers

Describe how youll develop a high performing team

Provide feedback in the form of a summation of your group discussion

CONCLUSIONSummary

Questions

Contact details:

Charles Cotter+27 84 562 9446charlescot@polka.co.zaLinked In Twitter: @Charles_Cotter