Program Mission

To empower higher education professionals from around the world to become transformative leaders through a 9-month immersive certificate program. This program fosters collaborative learning and cultivates essential leadership skills to equip participants to drive positive change in their institutions and communities.

Fellows with certificates

Program Goals

Knowledge and Skill Development:

  • Equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge information and best practices in their field.
  • Cultivate essential leadership skills in areas such as communication, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and change management.
  • Deepen expertise in specific higher education challenges like internationalization, research, student success, and diversity, access, and inclusion initiatives.

Experiential Learning and Collaboration:

  • Facilitate immersive hands-on experiences at Penn State and beyond.
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment where participants share best practices, learn from each other's experiences, and build a supportive network.
  • Network with leading experts from around the globe and build lasting partnerships.
  • Encourage innovation and creative problem-solving through collaborative projects and group discussions.

Transformational Leadership Impact:

  • Empower participants to develop a personal leadership vision and action plan for impacting their home institutions and communities.
  • Cultivate a global perspective and understanding of diverse higher education landscapes.
  • Encourage participants to become advocates for positive change and effective leadership practices within their institutions.

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