MADEV 2017 – Call for Participants

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MADEV 2017 – Call for Participants

Date: 24 – 28 July, 2017
Venue: The Ultra-Modern 2000 Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

The AAU MADEV series is a forum for discussion of topical African higher education issues and equips middle level university and HEI managers with appropriate skills and information to help them appreciate the environment and use available resources effectively to achieve organisational goals. Participants would have a better understanding of what it means to be a university manager within the changing context of higher education in Africa.

MADEV 2017
This edition of the Management Development Workshop (MADEVII) will look at the challenges of managing university research and ensuring that it fits into national development agenda. The short but intensive workshop will help address issues of Setting the Research Agenda in African Universities; Monitoring and Evaluation of Research Projects; and, Dissemination and Communication of Research Results. In addition, there will be a guest presentation from an experienced university manager.

Participants are expected to have experience in operating at a strategic level in an African higher education institution or other comparable organisation, and personal commitment to further learning, career development and progression at the most senior levels. Although MADEV generally targets newly appointed Pro/Deputy Vice Chancellors, Vice Rectors, Deans, Deputy Deans, Directors/Coordinators of Institutes and Heads of Academic Departments, holders of these positions who are in their first term of office as well as persons who are aspiring to these positions, are free to attend.

MADEV VII will be conducted in English and will focus on the 4 themes listed below, through structured lectures, experience sharing, case studies and group work:

  1. Strategic Thinking and Management
  2. New HE Delivery Modes: Distance education
  3. Funding Higher Education: Trends and Innovations
  4. University-Community Engagement for Development

Participants are kindly requested to indicate which particular issues relating to the proposed themes, they would want emphasised. This would help us tailor the training programme to address particular needs.

To ensure effective interaction and exchange, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40, selected on “first come, first served” basis. Registration is via email. You are encouraged to register online from this link:  While participation is open to all involved in higher education leadership, preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed above and particularly to those who are new in those positions. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

A Registration fee of US$500 is payable on registration for instruction, workshop facilities and material, tea/coffee and light lunch. We regret to note that registration cannot be confirmed until the AAU acknowledges receipt of the registration fee. Please note that late Registration (after deadline of 15th July, 2017) and payment of the fees on site would attract an additional $50.

Female participants from AAU member institutions in good standing are eligible for a travel subsidy but only on the basis of proven need, and at the sole discretion of the AAU.

Registration Package:

·        Free Accommodation for each participant

·        Group Lunch/Tea/Coffee

·        Workshop Facilities and Materials

NB//. Registration to be discounted by 50% for the first 15 participants with special preference to Females in Higher Education.

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