Leadership in Higher Education

A Program for Vice Chancellors & Senior Deans
LUMS, Lahore

The changing landscape of higher education has brought in its wake a distinct set of challenges for senior leaders. They are responsible for addressing real time issues related to governance, policy making, leadership development, stakeholder management and financial planning of Higher Education Institutions.

Leadership in Higher Education has been designed to explore issues related to university governance and management from macro & micro perspective. The key emphasis is on the role of universities in the changing world where Higher Education Institutions are the drivers of socio-economic change in the community.  



This programme is specifically focused on leadership for top management such as VC’s, Board and Syndicate members and Senior Deans of public and private sector universities and conceptualized to include three distinctive parts:

  • An in-depth discussion of leadership and its various elements specially inspiration, team work and conflict management
  • Critical functional areas needed for senior executives to formulate/ strategies and strategic decisions
  • University governance


Designed as a residential programme, “Leadership in Higher Education” addresses the critical role played by senior leaders in higher education and would help Vice Chancellors to:

  • Learn how to lead effectively to foster growth and development
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement organisational change aligned to their institutional strategy
  • Address governance issues related to policy making and stakeholder management
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration and innovation
  • Envision institutional challenges and aspirations through the lens of innovation
  • Develop faculty and mobilise resources
  • Identify and generate opportunities to advance and promote university’s fundraising and industry engagement goals
  • Develop synergies to reinvigorate a research based environment
  • Prepare for crisis planning and management
  • Learn how information technology can be a predominant catalyst to revitalise university operations
  • Gain insight into critical issues facing higher education


Over the course of 5 and a half days, programme participants will gain substantial exposure to:

  • Leadership development and visionary leadership
  • Good governance and effective strategies for organisational excellence
  • Team building and crisis management
  • Capacity building of Higher Education Institutions
  • Innovative strategy making
  • Research-pedagogy paradox
  • Art of negotiation and collaboration
  • University operations and information technology
  • Organisational change: Culture and Politics
  • Marketing, Fundraising, Alumni and Industry
  • Engagement of society & industry in university governance and administration
  • Financial planning, budgeting, operations and resource management


  • Face to face interactions with dynamic real-life leaders. Interactive sessions with visionary leaders in the academia and industry
  • Sharing of valuable ideas and insights though various networking opportunities. Participants can benefit from the diversity of views and perspectives of their peers
  • Residential programme designed to ensure that participants are able to extract the maximum learnings over the course of 5 and a half days
  • Participants will reside at the purpose built facility at Rausing Executive Centre where they will have access to a wide array of facilities and the vibrant LUMS campus


The programme is designed for and would be ideal for Vice Chancellors, Board and Syndicate members, and Senior Deans of public and private sector universities



Programme Director
PhD, McGill University
Research Interests:
Negotiations & Conflict Management; Team Building & Leadership; Cross-Cultural Management; Performance Management
Programme Fee 230,000
Residential Fee Inclusive

* Programme fee includes tuition cost, reading material, tea and lunch served during the programme. 

It includes accommodation, breakfasts and dinners for the duration of the programme. However, any extra charges such as telephones, extra meals etc should be paid on departure. You may check-in on the evening preceding the start date of the programme and check out the morning after the programme ends. You are, however, requested to inform us of the time of your arrival and departure.

We offer single bed accommodation at the Rausing Executive Centre. Each bedroom with attached bathroom is equipped with mini-fridge, writing desk and direct dial STD/ISD telephone and cable TV. All bedrooms at REC are internet-ready. Please note we do not provide accommodation for drivers accompanying participants.

Applications will be screened with regard to their suitability for each programme. Kindly ensure that your complete online application form reaches the office by the deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.

*Seat in the programme will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment is due upon receipt of the acceptance letter along with the invoice. Please ensure that the payment reaches the office BEFORE the start of the programme. Space in the programme may only be ensured after we receive the fee. 

Our preferred mode of payment is by cheque/banker’s draft payable to Lahore University of Management Sciences. However, the programme fee can also be paid via bank transfer.

Please send the cheque to:
Marketing Manager
Rausing Executive Development Centre
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Sector "U", DHA, Lahore Cantt, Lahore - 54792
Tel: +92-42-35608119-8243

* LUMS is a non-profit organisation under the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Accordingly, the income of LUMS is not tax deductible/collectable.

If more than one executive from the same organisation participate (up to a group size of 5 participants) in a programme, each additional participant after the first one gets a 10% discount on the programme fee.

If you are unable to attend a registered course, we will accept a substitute until 2 working days before the programme. Substitute candidates will be subject to the same selection process as the original one. If you wish to cancel your name from a programme, please notify in writing or on call at least 5 working days before the programme. In case of late cancellation, course fee will be refunded after deducting an application processing fee of PKR 40,000.

It is possible to transfer deposited fee to any open enrolment programme within 3 years. Transfers should be notified at least 5 working days before the programme. In case the participant or sponsoring organisation fails to utilise the funds within 3 years, the deposited fee will be forfeited.

Note: REDC may cancel or postpone a programme due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, university will refund registration fee but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

In case of postponement, the fee may be transferred to the rescheduled offering of that programme or any other programme as an alternate to refund. The University reserves the right to make changes in its programme policies and fees at any time.