3 September 2013
We are pleased to announce that the autumn 2013 run of the Leadership Foundation’s international case study programme to China and Hong Kong - the International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) - will be led by programme leaders with direct and current experience of the region. Professor Jim Yip is pro vice-chancellor research & innovation and dean of college (science & technology) at the University of Salford, and he will be coordinating and delivering the programme with Katherine Forestier, who has most recently been the senior education consultant for higher education with the British Council in Hong Kong; prior to that Katherine had been their director of education, science and society.
Professor Yip is an established and experienced Leadership Foundation international associate and has been a contributor to the past three ILDPs. He was born in Hong Kong and spent his formative years there before coming to the UK for his first and second degrees in mechanical engineering. Professor Yip has worked in both industry and higher education, and is well connected throughout the Far East and North America. He has been an advisor to a wide range of UK universities, and high profile businesses on change management, finance and economic development issues. He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.
Katharine Forestier is a respected education services professional and we welcome her to the Leadership Foundation’s associate network. Katherine has extensive knowledge of education policy and reform, and experience of leading innovative projects that support education improvement across different cultures. She also has experience delivering services that promote the internationalisation of higher education, facilitating transnational delivery of education, and develop market opportunities for schools, colleges and universities.
ILDP will begin on Sunday 10 November through until Thursday 14 November. It has been designed to support and deepen the understanding of globalisation and internationalisation in higher education in different cities and regions of the world. Taking part in the programme helps institutions and individuals to develop more integrated and knowledgeable strategies to achieve their international aims and objectives. We recommend this programme to academics and professional services staff who are involved in international at high profile senior levels for their institution.
Full details of ILDP China and Hong Kong programme will be available soon. To reserve a place go to http://bit.ly/WQhqer