Academic Leadership: Effective leadership | Course
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  • Health universities in Vietnam are charged with training health officials to address health challenges in the country, which requires effective leadership. Effective leaders are expected to identify challenges and opportunities relevant to their organizations; to mobilize others to build common visions, strategic missions, core values appropriate for their organizations. Next, they are expected to inspire people to work hard to achieve these goals. Specifically, effective leaders should be champions of innovation, be able to build a culture that values diversity and inclusion, empower their staff to make change. Last but not least, they should be able to anticipate and manage resistance, maintain strategic focus, and encourage system thinking and collaboration through effective communication and negotiation.
  • The proposed 8-month leadership course is designed to build the mentioned competencies for its eligible participants, who are current and rising leaders from health universities including vice presidents, faculty deans, department and unit heads.  The course covers three important domains in health university leadership:
    • (1) Attribute of higher education institution (university)
    • (2) Leading change in higher education
    • (3) Change Management.
  • The course is lectured in Vietnamese or English with simultaneous interpretation. All study materials are in English.


  • Session 1

  • January 13-15th, 2020
    • Introduction: University and Change
    • Creating the climate of change
    • Engaging and empowering the organization

  • Session 2

  • April 13-14th, 2020
    • Manage conflicts and negotiate effectively
    • Engaging and empowering the organization

  • Session 3

  • August 06-07th, 2020
    • Implementing and sustaining for change
    • “Stay alive” AND finalize the Personal Action Plan (PAP)


Number of participants: 25 slots

Time: 3 sessions

    1. From 13/01/20120 – To 15/01/2020
    2. From 13/04/2020 – To 14/04/2020
    3. From 06/08/2020 – To 07/08/2020

Venue: University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, 217 Hong Bang St., District 11, Ward 5, Ho Chi Minh City

Admission requirements: current and rising leaders from health universities including vice presidents, faculty deans, department and unit heads. Interested candidates please submit a Curriculum vitae and an application form which must include the followings:

    1. Describe why you want to attend this course
    2. Describe in detail a challenging leadership case. The case should be real which illustrates your active involvement. The case could have happened  in the past or be happening in the present. You are expected to report what challenges you faced / are facing, how you intervened / are intervening, how the system responded / are responding to your interventions
    3. List the skills you would like to learn form the course

Notice: Passing candidates will be interviewed online.

Tuition fee: 15,000,000 VND

Deadline of application: October 31th 2019


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  • We offer scholarships to worthy participants based on the cases they submit and their financial needs. 2 types of scholarships are available:
    • Full scholarship: 100% tuition fee, accommodation and flight tickets for 3 sessions of the course
    • Full tuition


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