Highlights Reel: 2021 Leadership in Higher Education Program
Check out highlights of the 2021 Leadership in Higher Education program and hear from fellows what the took away from the program. The LHE Program is created in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.
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[00:00:20.640]The value I see in such a program is it
[00:00:25.260]prepares leaders to take leadership
roles. Leadership is, uh,
[00:00:30.210]is, is a profession. It's
not something you just do.
[00:00:35.040]And no leader is trained
in academic institution,
[00:00:39.030]no leader qualified with a
master's student or a PhD
[00:00:45.240]grown the job develop on the job.
[00:00:47.700]One way of developing thing is helping
them pass through such and such program.
[00:00:53.250]And this would prepare to them to take,
[00:00:55.470]to tackle the problems they
are facing every day and be in
[00:01:00.870]a better position.
[00:01:06.570]Um, we did get to design the cohort.
[00:01:08.550]So there was a representation from a
variety of units across Rico's campus.
[00:01:13.080]So we have representation
from the academic side.
[00:01:15.990]We have representation
from student affairs.
[00:01:18.150]We also have representation
from external relations.
[00:01:39.870]LHD is coming to support us to help
us to understand more about, uh,
[00:01:44.100]even though we have that in
our plant to underestimate,
[00:01:47.040]how do we work with our stakeholders?
How do we make sure that, uh,
[00:01:50.970]our students, our graduates, uh,
[00:01:54.030]understanding what is the
challenges the entrepreneurship is,
[00:01:58.590]is facing within Rhonda is
especially in agriculture.
[00:02:02.430]I'm really hoping that, um,
[00:02:04.650]if I'm given the opportunity to
be a leader in higher education,
[00:02:08.580]I will be able to connect well, um,
[00:02:11.040]with my team to be able
to have this high, um,
[00:02:15.990]high level vision of the Institute
or the path I'm leading and how to
[00:02:20.850]drive it forward,
[00:02:22.260]but also to be able to draw from this
trend of everyone I work with and from
[00:02:27.150]different units into destitution and be
able to draw from the strengths of each
[00:02:31.530]one of those,
[00:02:32.520]to be able to help me drive the change
that I hope to bring to that institution.
[00:03:10.690]I think the value of a program like
this, the human subject design workshop,
[00:03:16.180]it's really given leaders,
[00:03:19.390]the confidence and the resources to
solve some of the very difficult problems
[00:03:23.890]that they have to deal with.
[00:03:25.810]Well, I've learned that, uh,
[00:03:28.370]still key stakeholders are key people.
[00:03:32.890]Who would you work together
for achieving your objectives?
[00:03:36.820]So how do I talk to them?
[00:03:39.220]How do I listen to them for
me to be able to turn them
[00:03:43.930]contribute properly or in a way that I
need your contribution to be what should
[00:03:48.880]be supporting my objectives?
[00:03:50.620]You know, that to be an effective
leader and be able to drive change,
[00:03:55.840]we need to learn as much as
pushed to go about the different
[00:04:00.490]units of the institution and the
[00:04:04.870]individuals making those units.
[00:04:07.120]So anyone that you need to contribute
to driving the change is a person you
[00:04:11.860]should know about what is the
benefit to the close to the program.
[00:04:16.660]What's that going to bring to the program
or the activity that you are looking
[00:04:21.820]And then be open to bringing into
the discussion at the beginning
[00:04:26.650]of planning for the program,
but also to listen to.
[00:04:41.950]The LNG program was broad enough
for everyone to have something.
[00:04:47.050]There was something new
and inspiring for everyone,
[00:04:50.140]the self-awareness projects,
design, or even resource management.
[00:04:55.480]The lessons learned from lag will be
especially important as the institution
[00:04:59.860]grows. And as we need to continue to
align with our mission and values.
[00:05:04.720]There a lots of key
takeaways from this unit,
[00:05:09.220]but the major ones I can speak
about to do with universities,
[00:05:14.680]how you should approach the student. Um,
[00:05:18.520]I picked the experience from the us
university where they start by clearly
[00:05:23.200]defining their graduate profile.
[00:05:25.800]What are the competencies that they
want to see in their graduates?
[00:05:30.790]Um, I mean, uh, what are the
values they want? And these, uh,
[00:05:35.440]clearly informs what the
curriculum should look like,
[00:05:40.090]and they are co-curricular activities
and extracurricular activities.
[00:05:49.480]It is important to look as
a student beyond the class,
[00:05:54.310]you know, not only focusing on academic,
[00:05:57.340]you look at what
influences student success,
[00:06:01.580]starting with the family environment,
you know, student mental health,
[00:06:06.920]you know, peer influence,
um, probably, you know, um,
[00:06:11.870]the environment of the university.
[00:06:21.680]Doing education for educators who are
just so eager and hungry to learn and grow
[00:06:26.510]and make the impact that
they want to make. Um,
[00:06:29.200]through bleeding and higher education
has just been super rewarding.
[00:06:32.630]And to do that in a cross-cultural
context where we're pulling upon different
[00:06:37.610]both from Wanda and other parts of the
world has just been a super rewarding
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