Professional Development Programmes for Higher Education Leaders
“Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA) and Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM)”
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, with the support of Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, conducted a needs assessment of leadership gap in Higher Education. Subsequently, a detailed nationwide hearing was organised and various forms of engagements were undertaken for over nine months, including consultations, workshops, pilot training programmes, focus group discussions, individual reflections of administrators and scholars, etc.
Based on this interaction with over 1000 academic leaders and administrators, a broad content framework was developed to address the gaps across multiple levels of leadership by building capacities of existing higher education administrators and by drawing fresh talent in the management of higher education systems.
As a result, the Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA), under the aegis of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan, and Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM) were set-up at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Established with the goal of developing good leaders and administrators in the higher education sector, these centers have thus far trained 800 higher education leaders from across India.