Prepare for leadership in higher education, with the skills and knowledge to lead today and tomorrow with this annual course. The program utilizes an active learning approach by taking full advantage of the wealth of skills and experience of participants and course leaders. Led by a team with extensive senior university experience and complemented by expert guests, each year the program incorporates case studies, interactive presentations, discussions, and one-on-one consultations. Participants are encouraged to share experience and insights through a community of practice approach to learning. Indigenization and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) are cross-cutting themes, touching all aspects of higher education leadership and management and central within the program. SUAC considers the major issues and trends impacting higher education, shares essential techniques for managing the interpersonal aspects of an academic leadership role and provides the specific tools to assist in managing day-to-day operational needs. Revised annually, it embraces an integrated approach to the multi-faceted challenges facing today’s university leaders.
Due to COVID-19, SUAC is currently delivered online using a range of synchronous and asynchronous technologies to facilitate building a community of practice to learn and network.