MANILA – To prepare educators for administrator roles, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for a 40-day online program for state universities and colleges (SUCs) and CHED officials.
CHED chairman J. Prospero de Vera III said the vision in holding the online course titled Global Academic Leadership Program (GALP) is for the continuous upgrading of leadership skills of government officials.
“We recognize that the challenges facing academic leaders in higher education is very broad and numerous. They deal with a wide range of stakeholders – students and their parents, faculty, alumni, local governments, audit and budget agencies, legislators, even informal settlers who illegally occupy their campuses,” de Vera said in a statement on Tuesday night.
De Vera said GALP will be open for SUCs and CHED officials in the regions and central office.
The School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL) which runs the GALP is the executive development arm of AIM.
De Vera said with SEELL’s leading-edge, differentiated and results-oriented executive education programs, GALP holds its vision for the modernization of Philippine higher education.
“It is very difficult to convert an academician into a President or Vice President of the university because the training for professors is very different from the training for administrators,” he said.
GALP aims to equip the participants with concepts, frameworks, principles, and innovative tools that will assist them to perform to all intents and purposes in their mandated leadership functions.
The program seeks to strengthen the participants’ problem-solving, decision-making, and team-building skills given the challenges of the 21st century learnings and the new perspective of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The GALP participants will be trained in four cohorts, with SUC and CHED officials joining virtually from all over the country.
CHED said Cohort 1 began its training right after the opening ceremony last March 15, while Cohort 2 started its training on Monday. Cohorts 3 and 4 will begin their training on April 26 and May 17, 2021, respectively.
The GALP is one of the key internationalization programs under the CHED International Affairs Staff (IAS) under Director Lily Freida Milla. (PNA)