ACU awarded major AusAID training contract

The Australian Catholic University has won a $423,000 contract from the Australian Government's AusAID program to train educational leaders from South East Asia and East Timor.

An ACU statement says that a total of 11 current and aspiring leaders from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and East Timor will converge on ACU Nationals Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary) in July this year, to take part in a leadership development program and learn about issues and challenges facing the Asia-Pacific education sector.

The program - entitled "Mastering the new basics in education leadership" - will be carried out by ACU National's Flagship for Creative and Authentic Leadership and is funded via AusAID's Australian Leadership Awards fellowship program.

ACU National Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International) Professor Peter Wilson said the program was a great example of Australian education professionals sharing knowledge and building understanding with their international counterparts for a worthwhile cause.

"This program is all about strengthening the delivery of education across the Asia-Pacific region - at the school, university and government level - through a combination of theoretical and practical leadership training for individuals working in the sector," Professor Wilson said.

"Each of the participants is a current leader or aspiring mid-career professional from Asia who has considerable input into the shaping and delivery of his or her country's educational services.

"Through the program, they will learn how to better manage the competing demands of education bureaucracies and their communities by gaining an insight into the Australian model."

ACU National to train Asia's education leaders of tomorrow (ACU, Media Release, 2/5/07)

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3 May 2007