Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO-UNEVOC will unfortunately not be able to carry out the 2020 UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme in its usual format. Instead, in the Programme's spirit of 'moving to action', UNESCO-UNEVOC plan to implement a COVID-19 response with the Alumni of the Programme.
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"Leadership is about successfully managing change"
The world keeps changing at a rapid rate. This is characterized by ever-faster innovation cycles, disruptive technologies, digitization and challenges posed by demographic and global environmental change. As economic, technological and social developments constantly evolve and diversify, so do the skill requirements in the workplace and society.
Worldwide, TVET systems and institutions are struggling to anticipate to these changing requirements and to initiate the change processes that are needed for countries to stay connected to global developments, for economies to become or stay competitive, and for societies to remain inclusive.
For such change processes to be successful and sustainable, they must be driven from the inside - by national or local leaders who have a thorough understanding of the respective national policies and context. The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme therefore builds the capacity of such TVET professionals to become effective change agents in their institutions and countries.
The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme develops three key dimensions, which leaders in TVET need to combine to be effective:
| “vision for change”,
“knowledge for change”, and
“skills for change”
The Programme brings together international TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, addressing these three key dimensions of leadership through nine set modules over the course of two weeks.
Each module starts with an overview of global trends and developments in key TVET policy areas. These modules then include practical exercises, group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. Field trips allow participants to the modules with practical cases.
With the goal of moving to action, participants are also requested to engage in proposal development at their institutions and regional levels.
The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme targets mid- to senior-level TVET professionals from UNEVOC Centres and other TVET institutions, who are current or potential leaders or “change agents” in their institutions.
Candidates should fulfil the following criteria:
Women in mid- to senior-level positions are especially encouraged to apply.
The Programme is delivered in English. Candidates are therefore expected to be fluent in this language. Translation services will not be provided.
The professional backgrounds of previous participants are visualized in the word cloud below.
The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme provides a unique platform for networking and is building a growing global network of leaders. Since 2016, 85 leaders from 55 countries have participated in the global UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme.
The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme has expanded the community of TVET leaders, and has generated opportunities for lasting collaboration among alumni. Many of our alumni have since collaborated in various activities, e.g. by carrying out collaborative capacity development activities and by extending peer support in addressing concrete challenges.