A global learning experience, individually tailored.

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), in an effort to contribute to the enhancement of senior leadership in the context of current trends and future needs, is proud to present the third edition of the Leadership Development Program for New Presidents and Emerging Leaders, to be held November 30-December 2, 2023, in Doha, Qatar. Join us in this unique program that will provide peer-to-peer learning and valuable insights from current and former university Presidents as well as higher education experts from around the world!

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Doha, Qatar is a modern and bustling city located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is known for its stunning architecture, luxury shopping, and cultural attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar. Doha also has a thriving business district, making it a popular venue for international conferences and events. The city has modern infrastructure, including a well-developed airport and transportation system, making it easily accessible for visitors.

Speakers 2022

Alfredo Molina
Partner – Smart Cities and Infrastructure Deloitte
Richard J. Joseph
Senior Consultant AGB Consulting
Jared Stein
V.P. HE Product Strategy Instructure, makers of Canvas
Paul D’Anieri
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy University of California, Riverside
Francisco Marmolejo
President División de Educación Superior en la Fundación Qatar para la Educación, la Ciencia y el Desarrollo Comunitario (QF)
Paul J. LeBlanc
President Southern New Hampshire University
Fernando Galván Reula
Former President University of Alcalá
Minu Ipe
Managing Director & Vice Chair University Design Institute at Arizona State University
Susanna Karakhanyan
Higher Education Policy & Regulation Director Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge
Michele Nealon
President The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Jamienne S. Studley
President WASC Senior Commission on Colleges & Universities
Arturo Cherbowski
Executive Director Santander Universidades
Devorah Lieberman
President University of LaVerne (USA)
Ted Mitchell
President American Council on Education
Fernando León García
President CETYS University (Mexico)
Mildred García
President/CEO American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Tomás Morales
President California State University, San Bernardino
David Atkinson
Former President Grant MacEwan University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada)
Gerald Reisinger
President University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria
Shawn Chen
Chancellor SIAS International University (China)
Sue Cunningham
President Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Donald Betz
Former President University of Central of Oklahoma (USA)
Henry Stoever
President Association of Governing Boards

A Word from Participants