The 7th Education Leadership Excellence Programme


The Education Leadership Excellence Programme, organised by the Institute of Leadership of Education Advanced Development at XJTLU, supports university leaders to deal with challenges in, and rethink the value of, higher education. It is based on XJTLU’s own education exploration and will focus on:

  • student-centred education philosophies
  • talent cultivation models
  • management supporting systems.

Education practitioners, renowned scholars, experts and university leaders are invited to explore education innovation not only taking place at XJTLU but also at other universities in China and to have in-depth discussions about education reform strategy and plans through short-term, high-impact training and long-term support.

The programme is for senior university leaders who wish to:

  • Deepen their understanding of student-centred higher education approaches
  • Have in-depth discussions about the global challenges and trends in higher education
  • Systematically reflect on student-centred talent cultivation
  • Analyse key elements and best practice of talent cultivation
  • Discuss with other participants the feasible approaches to realising talent cultivation in practice and improving education quality
  • Understand how management system support education goals from university governance, managerial system, organisation structure, strategy and operational perspectives
  • Partner with participants to discuss workable strategies and approaches to education reform
  • Establish and improve strategies and approaches of education reform through one-on-one, long-term support.

Target audience

Senior leaders from higher education institutes and affiliated organisations. It is strongly suggested that institution and affiliated leaders form a group of three to six participants to attend the programme, with expected overall number of 40 participants to guarantee the effectiveness of the seminar.

Proposed Agenda:

Registration: Nov 1st, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University International Conference Centre

Module 1: Reshaping Higher Education, Nov 2nd, CB 117W

  • 9:00-9:30 Ice Break and Program Introduction
  • 9:30-11:15 Keynote Speech: Student-centered Education
    • Reshaping and reflecting higher education: The impact of globalization, knowledge economy and information technology revolution
    • What is ‘Student-oriented’? What is the difference between the current and the traditional mode of education?
    • XJTLU’s education exploration
      Professor Youmin Xi
      Executive president of XJTLU
      Director, Institute of Leadership & Education Advanced Development
  • 11:15-11:30 Tea Break and Group Photo
  • 11:30-12:15 Campus Tour
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Case Sharing: Reform of Student-centered Talent Cultivation Model
    • Education phylosophy and goals
    • Student-centered talent cultivation model
    • Learning and teaching reform
      Professor Shou Chen, Vice President, Hunan University
  • 15:30-15:45 Tea Break
  • 15:45-17:30 Student Learning Experience Sharing
    • How XJTLU support students learning and living
  • 18:00-19:30 Welcome dinner

Module 2: Student-centered Education Practice Seminar, Nov 3rd, CB 117W

  • 9:00-10:30 Case Sharing: Student-centered Education System-XJTLU as an Exploration
    Professor Minzhu Yang
    Vice President of XJTLU
  • 10:30-10:45 Tea break
  • 10:45-11:30 Case Sharing: Participant University Education Reform Case
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-15:30 Keynote Speech: University Governance
    Professor Yong Xuan
    Chairperson of University Council, Zhejiang International Studies University
  • 15:30-15:45 Tea break
  • 15:45-16:45 Keynote Speech: University Governance and Leadership
    Professor Youmin Xi
    Executive President of XJTLU
    Director, Institute of Leadership & Education Advanced Development
  • 16:45-17:30 Case Sharing: Participant University Education Reform Case

Module 3: University Change Management, Nov 4th, CB 117W

  • 8:45-10:15 Keynote Speech: The Reform and Transformation of Chinese Universities
    Professor Guangli Zhou, Renmin University
  • 10:15-10:30 Tea break
  • 10:30-11:15 Case Sharing: Participant University Education Reform Case
  • 11:15-12:15 Discussion: How to Establish Student-centered University Education System
    • Student-centered Education System Model
    • How to Establish Student-centered University Education System


Registration deadline is Thursday 13 October 2016. You should download and fill-in an application form and send it to [email protected]. Registration will be confirmed within three working days via email.

Please contact Wen Yin for more information regarding the programme on [email protected] or +86 (0)512 8816 1916.