L H Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management

The L H Martin Institute was established in 2007 to meet the urgent need in Australia and the region for high quality leadership and management education in higher education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions. It is designed to enhance post-secondary education in Australia and New Zealand by providing a suite of tailored short and award programs focusing on institutional management and leadership.  The Institute is located within the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education.

Its courses and services are aimed at:

  • academics and managers in higher education and VET who are aiming towards leadership and management positions or who have been identified as future leaders;
  • higher education and VET senior and middle managers interested in continuing professional development based on specific skills, or master classes on innovative management and leadership practices relevant to their work;
  • members of governing bodies interested in issues of governance as they apply to higher education and VET institutions, and being informed about current policy trends; and
  • those interested in broader policy developments in Australia and internationally, the impact on their institutions, and
  • those wishing to learn about strategies for responding to new policy directions.

The Institute draws on the latest thinking about corporate leadership and public administration to promote a better mutual understanding between government and education.  It assists institutions to strengthen their international links to become nationally and internationally reputed for:

  • evidence based, state of the art courses of direct and immediate relevance to aspiring leaders and senior and middle managers;
  • research emphasis on best practice leadership and management education which is specific to the needs of higher education and VET institutions;
  • links with international providers to achieve mutual recognition of qualifications and opportunities for studnets to study in international settings; and
  • capabilities as an adviser to practising managers in tertiary institutions.

The Institute will create and offer:

  • a range of award and non-award courses in leadership, management and governance;
  • training in strategic management and policy analysis including interpretation of the local, national and global environment; and
  • research and debate on questions of leadership and management in higher education and VET to higher education and VET managers and members of governing councils in Australia and the region.

This link will take you to the Institute's home page.

This link will take you to the Institute's Executive Education page.