The Fourth CGIAR Senior Leadership Program will be held at IMD, Lausanne,Switzerland, June 30-July 4, 2008. It is patterned after the highly successfulcourse held at IMD last year, which followed initial two programs held at theHarvard Business School in 2004 and 2006.
The objective of the program is to convene current and future leaders of theCGIAR's key constituent entities -- board chairs, board members, directorsgeneral and senior managers of the research centers, heads or members of CGIARMember delegations from the North and the South, and other selected executivesof the System--together with leaders of NARS in developing countries. This peergroup will wrestle with the current strategic and leadership challenges of theCGIAR and its partners, including designing and managing change in entireresearch systems or individual research institutions or programs.
15 agricultural researchleaders from developing countries will be able to participate in the Fourth CGIAR SeniorLeadership Program, free of charge, through a generous support from SwissDevelopment Cooperation.