Full details of a bespoke training course for mid-level and senior managers from AIOU will be agreed following an initial needs analysis, conducted by International Professional Development Unit staff. The University of Leicester has previously been successful in winning British Council and Punjab Higher Education Commission tenders to deliver leadership programmes for universities in Pakistan and the courses developed for AIOU staff will follow a similar format.

University of Leicester staff will design, develop, and deliver a leadership training programme which provides senior AIOU staff with an insight into leadership, strategic level management, and decision-making across the UK higher education sector. The programme will offer a combination of academic inputs to provide a conceptual framework through which to explore and prioritise learning, alongside practitioner sessions that will offer insight into practice and implementation of new ideas related to the management of a large-scale open university.