Leadership Development

Leadership Development


We advance upward academic mobility through leadership across borders to reimagine alternative futures for global higher education.

We offer training programs and design bespoke events for universities that share our commitment to engage international scholars and students in creating the future of internationalization. We also partner with our affiliates to offer free and fee-based training, development, and executive search programs. Most of our programs and events are free due to the generosity of our institutional sponsors. When there is a fee, we provide discounts or full scholarships so money is never the reason why someone cannot participate in a program or event.


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on international higher education around the world. Emerging developments point to the beginning of a new era for international higher education, one that is challenging institutions to reexamine well-established practices, reframe priorities, and reorganize to pursue emerging opportunities. Experienced leadership is needed to transform immediate challenges into opportunities that broaden the scope and re-emphasize the value of international education. This will require significant expertise, extensive professional knowledge and innovative thinking. At Gateway Executive Search, we understand the changing nature of international higher education and can help you navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead in this new era. We partner with Gateway International to support you by identifying exceptional individuals exemplifying next generation leadership in international education.


We are often asked to talk in settings that bring together international faculty members, international students, international graduate and postdoctoral students, international educators, vice presidents, deans, directors, faculty members, and community leaders. We will meet with any group or audience who shares our vision to harness the power of transnational connections to support the advancement of international scholars and graduate students. 

Our leadership team, country directors, and fellows can talk about everything from international academic career paths, innovative teaching and virtual exchange, advancing open access to knowledge, and international research and scholarship. Invite one of them to speak or participate in a discussion. For best results, please submit your request at least 90 days in advance.