New partnership with the Chair Academy

RRU Staff

With a shared commitment to developing leadership in higher education administration, Royal Roads University has a new partnership with the Chair Academy, which includes a credit transfer agreement between the two institutions.

“We’re excited to partner with the Chair Academy and recognize their highly valued leadership training program by giving their alumni additional opportunities to develop their leadership skills and thrive in their post-secondary profession,” says Royal Roads President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Cahoon. “Royal Roads University is unique in Canada with 65 per cent of its domestic students in graduate programs and three-quarters of those students studying and working at the same time through our innovative blended learning format. This allows professionals from universities and colleges to complete their graduate studies in education while they remain actively employed.”

Over the past 25 years, the Chair Academy has been delivering graduate-level leadership programs to post-secondary educators and administrators on a global scale. The Chair Academy has a large international membership of Canadian and American universities and colleges.  

"I am very pleased we have reached an agreement with Royal Roads University to facilitate the journey of our program participants as they pursue their desire to continue to grow both personally and professionally,” says Chair Academy Executive Director Richard Strand. “Of close to 10,000 participants, many have leveraged their time and effort in one of our Academy programs to continue their studies with an accredited university somewhere across the United States or in Australia. The newly signed agreement with Royal Roads is the Chair Academy’s first with a Canadian-based institution of higher learning.”

Through the new agreement, graduates of the Chair Academy’s programs will receive credit for Leading Education Change in Higher Education Environments, a course in the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership program at Royal Roads.

Find out more about the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership program on the School of Education and Technology website.

Photo: Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Cahoon and Chair Academy Executive Director Richard Strand sign the memorandum of understanding for a new partnership and articulation agreement.