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Welcome to ADeC!

The Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC) is UM’s professional development (i.e. training) centre for UM’s academic staff. 

The centre offers four multi-module "Career Essentials" professional development programs for UM academics, known a - ASPIRE for UM PhD scholarship holders; EMERALD for newly appointed lecturers; INSPIRE for mid-career lecturers; and LEADER for more established lecturers at the Associate Professor and Professor levels. 

As a supplement to the "Career Essentials" programmes, ADeC also offers a range of professional and personal development courses known as "Career+". "Career+" offerings include workshops, talks, and sharing sessions on Teaching and Learning (T&L), Researcher Development, Student Supervision, as well as Leadership Development and Wellbeing Promotion.  

In addition, ADeC also plans, implements and oversees UM's e-learning initiatives. These include conducting e-learning workshops, assisting with the university’s Learning Management System (LMS), overseeing UM’s Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), and training lecturers for UM’s upcoming Online Distance Learning (ODL) programmes. ADeC  also runs programs related to Learning Spaces. 

ADeC occasionally hosts learning visits from similar professional development centres in other Malaysian and ASEAN Higher Education Institutions. ADeC also occasionally conducts training for academic talent in other Malaysian and ASEAN institutions of higher learning.  

Contact Details

Academic Enhancement & Leadership Development Centre (ADeC)
University of Malaya

Door G6, Level 2, High Impact Research (HIR) Building,
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur.

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Telephone : 03-7967 7022
                            extension: 2056
Email         : adec@um.edu.my
Website     : adec.um.edu.my