Event

2018 EFMD – HUMANE Winter School

Hosted by: UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

The event will start on: 18 Mar 18 15:00
And will end on: 23 Mar 18 14:30

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact:
cecilia.heidelberger@efmd.org
 

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Context

Throughout Europe, and despite apparent differences between national systems, senior managers in higher education have to deal with very similar issues. The increasing impact of EU policies in higher education reinforce this common interest. The top managers of tomorrow will be those who understand the global environment and can capitalise on opportunities for development.

Aims

The EFMD - HUMANE Winter School develops the leadership potential of talented Senior Managers by making them fully aware of the concepts and practices of strategic management in a European context, and the importance of integrating academic matters, finances, human resources, governance, leadership and communication strategy in the elaboration of university strategy.

Format

The programme is highly intensive, including plenary sessions and practical work in small groups. Participants are encouraged to discuss the situation of their own institutions. The working language is English, but presenters are well used to dealing with various levels of language proficiency.

Subject

The Winter School focuses on leadership skills and the “big picture” of management (how to identify and implement necessary changes). Throughout the week participants work on a case resolution on the internationalisation strategy of a University. The context of university life and the developing scene across Europe provide a unifying thread – this is not just “yet another” management course.

Participants thus gain experience in making informed choices in decision-making processes. ESMU's activities and expertise in European higher education policy have been integrated into the EFMD portfolio and EFMD is happy to collaborate with HUMANE on the organization of the Winter School. The Winter School uses the experience of EFMD and HUMANE members to give unique first-hand insight into general problems. The geographical and cultural spread of our members ensure that this discussion is not system-specific.

Applicants

The Winter School is designed for talented fast-rising managers of administration or services, some of who might become heads of administration. The typical candidate will be someone who has the potential to become an influential senior manager and/or head of administration in the future but who at this moment may not be a deputy or senior colleague. Candidates may be an expert or a specialist with the potential to broaden responsibility and move in due course to a senior management position. They are nominated by their own heads of administration, and selected by the School Steering Committee.

Application criteria

Online application open!
Applicants are requested to fill in the electronic application form

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2017.

The Winter School is designed for talented managers of administration or services, some of whom might become heads of administration in the future. Applicants must during application provide:

  • A one page statement describing their qualifications and why they are interested in this Winter School
  • A one (or maximum two) page curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from their head of administration

The number of participants is limited to 40. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful in the beginning of December 2017.

Funding Opportunities

  • Universities and Business Schools may wish to explore travel funding opportunities from the EU for training activities (for more information, please check the Erasmus + Programme guide)

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More Information

Programme

Sunday, 18 March 2018

15:00 – 15:30

Registration
Coffee available

15:30 – 16:15

Welcome and Briefing on Winter School Internationalisation Case

  • Daniel Serra de la Figuera, Dean, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona School of Management, ES
  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman, UK
  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director; Director Business School Services and EU Policies Higher Education, EFMD

16:15 – 18:00

Session on Intercultural issues

  • Simon Fanshawe, former Chairman of Sussex University, consultant, broadcaster and co-founder of Stonewall, UK

18:00 – 18:30

Welcome drink

20:00

Dinner

Monday, 19 March 2018

Theme: Global Challenges for Higher Education Institutions – The Impact on Internationalisation Strategies

09:00 – 10:30

Risks and Opportunities with Internationalisation: Asking the Right Questions

  • Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor, York St. John University, UK

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

The Process of Shaping and Implementing an Internationalisation Strategy: The Case of Maastricht University

  • Tom van Veen, Professor of Economics, Maastricht University, NL

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Trends in Internationalisation

  • Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Vice President for International Affairs, Copenhagen Business School, DK

15:30 – 17:00

Work on Winter School Cases session 1: Group review and preparing questions
Coffee available

17:00

Bus to the UPF Main Campus

17:30 -19:30

University Campus Tour and Reception
(UPF Main Campus)

19:30

Free evening for participants

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Theme: Human Resource and Talent Management

09:00 – 11:00

Human Resource Management in Academia

  • Hubert De Neve, Executive Vice-President, IMEC International, BE

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30

The Process of Shaping and Implementing an Internationalisation Strategy: The Case of the University of Nottingham

  • Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham, UK

13:30 – 14:00

Lunch at school

14:00 – 16:00

Sightseeing

16:00 – 18:30

Work on Winter School Cases Session 2: Group review, analysis, SWOT
Coffee available

20:00

Bus transfer from the hotel to the restaurant

20:30

Dinner

23:00

Bus transfer back to the hotel

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Theme: Brand Building and Measuring Impact

09:00 – 10:30

Building International Brand and Reputation for your Institution

  • Andrew Crisp, Director, Carrington Crisp, UK

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Understanding and Measuring Universities Impact on Society: Implications for University Management

  • David Sweeney, Executive Chair Designate, Research England, UK

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Internationalisation in Higher Education: An employer's perspective

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Work on Winter School Cases session 3: The development plan

19:00

Working dinner at the hotel (working on case resolution)

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Theme: Strategic Financial Management

09:00 – 11:00

Academic Strategy, Financial Strategy and Financial Management

  • Ian Creagh, HUMANE Strategy Consultant, UK
  • Marianna Bom, Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University, FI

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Academic Strategy, Financial Strategy and Financial Management (continued)

  • Ian Creagh, HUMANE Strategy Consultant, UK
  • Marianna Bom, Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University, FI

12:30 – 13:00

Working lunch at school

13:00 – 15:00

Case Studies Session 4: Finalising report and submitting presentations

15:00 – 20:00

Free time for participants

20:00

Bus transfer from the hotel to the restaurant

20:30

Dinner

23:00

Bus transfer back to the hotel

Friday, 23 March 2018

09:00 – 10:00

Parallel Sessions (part I): Teams present their work and receive feedback from the Winter School SC (HUMANE and EFMD representatives; Winter School Alumni Network)

  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director; Director Business School Services & EU Policies in HE, EFMD
  • Cécile Chicoye, Winter School Steering Committee; Director General Services, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, FR
  • Ian Creagh, Winter School Steering Committee; HUMANE Strategy Consultant, UK
  • Jan Ginneberge, Winter School Steering Committee; Strategic Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD
  • Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Margreet de Lange, Winter School Alumni (WSAN); Academic Affairs (Internationalisation, Utrecht University, NL
  • Esa Hämäläinen, HUMANE Chair, Head of Administration, Helsinki University, FI
  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman
  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Winter School Steering Committee; Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation, ESADE, ES
  • Aisling Tiernan, Policy Advisor Internationalisation; MUO Academic Affairs, Maastricht University, NL

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Parallel Sessions (part II): Teams present their work and receive feedback from the Winter School SC

  • HUMANE and EFMD representatives; Winter School Alumni Network (as above)

11:30 – 12:30

Plenary Session Feedback

12:30 – 13:00

Presentation on Winter School Alumni Network

  • Margreet de Lange, Utrecht University, Winter School Alumni (WSAN), NL

13:00 – 13:30

Closing Plenary Session

  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman, UK

13:30 – 14:30

Closing lunch at school

Practical Information

More information in the brochure (PDF)