Summer School

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Context
Higher education (HE) institutions seeking to stand out in an increasingly competitive and global higher education market cannot afford to provide anything less than top-quality professional services. This is true at every level: in the departments, schools and faculties, and at “the centre”.

Growth in research activity and student numbers, new forms of teaching and learning, and increasing expectations surrounding technology-supported, ‘anytime-anywhere’ services pose major management challenges.

Traditional professional service models are no longer sustainable. Some higher education institutions have launched transformation initiatives to deal with these challenges head-on; others, fearing a cultural backlash, have started more subtle, incremental change programmes.

Evidence indicates that nearly 70% of large-scale change programmes fail. Institutions must develop their leadership and management capabilities, their skills base and global networks to make their professional services transformation a success.

Objectives
The Summer School aims to develop the leadership potential of Senior HE Managers involved in transformational change processes. During the programme, they will be exposed to:

  • diverse approaches to the design and delivery of large scale transformation programmes, drawing on experiences from higher education and other sectors;
  • factors commonly associated with successful transformation programmes and those that tend to limit the chance of success;
  • real-life experiences of universities that have embarked on a transformation journey and offer to share their lessons learned.

Themes
The programme is designed around the following key themes:

  • inter-cultural competencies;
  • transformation design and delivery of a new operating model;
  • change communication
  • the ‘politics’ of change.

Format
The programme is intensive, based on an experiential learning approach. It will combine plenary sessions with practical teamwork in small cross-cultural groups.

Two case studies will expose participants to an in-depth analysis of different approaches to effecting lasting change. In addition, participants are encouraged to share experiences from their own institutions.

Senior speakers will candidly share their experiences of leading transformational change. Their contributions, along with the case studies, will provide the basis for the teamwork. Participants will gain experience in making informed choices in multi-disciplinary teams.

The Summer School leverages the combined experience of EFMD and HUMANE, offering unique insight into generic issues and challenges as well as access to examples from a wide range of different national higher education systems across Europe and further afield.

The language of the programme is English. Our facilitators are experienced in working with audiences from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Who can apply?

  • Middle to Senior-level Managers, including heads of university administration
  • Managers and directors of service functions, faculty/school directors of administration
  • Managers and directors of large-scale transformational change programmes.

These change programmes may involve specific services (e.g. student support) or the broader reshaping of professional services that involve significant process redesign and restructuring. The programme will also benefit senior managers working in HE funding and regulatory agencies tasked to deliver system-level transformations.

Applicants are nominated by their own heads of administration, their deans or the equivalent in their organisation’s senior management team. They are selected by an EFMD - HUMANE panel with wide experience of leadership and management development programmes.

Application criteria

Applicants must during application provide:

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

The number of participants is limited to 30. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful in the beginning of June 2018.

The fee is € 3.515+VAT for applicants from member universities of EFMD and/or HUMANE. If your institution is not a member, please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in the 2018 Summer School and would like more information, please visit the dedicated webpage or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2018. For late applications, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information in the brochure (PDF)

Asia-Pacific School

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Context

International strategic partnerships between institutions of higher education (HE) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and Europe are becoming increasingly complex, operating across different nation states, cultures, public and private sectors. Many involve third party stakeholders and sponsors.

It is not always smooth sailing - the short and long term benefits are not always as expected; the value for institutions (universities/business schools), the development of education programme portfolios (e.g. bachelor, master, etc…) and the clear link with the internationalisation strategy of a country is not always obvious.

There is a strong case for greater understanding of the critical success factors in managing sustainable ‘future-proof’ APAC/European strategic partnerships and for finding answers to key questions such as:

  • How are strategic alliances and partnerships built and managed in higher education?
  • How do they evolve and mature?
  • What are the different models and the pitfalls?
  • How well are the potential reputational and financial risks assessed?
  • How are risks/opportunities identified and managed – on a collaborative and institutional level?
  • What does the future hold for such partnerships in the digital era?

Objectives

The School aims to develop the leadership potential of Senior HE Managers involved in major APAC and European strategic partnerships. During the programme, they will learn about:

  • the range of models and types of partnerships that exist (at programme or institutional level, branch campuses);
  • the governance and management approaches associated with strategic partnerships, including frameworks for assessing risk and ensuring quality;
  • the impact of global strategic partnerships on professional services in universities (e.g. HR, IT, Finance).

Themes

The programme is designed around the following key themes:

  • Global and other geopolitical changes in higher education
  • Decision-making processes
  • Institutional Brand management
  • Student engagement
  • Risk management (reputation, finances)
  • Quality assurance

Participants will gain experience in making informed choices during decision-making processes for large partnerships.

The Asia-Pacific School leverages the combined experience of EFMD and HUMANE, offering unique insight into generic issues and challenges as well as access to examples from a wide range of different national higher education systems across Europe and further afield.

Format

The programme is intensive, based on an experiential learning approach. It will combine plenary sessions with practical teamwork. It includes in-depth study of contrasting approaches taken from across Europe and the APAC region.

Case studies are used throughout the week, and participants are encouraged to bring examples from their own institutions to feed into the discussions.

The language of the programme is English. Our facilitators are experienced in working with audiences from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Who can apply?

The School is a residential programme for fast track Middle to Senior-level Managers in higher education from across the APAC region and Europe.

Applicants are nominated by their own head of administration, their dean or equivalent in their organisation. They are selected by an EFMD- HUMANE panel with extensive experience of leadership management development programmes.

Application criteria

Applicants must during application provide:

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

The number of participants is limited to 30. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful in the beginning of July 2018.

The fee is € 3.515 for applicants from member universities of EFMD and/or HUMANE. If your institution is not a member, please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in the 2018 Asia-Pacific School and would like more information, please visit the dedicated webpage or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For late applications, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information in the brochure (PDF)

Winter School Scholarship Application

 

EFMD and HUMANE are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships
for outstanding individuals to attend the 2017 edition of the Winter School of
senior managers from universities and business schools.

The two scholarships are of the amount of 1.500 € and come
as a reduction of the Winter School fees (3.625 €).

They are available for applicants from EFMD and HUMANE member institutions.

 

Applicant profile

The Winter School Steering Committee (SC) is seeking highly motivated and highly qualified senior managers who wish to apply to the Winter School and to the scholarship scheme.

We are looking for outstanding applicants who have the drive and ambition to move up in the profession and are working towards reaching the top administrative level in the university/business school administration (i.e. university head of administration, secretary-general, or business school administrative director).

We are looking for senior managers who are prepared to engage significantly in the Winter School during and after the 2017 edition and can commit to its development and promotion in the next few years in their university and their own country.

Scholarship Application

If you are interested in applying for the Winter School scholarship, please send a two-page letter to the SC responding on the following:

  1. Could you explain the precise stage in your career and your professional circumstances which would justify the SC allocating one of the scholarships to you.
  2. The Winter School SC is looking for exceptional achievements in particularly complex and challenging environments (e.g. in universities from national HE systems particularly affected by the current crisis; difficult organisational changes, etc.). Can you outline your particular achievements in such contexts.
  3. The SC is particularly interested in successful achievements in newly emerging areas of importance in higher education. What are the areas where you can contribute?
  4. We are willing to invest in individuals who can bring significant value to the Winter School and contribute in the coming years (e.g. help us give wider visibility to the Winter School in some countries where we traditionally recruit less and in new types of HEIs. How could you help?)

Your letter referred to as “Scholarship application” should be uploaded on the EFMD website together with your application form and related documentation.

Please upload your application on the Winter School webpage.

The SC will make the selection of Winter School and scholarship applicants at its meeting end November by which time all successful candidates will be notified.

Admissions Institute New Professionals Europe

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Would you like to become more effective in your Admissions practice? Gain perspective and understand the current graduate management education (GME) landscape? Answer ranking related questions with confidence? Maximize your outreach efforts? Interview more effectively? In essence, master the Admissions process while strengthening your professional network?

The Graduate Management Admission Council has worked for over 60 years with graduate Admissions professionals from around the world. Steeped in admissions expertise and experience, we see the need for more formal education and training in admissions practices.

Partnering with EFMD for a third consecutive year, GMAC is delighted to be hosting the 2018 Admissions Institute for New Professionals programme at Warwick Business School’s London campus in the Shard from May 14-17, 2018.

The Admissions Institute is a robust program essential for every new professional in admissions – participants must have between six to 36 months of work experience within graduate management admissions to be eligible to apply.

Programme Overview

AINP Europe is unlike anything currently offered in the market. Designed as a cohort learning, executive education experience, this comprehensive programme utilizes a combined learning methodology that includes lectures, cases, group discussions, workshops, and individual contribution to help participants master the admissions profession. Experiential learning is key. As part of an interactive classroom environment, you will discuss the Cave Hill Business School Case Study. Cave Hill, which is a fictitious business school based in the European city of Londrid, faces a myriad of challenges including a fall in the Financial Times ranking and a need to increase total applications to ensure intake quality.

The programme will provide you with a deep dive into three foundational modules: Context, Outreach, and Evaluation.

Context. The best admissions tools are useless if not applied within the right context. AINP Europe will explore the graduate management education (GME) landscape, including the forces that have shaped its evolution, like rankings. As well, the programme will provide insight into the mindset of current and future applicants, which can help orient your practices going forward.

Outreach. The outreach module provides the necessary tools to maximize outreach activities throughout the candidate, student and graduate lifecycle, including: enhancing recruiting events; engaging candidates utilizing different marketing tools; becoming an effective career coach; managing your message when selling to different demographic groups and sizes; and tailoring and implementing effective yield management strategies.

Evaluation. The evaluation module will teach you to review an application and prepare for an interview; interview effectively; and implement effective strategies for crafting a class.

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  • Learn how Admissions plays a role in sustaining quality growth in the student to alumni lifecycle.
  • Understand the current global GME applicant landscape from a unique European perspective.
  • Discuss how rankings can impact the admissions process.
  • Use rankings knowledge to respond to stakeholder inquiries.
  • Plan how your messaging and branding strategies can drive recruitment activities and outreach.
  • Identify the impact your Admissions role has on prospective student career tracks.
  • Learn how applications and interviewing will dictate the class composition and student career prospects.

Admissions Process

Once you sign up for the programme, a member of our Professional Education & Training team will contact you to review your profile and ensure the programme’s learning objectives fit with your training and development needs and goals.

Target Audience and Application Process

AINP Europe is targeted to professionals from a variety of schools—large, small, global, and regional—with work experience between six to 36 months in graduate management admissions. Past attendees have previously held positions in the corporate world or other areas of the university.

Once you sign up for the programme, a member of our Professional Education & Training team will contact you to review your profile and ensure the programme’s learning objectives fit with your training and development needs and goals.

More information and registration are available on the GMAC webpage.

2016 International Deans' Programme (IDP)

Hosted by:
Sydney (Australia), Casablanca (Morocco) and Helsinki (Finland)
The event starts on: 18 April 2016, 19:30
And will end on: 20 Oct 2016, 16:30

Location: Sydney (Australia), Casablanca (Morocco) and Helsinki (Finland)
Contact:
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A partnership between EFMD and the Chartered Association of Business Schools

The role of a business school dean has become increasingly pressured and challenging in a highly competitive global environment. After seven successful editions, the International Deans Programme (IDP) will run again, starting in April 2016.

Target Group
The IDP is aimed at recently appointed deans/ directors of business schools that are members or non members of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and EFMD. It is a great networking opportunity to collaborate internationally. The IDP enables a group of up to 20 international deans to visit business schools in three countries. You will gain a unique overview of strategy, operations, structures and future markets in business and management education.

This year the Programme will be facilitated by Rolf Cremer who has a rich experience as dean of several business schools across the world. For more information on Rolf Cremer, please read his biography herewith.

The 2015 programme will visit:

18-19 April 2016

2-3 June 2016

18-20 October 2016

 

* "The IDP appealed to me because I was looking for assistance and inspiration. As a new Dean I was also keen to get insights from other Deans about the challenges they were facing in different institutional and cultural contexts and how they dealt with them. I was also seeking ideas on how I might transform my own Business School. I have benefited from the wisdom of those Deans and other senior officials who have been refreshingly frank in reflecting on their careers and it has been a special pleasure to meet and to build friendships with my IDP colleagues."
Prof. Greg Whitwell, Dean, The University of Sydney Business, School, Australia

 

Practical Information

1. Fees and payment

  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 11th September 2015
    • 4.850€ (+24% Finnish VAT) Members of EFMD/ABS
    • 5.100€ (+24% Finnish VAT) Non-members of EFMD/ABS
  • NORMAL FEE after 11th September 2015
    • 5.100€ (+24% Finnish VAT) Members of EFMD/ABS
    • 5.600€ (+24% Finnish VAT) Non-members of EFMD/ABS
 
2. Accommodation

The EFMD Conference Secretariat will negotiate block booking and send the link before each module.

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