Event

2016 EFMD (ESMU) – HUMANE Winter School

Hosted by: UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

The event will start on: 06 Mar 16 23:00
And will end on: 11 Mar 16 20:00

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact:
caroline.taylor@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 European legislation and initiatives such as the Bologna Declaration 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 (ESMU) - 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 matter

The Winter School focuses on leadership skills and the “big picture” of management (how to identify and implement necessary changes). However, 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

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

The number of participants is limited to 35. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful or not in the beginning of December 2015.

Funding Opportunities

  • Two scholarships available!
    EFMD and HUMANE are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for outstanding individuals to attend the 2016 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 (3.570€ ). They are available for applicants from EFMD and HUMANE member institutions.

  • Universities and Business Schools may also 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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Programme

Sunday, 6 March 2016

18:00 - 18:30

Welcome and Briefing on Winter School internationalisation case (at the hotel)

  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman; Vice-President Operations, University of Canberra, AUS
  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director; Director Business School Services and EU Policies Higher Education, EFMD, BE

18:30 – 20:00

Risks and opportunities with internationalisation: Asking the right questions

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

20:00

Dinner at the hotel

Monday, 7 March 2016

Theme: Global Challenges for Higher Education Institutions – The impact on internationalisation strategies

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome to Universidad Pompeu Fabra, School of Management

  • Daniel Serra de la Figuera, Dean, UPF Business School, SP

09:15 – 11:00

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

  • Martin Paul, President, Maastricht University, NL

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Trends in Internationalisation

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

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

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

  • David Sweeney, Director Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, Higher Education Funding Council for England, UK

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

The implications of internationalisation for Institutional Governance and Leadership

  • Esa Hamalaien, Head of Administration, University of Helsinki, HUMANE Chair, FIN

20:00

Free Evening for Group Team Building

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Theme: Human Resource Management in Academia (morning)

09:00 – 11:00

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

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

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

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:15

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

  • Paul Greatrix, Registrar University of Nottingham, UK

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30

The Challenges for Effective Communication around international strategic alliances

  • Marianna Bon, Aalto University, FIN

20:30

Dinner in Barcelona

22:30

Transfer to the hotel

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Theme: Internal and External Communication in Higher Education Institutions

09:00 – 10:30

Building Brand and Reputation for your Institution

  • Andrew Crisp, Carrington Crisp (EFMD expert)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Building Brand and Reputation for your Institution

  • Andrew Crisp, Carrington Crisp (EFMD expert)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch (Restaurant)

13:30 – 17:30

Groups working on main Winter School case study

19:00

Working dinner at the hotel (working on case resolution)

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Theme: Strategic Financial Management

09:00 – 11:00

Academic strategy, financial strategy and financial management

  • Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Academic strategy, financial strategy and financial management

  • Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK

12:30 – 13:00

Working Lunch

13:00 – 15:00

Participants to Work on Winter School Case Study (to submit to School Secretariat by 15:00)

15:15

Free time for participants

20:30

Dinner in Barcelona

22:30

Bus Transfer to the Hotel

Friday, 11 March 2016

09:00 – 12:30

Teams Present their work and receive feedback in groups from the Winter School SC HUMANE and EFMD representatives

  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman and Vice-President Operations, University of Canberra, AUS
  • Ian Creagh, HUMANE Executive Committee, Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK
  • Cecile Chicoye, Directrice Générale des Services, Université Toulouse 1 Capitale, FR
  • Margreet de Lange, Winter School Alumni (WSAN); Academic Affairs (Internationalisation), Utrecht University, NL
  • Alexandra Rosenbach, Strategic advisor internationalisation MUO Academic Affairs, Maastricht University, NL
  • Jan Ginneberge, Strategic Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD, BE
  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director, Director Business School Services, EFMD, BE

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Presentation on Winter School Alumni Network

  • Margreet de Lange, Winter School Alumni (WSAN); Academic Affairs (Internationalisation), Utrecht University, NL

Closing Plenary Session

  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman and Vice-President Operations, University of Canberra, AUS

Practical Information

Dates and venue

The 2016 edition of the EFMD (ESMU)-HUMANE Winter School will be hosted by the UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, and will take place in Barcelona from 6 to 11 March 2016

Fees

The fee for the week-long course will be 3.570€ for HUMANE or EFMD members (plus VAT if applicable). It includes fees for tuition, all documentation and accommodation but excludes travel costs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

Cancellations until 15 January 2015: 30% of fees (plus VAT if applicable) 15 January to 31 January 2015: 60% of fees (plus VAT if applicable) From 31 January 2015 onwards: 100% of fees (plus VAT if applicable) Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the fee.

More information will follow soon