Event

2015 EFMD (ESMU) – HUMANE Winter School

Hosted by: UPV Universitat Politècnica de València

The event will start on: 01 Mar 15 17:00
And will end on: 06 Mar 15 17:00

Location: Valencia, 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 administrators 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 2014.

Funding Opportunities

  • Two scholarships available!
    EFMD and HUMANE are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for outstanding individuals to attend the 2015 edition of the Winter School of senior administrators 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 (3 400€ ). They are available for applicants from EFMD and HUMANE member institutions. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, please read carefully these instructions (PDF), and upload your two-page letter during the application processyour two-page letter during the application process.

  • 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)

Application deadline

Applications are open until 31st october 2014

Winter School in the press:

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Programme

Sunday, 1 March 2015
19:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception (at the hotel)
  • Phil Harvey, Winter School Chairman, UK (from March 2015)
  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director; Director Business School Services, EFMD, BE
20:00 Dinner at the hotel

 

Monday, 2 March 2015
08:30 Bus Transfer to the University
Theme The Global Challenges for Higher Education Institutions
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome to Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
  • Juan Miguel Martínez Rubio, Head of the Rector's Office, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, ES 
09:15 – 11:00 The Global Challenges for Higher Education Institutions
  • Harm Hospers, Vice-Rector education, Maastricht University, NL
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 The Global Challenges for Higher Education Institutions (continuation)
  • Luc Soete, Rector, University of Maastricht, NL
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Understanding and Measuring the Impact of Universities 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 for Institutional Governance and Organizational Capacity in HEIs
  • Esa Hamalaien, Helsinki University; HUMANE executive committee
17:45 Bus Transfer to the Hotel
18:30 - 20:00 Case Study Work at hotel (woth drinks and finger food)

The Background and Context to the Merger of Technical Universität Karlsruhe and Helmholtz Centre Karlsruhe
  • Dietmar Ertmann, Former Head of Administration, Karlsruhe University (DE)
20:00 Free Evening for Group Team Building

 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to University
Theme The challenges of Human Resource Management in Academia
09:30 – 11:00
  • Hubert De Neve, Executive Vice-President, IMEC International, BE
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00
  • Hubert De Neve, Executive Vice-President, IMEC International, BE
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Group Work on Main Winter School Case Study
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 18:00 Group Work on Main Winter School Case Study
18:15 Bus transfer to guided city tour (via hotel)
20:30 Dinner in Valencia
22:30 Bus transfer to the hotel

 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to University
Theme Internal and External Communication in Higher Education Institutions
09:30 – 11:15 The Challenges for Effective Communication
  • Jari Jokinen, Chief Development Officer, Aalto University (FIN)
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30 Communication around Mergers and Strategic Alliances
  • Jari Jokinen, Chief Development Officer, Aalto University (FIN)
12:30  - 13:00 The Winter School Alumni Network (WSAN) – Activities and 2015 Seminar (Madrid)
  • Pedro Castaneda, Head of the New Energy, States Development and Environmental Care Office, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Winter School alumni (ES)
  • Fatima Terol, Head of International Relations Office, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Winter School alumni (ES)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Building Brand and Reputation for your Institution
  • Andrew Crisp, Director, Carrington Crisp (EFMD expert)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 18:00 Groups working on main Winter School Case Study
18:15 Bus Transfer to the Hotel and Free Time for Participants to Work on Winter School Main Case Study
19:00 Working Dinner at the Hotel

 

Thursday, 5 March 2015
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to the University
09:30 – 11:00 Strategic Financial Management – Internal Resource Allocation Mechanisms, Full Costing, etc.
  • Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30 Strategic Financial Management – Internal Resource Allocation Mechanisms, Full Costing, etc. (continuation)
  • 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 the School Secretariat by 15:00)
15:15 Bus Transfer to the hotel and free time for participants
20:00 Bus Transfer to Restaurant
20:30 Dinner in Valencia
23:00 Bus Transfer to the Hotel

 

Friday, 6 March 2015
09:00 Bus Transfer to the University
09:30 – 11:30 Teams Present their Work and Receive Feedback in Groups from the Winter School SC HUMANE and EFMD representatives
  • Ian Creagh,Winter School Chairman, HUMANE and Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK
  • Phil Harvey, new Winter School Chairman, HUMANE, UK
  • Nadine Burquel, Winter School Director; Director Business School Services, EFMD, BE
  • Roland Van Dierdonck, EFMD, BE
  • Jan Ginneberge, Strategic Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD, BE
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Closing Plenary Session 

  • Ian Creagh, Winter School Chairman, HUMANE and Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London, UK
  • Phil Harvey, new Winter School Chairman, HUMANE, UK
13:00 Closing buffet lunch

Practical Information

Dates and venue

The 2015 edition of the EFMD (ESMU)-HUMANE Winter School will be co-organised and hosted by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and will take place in Valencia (ES) on the 1-6 March 2015.

Fees

The fee for the week-long course will be 3.400€ 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 30 January 2015: 60% of fees (plus VAT if applicable)
  • From 31 January 2015 onwards: 100% of fees (plus VAT if applicable)

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the fee and will be in a hotel in Valencia. The transfers between the hotel and the university will also be provided.
More information will follow soon