Event

2014 EFMD (ESMU) – HUMANE Winter School

Hosted by: UPV Universitat Politècnica de València

The event will start on: 02 Mar 14 18:00
And will end on: 07 Mar 14 18:00

Location: Valencia, Spain
Contact:
ines.proenca@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.

articipants 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 2013.

Application deadline

Applications are open until 31st october 2013

 

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Programme

Sunday, 2 March 2014
19:45 – 20:00 Welcome Participants
  • Peter West, Winter School Chairman, UK
  • Nadine Burquel, Director Winter School for Senior Administrators and Senior Expert EU affairs and Projects, EFMD, BE
20:00 Dinner

 

Monday, 3 March 2014
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to the University  
  The Strategic Challenges for European Universities in the 21st Century  
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome
  • Francisco José Mora Mas, Rector, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, ES
  • Eric Cornuel, CEO and Director General, EFMD
 
10:00 – 11:00 Internationalisation and Globalisation of Higher Education; Implications for Institutional Strategies in European Universities  
  • Frans Van Vught, former Rector and President University of Twente, NL
 
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30 – 12:30 Diversification in Higher Education – Mappings and Rankings
  • Frans Van Vught, former Rector and President University of Twente, NL
 
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:30 The value of Accreditation: EFMD Quality Services (EQUIS, EPAS, EDAF)
  • Eric Cornuel, CEO and Director General, EFMD
 
14:30 – 15:30 Demonstrating Performance – The Added Value of Collaborative Benchmarking
  • Nadine Burquel, Director Winter School for Senior Administrators and Senior expert EU Affairs and Projects, EFMD, BE
 
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 – 17:00 University Rankings – The strategic response for your Institution (workshop)
  • Frans Van Vught and Peter West
 
17:00 – 17:30 Feedback Session on Rankings Workshop  
17:30 – 18:00 Setting the Task on the Winter School Case Study
  • Peter West, Winter School Chairman, UK
 
18:00 – 18:30 Bus Transfer to the Hotel and Free Evening for Group Team Building  

 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to University
09:30 – 10:45 Human Resource Management
  • Joel Echevarria, Chief Operating Officer, Toulouse School of Economics, FR
10:45 – 11:15  Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 The challenges of Human Resource Management in European Universities
  • Hubert De Neve, HR Director, IMEC (a leading R&D company in the field of nano-electronics), BE
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  Communication, Winter School Alumni
  • Marianna Bom, Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University (Helsinki), FI
13:30 – 15:00 Internal and External Communication in Higher Education Institutions
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 18:30 Group Work on Winter School Case
18:30 Bus Transfer to Guided City Tour (via hotel)
21:00 Dinner in Valencia

 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014
09:00 – 09:30 Bus Transfer to University
09:30 – 09:45  Governance, Leadership and Management
  • Peter West, Winter School Chairman, UK
  • Flemming Andersen, Vice-Rector, University South Denmark, DK
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction to Leadership Case
09:45 – 11:30 Group Work on Leadership Case
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:30 Governance and Leadership – Plenary Session
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:30 Group Work on Winter School Case Study
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Groups Working on Winter School Case Study
17:30 Bus transfer to the hotel and free evening for participants to work on Winter School Case Study
19:00 Wine-tasting followed by buffet dinner at the hotel

 

Thursday, 6 March 2014
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,
11:00 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Strategic Financial Management – internal resource allocation mechanisms, full costing, etc. (continued)
12:30 – 13:00 Working Sandwich Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Participants to work on Winter School Case Study
15:30 Bus Transfer to the hotel
20:30 Dinner

 

Friday, 7 March 2014
08:00 Meeting of the Steering Committee
09:30 Bus transfer to the University
10:00 – 12:00  Teams present their work and receive feedback in groups
12:00 – 13:00 Closing Plenary Session:
  "What really happened"
  • Dietmar Ertmann, Kanzler a.D. (Former Head of Administration), Karlsruhe University, DE
Closing Conclusions
  • Peter West, Winter School Chairman, UK
  • Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, King’s College London,

 

Practical Information

Dates and venue

The 2014 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 2 – 7 March 2014.

Fees

The fee for the week-long course will be 3.400€ for HUMANE or EFMD members and 3.900€ for non-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 19 January 2014: 20% of fees and 100% accommodation (plus VAT if applicable)
20 January to 3 February 2014: 50% of fees and 100% accommodation (plus VAT if applicable)
From 4 February 2014 onwards 100% of fees and 100% accommodation (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