Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

Berlin Summer School Provisional Programme

Sunday 27 September 2020

 

14:30 – 15:00

Registration & coffee          

 

15:00 – 15:45

Welcome and pre-programme briefing on the Summer School:

Welcome to the Summer School and introduction to the Freie Universität Berlin

Summer School programme briefing:

1. Summer School programme aims and objectives

2. Small group membership, leadership and conduct over the course of the week

3. Team tasks and deliverables to be submitted at the end of the Summer School

 

15:45 – 17:45

Workshop session: Working in a multi-national team; fast tracking intercultural competence

 

17:45 – 18:30

Welcome reception

 

19:00

Welcome dinner

 

Monday 28 September 2020

Theme

Contemporary practice in the transformation of professional support services in higher education institutions and systems: Lessons from the trenches

09:00 – 10:45

Lessons from the trenches, part one:

Achieving change in a complex system: what, when and who?

Lessons from the trenches, part two:

Getting to grips with the contemporary context of professional support in HE: The necessity for change and overcoming obstacles to achieving it.

 

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15

Lessons from the trenches, part three:

Strategy, culture and communication

12:15 – 12:45

Plenary panel session: Lessons learned and lessons to learn over the course of the programme

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch

Theme

Defining, designing and delivering an institutional transformation process: Leadership, governance, management and method

 

Learning from where others have gone before us

13:30 – 14:30

Workshop part one:

Processes for defining a transformational strategic model: visioning a future state, clarifying requirements and benefits, and setting objectives

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee break

14:45 – 15:45

Workshop part two:

Designing the new operating model: Making difficult choices, meeting challenges and dealing with organizational dilemmas

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Workshop part three:

The tactics of executing a strategic organizational transformation: power, politics and action…and watch-outs for the uninitiated

17:00 - 18:00

Summer School team task, session 1:

Assigning team roles and role rotation, agreeing team behaviours, procedures & methods; clarifying team objectives and work programme; designing a framework for self-assessing team performance

Coffee available

20:00

Dinner

Tuesday 29 September 2020

09:00 – 10:30

Case study presentation

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Case study presentation

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 17:00

Summer School team task, session 2:

Applying the day’s learning sessions to the case studies, identifying gaps in understanding, commence giving shape of team outputs

Coffee available

18:00

Bus transfer from the hotel to evening tour and restaurant

20:00

Dinner

22:30

Bus transfer to the hotel

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Theme

Leadership, communications and cultural change

09:00 – 10:30

Reimagining leadership and followership: Thinking on your feet

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00

Reimagining leadership and followership: Thinking on your feet

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Culture as an enabler of institutional success: Seven levers for achieving cultural change

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45

Operationalising a cultural change programme: Embedding change in the fabric of the university

16:45 – 18:30

Summer School team task, session 3:

Applying the day’s learning sessions to the case studies, identifying gaps in understanding, first draft of team outputs to be agreed by team

19:00

Team(s) working dinner

Thursday 1 October 2020

Theme

Digitalisation and transformation

09:00 – 11:00

Digitalisation as a driver of organisational transformation

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Theme

Creating coalitions for change

11:30 – 13:00

The politics of the business case: The social, economic and financial process of making the case for change

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:30

Summer School team task, session 4:

Teams’ outputs to be finalised; board memo to be submitted by no later than 16:30; presentations to be lodged by 09:00 on Friday

19:30

Bus transfer to dinner

20:00

Dinner

22:30

Bus transfer to the hotel

Friday 2 October 2020

09:00 – 09:40

Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback

09:40 – 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 – 10:40

Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary Session: Feedback to all teams from the panel

12:00 – 12:30

Closing plenary session and certificate presentations

12:30 – 13:30

Closing Lunch