Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

University of Padova Study Visit Programme

Making positive change happen: organisational turnaround at the University of Padova

Sunday 25/11

19:30 – 21.00 Dinner and Study Visit briefing

Monday 26/11

09.00 –10.30 Session One:

Background and context to Padova’s transformation programme

·       UniPd’s strategic context and the evolution of its strategic goals 

·       The UniPd analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, strategic opportunities and threats 

10.30 –11.00 Coffee break

11.00 –12.30 Session One continued:

Background and context to Padova’s transformation programme

·       The drive for greater effectiveness and a positive institutional mindset

·       The UniPd plan: key elements and key priorities

·       Study visit team to have time to gather their thoughts

13.00 –14.30 Lunch

14.30 –16.00 Session Two:

Reinventing the administration

·       Leadership and management of the administration

·       Transformation methodology: leadership; change champions; project teams

16.00 –16.30 Coffee break

16.30 –18.00 Session Two continued:

 Reinventing the administration

·       Administrative transformation: the Padova agenda 

·       Progress…what’s working well and where more attention needs to be applied

·       Study visit team to have time to gather their thoughts

18.30 –19.30 Palazzo Bo Tour

20.30 – 22.00 Study visit Dinner 

Tuesday 27/11

 

09.00 –10.30 Session Three:

Investing in our people: capacity and capability building to ‘achieve change that sticks’,

·       Investing in people and teams

·       Building a positive culture: organisational development 

10.30 –11.00 Coffee break

11.00 –12.30 Session Three continued:

Investing in our people: capacity and capability building to ‘achieve change that sticks’,

·       Constraints, challenges and next steps

·       Lessons learned to date 

12.00 – 13.00 Study visit team to gather their thoughts 

13.00 –14.00 Working lunch

14.00 –15.00 Feedback of Study participants to the Host     

15.15 – 15.30 Participants depart