Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

 

 

HUMANE

Professional Pathways Programme 

 

A HUMANE professional development programme for generalist administrators

Adapt or die: the power of the generalist in a

 changing HE landscape

Programme subject to marginal change

SUNDAY 24 February

19.00-21.00

Drinks reception and induction

 

Short walking tour of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle

MONDAY 25 February

09.00

Registration, coffee and networking 

Upper Hall, The Pleasance Courtyard

60 Pleasance

Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

09.15

Introduction to the programme: themes; format; and setting some personal objectives

Gerry Webber

09.30

Welcome to the University and reflections on the role of the generalist in contemporary higher education 

 

Peter Mathieson

VC University of Edinburgh

The times they are a-changin: megatrends driving change in higher education and beyond

09.50

Megatrend one:demography and consumers

Alison Angus, Head of Lifestyles, Euromonitor International

10.30

Coffee break 

11.00

Megatrends two: global economics and the crisis of values

Ingrid Bengtsson-Rijavec, Chief Financial Officer, Malmo University

11.40

Megatrends three:innovations in technology and their impact on consumer services

 

Aline Hayes, Director of Technology EMEA, Experian

12.20

Lunch 

13.30

Seismic shifts in student expectations: so you think you know all about Gen Z and beyond, do you?

 

Eleri Connick, Student President, University of Edinburgh

14.00

Facilitated panel discussion on megatrends and student expectations

Gerry Webber and the panel of speakers

14.45

Coffee break 

15.15

Generalists’ career development action planning session one: opportunities and challenges arising from megatrends for generalists’ career planning, development and progression

 

All participants 

 

Facilitated group discussions

16.30 

Plenary session.  Pulling the threads together: reflections on day one and a look forward to day two

 

Facilitated by Gerry Webber

17.00

Day one ends and participants depart for hotels 

19.00

 

19.30

Drinks reception

 

Pathways dinner

St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

TUESDAY 26 February

08.45

Arrival, networking and coffee

Upper Hall, The Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

Who do they think they are? 

09.00

Where do the Heads of our Professional Services come from? And what do they actually do?  A view from either side of the Channel

Dave Hall, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, University of Leicester

 

Stephan van Galen, Secretary-General, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

09.40

Confessions of a headhunter: what do heads of institution and chairs of governing bodies reallylook for when recruiting heads of their professional services?

Kate Hunter, Partner, Perrett Laver

10.10

Looking from the outside in: the trials, tribulations and joys of shifting sectors to become a University Secretary

 

Sarah Smith, University Secretary, University of Edinburgh

10.40

 Coffee break 

 

11.10

Senior staff selection: what to expect and how to prepare for it

Riitta Silvennoinen

Chief Human Resources Officer, Aalto University

11.40

Generalists’ career development action planning session two: building on strengths and addressing weaknesses - small group discussions and individual work to finalise personal action plans

 

All participants 

 

Facilitated group discussions

and personal action planning

12.30

Final plenary session 

 

12.40

Buffet lunch 

13.30

Participants depart