Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Residential School Alumni Network

Nurturing impactful leadership: HUMANE Residential Schools and the Alumni Network supporting professional development and organisational transformations in universities.

When the Winter School was launched in 2003, HUMANE’s purpose was to “develop a cadre of professional senior university managers and encourage them to network across Europe“. Two Schools followed more recently, the Summer School and the Transnational Partnership School in Asia.

All Schools are in line with HUMANE’s overall mission to expand international networks in higher education, foster management innovation and drive professional excellence.

The Residential School Alumni network has developed from the Schools and today counts some 700 members from the universities in the HUMANE network. The network is an important driving force for collaboration across borders in Europe and internationally.

The 2024 Programme:

Developing staff and retaining talents in the University of the future: leadership, partnership and professional service career routes

Alumni Session, HUMANE Annual Conference, Amsterdam, June 13, 14:15-16:00

The workshop will focus on “Developing staff and retaining talents in the University of the future: leadership, partnership and professional service career routes”.   It will be organised as follows:

  • Introduction to the workshop and to the theme
  • Icebreaking networking session
  • Keynote: “Developing and retaining professional services staff at Sheffield University”, Ian Wright, HR Director, and Helen Barlow, Associate HR Director, University of Sheffield, UK
  • “A Graduate Leaders’ Programme to recruit staff for professional services: HE Leaders of the Future”, Will Chicken, Director of Professional Services,University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

The full workshop session is available here. This event is part of the HUMANE Annual Conference, registration is open here.

Recruiting – Renewing our staff

Interactive Webinar – November 8, 12:00-13:30 CET

During this webinar we will explore the following issues: 

-How do we develop an exist strategy for staff that leave the university for other professional developments 

-How do we keep “good ambassadors” for our institutions from staff that leave our institutions?

-How do we analyse and plan for recruitment after key staff leave our institutions?

Do you have any ideas for this second webinar in November? Would you like to contribute? Contact us no later than 30 May using this form.

This free of charge webinar is only for Residential School alumni.

Further information will follow soon here. Save the date and register here.

How can we attract talents for professional services in our universities?

Interactive Webinar – February 9

Resources are now available for participants registered to this event: here

2024 Call for Action

The HUMANE Residential School Alumni Network invites you to be part of our 2024 programme.

  • Are you Interested in Organisational Development in Higher Education?
  • Would you like to discuss with European colleagues approaches to attract people and talents to professional services in universities?
  • How can universities develop and retain their staff?

Share your ideas, best practices and solutions; we are looking for cases, examples and speakers for our webinars and our half-day event attached to the Annual Conference on 12-14 June at the University of Amsterdam.

Details of our Call for Action are available here.

We look forward to hearing from you. Do not miss this opportunity to amplify your stories in the Residential School Alumni network!

Resources from previous Alumni only events

Registered participants for each event will get the password to access the resources that have been made available.

The list of resources available can be accessed: here

Join the Alumni Linkedin group

Keep up to date with events and join in the conversation: here