Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Summer School 2021 Residential Programme

Sunday 19 September 2021 
14:30 – 15:00Registration and coffee           (Next to room L115) 
15:00 – 15:20

Welcome and pre-programme briefing on the Summer School

Welcome to the Summer School and introduction to the Freie Universität Berlin
      • Andrea Bör, Provost, Freie Universität Berlin, DE

 
15:20 – 17:00

Workshop session: Acquiring & leveraging intercultural competence
      • Nannette Ripmeester, Founder & CEO of Expertise Labour Mobility, NL

 
17:00 – 17:30

Q&A session on Summer School tasks
      • Ian Creagh, HUMANE Summer School Chair, UK
      • Nadine Burquel, HUMANE Summer School Director, BE

 
17:45 – 18:30
19:00

Welcome reception
Welcome dinner

 
Monday 20 September 2021 
Theme:Contemporary practice in the transformation of professional support services in higher education institutions and systems: Lessons from the trenches 
09:00 – 10:30Hidden enemies of strategy execution          (Room L115)
      • Gary Guadagnolo, Director, EAB Washington DC, US
      • John McMillian, Managing Director, EAB Global, US
 
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break 
11:00 – 12:30Transformation at University College Ghent          (Room L115)
      • Koen Goethals, Rector, University College Ghent, BE
 
12:30 – 12:45Coffee break 
12:45 – 13:15Plenary panel session: Lessons learned and lessons to learn over the course of the programme    (Room L115)
      • Gary Guadagnolo, Director, EAB Washington DC, US
      • John McMillian, Managing Director, EAB Global, US
      • Koen Goethals, Rector, University College Ghent, BE
 
13:15 – 14:30Lunch 
14:30 – 16:00First case study presentation: Transformation at the University of Glasgow          (Room L115)
      • Chris Green, Chief Transformation Officer, University of Glasgow, UK
 
16:00 – 17:00Summer School team task, session 1:          (Room L115, Room L113, Room L116)
Assigning team roles and role rotation, agreeing team behaviours and team procedures & methods; clarifying team objectives and the week’s work programme; designing a framework for self-assessing team performance
Coffee available
 
17:30
19:00
FU Berlin Campus Tour
Dinner
 
Tuesday 21 September 2021 
Theme:Defining, designing and delivering an institutional transformation process: leadership, governance, management and method
Learning from where others have gone before us
 
09:00 – 10:00Workshop part one:          (Room L115)
Processes for defining a transformational strategic model: visioning a future state, clarifying requirements and benefits, and setting objectives
      • Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO
 
10:00 – 10:15Coffee break 
10:15 – 11:15Workshop part two:          (Room L115)
Designing the new operating model: making difficult choices, meeting challenges and dealing with organisational dilemmas
      • Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO
 
11:15 – 11:30Coffee break 
11:30 – 12:30Workshop part three:          (Room L115)
The tactics of executing a strategic organisational transformation: power, politics and action…and watch-outs for the uninitiated
      • Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO
 
12:30 – 14:00Lunch 
14:00 – 15:30Second case study presentation: Transformation at the University of Helsinki          (Room L115)
      • Antti Savolainen, Director of Administrative Services, University of Helsinki, FI
 
15:30 – 16:30Summer School team task, session 2:          (Room L115, Room L113, Room L116)
Applying the day’s learning sessions to the case studies, identifying gaps in understanding, commence giving shape of team outputs
Coffee available
 
17:15
20:00
22:30
Bus transfer from the hotel to evening tour and restaurant
Dinner
Bus transfer to the hotel
 
Wednesday 22 September 2021 
Theme:Digitalisation as a driver of change; leadership and communication of change 
09:00 – 10:30

The politics of the transformation business case: wining the argument for a case for change      (Room L115)
      • Stephen Large, Senior Vice President Operations, King’s College London, UK

 
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break 
11:00 – 12:30Digital transformation          (Room L115)
      • Claudia Loebbecke, Professor & Chair, Department of Media and Technology Management, University of Cologne, DE
 
12:30 – 14:00Lunch 
14:00 – 15:30Leadership, communications and cultural change          (Room L115)
      • Zac Ashkanasy, Principal, Nous Group, UK
 
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break 
16:00 – 18:00Summer School team task, session 3:      (Room L115, Room L113, Room L116)
Applying the day’s learning sessions to the case studies, identifying gaps in understanding, first draft of team outputs to be agreed by team
 
19:00Team(s) working dinner 
Thursday 23 September 2021 
Theme:Change leadership teams: self-reflection, authenticity, perception 
09:00 – 10:10

Workshop part one:          (Room L115)
Authentic leadership and teamwork
      • Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE

 
10:10 – 10:25Coffee break 
10:25 – 11:25Workshop part two:          (Room L115)
Authentic leadership and teamwork
      • Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE
 

11:25 – 11:40

Coffee break 

11:40 – 12:00

Workshop part three:          (Room L115)
Authentic leadership and teamwork
      • Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE
 

12:00 – 13:00

Summer School team task, session 4:            (Room L115, Room L113, Room L116)

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

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 
14:00 – 16:30Summer School team task, session 4 (continuation)
Coffee available
 
19:30
20:00
22:30
Bus transfer to dinner
Dinner
Bus transfer to the hotel
 
Friday 24 September 2021 
09:00 – 09:40Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback.    (Room L113, Room L116)
HUMANE representatives:
      • Nadine Burquel, HUMANE Summer School Director, BE
      • Ian Creagh, HUMANE Summer School Chair, UK
      • Herbert Grieshop, Director International Affairs, Freie Universität Berlin, DE
      • Esa Hämäläinen, Head of Administration, University of Helsinki, FI
      • Gerard Nijsten, Head of the University Library and Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam, NL
 
09:40 – 10:00Coffee break 
10:00 – 10:40Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback
      • HUMANE representatives (as above)
 
10:40 – 11:00Coffee break 
11:00 – 12:00Plenary Session: Feedback to all teams from the panel          (Room L115)
      • HUMANE representatives (as above)
 
12:00 – 12:30Closing plenary session and certificate presentations 
12:30 – 13:30Closing lunch 

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change.

Important information:

HUMANE and Freie Universität Berlin fully intend to deliver the Summer School in Berlin. If however, public health restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE nor the Freie Universität Berlin are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the Summer School in Berlin. Participants attending the Summer School in Berlin do so at their own risk and responsibility.