Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Summer School Programme (all times CEST)

Friday, 9 June 2023
Online Session – 12:00-13:00 CEST

12:00

Webinar introducing the Summer School teams, the case studies and overview of the arrangements. 

Friday, 1 September 2023
Online Session – 12:00-13:00 CEST

12:00

Introduction to the two case studies by senior university leaders

Sunday, 10 September 2023

14:30

Registration and coffee

Next to room L115    

15:00

Welcome to the Freie Universität Berlin

Room L115

Welcome and introduction to the Summer School; aims, programme of the week, institutional case work, leveraging the strengths of your Summer School Teams

Andrea Güttner, Director of Administration and Finance, Freie Universität Berlin, DE; Nadine Burquel, Director General and Summer School Director, HUMANE, BE

15:45

Workshop session: Acquiring and leveraging intercultural competence

Room L115

Nannette Ripmeester, Founder & CEO of Expertise Labour Mobility, NL

17:30

Welcome reception

19:00

Welcome dinner

Monday, 11 September 2023
Theme: Contemporary practice in the transformation of professional support services in higher education institutions

09:00

Introduction to the theme of transformation and change management

Room L115

Nadine Burquel, Director General and Summer School Director, HUMANE, BE

09:15

Transformation strategy and execution: University College Ghent 

Koen Goethals, President, University College Ghent, BE

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Transformation strategy and execution examples from multiple universities

Room L115

Giles Carden, Chief of Staff & Chief Strategy Officer, University of Southampton, UK

12:30

Plenary panel session: Lessons learned and lessons to learn for the programme

Room L115 

•  Nadine Burquel

Director General and Summer School Director, HUMANE, BE

 Koen Goethals

President, University College Ghent, BE

 Giles Carden

Chief of Staff & Chief Strategy Officer, University of Southampton, UK

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Summer School case study: Transformation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Room L115

Oriol Amat, Professor of Financial Economics; Former Rector;  Oriol Escardíbul, General Manager, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES

15:45

Summer School team task, session 1: Assigning team roles and approaches to the task; clarifying the team objectives and defining key questions for the case work

Room L115, L113, L116

Coffee available

18:00

FU Berlin Campus Tour (leaving from the hotel)

19:00

Dinner

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Theme: Defining, designing and delivering an institutional transformation process: leadership, governance, management and method

09:00

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

Room L115

Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO

10:00

Coffee break

10:15

Workshop part two: Designing the new operating model: making difficult choices, meeting challenges and dealing with organisational dilemmas

Room L115

Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO

11:15

Coffee break

11:30

Workshop part three: The tactics of executing a strategic organisational transformation: power, politics, action…and watchouts for the uninitiated

Room L115

Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Summer School case study: Transformation at the University of Helsinki

Room L115

Antti Savolainen, Director of Administrative Services, University of Helsinki, FI

15:15

Summer School team task, session 2: Reflection on the day’s learning for the case studies

Room L115, L113, L116

Coffee available

16:30

Bus transfer from Harnack-Haus to evening tour and restaurant

19:00

Dinner

21:30

Bus transfer to the hotel

Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Theme: Digital transformation and achieving cultural change

09:00

Digital transformation

Room L115

Chris Cobb, Chief Executive, ABRSM, UK

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Summer School team task, session 3: Identifying gaps in understanding, first draft of team outputs to be agreed by team

Room L115, L113, L116

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Leadership, communication and cultural change

Room L116

Antonia Instone, Director, Nous Group, UK

16:30

Free time for Teams to network and work on their cases while exploring Berlin

19:00

Working dinner in the hotel

Thursday, 14 September 2023
Theme: Transformation leadership and followership: self-reflection, authenticity and managing perceptions

09:00

Workshop part one: Authentic leadership and teamwork

Room L115

Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE

10:10

Coffee break

10:25

Workshop part two: Authentic leadership and teamwork

Room L115

Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE

11:25

Coffee break

11:40

Workshop part three: Authentic leadership and teamwork

Room L115

Britta Piel, Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, FU Berlin, DE

12:00

Summer School team task, session 4

Room L115, L113, L116

Teams’ outputs to be finalised; executive brief to be submitted by no later than 16:00.

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Summer School team task, session 4 (continuation)

Room L115, L113, L116

Coffee available

16:00

Free time for participants

19:15

Bus transfer from the hotel to dinner

20:00

Dinner

22:30

Bus transfer to the hotel

Friday, 15 September 2023

09:00

Parallel Sessions (part I): Teams present their work and receive feedback from the HUMANE Summer School Panel

Room L115, L113, L116  

•  Calluna Euving

HUMANE Chair; Secretary General, University of Amsterdam, NL

•  Nadine Burquel

Director General and Summer School Director, HUMANE, BE

•  Paul Greatrix

Registrar, University of Nottingham; HUMANE Executive Committee member, UK

•  Margit Nothnagl

HUMANE Chair of the Residential Schools Alumni Network; Administrative Director, Max IV Laboratory, Lund University, SE

•  Alex Pellacani

Director General, Universita di Trento; HUMANE Executive committee member, IT

•  Ulf Richter

Kanzler, University of Siegen; HUMANE Executive Committee member, DE

09:50

Coffee break

10:10

Parallel Sessions (part II): Teams present their work and receive feedback from the HUMANE Summer School Panel (as above)

Room L115, L113, L116

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Plenary Session: Feedback to all teams from the Panel

Room L115                                                 

12:00

Graduation and final words

Room L115 

12:30

Closing lunch

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change.

Important information:

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.