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Summer School Programme

Online Programme  
Preceding the residential component there will be a series of webinars focusing on team building.  
Sunday 4 September 2022  
14:30 – 15:00 Registration and coffee  
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

 
15:20 – 17:00 Workshop session: Acquiring & leveraging intercultural competence  
15:20 – 17:00 Q&A session on Summer School tasks  
17:45 Welcome reception followed by dinner  
Monday 5 September 2022  
Theme: Contemporary practice in the transformation of professional support services in higher education institutions and systems: Lessons from the trenches  
09:00 – 10:30 Hidden enemies of strategy execution   
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 – 12:30 Transformation at University #1  
12:30 – 12:45 Coffee break  
12:45 – 13:15 Plenary panel session: Lessons learned and lessons to learn over the course of the programme  
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 – 16:00 First case study presentation: Transformation at the University #2  
16:00 – 17:00 Summer School team task, session 1: 
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 6 September 2022  
Theme: Defining, designing and delivering an institutional transformation process: leadership, governance, management and method
Learning from where others have gone before us
 
09:00 – 10:00 Workshop part one:    
Processes for defining a transformational strategic model: visioning a future state, clarifying requirements and benefits, and setting objectives
 
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break  
10:15 – 11:15 Workshop part two: 
Designing the new operating model: making difficult choices, meeting challenges and dealing with organisational dilemmas
 
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30 – 12:30 Workshop part three:  
The tactics of executing a strategic organisational transformation: power, politics and action…and watch-outs for the uninitiated
 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Second case study presentation: Transformation at the University #3   
15:30 – 16:30 Summer School team task, session 2:   
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 7 September 2022  
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  
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 – 12:30 Digital transformation           
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Leadership, communications and cultural change        
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break  
16:00 – 18:00 Summer School team task, session 3:   
Applying the day’s learning sessions to the case studies, identifying gaps in understanding, first draft of team outputs to be agreed by team
 
19:00 Team(s) working dinner  
Thursday 8 September 2022  
Theme: Change leadership teams: self-reflection, authenticity, perception  
09:00 – 10:10 Workshop part one:   
Authentic leadership and teamwork
 
10:10 – 10:25 Coffee break  
10:25 – 11:25 Workshop part two:   
Authentic leadership and teamwork
 
11:25 – 11:40 Coffee break  
11:40 – 12:00 Workshop part three:   
Authentic leadership and teamwork
 
12:00 – 1300 Summer School team task, session 4:
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 – 16:30 Summer 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 9 September 2022  
09:00 – 09:40 Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback
      • HUMANE representatives
 
09:40 – 10:00 Coffee break  
10:00 – 10:40 Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback
      • HUMANE representatives (as above)
 
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session: Feedback to all teams from the panel          
12:00 – 12:30 Closing plenary session and certificate presentations  
12:30 – 13:30 Closing 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.