Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Summer School Programme

Sunday 4 September 2022  
14:30 – 15:00 Registration and coffee (next to room L115)  
15:00 – 15:20

Welcome and pre-programme briefing on the Summer School (Room L115)

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

 
15:20 – 17:00 Workshop session: Acquiring and leveraging intercultural competence
      • Nannette Ripmeester, Founder and CEO of Expertise Labour Mobility, NL
 
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A session on Summer School tasks
      • Ian Creagh, Summer School Chair, UK
      • Nadine Burquel, Summer School Director, BE
 
17:30 – 18:30 
19:00 
Welcome reception
Welcome 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 – 10:00 Hidden enemies of strategy execution    (Room L115)
      • Gary Guadagnolo, Director, EAB Washington DC, US
      • John McMillian, Managing Director, EAB Global, US
 
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break  
10:15 – 11:15 Transformation at University College Ghent    (Room L115)
      • Koen Goethals, President, University College Ghent, BE
 
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30 – 12:30 Transformation at Universitat Pompeu Fabra    (Room L115)
      • Oriol Amat, Rector, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
 
12:30 – 13:00 Plenary panel session: Lessons learned and lessons to learn over the course of the programme
      • Koen Goethals, President, University College Ghent, BE
      • Oriol Amat, Rector, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
      • Gary Guadagnolo, Director, EAB Washington DC, US
      • John McMillian, Managing Director, EAB Global, US
 
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 – 16:00 First case study presentation: Transformation at the University of Glasgow (Room L115)
      • Chris Green, Chief Transformation Officer, University of Glasgow, UK
 
16:00 – 17:30 Summer School team task, session 1:    (Room L115, L113, 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 – 18:30
18:30 – 20:10
20:10
20:30
FU Berlin Campus Tour
Free time for participants
Walk from the hotel to the restaurant
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:      (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 – 10:15 Coffee break  
10:15 – 11:15 Workshop 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 – 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30 – 12:30 Workshop part three:    (Room L115)
The tactics of executing a strategic organisational transformation: power, politics and action…and watchouts for the uninitiated
      • Grete Kvernland-Berg, Partner, PA Consulting Norway, NO
 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Second case study presentation: Transformation at the University of Helsinki    (Room L115)
      • Antti Savolainen, Director of Administrative Services, University of Helsinki, FI
 
15:30 – 17:15 Summer School team task, session 2:      (Room L115, L113, 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 university to evening tour and restaurant
Dinner
Bus transfer to the hotel
 
Wednesday 7 September 2022  
Themes: The transformation narrative; digitisation; achieving cultural change  
09:00 – 10:30 The politics of the transformation business case: winning the argument for a case for change    (Room L115)
      • Bert Verveld, President of the Executive Board, Amsterdam University of the Arts, NL
 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 – 12:30 Digital transformation    (Room L115)
      • Chris Cobb, Chief Executive, ABRSM, UK
 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 15:30 Leadership, communication and cultural change    (Room L116)
      • Antonia Instone, Director, Nous Group, UK  
 
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break  
16:00 – 18:00 Summer School team task, session 3:    (Room L115, L113, 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
 
19:00 Dinner close to the hotel  
Thursday 8 September 2022  
Theme: Transformation leadership and followership: self reflection, authenticity and managing perceptions  
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 – 10:25 Coffee break  
10:25 – 11:25 Workshop 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, L113, L116)  
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 – 16:30 Summer School team task, session 4 (continuation)
Teams’ outputs to be finalised; executive brief to be submitted by no later than 16:30; presentations to be submitted by 09:00 on Friday
Coffee available
 
19:30
20:00
22:30
Bus transfer from the hotel 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 from the HUMANE Summer School Panel:    (Room L115, L113, L116)

      • Heidi Backman, Director of University Services, Åbo Akademi University, FI
      • Nadine Burquel, Summer School Director, BE
      • Ian Creagh, Summer School Chair, UK
      • Calluna Euving, HUMANE Chair, Secretary General, University of Amsterdam, NL
      • Andrea Silvestri, General Director, University of Turin, IT

 
09:40 – 10:00 Coffee break  
10:00 – 10:40 Parallel Sessions: Teams present their work and receive feedback    (Room L115)
      • HUMANE representatives (as above)
 
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session: Feedback to all teams from the Panel    (Room L115)
      • HUMANE representatives (as above)      
 
12:00 – 12:30 Closing plenary session and certificate presentation  
12:30 – 13:30 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.