Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Winter School 2021 Online Programme

Date & time
Session titleFocus and objectives
Wednesday 24 March
12:00 to 12:30 CET
Introduction to the Winter School
  • Programme objectives, pedagogic shape and assessment
  • Programme themes: Case studies (achieving strategic change); teams and teamwork; leadership and followership
  • Getting the most from your Winter School experience
  • Explanation of participant team roles
12:30 to 13:30 CETS.1.2
Introduction to your teams
  • Awareness of teams multi-cultural/national character; impacts on team communications and performance
Thursday 22 April
12:00 to 13:30 CEST
Leadership & followership
  • From inhibitors (to team performance) to team strengths and competence gaps
  • How to use and not to use the MTRI tool
  • Framework for out-of-session discussions
Thursday 20 May
12:00 to 13:30 CEST
Achieving sustainable changes in strategy and policy
  • Introduction to core underlying School theme: how to achieve sustainable strategic change
  • To refresh understanding of pre-reading material (Rumelt and Kotter frameworks)
  • Follow-up work required and link to the School tasks
Thursday 10 June
12:00 to 12:45 CEST
Global engagement strategy
  • Link between strategy development and execution in relation to global engagement
12:45 to 13:30 CESTS4.2
Introducing the two case studies
  • Introduction of case material to the six teams
  • Reiteration of the importance of drawing on knowledge and skills from previous sessions
  • Q&As from teams and participants to the presenters
Wednesday 29 September
12:00 to 12:45 CEST
Analysis of the case studies
  • Using the MTR-I ‘wheel’, the Rumelt & Kotter frameworks
  • Clarity on task outcomes required and the teams’ plans of action to achieve these outcomes
12:45 to 13:00 CESTS5.2
Preparing for the residential programme
  • Final preparations and actions prior to the residential programme