Institutions which seek a competitive advantage in the increasingly global higher education market can no longer rely on national frameworks. The increasing impact of European initiatives such as the Bologna Process requires institutional change. The top managers of tomorrow will be those who understand the global environment and can capitalise on opportunities for development.
The aim of the Winter School is to develop the leadership potential of fast-rising administrators by making them fully aware of:
• the importance of integrating academic matters with finance, human resource and communication strategy in the elaboration of university strategy
• the meaning of strategic management in a European context
The Winter School focuses on leadership skills, with particular emphasis on the need to implement necessary changes. Participants gain experience in making informed choices in decision-making processes. All ideas are firmly based in the context of university life across Europe. The Winter School uses the experience of ESMU and HUMANE to give unique first-hand insight into general problems and to ensure that discussion is not limited to one national system.
ESMU (the European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities) and HUMANE (the Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe) are particularly well placed to deliver the specific expertise needed by senior managers in university administration. They combine the experience of practitioners with the concepts of university management in a European context.
The deadline for applications is 31 October 2012!