1st-4th October 2017
The International Higher Education and Research Leadership Course will take place in Barcelona from 2nd to 4th October 2017. This course is part of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) Summer School initiative and aims to provide a space for the professional development of mid- to senior level university staff (both academic and professional).
The course will include an opportunity to build a higher education system (in LEGO); sessions on trends and challenges in higher education world-wide, on universities as organisations and on innovation in higher education and research; interviews with senior Catalonian university leaders; site visits to innovative units at universities in Barcelona/Catalonia; a workshop on leadership roles and organisational culture; and a higher education management and leadership simulation game.
The course will be co-organized by GUNi, the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, the Netherlands and the LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management (LHMI), University of Melbourne, Australia.
Why take this course?
In the common experience of GUNi, ACUP, CHEPS and LHMI successful leadership development initiatives need to encompass at least the following components:
The course is designed for a maximum of 25 mid- to senior level university staff – both academic and professional – with five to ten years of university management and leadership experience.
Working session 1:
Welcome introduction. Building a higher education system
Jon File, Leo Goedegebuure, Harry de Boer, Josep M. Vilalta
Working session 3:
Universities as organisations
Working session 4:
Imaginalia higher education simulation game
Preparation for leadership roles and organisational culture sessions on Tuesday
Harry de Boer
Working session 5:
Leadership roles and organisational culture
Harry de Boer
Leadership roles and organisational culture (continued)
Working session 6:
Innovation and higher education leadership
Group interview with senior leaders of three Catalonian universities: "The nature and challenges of university leadership in Catalonia"
Working session 7:Small groups site visits to innovative parts of four universities in Barcelona
Working session 8:
Brief report backs on site visits
Evaluation of the course
All sessions and discussions will be held in English
The Course will take place at the World Trade Center Barcelona, which is located on the waterfront close to the city centre. Its building structure was inspired by the shape of a boat surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.
World Trade Center, Barcelona
Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona
Financial support from the Generalitat de Catalunya, ACUP, GUNi and the Ajuntament de Barcelona means that the course is able to be offerred at a very competitive fee of 600€ (500€ + 21% VAT) which is considerably less than what an equivalent CHEPS or LHMI programme would normally cost.
Registration is open. Please, fill in this form with your personal information, billing details and attach your CV and a motivational letter.
Places are limited (25 pax) and applications will be processed in strict order of receipt.