HUMANE-EFMD Winter School for Senior Managers
2018 Edition, Barcelona, 18-23 March 2018
Now Open for Applications
We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Winter School. Please use this link.
Throughout Europe, and despite apparent differences between national systems, senior managers in higher education have to deal with very similar issues. The increasing impact and importance of international strategy is a case in point. The top managers of tomorrow will be those who understand the global environment and can capitalise on opportunities for development.
The HUMANE-EFMD Winter School develops the leadership potential of talented Senior Managers by making them fully aware of the concepts and practices of strategic management in a European context, and the importance of integrating academic support, finances, human resources, governance, leadership and communication strategy in the delivery of university strategy.
The programme is highly intensive, including plenary sessions and practical work in small groups. Participants are encouraged to discuss the situation of their own institutions. The working language is English, but presenters are well used to dealing with various levels of language proficiency.
The Winter School focuses on leadership and management skills in the context of the “big picture” of global higher education. The programme is equally sensitive to the uniqueness of the practice of management in the university setting. This is not just “yet another” management course.
Participants will gain experience in making informed choices in decision-making processes. The Winter School uses the experience of HUMANE and EFMD members to give unique first-hand insight into general problems. The geographical and cultural spread of our members ensure that this discussion is not system-specific.
The Winter School is designed for talented fast-rising managers of administration or services, some of who might become heads of administration. The typical candidate will be someone who has the potential to become an influential senior manager and/or head of administration in the future but who at this moment may not be a deputy or senior colleague. Candidates may be an expert or a specialist with the potential to broaden responsibility and move in due course to a senior management position. They are nominated by their own heads of administration, and selected by the School Steering Committee.
Applicants must during the application process provide:
- A one page statement describing their qualifications and why they are interested in this Winter School
- A one (or maximum two) page curriculum vitae
- A letter of support from their head of administration
The website for applications is now open. The number of participants is limited to 40. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful or not in the beginning of December 2017.
Universities and Business Schools may also wish to explore travel funding opportunities from the EU for training activities (for more information, please check the Erasmus + Programme guide)
Applications can be made until 31 October 2017.
The programme will be available shortly on the website.
Dates and venue
The 2018 edition of the HUMANE-EFMD Winter School will be co-organised and hosted by the UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona and will take place in Barcelona (ES) on the 18-23 March 2018.
The fee for the week-long course will be €3,690 for HUMANE or EFMD members (plus VAT if applicable). It includes fees for tuition, all documentation and accommodation but excludes travel costs.
Accommodation is included in the fee and will be in a hotel in Barcelona.
2018 Winter School Website and Leaflet
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to fill in the online application form
For further information please contact Cécilia Heidelberger
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