On Management education & Development issues

In these turbulent times, higher education institutions must define their strategic positioning, identify their strategic strengths, reform their governance and modes of operation and improve their performance. Strong institutional leadership appears crucial to engage the entire academic community in supporting new developments. The challenge for leaders and managers is to introduce new ways of operating without undermining the core mission of the institution.

In international education the increasing competition for international students calls for European universities to develop strong strategies for internationalisation without which they will simply fail to attract much-needed students and well-educated people to contribute to the development of the Knowledge society.

This EFMD-ESMU-EAIE executive leadership workshop will explore the following themes:

  • Innovative internationalisation strategies
  • Models of managing internationalisation in higher education institutions
  • Leadership styles for internationalisation in academic environments (leading people and leading processes)

This one-day leadership workshop offered under MODERN, the European Higher Education modernisation platform, is designed for current and future international education leaders. This workshop is designed for senior and middle level managers in higher education institutions with (or likely to undertake) a leadership role in international education. Participants may include directors of international relations as well as academic and professional staff responsible for the planning, management and delivery of international education.

Participants will gain insights of the key drivers for internationalisation in their institution in an increasingly competitive higher education sector. They will better understand how to effectively implement change in their institution from a range of diversity of approaches to internationalisation. They will learn and develop practical skills, through short case studies and peer group work, focusing on communication, negotiation, problem solving, conflict and risk management critical to ensure their institutions’ success in international education.

This one-day workshop will be highly interactive. Participants will engage with leading practitioners and peers in short presentations, case studies and facilitated interactive group work.
Additionally the participants can benefit from a reduced registration fee if they are interested to also attend the MODERN conference on 30 January 2012. The conference will take a close look at the new EU Communication Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems (September 2011), its impact on higher education institutions and the future opportunities it will offer in the new programmes under the next multiannual financial framework 2014-2020, i.e. the new integrated Education Europe, Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion programmes.

To register and access the programme, follow the link.


EFMD is a leading international network of business schools, companies and consultancies (770 members across 82 countries) at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. EFMD runs the EQUIS & EPAS, accreditation systems and is one of the key reference points for management education worldwide. www.efmd.org

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