This workshop addresses the challenges and required skills of leading in Higher Education. The shift towards more engaged and entrepreneurial universities, that are expected to increase their third revenue stream, prepare students for the future, and play a role in society, means that universities also require leaders that are engaged and entrepreneurial.
During this workshop, you will be able to take time, outside of your daily routine, to reflect on your leadership challenges and further develop the skills that are necessary to meet them.
The workshop is designed for senior-level leaders in higher education who are expected to lead their department, faculty, or institution towards a more engaged and entrepreneurial one. The workshop will help you to realise your ambitions and increase your effectiveness as a leader.
Through a workshop format that varies between short lectures, group interaction, and self-assessment and reflection you will be inspired and challenged. You will develop a better understanding of what entrepreneurial leadership means and why it is important. You will reflect on your personal challenges and examine the effect of leadership on core activities such as teaching, research and administration. We will investigate how to lead an entrepreneurial organisation and how to develop entrepreneurial cultures. Overall, the emphasis will be on finding practical applications that can help you make a difference in your own organisation.
- Gaining new insights from experienced facilitators and interaction with other senior-level participants,
- Plenty of useful tools and methods,
- A personal, dynamic, and practical workshop format,
- Tour around the Amsterdam Science Park area including the innovative Start-Up village,
- Dinner at one of Amsterdam’s iconic restaurants.
As a result of this workshop, participants will have:
- A clear understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership and why it is important,
- Clarity about your own challenges and how to address them,
- Tools and methods that can be put into practice immediately,
- A personal vision and strategy that can be used for direction and measuring progress,
- A broader network of like-minded professional facing similar issues.
Dr. Jochen Barth is Director for Employability at UIIN, Managing Partner at CER10DIPITY, and Associate Partner at the Service Science Factory at Maastricht University. As managing director of the Service Science Factory, which established itself as a best practice for entrepreneurial universities, he gained extensive experience in triple-helix led knowledge transfer initiatives. Jochen is also an experienced management consultant and has advised over 100 organizations, SME’s as well as multinationals, spanning all sectors, in a variety of topics including business model innovation, talent development, and change management.
Prof. Todd Davey
Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem model, he was the Project Manager of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. As an educator, he is a Professor in Munich Business School and visiting lecturer at Münster University of Applied Sciences in Germany, VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands as well as at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Thursday, 29th November
12.30 - 13.30: Lunch
13.30 - 14.00: Welcome and Introductions
14.00 - 15.00: The characteristics of good leadership; why would people want to follow you?
15.00 - 15.30: Coffee break
15.30 - 16.30: The challenges of leadership within the context and culture of Higher Education
16.30 - 17.30: Leading, thinking and acting like an entrepreneur
17.30 - 19.30: Free time
19.30: Discussions over dinner in Amsterdam
Friday, 30th November
09.00 - 09.30: Arrival/coffee - Reflections on Day One
09.30 - 10.30: Good practice in leading teaching, research and administration
10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00: Leading for innovation
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch
13.00 - 14.30: Personal Vision and Action Plans
14.30 - 15.00: Final wrap-up and conclusions
Transport will be provided to take participants to Schipol airport.