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1 Winter School Alumni Network Thomas Estermann Chairman WSAN EUA Senior Programme Manager Winter School VI Barcelona 4. February 2008

2 Overview of the presentation History Aims Organisation Activities Activities 2008 Future Development

3 History Set up after a first follow up seminar in Karlsruhe in October 2003 Demand for further training Demand for exchange of experiences Method of maintaining contact

4 Aims Continue professional development of WS participants Exchange ideas and experiences Increase the knowledge and skills of alumni Promote professional network of senior administrators Complement the work of HUMANE Disseminate good practice among members To provide a platform for contacts in the alumnis professional field and career development Encourage mobility

5 Introduction All Winter School alumni are members More than 150 members from over 60 different Universities Activities and development coordinated through a Steering Group Steering Group represents different countries and WS Collaborative approach between HUMANE, Winter School and Alumni

6 Steering Group Members Thomas EstermannChairman 1EUABE Russell Ashworth 1ManchesterUK Sophie Bowen3BirminghamUK Liduine Bremer1AmsterdamNL Giovanna Filipini1BolognaIT Mary Hughes2University of Kent UK Monserrat Masolivier4Autònoma BarcelonaE

7 Incorporation in HUMANE Membership fee of 85 Euros p.a. for WS institutions Independent working committee of HUMANE 1 Steering Group member at HUMANE EC and Round Table meetings Alumni Access to HUMANE seminars (with full member) Presentations by alumni at HUMANE seminars 1 joint HUMANE and WSAN seminar

8 Core Activities Annual Seminars Study visits and exchanges

9 Seminar 2 Days starting on a Friday Personal reflection by the local Head of Administration Key note presentation by external speaker Alumni presentations Working groups looking at different aspects of the topic Group exercise to apply lessons Discussion and exchange of experience

10 Past Seminars Karlsruhe: Competition in Higher Education Bologna: Change Management in Higher Education Amsterdam: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education Madrid: From Abstract to Action: Translation of strategy and policy to practice Manchester: People Management

11 Study visits Programm with certification by HUMANE But also informal exchange Example: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam / University of Helsinki 5 Faculty Directors to solve problems in administration between Faculties Purpose to learn from Helsinki Experience

12 Other Activities for Alumni Presentations at seminars Research projects for HUMANE Participation at ESMU seminars and benchmarking activities Seminar organisation Working groups on specialist themes Representation of WSAN at HUMANE meetings Contribution to Newsletters, HUMANE Bulletin and other publications Web site

13 Information about past und future seminars Contact details of all alumni Working groups To be developed: Profile of alumni Thematic working groups

14 Seminar Madrid Screenshot

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16 WSAN Activities 2008 HUMANE/WSAN seminar on Human Resources Coimbra 19 – 20 September 2008 WSAN seminar on Understanding, Working With and Changing Organisational Cultures Berlin November 2008

17 HUMANE Activities 2008 To attend with your HoA HUMANE Annual Conference Amsterdam 9 – 10 May 2008

18 WSAN Further Development Maintain quality level of seminars Develop study visits Develop working groups Develop homepage Further training possibilities

19 Conclusions WSAN offers: Stimulating professional training Access to a wide network of Senior Administrators Possibility to exchange ideas and experiences Presentation opportunities to leaders of European Universities Research opportunities to develop HE management knowledge and practice Continuing Professional Development

20 Participate actively in the network Attend seminars Offer valuable experiences to others Offer presentations Offer study visits if you have something interesting to show Update your contact information

21 CONTACT AND INFORMATION: Alumni-Network.14.0.html

22 Expectations What are your expectations?


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