EFMD (ESMU) - HUMANE Winter School, 6 -11 March 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Publish Date: Sep 04, 2015

Deadline: Oct 31, 2015

Event Dates: from Mar 06, 2016 12:00 to Mar 11, 2016 12:00


Throughout Europe, and despite apparent differences between national systems, senior managers in higher education have to deal with very similar issues. The increasing impact of European legislation and initiatives such as the Bologna Declaration reinforce this common interest. The top managers of tomorrow will be those who understand the global environment and can capitalise on opportunities for development.


The EFMD (ESMU) - HUMANE 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 matters, finances, human resources, governance, leadership and communication strategy in the elaboration 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.

Subject matter

The Winter School focuses on leadership skills and the “big picture” of management (how to identify and implement necessary changes). However, the context of university life and the developing scene across Europe provide a unifying thread – this is not just “yet another” management course.

Participants thus gain experience in making informed choices in decision-making processes. ESMU's activities and expertise in European higher education policy have been integrated into the EFMD portfolio and EFMD is happy to collaborate with HUMANE on the organization of the Winter School. The Winter School uses the experience of EFMD and HUMANE 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.

Application criteria

The Winter School is designed for talented managers of administration or services, some of whom might become heads of administration in the future.
Applicants must during application provide:

  • A one page statement describing your qualifications and why you are interested in this Winter School
  • A one (or maximum two) page curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from your head of administration

The number of participants is limited to 35. Applicants will know whether their application has been successful or not in the beginning of December 2015.

Funding Opportunities

  • Two scholarships available!
    EFMD and HUMANE are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for outstanding individuals to attend the 2016 edition of the Winter School of Senior Managers from universities and business schools.
    The two scholarships are of the amount of 1.500€ and come as a reduction of the Winter School fees (3.570€ ). They are available for applicants from EFMD and HUMANE member institutions.

  • 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)

Application deadline

Applications are open until 31st october 2015

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