STEERING HUMANE'S GROWTH AND IMPACT
Call for expressions of interest
HUMANE’s annual programme has expanded significantly to embrace new leadership and professional development events which have proven to be highly popular with our members.
The expansion of our residential schools held in Barcelona, Berlin and Hong Kong, has been overseen by a small, but highly effective steering group. We believe there is an opportunity to achieve the same growth of our fledgling Professional Pathways Programmes and our long standing Annual Conference.
We are therefore inviting members to express interest in being a member or chair of steering committees to guide the future development of these HUMANE programmes.
Who can submit expressions of interest?
Senior staff from all institutional membership categories are welcome to submit expressions of interest. ‘Senior staff' refers to either the institutional representative, normally the head of administration or equivalent, or another senior member of staff, normally a past participant of a HUMANE residential programme.
What will membership of a steering committee involve?
Taking a lead from existing steering committees, these new groups will meet in person once or twice each year, as well as hold Skype/Zoom or telephone conference calls. Their primary purpose is to create a growth agenda and steer its implementation. The modus operandi is collegial and informal, but with a focus on achieving results. The committee will conduct its business in English.
Face to face meetings will be timed to enable the chairs of the new committees to attend HUMANE’s Executive Committee meetings to report progress.
We want to create two steering committees in the first instance, one for the expansion of the Annual Conference and the other to guide the future development of Professional Pathways Programmes.
How should I apply?
In addition to submitting a summary one-page CV, all that is required is:
- a covering letter, which may be in the form of an email message, outlining what you think you would bring to a steering committee;
- your preferences in terms of specific committee membership;
- and whether or not you would like to be considered as a potential committee chair.
If you are interested in a chairing role, you may wish to outline briefly your thoughts on the committee’s potential future agenda.
All Expressions of interest should be emailed to Tim Evans in the secretariat at contact(at)humane.eu by close of business on Friday February 8, 2019.
How will committee membership be decided?
The Executive Committee of HUMANE will review and manage the expressions of interest process, including any follow up phone calls. Depending on the volume of expressions of interest received, the Executive Committee will do its best to accommodate members’ interests and preferences, if not immediately then in the near future when additional steering committees/working groups will be created.
Our mission is to be Europe’s leading international network for higher education professionals by providing forums and platforms for international networking, showcasing innovation and providing professional development for our members and their senior staff.
Members of these new committees will have the opportunity to help shape our Association’s future growth, optimising its impact for the benefit of our members and higher education more generally.