No way back: opportunities emerging in a post-Covid world
HUMANE summer webinar programme
As the public finances of all European countries come under intense pressure as a result of the decline in economic activity resulting from the pandemic, the risks that will manifest for universities are all too apparent.
But as with every crisis, there are also opportunities to build on the experiences of the so called Great Lockdown.
Policy changes that would have taken years to agree have been implemented in weeks; on-line teaching has grown at a rate that could not have been imagined three months ago; and many leadership teams have aligned around a common purpose that would not have been possible in times past.
Over the next couple of months, we are pleased to offer a series of free, short webinar programmes addressing post-Covid opportunities for all HUMANE members and residential school alumni. The first of these are:
Making the most of Covid-19 emergency management gains: an introduction to Lean
Wednesday June 17th 11.00–12.00 CEST
The near certain financial fallout from the pandemic will drive demand for far reaching changes in key processes in universities. Lean thinking is a collection of principles and methods to maximise value whilst minimising waste. What are the key tenets of Lean and what needs to be done to adopt them?
Emergency management and learning. Will we learn lessons from the pandemic?
Thursday June 25th 10.00–11.00 CEST
Contrary to assumed wisdom, the research evidence about disaster and crisis management shows that organisations commonly do not learn lessons from these experiences. How can we ensure that we do?
The space race: a tipping point for blended learning & universities’ work space?
Wednesday July 1st 12.00–13.00 CEST
Many service industry leaders and futurists have predicted that our experience of the Great Lockdown will sweep away many of the artificial barriers to moving decisively into a digitised world. Will this be true for higher education? Or will we slip back to a version of a pre-Covid world?
Each of our webinars will feature a panel of HUMANE members and invited guests, with an opportunity for participants to question and challenge panellists as well as make their own contributions.
Details of panellists and the format of each programme will be provided upon registration following the links provided above.
Participation is free for HUMANE members and Residential School alumni.
We look forward to welcoming you to these events.
Future events will be advertised in the HUMANE e-Newsletter.