Our director's blog and monthly posts for 2020 are shown below. The posts are uploaded here and posted on LinkedIn. We record the countries of people who like or comment on the posts. This is one of the ways we can demonstrate the international significance of the entrepreneurial mindset.
I was recently interviewed about diversity, inclusion and equity in business and I answered the following questions:
And you should find it useful to ask yourself the following questions:
This was a question I asked in a poll on LinkedIn (see picture). Most people chose the term "change agent".
In a second post to share the results, I noted that the terminology we choose and use to describe ourselves is very important. It helps other people know who we are, what we do and what we are hoping to achieve. One of the most important aspects of initiating successful change is getting other people on board with our plans. We need to inspire and engage. Perhaps we need to use different words (change agent, intrapreneur, innovator, leader, CEO…) at different times depending on which term will resonate most with our intended audiences?
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The following resources are provided to help you to think through the range of possible Higher Education Futures.
1 Watch the video "Why the entrepreneurial mindset is more important than ever in Higher Education."
2 Download recommendations for “Leading Change in Higher Education” (first presented at the HEInnovate conference i3: ignite, inspire and innovate.)
3 Enrol in the online course “The Power of the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
4 Download a slide of the “MINDSET mnemonic” to use in your own presentations and discussions.
These resources are being made available following a webinar on the 24th April 2020 organised by the European Commission and the OECD. Access the resources here.
Two posts related to this topic attracted a combined 8075 views on LinkedIn.
On 26th March a CREATIVE SKILLS conference was scheduled to be held in Brussels and I was invited to moderate the event. Due to the coronavirus crisis the planned event was unable to go ahead. However, instead of cancelling, the organisers of the event, the British Council, worked with the speakers and myself to devise a replacement webinar. We all quickly learned how to plan an online event, with the aim of engaging participants in an online environment.
As it happens the webinar was a great success, with over 70 online participants. As the moderator for the event, I was delighted by the positive feedback, with one participant writing “Wow, amazing conference with lot of interesting organisations and very stimulating contributions.” Some of the things that made the event successful were short presentations, strict moderation to keep things to time, good technical support and a rehearsal for speakers a few days before the event. The webinar presented the outcomes of two projects:
The ASAP project looking at the changes in the competences and skills required in the publishing sector http://www.erasmus-asap.eu
The Live Skills project, involving vocational education and training in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors https://www.live-skills.eu
Thanks to the organisers Ioanna Avgerinou, Nikoletta Nikolaou, Enrico Turrin, Irini Vouzelakou & Matthew Williams. Thanks to the speakers William Artt, Piero Attanasio, Vassilis Avdikos, fabrizio boldrini, maria rita bracchini, Katrine Carstens, Momchil Georgiev, Dimitris Giakoulas, PhD, Antonios Glaros, JAVIER GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, Theodor Grassos, Eliza Kavanagh, Katerina Kostakou, paolo lippi, Virginia Marconi, Kathryn McGrane, Glen McMahon MBA, Leonard Octavian, Richard Polacek. Panagiotis Raptis, Enrico Turrin, Christiana Vlad and Irini Vouzelakou. And many thanks to all our participants.
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Interesting conclusions were generated from our small group discussion of this topic at the MERIT Summit and Leadership Community in Seville. We concluded employees are afraid to fail because of a culture of blame. We thought employees should not be afraid to fail & proposed a culture that supports more risk-taking. Some of our main points:- A culture of blame - nobody wants to be seen as a failure - discussion of failure is avoided - customers suffer when there are failures A culture of risk taking - experimentation should be encouraged + learning - Simulations (e.g. planning for disaster recovery) can be a safe way to explore failure - Prototyping allows for learning & quick correction of minor failures
Thanks to the Merit team for another great event: Sevda Bahchevanska Flavio Bishop Cabral Romina Cheshmedzhieva Christophe Coutat Kremena Dimitrova Carolyn Gonglefski Stefan Gueorguiev Lilia Kirova Ani Kodjabasheva Rumy Le Gal Zornista Licheva Deborah Naïm Militsa Sabeva Atnas Terziev Kirt Wood
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As the pictures in this post show, it has been a productive and enjoyable two-day meeting of the HEInnovate experts group in Brussels, as we worked together on exciting upcoming projects and the strategic development of entrepreneurial higher education in Europe and beyond. The experts: Adina FODOR Alessio Cavicchi Annmarie McHugh Bárbara Coelho Gabriel Ben Jongbloed Elena Oikkonen Ester Bernadó Guy Bauwen István Vilmos Kovács Katerina Pramatari Klaus Sailer Maciej Markowski, PMP Mateja Drnovsek Martin Wain Mikkel Trym Milena Stoycheva Nadine Burquel Oto Hudec Professor Paul D. Hannon Peter Baur Paul Coyle pedro saraiva Rui Coutinho Steve Stevens Zsuzsa Javorka and their countries 🇧🇪 🇧🇬 🇩🇰 🏴 🇫🇮 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 🇬🇷 🇮🇪 🇮🇹 🇱🇺 🇳🇱 🇵🇱 🇵🇹 🇷🇴 🇸🇰 🇪🇸 🏴
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