What does it take to build a sustainable strategy for online education? First of all, developing a strategy is a process/journey where you need to collect data information and have ways of interpreting/framing
What does it take to build a sustainable strategy for online education?
First of all, developing a strategy is a process/journey where you need to collect data information and have ways of interpreting/framing that knowledge with tools as well as time for reflection.
Secondly – it is not a one man show; good strategies are developed by teams and involve the wider community.
If colleagues are involved from the start, they are more likely to buy into its direction and implementation.
Finally, the key aim of a strategy is to ensure that colleagues are all working in the same direction and that resources are used to best effect, it’s a useful tool to sense check any action you take to assess if it contributes to your objectives.
This workshop “Developing a Sustainable Strategy for Online Education” guides you through this process. The aim is to create a supportive community who can learn FROM each other and WITH each other.
A range of tools has been developed that you can use through the process including an institutional questionnaire, a learning journal to capture your thoughts in systematic way and a PowerPoint template that you can use to develop a presentation for use within your institution.
You will need to assemble a support group within your institutions who you can work with between the modules.
During the online sessions you will have opportunities to share your thoughts, ideas, and problems with fellow participants using action learning principles.
Overall, the programme is there to provide shape and impetus so that over the course of the 3 weeks you can have made real progress in developing your own institution`s strategy regarding online education.
This workshop is designed for Deans, Executive Directors and Programme Managers. Faculty and professional staff that are engaged in online learning strategy are also welcome to join.
Structure of the learning journey
There will be one free Introduction session familiarizing the participant with the tools and frameworks required for the following 3 live modules, in between these participants will be working asynchronously together with their own internal support team on projects which be central to their learning process in order to start building an online strategy.
WATCH THE TASTER SESSION of the programme to learn more about its content, benefits and expectations (this session took place online on 13/01/2022).
Free Introduction webinar – MORE INFORMATION HERE
Essentials when developing an online strategy – the tools you need
Understanding what it takes to develop your own strategy
Reflecting on your internal situation – capacity and capability gaps
Developing institutional insight
Assessing the changing external environment
Understanding the external context
Moving forward – developing and implementing your strategy
Understanding how to drive implementation
All mentioned times are CET.
Thursday, 17 February
Module 1: Reflecting on your internal situation – capacity and capability gaps
Develop a better understanding of the current status of your institution
Reflect on actions you have taken and need to take in order to move forward
Brainstorm ideas and start to think about the capacity and capability gaps that might exist
Reflection from Rethinking alumni 2021
Peer groups on lessons learned
Introduction to PESTEL and the Five Forces
A tool for analyzing the external environment your business school copes with
Task for next meeting
Key takeaways: Developing institutional insight
Thursday, 24 February
Module 2: Assessing the changing external environment
Trends in HE – and their impact
Peer groups: Sharing PESTEL and Five Forces analysis
Discussions in plenary
Introduction to the Value curve
The value curve as a tool to drive product innovation
Key question: what will our future student be willing to pay for?
Task for next meeting
Key takeaways: Understanding the external context
Thursday, 3 March
Module 3: Moving forward – Developing and implementing your strategy
Innovations – meeting student and client expectations
Peer groups: Sharing from work on the Value curve
Sharing ideas on institutional strategies, comparing and contrasting propositions and “value curves” between institutions, critical and constructive group reflection
Discussions in plenary
Implementation: Get started – Change management
Key takeaways: Understanding how to drive implementation
EFMD Full member: € 350
EFMD non-member: € 450
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 1 February 2022, a cancellation fee of 40 EUR for administrative costs will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees.
Anne Berit Swanberg
Associate Dean for Digital Courses/Small Learning Modules, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
Professor Emerita, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
Undergraduate Tutor, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science , United Kingdom
february 17 (thursday) 14:00 - march 3 (thursday) 16:00
online event (no physical location)