Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme (EULP)

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A pioneering executive development programme for senior university personnel delivered by NCEE

 

Energising, supportive, enlightening. Excellent basis for expanding networks that are both supportive and challenging” Vice Principal 2016 Cohort

A POWERFUL IDEA

The Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme (EULP) is a pioneering executive development programme for senior university personnel wishing to innovate and make change happen. Now in its seventh year, it is designed and delivered by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) and is supported by Universities UK.


BENEFITS

The Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme has a strong reputation as a leading development initiative for senior university personnel wishing to:

  • appreciate the relevance and benefits of entrepreneurship within the university context, as well as its application
  • learn how current challenges are being met by entrepreneurial best practice at universities across the UK and internationally
  • look into likely future developments and analyse the implications of possible future scenarios
  • understand the capabilities required to lead entrepreneurially and to manage change and entrepreneurial development
  • identify possible areas for change and innovation within their university and develop strategies to effect this change
  • join a network of peers with whom to share success and discuss challenges

DYNAMIC DESIGN

The programme is based upon a strong research, development and practice foundation and is comprised of three modules, delivered in January, March and June. It is highly interactive, building from the experience of participants, leading thinkers and practitioners exploring a range of different university contexts.

Participants are encouraged to appraise the entrepreneurial capacity of their own organisation, identify areas for potential development and create strategies for change. Peer group learning is emphasised and, in addition, participants will receive support from senior staff who have attended previous programmes.


DATES AND LOCATIONS 2017

Module 1
17 – 20 January 2017
Egrove Park, University of Oxford

Module 2
28 – 31 March 2017
University of Lincoln

Module 3
27 – 30 June 2017
Universities UK, Central London

Module venues are carefully chosen to facilitate the involvement of leading vice-chancellors, experts in the field of university education, policy makers and visionaries and to expose participants to good practice identified through the Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award, which NCEE has sponsored and assessed since its inception in 2008.


FEES

The fee for the programme of £10,900 (including VAT)


LIFE AFTER EULP

We also recognise that creating change is not something that happens quickly and participants need continued support, encouragement and fresh inputs of ideas. We see EULP as the beginning of a process that extends beyond the three modules and includes opportunities to meet alumni, write about their experience of change and contribute to the development of the programme itself.


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR EULP 2018

Register your interest by contacting lisa.hunt@ncee.org.uk or call Lisa on 02476 158 126

To view the EULP 2017 brochure please Click Here


Programme Team

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Ceri Nursaw
NCEE, Chief Executive Officer
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Chris Baker
Programme Director EULP
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Lisa Hunt
Events & Projects Officer
lisa.hunt@ncee.org.uk

Programme Tutors

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Liz Bromley
Deputy Vice Chancellor
University of Central Lancashire
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Paul Kirkbright
Deputy Provost
University Centre Shrewsbury
Laura_Woods
Laura Woods
Director of Academic Enterprise
Teesside University

Contributors

Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford
Rebecca Bunting, Vice-Chancellor, Bucks New University
Tracey Camilleri, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School
Bob Cryan, Vice Chancellor, University of Huddersfield
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK
John Domingue, Director Knowledge Media Institute, Open University
Sue Dopson, Associate Dean of Faculty Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee
Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, Coventry University
Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
Allan Gibb, Professor Emeritus Small Business Management, University of Durham
Buck Goldstein, University Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor, University of North Carolina
Loren Griffith, Director of international Strategy, University of Oxford
Andrew Hamilton, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
David Hartley, Commercial & Knowledge Transfer, Oxford Brookes University
Gay Haskins, Special Adviser, University of Oxford and NCEE
Graham Henderson, Former Vice Chancellor, Teesside University
Nick Hillman, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
Will Hutton, Principal, Hertford College
Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Suzy Kerr Pertič, Special Adviser, NCEE
Nigel Lockett, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Lancaster University Management School
Lynn Martin, Director of the Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, University of Strathclyde
Paul O’Prey, Vice Chancellor, University of Roehampton
Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton
Kevin Richardson, Local Growth Consultant to HEFCE
Andrew Stevenson, Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Lincoln
Tuula Teeri, President, Aalto University
Mike Thomas, Vice Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire
Bruno Tindemans, CEO, Syntra
Mikkel Trym, Innovation and Research Lab, Cophenhagen
Belinda Tynan, PVC Learning and Innovation, Open University
Lucy Winskell, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northumbria

Module venues are carefully chosen to facilitate the involvement of leading vice-chancellors, experts in the field of university education, policy makers and visionaries and to expose participants to good practice identified through the Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award, which NCEE has sponsored and assessed since its inception in 2008.

DATES AND VENUES OF PAST PROGRAMMES


EULP 2016

Module 1: 19 – 22 January 2016 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 19 – 22 April 2016 – Anglia Ruskin University

Module 3: 05 – 08 July 2016 – Universities UK, Central London


EULP 2015

Module 1: 20 – 23 January 2015 – Saїd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 21 – 24 April 2015 – University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Module 3: 07 – 10 July 2015 – Universities UK, Central London


EULP 2014

Module 1: 14 – 18 January 2014 – Saїd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 23 – 26 April 2014 – University of Huddersfield

Module 3: 09 – 12 July 2014 – Universities UK, Central London


EULP 2013

Module 1: 22 – 26 January 2013 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 17 – 20 April 2013 – Coventry University

Module 3: 10 – 13 July 2013 – Universities UK, Central London


EULP 2012

Module 1: 24 – 28 January 2012 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 18 – 21 April 2012 – University of Hertfordshire

Module 3: 19 – 22 September 2012 – Universities UK, Central London


EULP 2010

Module 1: 03 – 06 February 2010 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 2: 05 – 08 May 2010 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Module 3: 15 – 18 September 2010 – University of Nottingham

Module 4: 19 – 22 January 2011 – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Challenges your thinking and takes you out of your comfort zone
Karen Bryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University


Great programme and network of individuals across the sector
Tim Davies, Director of Information Services, Aberystwyth University


This course helped me develop a deeper understanding of the ever increasingly complex landscape in which universities need to operate entrepreneurially so as to sustain their future whilst staying true to values
Mark d’ Inverno, Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise, Goldsmiths, University of London


Fascinating set of speakers and opportunities to discuss key issues and great networking
Andrew Ireland, Executive Dean, University of Central Lancashire


EULP is a transformational experience and I have left with some super new connections at senior levels across the UK
Lynn Martin, Director of the Centre for Enterprise/Associate Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University


A transformative experience. An opportunity to share best practice across the sector and an opportunity to affect real change
Sharon Paterson, Assistant Dean Business Engagement and Partnerships, School of Arts and Media, Teesside University


Energising, supportive, enlightening. Excellent basis for expanding networks that are both supportive and challenging
Margaret Ross, Vice Principal, Head of College, University of Aberdeen


Excellent programme that gave me a whole new way of innovative thinking and enactment
Andy Salmon, Acting Dean Faculty Arts Law and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University


Excellent opportunity to build networks and meet policy formers and influencers
Neil Sammells, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Bath Spa University


An opportunity to reflect, understand the wider sector context and challenge your current views and perceptions. It also helped develop a fantastic network of friends
Paul Welshman, Associate Director of Enterprise, University of Salford


Excellent learning opportunity. Run very professionally, responsively and considerately. Does what it says on the tin
Aidan Worsley, Executive Dean, University of Central Lancashire


THE ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY LEADERS PROGRAMME: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE

The papers referred to below are designed to Illustrate the thinking behind the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme . They begin with a description of the programme and end with an example of an Entrepreneurial University Profiling instrument developed for use in the programme.

(2005) ‘Towards the Entrepreneurial University. Entrepreneurship education as a lever for change’. National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship Policy paper (NCGE).

This paper demonstrates a broad model of entrepreneurship and its relationship to personal enterprise. It defines these concepts and their links to innovations of all kinds. It also sets out a range of associated personal competencies for development and describes three models of an entrepreneurial university.

(2009) updated (2012) ‘Leading the Entrepreneurial University. Meeting the Entrepreneurial development Needs of Higher Education Institutions’.

By way of a substantial review of the literature, the paper sets out the challenges to leadership of universities arising from changes in the global environment and the implications for the entrepreneurial design of the higher education sector. The focus was upon the impact of a growing complex and uncertain environment on key areas of university activity and the leadership challenges involved.

(2012) ‘Exploring the synergistic potential in entrepreneurial university development: towards the building of a strategic framework’.

This paper develops a strong basic framework for reviewing the entrepreneurial development capacity of a university by exploration of existing and potential enterprising and entrepreneurial activity in five key areas of: Strategy, Governance, Organisation and Leadership; Knowledge Exchange; Stakeholder Relationship Development and Partnership (local, regional. national and international); Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education; and Internationalisation. It describes the potential benefits of bringing the various activities together and provides a comprehensive scorecard.

(2013) ‘The University of the Future. An Entrepreneurial Stakeholder Learning Organisation’

This paper explores in some detail the ‘specifics’ of turbulence in the Higher Education (HE) ‘task environment’[1] in the UK and England in particular and the immediate challenges and opportunities these pose for HE institutions. It describes the responses and demonstrates how university are adopting a wider and entrepreneurial stakeholder model of development.

(2013) ‘The Entrepreneurial University Scorecard’

The Scorecard embraces all of the issues associated with a strategic leadership approach to embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship in the university. It has been used for a comprehensive review of the entrepreneurial potential of a university and/or can also be used for a more focused review of a number of key areas of interest to readers and exploration of areas of potential synergy between different areas of university activity. It is used by participants in the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme.

(2013) ‘Creating the entrepreneurial university: from concept into practice and impact’.

This publication seeks to demonstrate concept, action and impact associated with development of the entrepreneurial university. It is written to familiarise the reader with many of the issues raised and discussed in the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme and to share the experiences of some of the past participants. It begins with a preface by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, outlining some of the innovations that Oxford has introduced in recent years. The second part consists of eleven short vignettes written by senior university personnel who have attended the programme. They are written to enhance the reader’s understanding of how different universities may approach the issue of university enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Meetings for our Alumni Network

We recognise that creating change is not something that happens quickly and participants need continued support, encouragement and fresh inputs of ideas. We see EULP as the beginning of a process that extends beyond the three modules and includes opportunities to meet alumni, write about their experience of change and contribute to the development of the programme itself. Following completion of the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme (EULP) participants continue to meet and actively support each other through meetings for the Alumni Network. The alumni now numbers over one hundred senior members of the university community.

2017 Meetings

Regent’s University London, July 12th – Click here to register

2015 Meetings

Universities UK, November 3rd

Anglia Ruskin University, March 11th – 12th

2014 Meetings

Aarhus University, Denmark, October 21st – 22nd

2013 Meetings

Lancaster University, November 14th – 15th

University of Brighton, May 16th – 17th

2012 Meetings

University of Chester, November 8th – 9th

Saїd Business School, University of Oxford, March 16th – 17th

2011 Meetings

University of Oxford, September 16th – 17th