International University College
Context of project
The university college is one of the largest educational institutions in Denmark within higher education and offers a broad range of educational programs.
In order to differentiate the institution from its competitors and to meet the needs of its end users in private and public sector, the institution wanted to become an innovative culture where the student was taught innovative skills and competences in order to be able to offer this as an add on to their curriculum.
In short the challenge was, that the institution was not innovative at all. Neither in management or in educational competences. The culture could more be described as administrative and controlling.
Purpose of project
To shift the mental paradigm in leadership and management from administrative and controlling towards innovative and emergent.
To build innovative competences in the educational staff, in order for them to educate students innovatively, using participatory methodologies.
To shift the culture on all levels from top management to students.
Activities in project
Leadership training programs for middle management with focus on implementing new ways of management based on participatory leadership of an innovative organization.
Training program for educators and internal consultants in innovative tools and skills. Based in participatory methodologies.
Yearly Innovation Camps with 250 students, 30 educators. Involving business ideas from private and public sector.
Internal seminar for top management in order for them to perceive innovation as a framework for their current and future strategic work.
Outcome of project
Today the University College defines themselves as a innovative institution where students are educated in innovative skills and competences. And the cultural story telling among staff within the organization supports that they are innovative and proud of it! They have developed a learning center for innovation, that keeps the learning edge alive, internally and externally.
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