Seven domestic universities, namely Brawijaya University, UII, Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD), President University, Semarang State University, Padjajaran University and STIE Malangkucecwara which formed a consortium supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and 3 universities from abroad, namely the University of Gloucestershire, England, University of Granada Spain and International School for Social and Business Studies Slovenia held Indonesian partners staff training workshop phase 3 which is part of the Ihilead project (Indonesian Higher Education Leadership) activities at the University of Granada from 26 to 30 September 2022. This project was motivated by the organizational competitiveness that is strongly influenced by leadership capacity. The challenges of higher education in the VUCA era require speed, flexibility and accuracy of leaders in making decisions. Their involvement is expected to be a change partner in advocating the importance of the effectiveness of PT leadership in Indonesia.
The opening remarks of the event were delivered by Dr. Irene Pedreira Romero, Director of projects and international agreements, and representative of the rector at the University of Granada; Dra. Tjitjik Srie Tjahjandarie PhD, from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Francisco Javier Montoro Ríos, Head of Modern Languages Centre, Granada; David Dawson, University of Gloucestershire Project Main Coordinator and Ir. Ilya Fadjar Maharika, Ph.D Project coordinator from the Islamic University of Indonesia.
The activity at the University of Granada which started at 09.00 to 18.00 was very busy with seminars on EU Best Practice Seminar “Principles for Creating Impact from Higher Education” given by David Dawson. And Creating Policy Impact – The Experience from University of Granada delivered by Dr. José Alberto Castañeda-García, Research and Postgraduate Studies Vicedean of the Faculty of Economics and Business; Dr. Juan Antonio Lacomba-Arias Vice dean of International Relations from the Faculty of Economics and Business; Dr. Ignacio José Blanco-Medina, Director of International Strategy of the Internationalization Vice rectorate. This material provides a lot of explanations on how to make an impact on the activities of this project for universities, in accordance with the expectations of the IHILEAD project on improving leadership skills in universities nationally.
In addition, David Dawson, Valerij Dermol and Rodrigo Martin-Rojas provide examples of impactful Higher Education projects: Process and Results. This project is very strategic for PT governance and is expected to have a significant impact on improving the quality of higher education institutions in Indonesia and in line with supporting the achievement of the MBKM program. (Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka).
The activity of the pilot project participants in phase 3 is to develop the project of change management that was made in phases 1 and 2 which was carried out at UII and Padjadjaran University last month. Activities in the previous phase emphasized enrichment and capacity building of training participants. Some materials such as Authentic leadership, managing resources, managing conflict as well as several case discussions are given as knowledge provision.