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7 Indonesian Universities collaborate to increase the leadership capacity of Indonesian higher education institutions in Granada, Spain

7 Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia berkolaborasi untuk peningkatkan kapasitas kepemimpinan perguruan tinggi di Indonesia dilaksanakan di Granada , Spanyol

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.


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Tujuh universitas dalam negeri yaitu Universitas Brawijaya, UII, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD), President University, Universitas  Negeri Semarang, Universitas Padjajaran dan STIE Malangkucecwara yang membentuk konsorsium yang didukuung oleh Kemendikbudristek dan 3 PT dari luar negeri yaitu University  of Gloucestershire, Inggris,  University of Granada Spanyol dan International School for Social and Business Studies Slovenia mengadakan  Indonesian partners staff training workshop phase 3 yang merupakan  bagian dari kegiatan Ihilead project (Indonesian Higher Education Leadership) di University of Granada dari tanggal 26 sampai 30 September 2022. Project ini dilatarbelakangi bahwa daya saing organisasi sangat dipengaruhi oleh kapasitas kepemimpinan. Tantangan perguruan tinggi diera VUCA ini memerlukan kecepatan, kelenturan dan ketepatan pemimpin dalam membuat keputusan. Keterlibatan mereka diharapkan bisa menjadi mitra perubahan dalam mengadvokasi pentingnya  efektivitas kepemimpinan PT di Indonesia.

Sambutan pembukaan acara tersebut disampaikan oleh Dr. Irene Pedreira Romero, Director of projects and international agreements, and representative of the rector at University of Granada; Dra. Tjitjik Srie Tjahjandarie PhD, dari Kemendikbudristek , Dr. Francisco Javier Montoro Ríos, Head of Modern Languages Centre, Granada; David Dawson, Project Main Coordinator University of Gloucestershire serta Ir. Ilya Fadjar Maharika,Ph.D Project coordinator dari Universitas Islam Indonesia.  

Kegiatan di Universitas  Granada yang dimulai jam 09.00 sampai 18.00 ini sangat padat dengan seminar-seminar tentang EU Best Practice Seminar “Principles for Creating Impact from Higher Education” diberikan oleh David Dawson.  Serta  Creating Policy Impact – The Experience from University of Granada  yang disampaikan oleh Dr. José Alberto Castañeda-García, Research and Postgraduate Studies Vicedean dari the Faculty of Economics and Business;  Dr. Juan Antonio Lacomba-Arias  Vice dean International Relations dari Faculty of Economics and Business;  Dr. Ignacio José Blanco-Medina, Director of International Strategy dari the Internationalization Vice rectorate.  Materi ini banyak memberikan penjelasan bagaimana membuat dampak dari kegiatan proyek ini  untuk perguruan tinggi, sesuai dengan harapan dari project IHILEAD terhadap peningkatan skill kepemimpinan di lingkungan PT secara nasional.

Selain itu, David Dawson,  Valerij Dermol  dan Rodrigo Martin-Rojas memberikan contoh tentang  impactful Higher Education projects: Process and Results. Proyek ini sangat strategis bagi tatakelola PT dan diharapkan bisa berdampak signifikan bagi peningkatan kualitas institusi perguruan tinggi di Indonesia dan sejalan untuk mendukung pencapaian program MBKM. (Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka).

Aktifitas peserta pilot project dalam phase 3 ini adalah untuk mengembangkan project of change management yang telah dibuat pada phase 1 dan 2 yang telah dilaksanakan di UII dan Universitas Padjajaran bulan lalu. Aktivitas pada phase sebelumnya menekankan pada pengkayaan dan peningkatan kapasitas peserta pelatihan. Beberapa materi seperti Authentic leadership, managing resource, managing conflict serta beberapa pembahasan kasus diberikan sebagai bekal pengetahuan.