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Program's topics

University Strategic Management Program of the University of Navarra will address six topics for reflection and debate, which will be presented during the three days of the program (two per day).

The topics are: Leadership and strategy; project and distinctiveness; excellence and innovation; people; financing; and reputation.

The format of the sessions will combine lectures with colloquium, interactive sessions and case studies.

Each day, the day will begin with a masterclass dedicated to the context and global vision of the University.

The speakers are from different countries and include academics specializing in governance issues and managers with specific experience in these fields.

1| Leadership

Key points for entrepreneurial management that is motivating and geared for change and continuous improvement. Specifications of the university’s management content and style.

3| People

Organizations are made up of people. In the case of universities, it is essential for good university governance to create the conditions in which professors and researchers can perform their work satisfactorily, and to motivate management professionals to provide support for academic work.

5| Financing and Financial Management

Universities need to administer public and private resources effectively and efficiently by adopting best practices in these areas. Moreover, university development calls for the continuous search for new sources of funding, especially for research projects.

2| The Project

The need to define a clear educational project in keeping with the university’s mission and the needs of society. The features the project should have to make it feasible, sustainable, attractive and different. The project should be informed by and interpret the university context.

4| Excellence and Innovation

In a society that offers services of increasing quality, the university must aspire to excellence in its own activities (teaching, research, knowledge transfer) in accordance with international standards.

6| Reputation

Corporate governance includes managing intangibles such as reputation, confidence and legitimacy through careful relations with stakeholders and excellent communication based on listening and a commitment to transparency.