Project Title: Leading and Managing Change in Higher Education (acronym – LaMANCHE)
Project Number: 530621-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BG-TEMPUS-JPGR (2012-3072/001-001)

Coordinator: International University College (Bulgaria)
Project Duration: 36 months, 2012-2015
Project Partners: Armenian State Agrarian University (Armenia), Gavar State University (Armenia), State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic), Yerevan State University (Armenia), Belarus State Economic University (Belarus), Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (Belarus), P.O. Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel (Belarus), Vitebsk State Technological University (Belarus), Caucasus University (Georgia), Gori Teaching University (Georgia), International Black Sea University (Georgia), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Comrat State University (Moldova), Moldova State University (Moldova), State Agrarian University of Moldova (Moldova), Alecu Russo Balti State University (Moldova), Cherkasy State Technological University (Ukraine), Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (Ukraine), National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine), Lviv Academy of Commerce (Ukraine), Lutsk National Technical University (Ukraine), Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine), Odessa National Economic University (Ukraine), University of Thessaly (Greece), AgroSup Dijon (France), Instituto Politecnico De Bragança (Portugal), University College Birmingham (UK),

The project’s overall objective is to promote the modernization of PCs’ higher education (HE) by building governance and management capacities at PC HEIs and initiating sustainable dialogue on HE reforms among relevant interest groups.
Specific objectives are:

to map out existing leadership skills and governance models at PC HEIs in view of identifying training needs
to analyze locally developed good practices of dealing with modernization-related change at the institutional level
to transfer good governance and change management practices from EU HEIs to PC HEIs
to build the transformational leadership capacity of senior managers at PC HEIs
to promote transnational networking and joint problem solving among experts, managers of PC HEIs and other key stakeholders in HE, as well as to stimulate students grassroots leadership initiatives
to develop and uphold a context-sensitive strategy for managing modernization-related change in HE in the PCs.

Main Deliverables

Self-assessment and external analysis of leadership and management skills and models at PC HEIs
Study of HE modernization in PCs and its impact on HEIs
Capacity building activities including development of syllabuses and guidance materials in leadership and change
Identification of successful European models for leadership and change management
Training of trainers in leadership and in change management, followed by local multiplication trainings, both aimed at
managers and administrators from PC HEIs
Promoting transnational collaboration of EU and PC HEI leaders and other key stakeholders in HE - through a virtual
think tank and other activities
National conferences on modernization-related change in PCs
Development of a Strategy for Managing Change in HE in PCs
Capacity building for young leaders and women in leadership

Work Packages

I. Project Management
II. Analysis of Leadership and Management
III. Changing HEIs in Societies in Transition: In-depth Study Report
IV. Innovative Governance Practices in Higher Education Internal Monitoring
V. Trainings in Leadership and Change Management
VI. La MANCHE Virtual Think Tank
VII. Developing the La MANCHE Strategy in PCs
VIII. Quality Assurance and Evaluation
IX. Dissemination
The first information bulletin of LaMANCHE can be downloaded here
The second information bulletin of LaMANCHE can be downloaded here
The third information bulletin of LaMANCHE an be downloaded  here
The fourth information bulletin of LaMANCHE can be downloaded here
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