Strategic Partnerships

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Price: 15,000 EUR (member discounts apply)

The Strategic Partnerships program provides organisations with the evidence, data and clarity needed to enhance their external partnerships. Whether you are looking to develop a coordinated, whole-of-institution approach, or to elevate your partnerships from transactional to strategic, this program equips institutions to design evidence-based approaches that leverage strengths, leading to mutually beneficial partnerships and sustainable growth.

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Enhance your partnership approach and fast-track your partnership strategy

Who should participate?

Universities, faculties, departments and institutes who are seeking to develop a more coordinated approach to their partnerships and develop more strategic relationships with external stakeholders.

Recommendations for the core team include a mixture of professional staff responsible for partnerships and business development across education and research; academic staff involved in partnerships; and leaders responsible for engagement or partnerships.

What is involved?

  • Focus groups to reflect on existing approaches, challenges and successes, and shape the desired vision and goals for partnerships.
  • Tailored survey to map current state partnership activities, support structures, and stakeholder perspectives.
  • Roadmap workshops to develop and prioritise solutions to your key challenges, and map out a pathway to enhancing your strategic approach to partnerships.
  • Knowledge exchange events to expose you to different frameworks and approaches to partnerships from universities and industry.

Why join the program?

  • Understand your current state as expert facilitators guide you through a structured process that captures diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Undertake informed decision-making by uncovering data-driven insights and recommendations tailored to your institution’s context.
  • Navigate the partnership landscape with clarity and purpose using actionable roadmaps that guide your partnership approach.
  • Inspire and guide your partnership approach with insights from global good practice cases.

Program activities and timeline

Kick-off | Week 1

Introduction to the topic

Introduction to the program and participants, and an interactive session on collaboration, strategic partnership approaches and common challenges.
Focus group | Weeks 2-3

Desired future state

Bring together senior management and the core team to discuss partnership goals and desired partner profiles
Survey | Weeks 4-8

Current state analysis

Participants receive a tailored survey to disseminate across university leadership, external partners, academic and professional staff to assess partnership activities, attitudes and support structures.
Check-in | Weeks 9-10

Touch point

Half-way event to re-connect, hear from external guest speakers and begin developing your strategic partnership model.
Analysis | Weeks 10-12

Survey analysis and reporting

Survey responses and information gathered from the focus group will be aggregated and analysed by UIIN.
Workshop | Weeks 13-14

Develop your roadmap

Build on key findings to further develop the strategic partnership model, including an implementation plan and roadmap for achieving vision.
Report | Weeks 15-18

Final report and recommendations

UIIN will collate the findings and insights collected through the survey and workshops into a report with recommendations.
Wrap-up | Weeks 19-20

Closing session

Participant presentations to share program learnings and insights and discuss how to continue to implement the recommendations beyond the program.

Program team

Arno Meerman

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A/Prof. Dr. Todd Davey

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

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Déspina Kortesidou

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Atlantic Technological University logo
Belgium Campus logo
Deakin University logo
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University College London logo
University of Oslo logo
University of Exeter logo
University of Arizona logo
The University of Adelaide logo
South East Technological University logo
Royal Veterinary College logo
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine logo
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid logo
European Commission logo
KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, JAMK logo
James Cook University logo
EIT Health logo
GIZ logo
Dalarna University logo
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