During February 10-14, 2020, representatives of 6 higher education institutions from the Republic of Moldova (TUM – Technical University of Moldova; SUM – State University of Moldova; AESM – Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova; SUMPh – State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”; SUARB – State University „Alecu Russo” from Bălți, SU Cahul – State University „B.P. Hasdeu” from Cahul; ASUM – Agrarian State University of Moldova) and the head of the Higher Education Policy Department, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic Moldova, Associate Professor, PhD Nadejda VELIȘCO take part in a study visit to the University of Gloucestershire, UK, as part of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) project – „Moldova Higher Education Leadership and Management” (MHELM).
David Dawson presented the university management training program implemented by UoG, mentioning the objectives, structure, teaching methodology, as well as the impact of the program on university management. Stephen Marston, vice chancellor at UoG, spoke about the training program from the perspective of top managers, Jocelyne Fleming presented the approaches to determining the needs for the design and delivery of the training program, and David James, Dean of Academic Development, presented the history of leadership development at UoG. Meenakshi Sharma, manager of organizational change and staff development at UoG, spoke about the impact of the training program on UoG’s ability to change. David Dawson presented the Higher Education Leadership Qualifications and Skills Framework (HELQS): defining, training, mentoring and assessing its impact, and Maz McAleer spoke about the experience of students in the HELM program. The HELQS Q&A session was moderated by John Hepworth, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Sue Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development and David Dawson.
During the visit, the representatives of the Moldovan Universities discussed the objectives, possible ways of organizing and the contents of the future training program. Discussions were moderated by Larisa Bugaian, national project coordinator, David Dawson, UoG coordinator, and Philippa Ward, lecturer in Service Marketing at UoG.
On the last day of the visit, the project management meeting took place, in order to coordinate the subsequent activities, delegate the responsibilities and plan the actions for the conduct of the project