Workshop 04

Design thinking, agile methodology and lean management: innovative tools for the international office (sold out)

  • Tuesday 11 Sept
  • Room V, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: intermediate
  • €250 (€300 for non-members)
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

Meeting the ever-changing and unavoidable challenges of internationalisation requires resourcefulness and continuous professional development on the part of international offices. Why not look to solutions from outside higher education? This innovative workshop will teach you creative project management strategies and tools from Silicon Valley to help you work smarter, solve problems, improve management and eliminate waste. You’ll learn how to apply design thinking, agile methodology and lean management principles – all originally developed in the software industry – to the work of your internationalisation office.

Learning outcomes

• Gain theoretical and practical knowledge on design thinking, agile methodology and lean management
• Rethink and re-strategise internationalisation processes you are struggling with
• Analyse and improve the development cycle for any initiatives you are trying to promote within your institution
• Maximise your resources and run your office supporting the concept of continuous improvement


  • Leadership & strategy


  • Sabine Sainte-Rose, 
    Université Grenoble Alpes, France


  • Yulia Grinkevich, 
    National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
  • Dyane Koreman, 
    Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, Netherlands