Workshop 05

Developing a strategic internationalisation plan: first steps to success (SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday 26 Sept
  • Rotterdam B, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: Intermediate
  • €209 (€319 for non-members)

This half-day workshop will guide you through the first steps in designing and implementing a successful strategic internationalisation plan (or international or global engagement strategy) for your institution, department or unit. Taking a practical approach with a range of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn about the different phases of strategic planning and how to diagnose your institutional needs. You’ll also identify the key stakeholders to involve and consider the importance of communication at each stage of the strategic planning process. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be ready to start developing or reviewing an internationalisation strategy or plan at your institution.


At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • start designing a strategic internationalisation plan;
  • identify the key components and processes for a successfully integrated internationalisation plan;
  • define an international vision for your institution and transform it into objectives and actions;
  • identify key stakeholders in your local context and begin to reflect on communications.

This half-day workshop is targeted at professional and academic staff who are interested to learn more about developing or reviewing an international plan or strategy for their institution, department or unit. It is not specifically targeted at people who are directly working on a plan or strategy, although it will support them to reflect on their current progress and approach.


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Strategic planning


  • Douglas Proctor, 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Sabine Sainte-Rose, 
    Aurora Universities Network, Netherlands