How to manage an international office

Registration for the EAIE Academy course “How to manage an international office” on 13–14 November is now closed.

Led by experienced trainers Wessel Meijer and Sabine Pendl (EAIE Past President), the course will provide you with the insight and skills you need to become a more effective manager and leader of an international office. This two-day course comprises eight modules and several social breaks, including a networking drink. 


During the course, you will participate in solution-oriented discussions, benefit from peer consultancy and pick up practical management tools to use in your work going forward.  

What you'll learn

The trainers will start by reviewing the context in which international offices operate, through the eyes of your rector focusing specifically on strategy development. Then you'll delve into crucial management issues that cause the most consternation: leading and motivating your staff, communication plans and time management. Special attention will be given to maximising your influence within your university, which is often complex and politicised.

The course will help you:  

  • Get valuable background information and proven management strategies 
  • Practice solving complex problems and devising plans  
  • Learn the secrets to greater efficiency  

How to get the most out of this course

The course is the perfect fit for those who have recently taken up a management position in an international office or similar organisational unit, as well as for those who are planning to do so in the future. More experienced managers will also benefit from the focus on specific management issues. This course will be highly interactive, so you’ll truly get out of it what you put into it! 

If you have any questions about this course, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Important dates

  • 13
    MODULE 1–4


  • 14
    MODULE 5–8