Wednesday 28 October 2020 -
15:00 to 16:30

As part of our Higher education for employability programme we have organized a live webinar on the topic of 'Designing and Managing Successful Transformation Programmes'.

The webinar is a joint event of the British Council, the Ministry of higher and secondary specialized education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Advance HE. It brought together Higher Education professionals from the UK and Uzbekistan so we can exchange knowledge and ideas.  

This webinar showed how a few critical Organisation Design principles and practices can ensure that the benefits of transformation programmes are realised. Specifically, it looked at large, complex transformation programmes and the alignment of strategy, structures, processes, people and rewards throughout the programme lifecycle. The role that classical project, programme and portfolio management techniques can play in benefits realisation also was explored.

The webinar addressed some of the topical matters of transformation which is at the heart of education reforms nationally and internationally and addressed national education agendas around digital especially in view of Covid-19 response and referred to major objectives of the universities to develop modern university model 3.0 focusing on key pillars being teaching/education, research and enterprise/commercialisation.

Participants in the webinar concluded with practical takeaways for their own organisations and programmes, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions.

The webinar was opened by the esteemed guests:

  • Inom Majidov, Minister of higher and secondary specialised education of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Rachel Ireland, Director, British Council, Uzbekistan
  • Jamilya Gulyamova, Deputy Director, British Council, Uzbekistan

The speakers at the session were:

  • Alison Johnes, CEO Advance HE
  • Eamonn Molloy, Advance HE Associate 

The session was facilitated by Jamilya Gulyamova.