Leadership & Strategy Development


HEInnovate is a self-assessment tool for higher education institutions (HEIs) wishing to explore their entrepreneurial and innovative potential. The self-assessment tool which was developed by OECD and the European Commission has the simple purpose of helping higher education institutions identify their current situation, respecting the local and national environments, and from that, agreeing on potential areas for action. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate associated with the entrepreneurial / innovative nature of Higher Education Institutions.

HEInnovate covers eight broad areas, under which are the statements for self-assessment:

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Organisational Capacity: Funding, People and Incentives
  • Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning
  • Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs
  • Digital Transformation and Capability
  • Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration
  • The Internationalised Institution
  • Measuring Impact
Link: https://heinnovate.eu/en ; https://heinnovate.eu/en/training-materials

Leadership & Strategy Development

Within the framework of CEPU, the Kenyan partner universities, with the support of experts from the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, are developing a strategy for selected organisational units of their respective universities.

Kenyatta University is developing a strategy for the “International Programmes and Collaboration” unit headed by Dr Mildred Nawiri.

Mount Kenya University develops a strategy for the Mount Kenya University Foundation under the direction of Dr Peter Kirira.

A first step is the definition of the vision of the university and the derivation of the development of a strategic plan. In a second step, the correct implementation of the strategy must be planned and monitored.

The workshops cover broad areas, such:

  • leadership and strategy
  • university as an organization
  • the management of decision-making processes
  • regulations and linkages to government
  • To this end, workshops are held twice a year (in February and October) at the Kenyan partner universities. Participants include university
  • school/department leadership, directors, section heads and administrators.

These are impressions of the previous workshops.