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The use of data and application of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) will without any doubt change the way we design and operate our Higher Education. As a matter of fact, today it is already changing our educational institutions. But what is needed to make analytics and AI valuable parts of the way we organize our education? The transformation towards data-driven require a whole new set of skills and ways of working. Understanding and working with new technologies for (big) data collection, analysis and prediction will not create only huge opportunities, but also ethical, legal, privacy and technical issues concerning every part of the organization. It will influence the relationship with our students, redefines how new programs and services are developed, changes how operations are managed, and provides the basis for new service offerings. It will demand a data driven focus of everyone involved in the organization.

The new training programme is a spin-off from the existing Leadership Challenge with Data Analytics. ECDA has teamed up with SURF and the Acceleration Plan on Educational innovation with ICT, specifically Zone Studie Data.

The new programme is developed and offered by experts from Education. It offers the following unique elements:

  1. Holistic set-up with wide range of topics that will be covered
  2. It plays a key role in the organizational transformation towards becoming a data driven higher education, as organizations discover in teams how to approach this challenge by doing & experiencing.
  3. It is action based with a hands-on approach, by developing and improving organization specific use cases as part of an action learning project.
  4. It engages the participants in multidisciplinary teams with executives and supervisors to facilitate implementation of the applications in the organization. This support team building.
  5. It inspires participants through peer-learning and an outside-in perspective.
  6. It offers in-depth individual coaching of teams by both Academics and Business Consultants.
  7. It supports the organization in exploring its data analytics maturity
  8. It offers a separate track for executives

The programme consists of 16 modules, with a 2-day kick-off taking place in Utrecht, followed by 10 online interactive sessions, and a final closing day taking place in Rotterdam. A coaching trajectory and executive track are part of the program.The pilot edition starts April 5, 2022.

The brochure of the programme can be found here.

More details and registration via the webpage of SURF.

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