In the first two blogs in this series, I explored why it’s important to engage your community when creating an international strategy and proposed some tips and guidelines on doing this effectively.
Now I’m going to share two case studies, drawn from strategy projects I’ve worked on with universities, to illustrate different approaches to engagement. Each institution’s context and ambitions are different, so there is no ‘one right way’ of doing this, but I ... View Page
My previous blog explored why engagement is such an important part of the international strategy development process.
The three main reasons I outlined for engaging with stakeholders correspond broadly with three key (but overlapping) stages in the process of strategy creation:
Building and broadening understanding
(discussing why international engagement is important for the university community and getting challenging issues out on the table).
Strengthening the strategy
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Those working in university or college International Relations offices - or in other areas where internationalisation is a primary focus - can sometimes find it challenging to build wider institutional buy-in and support from colleagues in other functions. These colleagues have different priorities and pressures and expectations on them. So what approaches can be used to engage them?
This was the thinking behind developing the pre-conference workshop that Fiona Hunter and I ran before last ye... View Page
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