Generate trust and cohesion, learn from past success, inform decisions for the future.
High level strategy meeting of the Vice-Provosts for Research from the 8 Midlands Innovation universities. This was the first in person meeting of the group after the pandemic, and the focus was around rebuilding the connections and trust with which to develop a shared strategy. After introductions, the group discussed what a collaborative regional university partnership might entail and what it might deliver. Focal points of the discussion were a sense of place, and an integrated approach to future thinking. Past successes were celebrated as the group recognised their strengths and challenges and developed the skeleton of a plan for moving forward.
“This was really good.”
“Your flexibility was impressive in understanding what was needed and allowing the group to organically evolve trust.”
“You were great on time keeping.”