Lean Activities in Research Administration - Results No One Expected

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This webinar relates how we implemented Lean in a research administration. It spans a period of 6 years. There are no quick fixes. It takes time and focus to change an organization and introduce a culture of continuous improvement, efficiency and service.

Today the Office and Research and Innovation, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen encompasses two areas of administration: administration of the Graduate School that totals 1600 students and the Faculty stipends; research support that includes supporting external funding initiatives as well as activities pertaining to data management, responsible conduct of research, research assessment and presenting research management information. All in all, 32 staff members work in the office. The Office is part of the faculty wide administration counting 350 employees.

The context of our work is similar to that of many public sector organizations, that of producing more for less and at a better quality. It is within this context that I will unfold the evolution of the principles of Lean in the Office of Research and Innovation.

This webinar is intended for an intermediate to advanced audience (managers, supervisors, consultants, advisors). 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Consider aspects of leadership related to the principles of Lean, on the basis of a case study.
  • Discuss the potential of implementing Lean in a research administration. 

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Tina Lewis, Msc, Executive MBA, Head of the Office of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
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Intermediate - Advanced
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