Short Facts
  • Staff Week Venue
    MCI | The Entrepreneurial School ®
    Universitaetsstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • Staff Week Date
    November 26 – 29, 2024

  • Registration Period
    Mid-May to late June

MCI International Staff Week


We, the International Relations Office of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School ® are pleased to invite our esteemed partners, and friends to our long-awaited International Staff Week, which will take place from November 26 – 29, 2024!


In today's fast-paced world, where change is constant, where the only certainty is uncertainty, and where challenges are manifold, the need to discuss topics such as crisis management, partnership strategies, and student concerns has never been more pressing. Whether navigating through political, economic, or cultural shifts, institutions must be agile and proactive in their response.

By coming together to discuss and delve into these topics, we can strengthen our institutions, enhance our impact, and better serve the needs of our students, partners, and communities.

Through keynotes, focus groups, and panel discussions we aim to share experiences and best practices, address common challenges and build longlasting partnerships among participants. Not to forget enjoying our Tyrolean cuisine and sights!

Come aboard to stay ahead in the face of dynamic global challenges. 

 Kim Fladda, BA MA | Coordinator International Staff Week International Relations
Kim Fladda, BA MA Coordinator International Staff Week +43 512 2070 - 1627

Preliminary Program


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and Coffee – Get to know our colleagues

09:30 – 10:30

Official Greeting by MCI Rector and Associate Dean of International Relations

10:30 – 12:00

Keynote by Brad Glosserman - Deputy Director & Visiting Professor, Center for Rule-Making Strategies, Tama University, Tokyo and Senior Advisor, Pacific Forum, Hawaii *(title soon to be announced)

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 16:30

Networking session offering breathtaking aerial perspectives of Innsbruck, accessed by cable car.

Understanding Crisis Management in Partnership Strategies

10:00 – 12:00

Input on Managing Crisis and Sustaining Partnerships
How should institutions deal with impacts of foreign interferences?

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 16:00

Think Tank on Best Practices of Successful Crisis and Partnership Management
Strategic future planning of HEI with regard to crisis and partnership management.

Crisis management in student concerns

09:00 – 12:00

Input & Panel Discussion on Challenges and Possibilities in Managing Student Concerns during Crisis
Are you interested in sharing experiences and strategies from your HEI in the fields of mental health, safety, perceived discrimination, inclusion, finances, or climate?  We would be happy to have you as a panelist!

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 15:00

Workshop – Crisis Response Plan
Developing crisis response plans for different scenarios that fit your HEI’s culture.  


Farewell Dinner with typical Austrian meals

Optional Networking Day

09:00 – 10:30

 Focus Groups (individual and on request)
1) Meet the IRO
2) Meet our services such as HR, Student & Career Center, Learning Solutions, Marketing, Ulysseus European University to exchange ideas, strategies, etc.


Friday is an optional networking day where you have the opportunity to interact with specific staff members from MCI. You can specify your preferences in the registration form, and we will do our best to organize a meeting with them. Please note that the official closing for the staff week will be on Thursday night.


The event program is subject to change.

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  • Target Group: IRO Staff from Partner universities
  • Participants: 30 (two participants from one institution)
  • Registration fees: € 280 per participant
  • Services included: Workshops, Meals, Cultural excursion (incl. transportation). Not included: Airfare, Accommodation.
  • Erasmus+ funding eligible. Participation certificates will be delivered based on attendance.
  • Registration period: Mid-May to late June

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