We will describe a problem-based methodology for institutional leaders to cooperate within and across institutions to solve specific strategy problems. Inspired by coaching, design methodologies and hackathon events, we will design intensive online events, with participants over several sessions identifying a problem, sharing best practice on potential solutions, and then working in small groups to propose solutions. Each event will address a challenge such as “How to face security and privacy challenges? How do I map staff’s digital competence? How do I address accessibility challenges in my department online?” and aim for institutional leaders to leave the event with a set of concrete ideas to try and implement within their institution. We will:

  • develop the methodological handbook to run these digital leadership development events;
  • run six events, focusing on different areas of priority,
  • publish the ‘hacked’ institutional strategy proposals via the project’s website, to inform other actors on insights gained.