2017 - Beyond Benchmarking

Day 1 – Tuesday 5 September

Enhancing staff performance at the University of Auckland: some recent innovations

Speaker: Professor Stuart McCutcheon – Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland

How to convert academic vultures into supportive cultures

Speaker: Dr Simon Moss – Associate Professor of Psychology, Engineering Health Science and Environment, Charles Darwin University

Are we there yet? – Creating a culture of accountability in academic staff

Speaker: Diana Chegwidden – Director, Human Resources, Australian Catholic University

Academic Promotions – A new approach: Macquarie University case study

Speakers: Nick Crowley – Deputy Director, Human Resources, Macquarie University / Svetlana Martynovich – Executive Officer, Human Resources, Macquarie University

Using data analytics and insights to inform workforce strategies

Speakers: Dr Peter Langford – Director, Voice Project / Dr Avantika Tomar – Senior Associate, Workforce Strategy, Mercer / Rupert Griffin – Leader, Career’s Industry Networks, Mercer

Day 2 – Wednesday 6 September

The 21st century academic: Building research capacity, digital competency and resilience – a Trans-Tasman perspective

Speaker: Professor Giselle Byrnes – Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise, Massey University Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa

Strategic partner or service provider? Reflections on the impact and relevance of HR in Higher Education

Speaker: John Steele – Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong HR Global Innovations

The longevity revolution – Impacts and opportunities for employers

Speaker: Geoff Pearman – Managing Director, Partners in Change

Voice Project Awards 2017 presentation and showcasing

Speaker: Dr Peter Langford – Director, Voice Project

Generation Z is coming: Ready or Not?

Speaker: Melissa Clark-Reynolds – Digital Strategiest and Foresight Practitioner, New Zealand