Sun, 06 Dec 2015
Business faculties and schools, like the universities in which they are located, are facing a turbulent period around funding uncertainty, increasing staff casualisation, disruptive technology and the continuous need for increased efficiency measures and changing business models, policies and regulations. The work of professional services or resource management teams in ABDC business schools has become ever more critical, complex and challenging.
In 2016 ABDC will establish a new subsidiary network to support those in the most senior general, operational or professional resource management role in ABDC business faculties, colleges or schools. The Professional Managers’ Network led by Ms Chrystie Watson from James Cook University will first meet by April 2016 followed by a joint meeting with ABDC member deans in July. Bringing together faculty business managers, faculty executive managers, college general managers and divisional directors, the first meeting will focus on drafting a 2016 Strategic Plan including a Terms of Reference for the Network.
We are calling for Expressions of Interest for the role of Network Deputy Chair and a host for the first Network meeting. Starting in 2016, the Deputy Chair position is for two years and will assist the Chair in managing Network activities, meetings, communications and reporting as required. To submit an EOI, the candidate must send through a brief CV, with a covering letter and a letter of support from the ABDC Member Dean. Please send through Deputy Chair EOIs, offers to host and network nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 12 January. More information