In response to the challenges faced, universities are reassessing how they can operate more efficiently through aligning their planning processes with strategic vision priorities, consolidating services and optimising assets, leveraging new business models to diversify and maximise revenue opportunities and realign their offering with local and national economic priorities.
Following the success of our inaugural event in 2019, which attracted over 80 senior stakeholders from across the higher education operating environment, Criterion Conferences is excited to share with you the program for our 2nd Annual University Strategic Planning & Resource Management Summit which is coming back to Melbourne on the 27th & 28th May 2020.
Key learning areas featured on this year’s program
- Developing a strategic vision that delivers university-wide transformation & operational excellence
- Understanding how you can leverage new business models & diversification strategies for organisational growth
- Exploring the strategies, technologies and mechanisms required to bridge the gap between strategy, planning & delivery
- Supporting informed decision making & operational efficiency through the utilisation of business process analytics
- Examining how innovative tech can transform customer service in the university operating environment
- Develop frameworks for identifying diversification & growth strategies aligned to institutional values & purpose
- Discussing the recent impact of the Coronavirus virus & the business continuity strategies that need to be in place going forward
What’s new in 2020!
- Hear from a 90% new speaker panel featuring senior thought leaders from Australia, New Zealand, UK and SE Asia A program filled with new case study focused presentations and new content that will explore shared services, customer service transformation, globalisation strategies and much more
- 4 interactive panel discussions and a dedicated roundtable discussion session with an opportunity for you to benchmark and learn from your peers
- A bigger and better exhibition area featuring solutions that will enhance your strategic decision making process
- Enterprise knowledge exchange - hear from strategic leaders from the private sector who will share their approaches to strategic planning and operational efficiency
Who will attend?
Senior university executives responsible for:
- Strategic Planning
- Business Performance
- Commercial Services
- Enterprise Technology
- Service Delivery
- Digital Transformation
Attend to learn:
- Align planning with organisational vision to achieve strategic outcomes
- Consolidate services and optimise assets to maximise operational efficiency
- Leverage new business models to diversify and grow
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Developing processes & frameworks to ensure that the necessary mechanisms are in place to drive forward a strategic road map
- A new approach to strategy in higher education
- INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Future proofing your strategic planning process to ensure business continuity when faced with major disruption to the global student marketplace
- INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Delivering digital transformation in a lean funding environment
- INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: Frameworks for identifying diversification & growth strategies aligned to institutional values & purpose
- Planning from the ground up at Victoria University: Lessons & challenges
- Putting customer service at the forefront of your transformation project
- CLOSING INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Cross-sector strategic planning knowledge exchange
Loughborough University UK
University of Nottingham, Malaysia
University of Western Australia
Swinburne University of Technology
skefto is a strategic planning platform which has resulted from a collaboration and amalgamation of ideas sourced from thought leaders across key Australian industries including Universities, Government, Health and Telecommunications to name a few.
skefto is proudly Australian owned and built in accordance with local laws, industry Standards and best practices, using the latest technologies. It enables a new way to manage your organisational strategy through a simple and collaborative platform.
skefto allows organisations to define the objectives, actions, and metrics used to manage business performance and breaks down strategic plans into operational plans, enabling a clear line of sight with complete vertical and horizontal integration.
Our success is founded on relationships and innovation! We continue to collaborate and partner with clients and industry to ensure the long-term sustainability of skefto as a strategic planning platform.
Cascade is the strategy execution software that helps your organisation focus on what matters and aligns your team around a common set of goals. By putting strategy at the heart of everything, Cascade helps you to build a cohesive, empowered and engaged work environment – because when your plan is visible and transparent across your institution, coordination and collaboration will follow.
The Cascade platform is all about giving you the software tools to help you actually deliver on your strategic plan – based around our 3 key function areas of Plan, Manage, and Track. ‘Plan’ tools to help you build a structure of Goals, Projects and KPIs that will execute on that strategy, ‘Manage’ tools to support you getting the work done and staying on top of what’s happening, and ‘Track’ tools so that you can always measure and report on how you are doing against your plan – wherever in the organisation you are.
Cascade: it’s the strategy execution platform that will give you a single view of your plan, and get your whole institution on the same page.
What People Are Saying
“Very good conference and I took a lot away and will look to see how this can be implemented at our institution.”Deputy Vice Chancellor - Division of Services and Resources, James Cook University
“Criterion were able to pull together a range of dynamic leaders from across the higher education sector. The time spent listening to these leaders was invaluable for me in thinking about my own approach to leading in my University.”General Manager, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
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Endorsers & Media Partners
Australian Network of University Planners
Australian Network of University Planners (ANUP) is a network of planning directors or equivalent from all higher education providers across Australia. The network is an informal advisory group.
ANUP’s peak activity is a biannual meeting of members. Meetings are held in capital cities, and venues and dates are chosen so as to make it relatively easy and cost effective for members to attend. Each meeting includes presentations from invited guests as well as practice sharing sessions from members.
Other activities include:
Regional Universities Network
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of seven universities with headquarters in regional Australia and a shared commitment to playing a transformative role in their regions.
Through their educational and research contributions to regional economic, social, cultural and environmental development, the RUN member universities play an important and distinctive role in advancing Australia’s national prosperity, productivity and identity.
The Network was established in October 2011. The foundation members are CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast. Charles Sturt University joined the Network on 29 May 2019.