Improving efficiency & leveraging innovation to ensure financial sustainability
Conference Date
27th & 28th March 2019
Location
CQ Functions Melbourne
Early Bird - Save $300
Book by 08/02/19

Overview

Balancing financial resources with strategic & business objectives
Universities are facing growing pressures to be spending money effectively and to be delivering good outcomes. Following the government’s recent $2.2 billion cuts in university funding, signalling the end of a demand-driven system, now more than ever, universities are having to reduce inefficiency, maximise revenue and drive agile improvement in the face of change.

The University Strategic Planning & Resource Management conference will bring together thought leaders in the university sector to showcase and discuss how universities can better streamline service delivery, ensure financial sustainability, boost efficiency, and balance resources with their strategic objectives to deliver on their vision.

Key learnings
  • Align planning with your organisational vision to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Consolidate services & optimise existing assets to maximise resources
  • Leverage new business models to diversify & grow revenue
  • Work to a lean model & boost organisational efficiency
  • Implement the right performance measures for your university
  • Improve resource allocation to reduce waste
Who will attend?
Senior university executives, directors, managers and representatives with responsibility for:
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Service Delivery
  • Organisational Change

Attend to learn:

  • Align planning with your organisational vision to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Consolidate services & optimise existing assets to maximise resources
  • Leverage new business strategies to diversify & grow revenue
  • Work to a lean model & boost organisational efficiency

Key Speakers

Professor Ian Jacobs
President & Vice-Chancellor
University of New South Wales
Professor Todd Walker
Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of New England
Rebecca Murray
Vice-Principal, Strategy
University of Sydney
Paul Holland
Director of Commercial Services
University of Melbourne

Sponsors

What People Are Saying

  • “This conference is clearly the most focused and practical on university service improvement in
    Australia.”

    Michael Nelson
    Director, Service Improvement Group, Australian National University & Attendee, Business Improvement in Universities conference 2017

Blog

  • Date: 7 May 2017  By: Ian Smith

    American writer Randy Pausch has a saying: if there is an elephant in the room – then introduce it! Many, if not all, universities in Australia are currently hosting an “elephant in the room”. And in most cases that elephant is being ignored, its existence denied or downplayed; anything other than it being introduced, and …

  • Date: 18 Apr 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery …

  • Date: 3 Apr 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    Paul Duldig, Head of University Services at University of Melbourne, spoke at the 2016 Business Improvement in Universities conference in Melbourne. This podcast is a recording of his presentation, ‘Melbourne University – Move then Improve’, in which he covers their new operating model and key learnings one year on from implementation. The University undertook their …

  • Date: 16 Mar 2016  By: Janet Green

    When the Process and Performance team was set up at Deakin, one of our key goals was to build BPM capability. This covered the usual trilogy of people, process and tools. We knew there was a huge appetite for process improvement at Deakin. We knew that Process Owners had a clear vision of ‘what’ they wanted to …

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