Presentation on theme: "UMG discussions Two main streams Systems and policy Central university action Cultural change How people think & act Local level action Local leadership."— Presentation transcript:
UMG discussions Two main streams Systems and policy Central university action Cultural change How people think & act Local level action Local leadership Consistent over time
What do we know about complex change management? A diverse group of people work together on the issue Patronage is provided by the University for this work Rewards provided for success Champions / Sponsors actively involved Time lines are in place, which require focused work within an achievable but challenging timeframe Project teams are allowed to self-select and self- organise Ownership and responsibility is engendered
Aims of Initiative Reduce leave liability while maintaining sensitivity to work-life balance Encourage ownership of leave management through a team approach at local level with champions (Heads/Deans) leading by example Increase cross-university sharing of ideas and enhance collegiality Provide you with a reward for successfully completing you chosen project
How it works Form a team of your choosing Some guidelines Decide the project / your objective Develop performance indicators Decide a reward Monetary or non-monetary Individual or group Agreed by SDVC Get started (Feb – August 2008)
Team formation Must benefit more than one work unit (eg 2 or more schools, 2 or more faculties, 2 or more units or sections, etc) representation from the requisite areas Will include both school/faculty and central administration representative/s. At least 2 academics in the project team (if academics in your area).
Other points SDVC will champion this Will talk to Deans Share progress each UMG meeting (10 mins) Co-operative not competitive Final presentation in August To share ideas To get prizes Lunch to celebrate
Why do it? Solve a worthwhile problem Work with diverse group of people Breaking down silos Gives you profile in UWA Can win a reward of your choosing and You have to deal with this issue anyway!
Next steps Between now and February 2008 Form a team using guidelines Decide your project Decide your indicators Decide your reward Start thinking and acting …. Send outline (project, team, PI & rewards) to UMG Exec late January Attend UMG Feb 2008 to launch