1st PFA Working Group Meeting 19th June - Uni of Reading "Engaging Academic Colleagues In On-line Performance Management Tools"
A four hour (working lunch) workshop and discussion hosted by the University of Reading (a PFA Trial partner) to explore the practical and cultural challenges facing Universities in obtaining academic staff ‘buy in’ to on-line performance management.
1. Goal setting with academic staff - experiences, benefits and challenges
2. Using the ItsGenie tool with academic staff - experience to date around the room
3. Developing a workload modelling tool to support academic workload management
4. On-going group and potential next steps?
Booking: There is no charge for PFA Trial group members for this workshop. Please book your place with: Julia Marsh, Clerical Assistant, 0118 378 6249, [email protected]
More info: Ruth Busby, Deputy Director of Human Resources, University of Reading [email protected]
Staff Development Forum Newsletter
The University of Bristol Staff Development Forum's spring newsletter features an article on the PFA Project!
The Performance For All project to develop on-line performance management and appraisal tools in the UK and internationally now has a mail 'list'!
We have chosen the JISC mail service, a robust HE community based tool. Use this to ask questions, raise a debate or share experiences on anything 'performance management' such as:
What's a good way of engaging senior colleagues?
How much training, if any, did people need in reality?
Was goal setting difficult for some and what steps did colleagues take to overcome this?
How does this fit into wider HR and OD Strategy?
How have academic staff leaders been engaged?
What about people that still want to use paper?
Whilst the development of 'on-line' tools is part of what we do, it is NOT all of what we do, and we understand that moving organisations forward requires so much more than this so feel free to ask questions about a range of performance management topics.
Visit the PFA JISCmail site and then click on the 'subscribe' button - done.
More info about project at: <http://www.performanceforall.org/>
For the very latest join us on twitter @performance4all
Really good to meet and present to colleagues at the Staff Development Forum
Spring Conference yesterday in Manchester. Attended a very interesting
presentation from the Association of University Administrators on their
Behaviour Framework. We are using it at Bristol and I know that quite a few
others in the the pilot group are also, so we will be talking to the AUA more over
the next week or so about adding this as a feature in the 'learning' module, together
with some of the assessment tools that AUA promote on their web site -
essentially how does a person 'assess' themselves against the framework in order
to highlight development needs.
Also talking to VITAE about the Researcher Development Framework as well as
the Higher Education Academy.