Emerging from the pandemic: Shaping the future world of work

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12 Jul 2022
11:00 to 13:00 UTC
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Online event series from the ACU HR in HE community: HR in HE shaping the future world of work

Emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, how are HR practitioners in higher education re-imagining the world of work?

Join us as we run a series of events in 2022 to explore the theme of HR in HE shaping the future world of work.

We will hear from HR practitioners and expert speakers from across the Commonwealth about what they are doing differently.

These workshops aim to bring together our members to network, share ideas and compare experiences.

Each workshop will feature a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session. Participants will then go into break-out groups for discussion.

Event #1: Emerging from the pandemic: Shaping the future world of work

Our opening session will explore how HR professionals from across the Commonwealth can take the learnings and opportunities from the COVID-19 crisis to reimagine and redesign the way we work.

Chair: Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities


  • Dr Jamil Salmi, Global tertiary education expert
  • Beth Bundy, Group Director, People & Culture, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Event registration closes on Friday 8 July, 12:00 UTC.

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About the HR in HE Community

 This series of events is bought to you by the ACU HR in HE Community, a forum for all staff working in HR, from the most experienced professionals to those looking to increase, expand or develop their institution’s HR function.

The community provides a space for colleagues from across the Commonwealth to share their knowledge, experience and good practice, showcase ideas, and discover potential avenues for collaboration. Members can also keep up to date with the latest trends and opportunities and promote the work of their team and university.

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If you have any questions about the events, please contact events@acu.ac.uk 

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Dr Pankaj Mittal

Dr Pankaj Mittal is Secretary General for the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Dr Mittal is the second woman to be Secretary General of the Association in its 97 years of existence.

She has been serving the higher education sector for more than three decades in senior positions at the University Grants Commission of India. She is the National Commissioner for Rangers of Bharat Scouts and Guides. She is also a Member of the General Assembly and Finance Committee of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.

Pankaj is a member of the Steering Committee for the ACU HR in HE Community.

Jamil Salmi

Dr Jamil Salmi

Dr Jamil Salmi is a global tertiary education expert providing policy advice to governments, universities, and development agencies, with experience working in more than 100 countries all over the world.

Dr Salmi is Emeritus Professor of higher education policy at Diego Portales University in Chile and Research Fellow at Boston College’s Center for Higher Education.

His latest book, on Tertiary Education and the Sustainable Development Goals, was published in August 2017. In 2020, he wrote a report on the impact of Covid-19 on higher education through the equity lens for the Lumina Foundation.

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Beth Bundy

Beth Bundy is Group Director of People & Culture at Auckland University of Technology where she leads a team of 35 and is part of the Senior Leadership Team for the University.  Her HR career spans more than two decades, including executive roles across the wider public sector.  Through this experience, she has identified she derives purpose and meaning in her work from working for organisations whose purpose is to contribute to the development of New Zealand society.

Beth’s focus for leading HR functions is to develop and implement people strategies that:

  • Foster and encourage organisational cultures which are engaging, agile, curious and brave
  • Build organisational capability and capacity to meet both the workforce needs of today, and ensure that this continues to flourish for a sustainable future.
  • Challenge and sunset bureaucratic HR processes, to drive ROI and improve leader and employee experience.

Beth is also a member of the Steering Committee for the ACU HR in HE Community.

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