Do you want to contribute to the programme of the 9th ACU HR in HE Community Conference and represent your university on an international stage?
You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel discussion or poster session, focusing on the conference theme, ‘Universities in a changing world: Challenges and opportunities for HR’, within one of the following sub themes:
Exploring the impact of digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, on the future of universities and work/ skills; the role of HR in the digital age; delivering maximum value through digital technologies by creating efficiency and innovation in HR tools and approaches, including the use of social media; and the use of HR analytics to drive universities’ outcomes and technology that connects the workforce.
How universities are embracing diversity and becoming more inclusive places to work and learn; and creating truly inclusive environments where employees and students can really be authentic and flourish.
The importance of improving employee well being in order to achieve organisational success; strategies for developing a culture where mental health is supported in the workplace, including for staff and students; and the importance of work-life balance and how to achieve it.
The pivotal role of people and talent to enable universities to succeed in a global world; and innovative strategies to recruiting, developing, and retaining a talented workforce.
Developing imperatives for higher education across the Commonwealth, with the increasing prominence of funding, sustainability, diversifying the academy, and decolonising the university curriculum; how HR can assist and play its role in helping the higher education sector to meet the challenges of changing times; and the new approaches needed for HR to meet and support the challenges facing the higher education sector.
Strategically positioning HR to create real value for universities; and a changing role for HR practitioners with an increasing emphasis on business, change and stakeholder management, to drive outcomes and make a difference.
These themes provide a broad range of opportunities for HR professionals and academics in the sector to explore existing and emerging challenges and opportunities for HR in higher education. We invite you to profile your programmes and initiatives, including the lessons learnt, share your knowledge and experience, and network with delegates working in HR from across the globe.
Types of presentations:
Complete an online form providing the following:
Deadline for submissions: Monday 27 April, 23.30 (BST)
All proposals will be peer reviewed by a carefully selected committee of senior HR practitioners. Successful candidates will be advised by the beginning of May.
We are eager to assemble a conference that benefits from a demographically diverse programme. If you are a member of an underrepresented group and wish to identify yourself as such, please note this on your submission.
All accepted presenters are expected to register for the conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, visas and conference fees.