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Performance management in a changing HE landscape

This conference will provide an opportunity for colleagues to reflect on the effectiveness of existing approaches to performance management of knowledge based workers in HEIs. Participants will be encouraged to consider what needs to change for their HEI’s performance management to bring more benefits at individual, team and institutional level. 

The conference will explore:

  • New trends in performance management in knowledge-based organisations in other sectors.
  • The purpose of performance management within HEIs and the implications for design. 
  • Recent research on what UK HEIs are doing regarding performance management.
  • Key issues for colleagues to bear in mind when developing performance management systems in HEIs.
  • Insight, from senior HR colleagues, to their own HEI’s approach to performance management and the challenges addressed.
  • Participants’ own queries and questions that arise throughout the day, via round table discussions. 

Lunch/refreshment breaks and round table discussions will provide valuable networking opportunities with colleagues who are facing similar challenges

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Clive Betts, Head of People Development, University of Exeter   
  • John Hawksworth, Director of Human Resources, Leeds Trinity University
  • Hedda Bird, Founding Director, 3cPerform
  • Dr Monica Franco-Santos, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield School of Management 

This conference is aimed at senior HR colleagues and senior managers from HEIs across the UK who have a remit covering HR and workforce issues. Please share information on this conference with relevant colleagues.  

We would like to thank Advance HE for their input during the planning stages for this event.

The conference will run between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm (registration from 10.00 am).

The timed programme can be found below

Performance management in a changing HE landscape - programme


Prices and booking processes:

Delegates from UCEA member HEIs

£199 per place per workshop. 

If you work at a UCEA member institution and wish to attend please book via this link

Delegates from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

£299 per place. 

Please email if you would like to register your interest in attending.