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Managing the academic workforce

Managing the academic workforce: Global challenges and opportunities was a major international two-day conference that took place on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012 which explored and debated the challenges facing higher education providers and their impact upon the management of the academic workforce.

The conference programme was developed in partnership with UCEA’s counterparts in Canada - CAUBO/Faculty Bargaining Services - and Australia – the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA).

With CEO level representation from AHEIA, CAUBO/Faculty Bargaining Services and UCEA and delegates and speakers from 13 countries - Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA - the conference facilitated debate around the common challenges facing HE employers, and provided a unique opportunity to explore the operation and experience from overseas of different bargaining frameworks. The event was also supported by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The conference speaker slides and other related documents for the main conference and the associated study tour are available online for participants via the links below. 

The conference proceedings can be accessed by conference delegates and UCEA members with website accounts.

Conference and Study Tour participants can access the dedicated conference pages via the sidebar on the left by using the usernames and passwords provided to them. If you attended the conference and have mislaid your username and password, please contact