Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lean HE Hub Steering Group

We find it really helpful being part of the Lean HE Hub www.leanhehub.ac.uk steering group.  The University of Bournemouth’s Service Excellence Team hosted today’s steering group meeting. The main business was preparing for the conference which will be held in Canada in September www.uwaterloo.ca/lean-conference The conference programme promises lots of really useful sessions for lean HE practitioners, and the steering group came up with lots of suggestions for well regarded speakers. We also started to discuss the conference for 2016, we should be able to announce the host very soon.
My main takeaway from the meeting was the opportunity to discuss key issues that are occurring in HE institutions globally. Higher Education has very diverse needs and drivers, as a community of lean practitioners the common themes we identified were:
·      Standardisation
·      Data and benefits realisation
·      Leadership
The opportunity to have both formal and informal discussion about these themes was really helpful and has given me “food for thought” about improvements I can bring back to The University of Sheffield. Watch this space!

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