Governance, Strategy and Policy
Future Strategy: innovating, adapting, improving
Responding to Covid, the HE sector has had to adjust and adapt on an unprecedented scale. Looking into the future, universities and governing bodies are considering longer-term issues alongside their necessary focus on immediate challenges. Some institutions might be planning a ‘lessons learned’ review to see how they might work better and be even more resilient in future. Scenario planning, business contingency and disaster recovery work might need revisiting. Boards and executive teams will want to look again at strategic plans and at institutional approaches to risk management, with new vulnerabilities in mind. And beyond the institutional level – what does this new environment mean for Faculties, Directorates, Teams?
For clients approaching AUA Consulting for support in this area we offer a flexible range of options, drawing on a depth of expertise in governance and strategic leadership among our consultant team. Our consultants are practitioners in HE management meaning our services are practical and credible – focussed on achieving solutions and improvements for clients. Outcomes for institutions might include:
- Reviewing corporate and academic governance arrangements – delivering an expert assessment of compliance alongside practical recommendations for development and improvement, drawing on governance experience and insight within and beyond HE.
- Expert consulting review in specific policy areas, drawing on legal/regulatory benchmarks and best practice within and beyond HE. Presenting options for improvement with practical ‘pick-up-and-use’ resources to facilitate effective implementation.
- Using Strategic Enrolment Management to align strategy across the institution – delivering recommendations and a planning process to support student success.
Find out how we have supported HEIs to improve governance, strategy and policy – explore our consulting case studies:
Ravensbourne University, London
Review of corporate and academic governance
University College of Estate Management
Supporting Equality Impact Assessment
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