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View from the centre. Presentation to Irish Universities Association 12 th Annual HR Conference 4 October 2013. Some questions. A view from a centre? Who are we? How did we get here? Where do we go next?. Where’s the centre?. The authorising environment Confers legitimacy

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View from the centre

View from the centre

Presentation to

Irish Universities Association

12th Annual HR Conference

4 October 2013


Some questions

Some questions

  • A view from a centre?

  • Who are we?

  • How did we get here?

  • Where do we go next?


Where s the centre

Where’s the centre?

  • The authorising environment

  • Confers legitimacy

  • Provides resources

  • Expresses expectations

  • Requires accountability


Where s the centre1

Where’s the centre?

We all have to account to someone……..

……..and that’s just as well


Where s the centre2

Where’s the centre?

  • So our centre isn’t really the centre

  • It’s our corner of the authorising environment

  • Or maybe just our ivory tower


Who are we

Who are we?

  • The dead hand of bureaucracy?


Who are we1

Who are we?

  • Or agents of the people?


How did we get here

How did we get here?

  • Crunch, crash and crisis

  • Decision point for Government

  • Internal or external devaluation

    • All else followed from that


How did we get here1

How did we get here?

  • Complete reliance on Troika

  • Complete commitment to Stability Programme

  • Close deficit; cut spending


How did we get here2

How did we get here?

  • Deficit closed significantly

  • But further adjustments still needed

  • To restore economic sovereignty


How did we get here3

How did we get here?


How did we get here4

How did we get here?

  • Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus

    • - Aneurin Bevan, 1952


How did we get here5

How did we get here?

  • Not random or arbitrary

  • Part of a clear strategy

  • Theory E over Theory O

  • Directive over participative


Participative

Participative?


Directive

Directive?


Where do we go next

Where do we go next?

  • A regulator

  • A service

  • Co-operation and compliance


Where do we go next1

Where do we go next?

Differing short term and

long term perspectives


Where do we go next2

Where do we go next?

Theory E and regulation to manage financial crisis


Where do we go next3

Where do we go next?

Theory O and service to maintain and develop educational provision


Where do we go next4

Where do we go next?

  • A willingness to listen

  • An obligation to oversee

  • Compliance with the law our red line


The challenge

The challenge

How do we – together – ensure that regulation a measure of last resort?


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