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Values Programme Focus Group PRESENTATION OUTLINE. Focus on the Future 1994 Values People Theme Team Summary Values Programme Summary Values Programme Methodology HWU Branding Key Messages Staff Survey Summary Purpose of Session Next Steps. Focus on the Future HEADLINES.

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Values Programme Focus Group PRESENTATION OUTLINE

  • Focus on the Future

  • 1994 Values

  • People Theme Team Summary

  • Values Programme Summary

  • Values Programme Methodology

  • HWU Branding Key Messages

  • Staff Survey Summary

  • Purpose of Session

  • Next Steps


Focus on the future headlines
Focus on the FutureHEADLINES

  • Reshape and grow academic base by 50% in ten years

  • Fulfil ambition to be like a 1994 Group institution


The 1994 group the group believes that
The 1994 Group THE GROUP BELIEVES THAT:

  • Members' identities and traditions can be respected while providing a basis for innovative and challenging thinking.

  • Research-intensive universities should play a full role at local, regional, national and international level.

  • High-quality research and teaching are mutually supportive and serve to reinforce each other.

  • Students and staff from diverse backgrounds should be encouraged to realize their potential in a well-maintained environment, providing a stimulating choice of academic, cultural and social opportunities


People theme team summary
People Theme Team SUMMARY

  • Established to ‘build staff capacity meet the performance challenges of the strategic plan’

    4 projects:

  • Values programme

  • Development programme

  • Staff survey

  • Development framework


Values programme summary
Values Programme SUMMARY

  • Develop and embed a shared understanding of University core values (and associated behaviours) that help foster a supportive and inspiring learning and research environment

  • Identify health and well-being KPIs, against which to benchmark 1994 Group universities and track performance in relation to people processes


Values programme methodology
Values ProgrammeMethodology

  • Values Programme Workshop held April 2009

  • Staff Survey Questions

  • Focus Groups

  • Wider staff sessions at Riccarton and SBC

  • Communication with Dubai and Orkney

  • Continued development of People KPIs

  • Report to PME December 2009


Hwu branding key messages
HWU BrandingKEY MESSAGES

  • Critical issues

  • Defining statements

  • Values are an enabling mechanism to allow Staff to connect with the HWU brand


Staff survey respondent profile
Staff Survey RESPONDENT PROFILE


Staff survey headline info
Staff Survey HEADLINE INFO

  • Highest Response from Academic/ Academic Related/Professional/Staff

  • Lowest Response from Craft/Manual/Research/Technical

  • Majority of staff ranked Valuing People as number 1

  • Majority of staff ranked Pursuit of Excellence as number 2

  • Craft/Trades and Manual staff ranked Responsible Stewardship higher than any other staff group


Staff survey headline info1
Staff Survey HEADLINE INFO

  • Internationalisation ranked at number 5 for Professor/Senior Executive level and as 7-10 with other staff groups

  • Internationalisation well understood Heriot-Watt is Scotland’s international university

  • Is Internationalisation a value?


Staff survey comments included
Staff Survey COMMENTS INCLUDED:

  • The values were difficult to rank – they were of equal importance

  • The values are co-dependent and interlinked

  • Some values are a given - e.g. Responsible Stewardship

  • There is a need to fully represent services and academia in any ‘values’

  • Student focus/student experience – is this explicit enough?

  • Some cynicism by respondents of Motherhood and Apple Pie statements


Staff survey overall values ranking
Staff Survey OVERALL VALUES RANKING

VALUING PEOPLE 51.2%

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE 31.7 %

NURTURING POTENTIAL 16.6%

FORWARD THINKING & FLEXIBLE 16.5%

SERVICE FOCUS 16.2%

COLLABORATION 15.2%

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP 15.1%

COLLEGIALITY 13.7%

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES 13.3%

INTERNATIONALISATION 10.9%


Staff survey overall values ranking questions
Staff Survey OVERALL VALUES RANKING - QUESTIONS

  • The Values are clustered – are Valuing People and Pursuit of Excellence the most identifiable values for HWU Staff?

  • Are the other cluster areas similar?

  • Can these areas be combined?

  • Are all of these values?


Purpose of focus group
Purpose of Focus Group

  • This focus group will:

    • Use the information from the staff survey

    • Refine the values

    • Provide the input for further staff involvement sessions


Values programme next steps
Values ProgrammeNEXT STEPS

  • 2 wider staff group sessions 5 & 12 November 2009 a Riccarton

  • SBC Session

  • Communication with Orkney and Dubai

  • Identify KPIs to underpin values

  • Develop final values and KPIs for PME 17 December 2009

  • Implementation stage end Dec 2009/Jan 2010


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