Workshop on business school workload models

Tuesday 15 October

Workload models are a major preoccupation in higher education and present an ongoing challenge for business school leaders and other senior staff. Those responsible for the strategy and the practicalities of drawing up, reviewing and implementing workload models, together with those heading annual discussions with staff in agreeing their individual workload models, will be only too aware that this can be a contentious issue.

This workshop will explore a number of different workload models used by business schools and draw on a wide range of examples of introducing, refining and getting buy-in to those models. Focusing on the advantages and drawbacks workload models can bring, participants will learn from the wealth of detailed case studies offered by our speakers and through sharing experiences with fellow attendees in structured discussions.

Workshop chair: Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Other speakers will include:

  • Professor Zoe Radnor, Vice-President (Strategy and Planning; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), Professor of Service Operations Management, City, University of London;
  • Professor Claire Leitch, Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Associate Dean (Staffing), Lancaster University Management School;
  • Professor David Paton, Associate Dean for Faculty and Resources, Nottingham University Business School
  • Professor Sameer Hosany, Professor of Marketing, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Emma Elkington, Head of Accounting Group, Business School, University of Hertfordshire

09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome and an introduction to workload models

Professor Baback Yazdani, (Chair and Facilitator), Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University and Treasurer, Chartered Association of Business Schools

10:20     The challenges and benefits of workload models

Professor Zoe Radnor, Vice-President (Strategy and Planning; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), Professor of Service Operations Management, City, University of London

11:00     Coffee

11:30     Case Study 1: Nottingham University Business School

Using and adapting a granular and transparent model, within the principles of a wider university framework

Professor David Paton, Associate Dean for Faculty and Resources, Nottingham University Business School

12:00     Case Study 2: Lancaster University Management School

Undertaking a fundamental review of a workload model: challenges and lessons learnt

Professor Claire Leitch, Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Associate Dean (Staffing), Lancaster University Management School

12:30     Lunch

13:30     Case Study 3: School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London

Developing principles and a process for changing a workload model, and creating software to support implementation

Professor Sameer Hosany, Professor of Marketing, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London

14.00     Case Study 4: Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire

The practical application of a long-standing workload model that is business school specific, based on units of workload hours

Emma Elkington, Head of Accounting Group, Business School, University of Hertfordshire

14.30     Discussion in groups based on workshop participants’ experiences in their schools, on how to tackle the challenges of workload models and develop solutions

15:30     Feedback from discussion groups on developing solutions to the challenges of workload models

15:50     Closing remarks

16:00     Close

This workshop would be particularly suitable for:

  • Deans
  • Deputy and Associate Deans
  • Heads of Department
  • Professional Managers

This event is £185 per person.

Book in a group and take advantage of our 25% group booking discount.

Nottingham Business School
Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

If you have any questions please email Gail Norcliffe at gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org