Staff Development

What does university staff development mean?

  • Staff development at universities includes all activities, measures and processes to support the employees and to raise the organisational efficiency.
  • Staff development is linked to personnel administration and the development of organisation.

Who is responsible for staff development?

  • Staff development is a task area for all executives. Staff development is a centrally supported task of decentralised departments.
  • Some universities established separate departments for staff development, which are interconnected to the responsible vice-rectors.
  • In some universities staff development offices are part of other departments (e.g. personnel administration).
  • These experts develop and coordinate concepts for staff development and also support decentralised departments and executives.

Who is staff development directed towards?

  • Individually to all employees at the university: administrative personnel and scientific personnel
  • To all faculties, institutes, departments and sections
  • To the organisation as a whole

Which aims shall be achieved?

  • Focus on individual humans
  • Improvement of living and working conditions for all employees
  • Development and assurance of competencies
  • Creation of adequate working conditions on the basis of the development of organisation
  • Link the aims of the organisation to the individual needs of the employees

Fields of Operation in the Universities

  • Planning, realisation and evaluation of internal continuing education (e.g. didactics, EDP)
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of management tools
  • Support for career management (e.g. recruiting, selection processes, etc.)
  • Development of tools for performance assessments and support for their implementation

AUCEN Activities

  • Support the exchange of experiences and the concentration of competencies
  • Support the internal communication of staff development within the universities
  • Watching national and international trends