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
- 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