On 21st-23rd March, the AUA – the professional association for higher education administration and management staff – will hold its 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, and BoardPacks is delighted to announce its participation.
The AUA works to assist in the advancement of education by fostering sound methods of leadership, management and administration in Further and Higher Education. This is an objective that strongly resonates with BoardPacks and its meeting management and governance solution. Having already established ties with a number of colleges and universities by streamlining their meetings and reducing running costs, the BoardPacks team of Edward Rees, and Katherine Webster, are looking forward to demonstrating how they can help even more administrators and committee members do the same.
“There are two stakeholder groups involved when it comes to meetings; those that manage the meeting packs and those who use them. The cornerstone of any meeting is to make effective decisions and BoardPacks puts the processes in place to facilitate that. By providing access to all current and historic material and the option to digitally annotate it, committee members have everything at their fingertips to make better informed decisions. This is available with minimal effort and absolutely no print and post costs to administrative staff. It’s something I’m very excited to show off,” says Edward.
“With BoardPacks, information can be distributed much earlier than is possible with paper packs. Any corrections and updates can be easily made even once users are granted access. BoardPacks also acts as a collaborative platform allowing users to share comments securely, prior to the meeting allowing more efficient meetings.
As AUA Chair, Tessa Harrison, puts it on the AUA website: “…by the time we come together for the 2016 AUA Conference and Exhibition we shall almost be a year into a majority Conservative government, [and] the Higher Education sector must prepare for and adapt to the changes ahead.”
Edward concludes,“A lot of organisations are under increasing pressure to cut costs and improve processes and, while it’s possible to rely upon internal IT teams to develop automated solutions for this, their main focus will always be on servicing the wider university client base. For us, however, developing solutions to provide more efficient board-level management is what we specialise in.”
The AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016 will take place at Royal Armouries, Leeds. You can visit Edward and Katherine at stand number 8 to find out why education organisations use BoardPacks, or contact the team on +44 (0) 845 200 7829/@BoardPacks.