Wednesday this week saw RMIT’s Program Managers gathered in Storey Hall for a day of professional learning. Hosted by the three Colleges and the DVC, E, the day provided opportunities to share experiences, explore the nature of program leadership and identify key priorities for change. SoE Program Managers were there in force!
The collective messages were clear: PMs need role clarity, appropriate workload allocation and KPIs, we need to support our PMs through better administrative processes. An outcome of the day was an email to the VC and DVC,E outlining aspects that would improve their ability to do the role. The VC, DVC,E and PVCs have indicated a strong commitment to supporting our PMs.
The day was an important start to what I hope will be an ongoing conversation.