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Shared Services in Higher Education

Cost reduction and increased productivity continues to be top of mind for higher education executives. However, with a limited budget, faculty-buy-in resistance, high employee turnover, internal politics, stringent transparency requirements, public and administrative scrutiny--- implementing and (or) optimizing your SSO continues to be challenging.

The 2018 Shared Services for Higher Education conference brings together shared services leaders across all functions and maturity levels at institutes for higher learning to address opportunities and challenges in implementing and sustaining a SSO. We will explore tools and strategies to address the war on talent, continuous improvements (CI), maximize employee productivity, and reduce operational costs---a roadmap of best practices, successes and lessons learned.

At our 3rd annual event, our topics Include:

  •  Solving the Talent Recruitment & Retention Riddle to Keep Your Employees Engaged & Satisfied
  •  Comparative Analysis of the Various Shared Services Models & Which Might Be Best for your Higher Education Organization
  •  How to Ensure It’s the Right Time To Grow Your Shared Services Business
  •  Strategies to Develop A Successful Pre-Launch Plan
  •  How To Drive Innovation and a Culture of Continuous Improvement to Achieve Greater Efficiency, Effectiveness
  •  From Frenemies to Fraternity: How To Convert Your Faculty Into Strategic Partners of Your SS
  •  The Critical Role Governance Plays in Successful Shared Services Delivery

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re taking your SSO to the next level, you’ll walk away with a wealth of real-world insight that will enable

you to meet your SSO program initiatives.

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Top Benefits of Attending:


Learn how to develop, execute, and track a successful plan to start up, stabilize, enhance, and/or expand an efficient and cost-effective shared services model for your higher education system


Examine a variety of model structures, practice methods, technologies, and resources to jump start your proposed shared services programs, and/or enhance your existing shared services business


Explore a variety of shared services models---to ensure the best fit for your university’s core mission


Dig deep into topics vital to your continued success such as: Developments & Trends in Effective Buy-Ins; How to Develop a Shared Services Center on a Shoestring Budget; Executive Leadership Recruitment & Development; LEAN Six Sigma; Data Analytics to Drive Continual Process Improvement; Talent Management; and many more

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The SSHE team recognizes that institutions like yours can benefit from learning and developing together to achieve greater results, which is why we have all of the following spectacular group activities:






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