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How Labor Spend and Benchmarking Data Informs Budgeting, Staffing, and Strategic Initiatives

On-Demand | Originally Broadcast on March 30, 2022

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With financial sustainability and fiscal responsibility top of mind at higher education institutions now more than ever, having data to directly support budget planning and staffing decisions is critical. However, comprehensive data around staffing can be challenging to collect and analyze.

In this webinar, Kelly Fox, executive vice president for administration and finance at Georgia Institute of Technology, will share how her institution is using external and internal staffing benchmarks to understand how its labor spend compares to peers and across the institution. Armed with this information, she’ll share how Georgia Tech is able to utilize this data for budget planning and staffing, particularly in assessing the impacts on human resources during a recent administrative restructure. Georgia Tech is also using this data to support their AdminX initiative with a goal of achieving more efficient and effective processes, enhanced customer service, and a state of continuous assessment and improvement. Fox will share how they embarked on gathering these data, what’s next, and their goals for the future.

This Partner Webcast is created by HelioCampus and offered free for members thanks to their generous support.

This webcast and webcast materials (the “webcast”) are provided for general informational purposes only. The views expressed in the webcast are those of the webcast sponsor and/or individual speakers and not NACUBO. NACUBO does not necessarily endorse any information, views, products, or services discussed in the webcast.

Planning and Budgeting Webcast

What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to—

  • Articulate how benchmarking data can help support budgeting and staffing decisions
  • Describe how a data-driven approach to decision making can drive more effective and efficient processes at your institution
  • Generate support and buy-in for a benchmarking initiative from university stakeholders

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Business Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Directors of Finance and Administration

Meet The Presenters

  • Kelly Fox, executive vice president of administration and finance, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Steven Beisser, vice president of operations, HelioCampus

CPE Information

There are no CPEs offered for this event.

CPE credit is not available for On-Demand programs at this time.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website


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