Outcomes of Dialogue Sessions on Program Recognition & Rewards
In the period January through April 2021, dialogue sessions were organized within the Schools about the ideas and intentions of Recognition & Rewards. This in response to the Tilburg University vision as expressed in Room for Everyone's Talent: The Tilburg University Ambition. The sessions produced many suggestions for concrete solutions. For the Recognition & Rewards Steering Committee, these reactions are important input for further policy development.
There was much enthusiasm and a warm welcome for the ideas of more attention for talent development and more room for differentiation in one's own career according to one's own preferences and strengths. A differentiation that is made possible by recognizing five core domains: education, research, societal impact, leadership, and team spirit. Everyone remains active in education and research, but the accents across the five domains may differ per person and per position and may be subject to change during a person’s career.
Naturally, there were also many questions and critical comments. These related mainly to the facilitation of talent development, concretization of the core domains and associated assessment criteria, alignment between individual and team interests, the importance of maintaining the international position, and transfer opportunities to universities elsewhere. Below, we provide an overview of the responses and the concrete suggestions.
Summary outcomes dialogue sessions
On the website of Recognition & Rewards, we provide an overview of the responses and the concrete suggestions.
In addition to a classification of the input by core domain—research, education, societal impact, leadership, and team spirit—this document also includes a classification by theme. The themes set out emerged explicitly in the various dialogue sessions.
Where do we go from here?
For the Recognition & Rewards Steering Committee, these reactions are important input for further policy development. The Steering Committee will—partly based on the outcomes of the dialogue sessions and the findings of the working groups in the core areas—come up with recommendations before the summer that will be presented to the Executive Board and the Deans. These recommendations will form input for the Tilburg University Strategy for the period 2022–2027. Further concretization—also in the form of information, instruction, and training sessions for executives—will follow after the summer.
Remarks and/or questions
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