TEFMA Directors Forum 2022

11:00am Tuesday, 12 July 2022
2:00pm Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Annual Directors' Forum
Via Zoom Link
Online N/A

The 2022 TEFMA Directors Forum will once again be held virtually. 

Institutional Members are invited to attend the forum and are welcome to nominate a representative to attend with them.

  • Institutional Members must respond with 'Yes' when asked 'Are you an Institutional Member?' and must enter the first and last name of the nominated person to attend in the box provided. 
  • Nominated attendees must respond with 'No' when asked 'Are you an Institutional Member?' and must leave the box requesting the name blank. 

Registrations will be reviewed by the organiser and login details will be sent to Institutional Members and nominated additional attendees once verified. 

Please follow the below links to register for the forum and to add the placeholder for the forum to your calendar. 








Part 1: Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

1100 – 1110 | Chair: Glenn Mowbray

Welcome to Country & Forum Opening


Part 2: TEFMA Board Session

1110 – 1140 | Chair: Glenn Mowbray

How we kept going during covid – high level achievements

  • Space Guidelines: Matt Smith – University of Tasmania
  • Strategic Plan: Trevor Humphreys – University of Western Australia
  • TEFMA community: Dominic Marafioti – University of South Australia
  • Memberships updates: Kathleen Packer – University of Wollongong
  • TEM Conference: Glenn Mowbray – University of Canberra
  • Executive Committee: Glenn Mowbray – University of Canberra


Part 3: Insights Report

1140 – 1210 | Chair: Matt Smith

Insight report: ARUP

  • Finola Reid – Principal, Technical Services, Australasia Leader
  • Johanna Trickett – Associate/ Education, Australasia Leader

The inaugural 2020 TEFMA Benchmark Insights publication provides contextual narrative that is based on the analysis and associated trends of Australasian Higher Educational institutional performance across calendar year 2020. The report focusses on five headline key performance indicators, being the Built Environment, Sustainability, Capital Expenditure, Operational Expenditure and Space Utilisation. This presentation will provide

the key insights from each of these topics and conclude with an outlook in relation to current and anticipated future key trends.


Part 4: Break (virtual social session, optional)

1210 – 1240 (10 min comfort break / 20 min group chats)


Part 5: Campus of the Future Session

1240 – 1340 | Chairs: Glenn Mowbray and Kris Greenwood

Panel Discussion

Samantha Hall – Founder Campus Intuition & Spaces Alive

How do you maintain student experience in a hybrid world?

This talk will cover various topics to consider in the design of the future campus, including:

  • The concept of hybrid learning and how this is playing out in institutions
  • The challenge for Australian commuter campuses vs those with high residential stock
  • The growth of staff WFH flexibility and impacts to student interaction
  • What else should be happening on campus to attract or retain students?
  • The increasing demand for informal co-working study space for watching content
  • The varied needs of UG, PGCW and HDRs


Michaela Sheahan - Senior Researcher, Hassell

Engagement or Extinction? A thriving campus workplace

Universities are changing, whether academics and professional staff like it or not. Online learning has upended scheduling, pedagogies and the student/teacher relationship. Partnerships with industry are transforming the nature of research, as well as the mobility and tenure of academics. The quiet, introspective exploration of ideas is still relevant, needed in fact, but is now expected to co-exist with an external focus on industry engagement and research agility.

All this and more was already happening slowly, until 2020. Now, universities must urgently address the demoralising effect of diminished campus activity that could, if not checked, hollow out the previously rich, diverse and stimulating workplace experiences of academia.

This session, based on recent Hassell research on Australian and international university workplaces, explores how and why campuses need to become more social, more networked, and more collaborative than they ever were before.

  • Academics’ expectations for their future workplace, and the diabolical challenge of space utilisation
  • The value of bringing industry partners onto campus
  • Learning from the transformation of the student experience over the last decade


Kristiana Greenwood - Director of Strategic Relationships & Advisory Board Member, GJK Facility Services

GJK diversity strategy and successes with diversity at GJK

Session information is to be confirmed closer to the forum date.


Part 6: Moderated Question Session

1340 - 1400

With Kris Greenwood from GJK and panel members

  • ARUP
  •  Hassell
  •  Campus Intuition

Contact Information

Additional Information

Event Organisers
Leishman Associates
Ph: 03 6234 7844

TEFMA Business Partners