The course has been well run, engaging, enlightening! Excellent Tutor- good to be so flexible as to cater to the group’s needs and interests. All aspects were relatively new to me. I found them at a good level/easy (relatively) to understand. I would definitely recommend this course to teaching team colleagues.
Lynda Moore, Director of Teaching
University of Bristol
Leading Teaching Teams is offered as an in-house programme. It is designed to develop participants’ skills, capabilities and beliefs as leaders of teaching teams, at a time when they may be new to leadership and may not be line managing the team. The programme is run within your institution, and thereby has the added value of developing a community of leaders who can share and debate issues together. There is an LTT Brochure available to download (PDF).
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Participants will be established lecturers, new lecturers or academic teachers with responsibility for leading academic programmes and modules. Researchers or academics who would like to move into a teaching role will also find this programme both suitable and beneficial.
Leading Teaching Teams will enable participants to discover how to build, lead, motivate and support any team, specifically within an applied context of academic teaching. It will enhance participants’ capabilities as academic leaders, and so build their career potential.
The programme is led by facilitators with an extensive experience of academic team leadership and a thorough knowledge of the challenges involved in higher education teaching and learning. Moreover the programme will provide the participants with questions and tools to reflect on their own practice, and with a plan for continuing self-development. Consequently, this programme will help prepare participants for the many challenges of building and leading a team of teaching academics.
Benefits for the institution include:
Benefits for the team include:
Personal benefits for participants include:
Leading Teaching Teams has a number of special features including:
Institutions can pick from the following days (or design a day with elements from the following). All days have all been developed to incorporate a mixture of experiential learning, case studies, discussion and personal reflection.
Participants will be required to engage with the issues that will be delivered and shared on the programme, and asked to explore what they believe about leaders and leadership. Participants will also be asked to examine their institution and department’s strategic vision for teaching and leadership. Materials and specific questions will be provided prior to the course. Each day is offered separately and can be undertaken in the order that best meets the institution’s or team’s needs.
Sample content for Day A
9.20am arrival and registration for a 9.30am start. Teaching sessions conclude at 5.00pm
Participants will be strongly encouraged to support one another in implementing their personal action plans, and will be given the opportunity to review their learning and personal vision with a member of the programme team.
In-house programmes give you the flexibility of training customised to your institution’s specific requirements, delivered at your chosen venue on a date that suits you. If you would like to find out more, please contact us, we will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and provide a quote:
For UK In-House Programmes
Sweta Purohit, Consultancy Business Manager
T: 020 3468 4823
For International In-House Programmes
Hannah Phung, International Manager
T: +44 (0) 20 3468 4828
Programme Director and Associate Director, Scotland
T: 01786 430 328
M: 07885 898 387
PA T: 07711 378 757
Ginnie is the Programme Director for key Leadership Foundation open programmes, Senior Strategic Leadership, Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Departments and Introduction to Head of Department. She acts as co director for Scotland and represents the Leadership Foundation on a number of UK-wide committees, and has provided in-house consultancy on a range of topics for a number of HEIs. She is also qualified to administer a number of diagnostic tools (including the Transformational Leadership Questionnaire, TLQ) which are key components of many programmes.
Ginnie joined the Leadership Foundation in 2007 following nine years as Director of Training and Development at the University of Stirling. Having previously worked at the University of Aberdeen and in the financial services sector, Ginnie is well-versed in the nuances of the Scottish higher educational sector and accustomed to working across diverse organisations at all levels. Whilst her professional interests are leadership and management development, her various roles have covered diversity and equal opportunities, organisation development and the implementation and management of change.
Regional Co-ordinator and Associate, Leadership Foundation
Until 2005, Stuart worked as the management development manager at the University of Central Lancashire, leading on a number of significant organisational change and leadership development initiatives across the university. He has been an associate of the Leadership Foundation since its inception in 2004, and is the Leadership Foundation regional coordinator for north-west England and Northern Ireland.
Stuart is able to help senior teams develop a strong and clear vision, and to focus their attention on supporting the achievement of that vision through their engagement with people. He is concerned to ensure the alignment of strategy with culture, and with supporting the development of the leadership and communication required to effect significant and sustained change. While at the University of Central Lancashire Stuart facilitated a series of significant cultural, leadership and organisational change initiatives.
Stuart works as a consultant, coach and facilitator, mainly across the UK higher education sector, and specialises in team, organisation and leadership development. He is especially interested in cultural change across organisations, and the transition of individuals as they become effective leaders.
Programme Director, Leading Your Technical Team
In additional to his role with the Leadership Foundation, Ian is the departmental manager for the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has been at Sheffield for 38 years, beginning his career there as an electronics technician following a number of years in the electronics industry and an electrical engineering apprenticeship in the steel industry. throughout his career Ian has built up a wealth of experience in managing a diverse range of support staff teams. He has managed technical teams ranging in size from 2 to 40 people as well as small to medium sized administrative and managerial teams. Ian's current departmental resource management responsibilities include finance, support staff, safety, building and facilities. He has also been heavily involved in wider university business for many years including university staff promotion and appeals panels. He is a fellow of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) and editor of the IST Journal. For Many years Ian has been actively involved in both promoting and delivering technical training at Sheffield and also more widely through the Leadership Foundation run programmes, Leading Your Technical Team and Building on Your Leadership Skills
Leadership Foundation Associate
Until 2009, Gwen was director of HR at De Montfort University, a post she held for eight years. She led a team of 45 people providing HR, leadership development, academic professional development, training and occupational health, safety and wellbeing services.
Prior to this, Gwen held HR director and leadership development roles in the NHS and UK Post Office, including a senior consultancy role at their National Leadership College. In addition, she was an academic at Leicester Business School. She brings extensive experience of organisational and leadership development, change and people management in three very culturally diverse organisations. Gwen has a particular knowledge and interest in the higher education sector, its culture and associated people management challenges.
Gwen has successfully coached many senior managers and directors, both formally and informally, in universities, the NHS and UK Post Office businesses.