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Ginnie Willis

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          2. Newcastle win top award!
          3. Moving offices: good for your health!
          4. LF signs MOU with Association of Arab Universities
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      4. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
        1. Change: the new norm
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          1. 100 days toolkit
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        1. 1. The UK HE System
          1. The employability agenda and beyond: what are universities for?
          2. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
          3. Credit Risk? Reviving credit accumulation and transfer in UK higher Education
        2. 2. The New HE Economy
          1. Out in Orbit: strategies and trajectories for higher education satellite campuses
        3. 3. Collaboration and Partnership
          1. Leading interdisciplinarity: creating environments for success
          2. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
          3. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
          4. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
          5. What do we know about: Collaborations and Partnerships in Higher Education
          6. Neo-collegiality: restoring academic engagement in the managerial university
        4. 4. Governance
          1. Governance in a changing environment: literature review
          2. Governance in a changing environment: thought piece
          3. The governance of private higher education providers in the UK
        5. 5. Leadership in Practice
          1. Leadership of Practice Disciplines in Universities: The case of nurses and teachers
          2. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
          3. Developing Collective Leadership in Higher Education
          4. Humanities Research Leadership in Europe
          5. What do we know about leadership in higher education?
          6. Leading academic talent to a successful future: interviews with leaders, managers and academics
          7. Leading academic talent to a successful future: an international perspective
        6. 6. Changing Roles, Structures and Careers
          1. Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          2. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
          3. Performance Management in UK Higher Education Institutions: The need for a hybrid approach
        7. 7. Leadership Development
          1. A Complexity Approach to Leadership Development: Developing Practical Judgement
          2. Leadership development within the UK higher education: its impact on organisational performance, and the role of evaluation
        8. 8. Leading the Student Experience
          1. Leading change in assessment and feedback
          2. Leadership for a better student experience: What do senior executives need to know?
          3. Leading the Student Experience: Academic and Professional Services in Partnership
        9. 9. Leading Equality and Diversity
          1. Women and Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations
          2. Gender and Higher Education Leadership
          3. The experience of BME academics in higher education: aspirations in the face of inequality
          4. Towards the family friendly university?
        10. 10. Internationalisation
          1. Challenges for the leadership of transnational education in higher education: balancing risk and innovation
          2. Using International Recruitment Agents: Risks and Regulation?
          3. Losing our Chains?
          4. Internationalising the curriculum: Design, delivery and depth
          5. Horizon Scanning: what will higher education look like in 2020
          6. Leadership and Management of International Partnerships
          7. Report from the: Programme for University Leaders in the Southern African Region (PULSAR)
          8. The Changing Role of the University Registrar: Challenges and Prospects in Southern African Higher Education Institutions
          9. Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers as Change Leaders in Southern African Universities
          10. Action Learning as a Tool for Change and Development: The Experience of Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers in Southern Africa
          11. Trends in Governance: Universities in the Southern, African Development, Community
      10. Research Order Form
    3. Current Tenders
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        2. FAQs
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      3. Governance
      4. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      5. ITF Fund Outcomes
      6. Case Studies
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    6. Succession Management
      1. What is it?
        1. Definitions
        2. Visualising the definitions
        3. History of the Concept
        4. Succession in 2005
        5. Key Characteristics
      2. Why do it?
        1. Benefits - Case Studies
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          2. University of Kent
          3. Nottingham Trent University
          4. Imperial College London
          5. Newcastle University
          6. University of Leeds
        2. Focus Finder
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          2. Focus Finder Revisited
      3. How it's done
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    8. Knowledge Resources
      1. Mergers in Higher Education
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      2. Shared Services
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        9. UK Policy and Guidance Papers
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    9. Post Event Resources
      1. Conferences and Events
        1. Innovation and Transformation in HE Unlocking Learning
        2. Internationalisation
        3. Research Leadership
        4. Future Proofing Higher Education
        5. Developing higher education: strategies for a new era
        6. Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models
        7. Imagine
        8. MOOCs: What have we learned, emerging themes and what next
      2. Governance Development Programme Resources
        1. GDP 2013-2014 Resources
          1. Student as Governor
          2. Student as Governor - Gallary
          3. Being an effective governor - Scotland
          4. Governor Toolkit Part 1
          5. Making Governance Work for Staff Governors
          6. Understanding Institutional Sustainability Assessment
          7. Being an effective governor - Wales
          8. Scottish Code of Higher Education Governance
        2. GDP 2012-2013 Resources
          1. Student as Governor
          2. The New HE Climate: Disruptive Innovations
          3. Leading the Board of Governors
          4. Shifting Priorities for Governors in Scottish HEIs
          5. Governor Toolkit Part 1
          6. A Changing Agenda for Clerks and Secretaries
          7. Governance in a New Economic Climate
          8. Making Governance Work
          9. Shaping our future in Scotland
          10. Does my board need a makover
          11. Shaping our future in Wales
          12. Governor Toolkit Part 2
          13. Student as Governor: Preparing for life beyond the boardroom
        3. GDP 2011-2012 Resources
          1. Student Governors Making a Difference
          2. Governance in a New Economic Environment
          3. Right Side of the Law
          4. Shifting Priorities for Governors in Scottish HEIs
          5. Three Key Issues for Governors
          6. HE Governance Forum
          7. Determining Educational Charcter
          8. A Changing Agenda for Clerks and Secretaries
          9. Strategy, Measurement and Impact
          10. Making Governance Work for Staff Governors
          11. Protecting reputation, positioning for success
          12. Scottish Governance Forum
          13. Fundamentals
          14. Welsh Governor Development Day
      3. Network Events
        1. DVC/PVC Network: International Event
      4. MASHEIN
  5. Governance
    1. Becoming a governor
      1. Additional resources - becoming a governor
    2. What is governance?
      1. Academic Governance
      2. Governance and management
      3. Additonal resources - governance and management
    3. Roles and responsibilities
      1. Roles of governance
        1. Additional resources - roles
      2. Responsibilities of governance
        1. Additional resources - responsibilities
      3. Students
        1. Additional resources - students
    4. Institutions
      1. Additional resources - institutions
    5. Regulatory framework
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        1. Additional resources - legal
      2. Statutory regulation
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      3. Quality and standards
        1. Additional resources - quality and standards
    6. Board activities
      1. Board committees
        1. Audit
          1. Additional resources - audit
        2. Estates
          1. Additional resources - estates
        3. Finance
          1. Additional resources - finance
        4. Human Resource Management
          1. Additional resources - human resources
        5. Nominations
          1. Additional resources - nominations
        6. Remuneration
          1. Additional resources - remuneration
        7. Risk Management
          1. Additional resources - risk management
      2. Strategy and measuring performance
        1. Additional resources - strategy and performance
      3. Academic matters
        1. Additional resources - academic matters
      4. Internationalisation
        1. Additional resources - internationalisation
      5. Commercial activities and enterprise
        1. Additional resources - commercial activities
      6. Reviewing effectiveness
        1. Additional resources - effectiveness
    7. Ethics and values
      1. Personal
        1. Additional resources - personal
      2. Corporate
        1. Additional resources - corporate
    8. Resource bank
      1. Features
      2. Previous news alerts
        1. Governance at the Co-op
        2. HE funding - IFS report
        3. HE Code of Governance
        4. Removal of student number control
        5. Governance issues in the private sector
        6. Governance at the BBC
        7. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        8. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        9. New IPPR report on HE
        10. Moocs are coming
      3. Getting-to-grips
      4. Useful websites
      5. Governance publications
      6. HE facts
  6. International
    1. International Associates
    2. Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy Seminar
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