The LF Management Development Resources (MDRs) are a set of resource materials provided by the Leadership Foundation to member institutions for use as training resources. These materials have been designed with detailed facilitator notes so that you can deliver the programmes in your own institution. There are six Resources:
Academics now routinely need to include ‘pathway to impact’ statements in grant applications and to evidence the actual impact of their research. Universities are now well-stocked with ‘knowledge transfer’ professionals able to advise and guide - but they will always be heavily outnumbered by researchers. Therefore responsibility for arguing and ensuring impact will increasingly become a core part of the academic role. The thinking behind these ‘knowledge transfer’ modules is that the core skills and insights needed to achieve impact are easily appreciated by academics – and that the resulting impact is likely to be deeper and more enriching when researchers play a leading role in the ‘process’ alongside knowledge transfer colleagues.
Who are the target audience?
The proposed target audience for you to deliver these materials to are middle managers, both academic and professional services, beneath the level of head of department or head of service.
What is in the LF Management Development Resources?
Each of the six titles in this series contains 5 or 6 modules each – these have been designed as half day modules. You can use the materials to design your own workshops – lasting from just half a day to a full two and a half or three days.
Each resource contains copies of all of the materials that you will need. Member institutions were provided with hard copy and the accompanying CD which you can use to create copies of all of the materials for your own workshops. All the resources are available to download.
How easy are the LF Management Development Resources to use?
All the resources have been written by experienced facilitators. In order to ensure that they are used to their full effect we have provided seven free two day training workshops around the UK so member institutions could send their own facilitators to hear about the resources and learn how to optimise their use. If you missed this free training we can arrange a training course in-house if required. Please contact Sweta Purohit to discuss how we can help you.
Invitation to tender
The Leadership Foundation is pleased to invite tenders to comprehensively review and update one of our popular Management Development Resources (MDRs). The planned update is for number five in the series, 'The Current Higher Education Context', which focuses on the factors that are impacting on the way that higher education is developing. A copy of the current version will be emailed to applicants on request.
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