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Management Development Resources

Management Development Resources

What are the LF Management Development Resources?

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:

  1. Managing effective performance
    Performance management for professional services staff has sometimes been more developed than for academic staff, but it continues to be a challenging issue for many managers. This resource pack has many practical insights into ways in which a manager can support others to maintain and improve their performance, including: An overview of effective performance management; Effective performance management – strategies and tactics; How to make those ‘difficult conversations’ productive and positive; How to manage under performance; Leading an effective performance review meeting; and Setting objectives.
  2. Managing change in higher education
    Explores a wide range of change management tools and techniques that are applied to the higher education context. The kind of themes and issues covered in this resource pack include: The change drivers impacting on your organisation; Understanding the University’s culture; Assessing change readiness; Planning for change; Turning resistance into commitment; Making change happen; and Roles in times of change.
  3. Emotional intelligence, personal impact and personal effectiveness
    This resource is the one most closely aligned with personal effectiveness. There is now plenty of material that contributes to the way that the individual can be developed; this Resource draws together a number of important stands in the arena of personal development: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence; Developing self awareness; Understanding personal effectiveness; Empathic communications; and Impact and influence.
  4. Lean management – doing more with less
    Developed for the LF by Cardiff University, this resource explores a new and emerging set of tools and techniques that explore how a higher education provider can make its processes more Lean and efficient. This resource contains materials that look in detail in a very practical way at a number of Lean approaches: Developing lean awareness; The importance of the customer in becoming Lean; Understanding value streams; Focusing on customer demands; and Continuous improvement.
  5. The current higher education context
    This programme focuses on the factors that are impacting on the way that higher education is developing. There are so many major factors that are currently forcing higher education providers to change the way that they deliver their services and relate to the student, including student finance and Government policy. This is of course, a fast moving subject, and while the information is correct at the time of going to press, we recognise that it will date fairly quickly. The Leadership Foundation intends to update this information periodically, keeping it as accurate as best we can and these updates will be available to members only, on the Leadership Foundation website.
  6. Commercial skills for academics and researchers

    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. You will be provided with hard copy and there is an accompanying CD which you can use to create copies of all of the materials for your own workshops.

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.

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  1. Home
  2. Programmes
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          3. Resources: Core Leadership Skills
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        8. Frequently Asked Questions
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      1. International Modules on Existing UK Programmes
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      1. Support from a change advisor
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      3. Personal change questionnaire
      4. Supporting internal change consultants
      5. In-house change academies
    3. Coaching
      1. Executive Coaching
      2. Team Coaching
      3. Career Coaching Options
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    4. Organisational Development
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      1. Bespoke Programmes
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  4. Research
    1. Publications
      1. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
        1. Dr Mark Pegg
        2. An unorthodox career
        3. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          1. Professor Nirmala Rao
          2. Professor Steve West
          3. Professor Sir Peter Scott
          4. Aaron Porter
          5. Professor Nick Petford
          6. Toni Pearce
        4. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
        5. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
        6. Projects - Research - Resources
          1. Academic-practitioner knowledge sharing within HEIs
          2. What our research says
          3. Strategic sourcing
          4. LF research update
        7. LF Consulting
        8. The China Study
        9. Staff update
        10. Download Engage34
      2. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
        1. Leadership: the next ten years
        2. Project update
          1. Inspirational leadership vital to creating customer-focused culture
          2. Newcastle win top award!
          3. Moving offices: good for your health!
          4. LF signs MOU with Association of Arab Universities
        3. Interview
        4. In Practice
        5. Development
          1. Rainmakers or institution builders?
          2. Forthcoming research from the Leadership Foundation
          3. Essentials of Budgeting
          4. HERAG call to action!
        6. Starter for ten
        7. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
        8. Book Review
        9. Download Engage33
      3. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
        1. Change: the new norm
        2. Project update
          1. 100 days toolkit
          2. A fresh approach to managing performance
          3. MOOC: Love it
          4. New knowledge, new skills and new attitudes
        3. Interview
        4. In Practice
          1. The case studies
          2. Conclusions
          3. Recommendations
        5. Development
          1. Changes in the learning landscape
          2. Aurora: women only
          3. Developing research leadership
        6. What our research says:
        7. Leadership Development Programmes
        8. Download Engage32
      4. ENGAGE Past Editions
      5. Engage Unlimited
      6. Getting to Grips
      7. Reports & Reviews
      8. Programme Brochures
      9. Management Development Resources
    2. Published Research
      1. 2014 Research
      2. 2013 Research
      3. 2012 Research
      4. 2011 Research
      5. 2010 Research
      6. 2009 Research
      7. 2008 Research
      8. 2007 Research
      9. Research by Theme
        1. 1. The UK HE System
          1. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
          2. Credit Risk? Reviving credit accumulation and transfer in UK higher Education
        2. 2. The New HE Economy
        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
        4. 4. Governance
        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. 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
        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
        10. 10. Internationalisation
          1. Using International Recruitment Agents: Risks and Regulation?
          2. Losing our Chains?
          3. Internationalising the curriculum: Design, delivery and depth
          4. Horizon Scanning: what will higher education look like in 2020
          5. Leadership and Management of International Partnerships
        11. 11. Innovators
          1. The Minerva Project
          2. Coursera
    3. Current Tenders
      1. Small Development Projects
      2. Disabled People in Higher Education Leadership
      3. Innovation and Transformation Fund
        1. What they say about the Innovation and Transformation Fund
        2. FAQs
    4. Commissioned Research
      1. The UK HE System
      2. The New HE Economy
      3. Collaboration and Partnership
      4. Governance
      5. Leadership in Practice
      6. Changing Roles, Structures and Careers
      7. Leadership Development
      8. Leading the Student Experience
      9. Leading Equality and Diversity
      10. Internationalisation
    5. Resources
      1. Diversity
        1. Strategy
          1. Diversity Strategy for 2007-2012
        2. Key Leadership and Diversity Projects
        3. Resources, Publications and Links
        4. Equality Legislation
        5. Diversity Advisory Forum
        6. Diversity talks
      2. Organisational Development
        1. OD Mapping Project
        2. ODHE Group
        3. ODHE Group Meetings and Related Resources
      3. Governance
      4. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      5. ITF Fund Outcomes
      6. Case Studies
      7. LGM Fund Outcomes
    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
          1. BBC
          2. University of Kent
          3. Nottingham Trent University
          4. Imperial College London
          5. Newcastle University
          6. University of Leeds
        2. Focus Finder
          1. Interpreting the Results
          2. Focus Finder Revisited
      3. How it's done
        1. Resources
        2. Making the case
        3. Size and scope
        4. Roles, stakeholders and engagement
        5. Roles, stakeholders and engagement: examples
        6. Selection and assessment
        7. Selection and assessment: examples
        8. Development methods
      4. Case Studies
      5. Tools
    7. Small Development Projects
      1. Call for 2014 Proposals
      2. Small Development Projects 2013
      3. Small Development Projects 2012
      4. Small Development Projects 2011
      5. Small Development Projects 2010
      6. Small Development Projects 2008-09
      7. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
    8. Knowledge Resources
      1. Mergers in Higher Education
        1. HE/FE Mergers - Literature
        2. Merger Evaluation Reports
        3. Higher Education Case Studies
        4. Legislation/Guidance
        5. News Articles
        6. Non HE Literature on Mergers
      2. Shared Services
        1. The Shared Services Approach
        2. Shared Services in the Public Sector and Higher Education
        3. The Transition to a Shared Services Model
        4. Bibliography
        5. The Shared Services Model
        6. Shared Services in the Public Sector
        7. Shared Services in Higher and Further Education
        8. Additional Leadership, Governance and Management Considerations in Shared Services Models
        9. UK Policy and Guidance Papers
        10. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Resources
        11. Websites and Online Materials
    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. Governance and management
      1. 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
      1. Legal
        1. Additional resources - legal
      2. Statutory regulation
        1. Additional resources - statutory
      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. Previously news alerts
        1. Moocs are coming
        2. New IPPR report on HE
        3. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        4. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        5. Governance at the BBC
        6. Governance issues in the private sector
        7. Removal of student number control
        8. HE Code of Governance
      3. Getting-to-grips
      4. Useful websites
      5. Governance publications
      6. HE facts
  6. International
    1. International Associates

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.

For further details please click here or frankie.martin@lfhe.ac.uk.

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