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Leadership Foundation Fellowship enables individual leaders to commit to developing their leadership skills and profile. It is about continued development and shared best practice amongst a community of over 70 LF Fellows from across the higher education sector.

Fellowship ensures that development does not stop with the end of one of our leadership programmes; instead it provides an opportunity to further enhance the skills you have developed in a tangible and meaningful way as your career progresses.


What is LF Associate Fellowship and LF Fellowship?

LF Fellowship is awarded in recognition of the work that a participant has undertaken on a programme and beyond it to develop as a leader. Achieving LF Fellowship involves a combination of your own personal development plan, supporting evidence and one to one conversations with your dedicated Fellowship coach. Successfully completing this supported process will lead to the award of the title ‘LF Fellow’ and the post-nominals (FLF).

Associate Fellowship
is applicable to those that opt in to working toward LF Fellowship and have completed their 360-degree diagnostic included in their chosen leadership programme. LF Associate Fellows have 12 months to complete the initial steps to become a full LF Fellow. You will be able to use this title whilst you progress toward your LF Fellowship as an indication of your commitment to achieving this.

To become an LF Fellow you will have met the following criteria:

  • Identified your development needs as a leader.
  • Taken action to develop your effectiveness, including applying learning.
  • Contributed to the development of others.
  • Assessed the impact of these actions in delivering your institution’s goals.

Find out more about Becoming an LF Fellow.

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LF Fellow benefits

LF Fellowship will mark you out as someone keeping their leadership skills up to date and enable you to:

  • Strengthen the impact of the programme on your own leadership practice.
  • Explore alternative leadership approaches to deliver results.
  • Increase and enhance your network with a community of like minded professionals and academic experts from across the UK and international higher education sectors.
  • Track your progress.
  • Benchmark against best practice.
  • Receive recognition of your achievement.
  • Increase confidence.
  • Stand out in a competitive sector.
  • Access the latest in leadership thinking.
  • Prove your leadership commitment to employers, contacts, and colleagues.

Regular contact with the LF Fellowship team and your dedicated coach will provide you with a consistent and expert sounding board.

Further LF Fellow benefits:

  • Early access to research.
  • £150 off your next leadership programme.
  • Free hot topic seminar.
  • Discounted alumni activities.

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Institutional benefits

Institutions will gain leaders who have demonstrably committed to their professional development. Institutions will benefit through its leaders’ opportunities to:

  • Expand their networks and through this acquire increased understanding of leadership challenges and responses from across the sector (both within the UK and internationally).
  • Reflect on their own leadership with support from experts, and find ways of increasing their contribution to the institution’s success.

Investing in leadership development also helps to raise the game for the whole sector, through shared problem-solving and dissemination of good practice and innovation.

LF Fellowship provides the opportunity to react to increasing global competitiveness. If the UK and its institutions are to maintain and enhance its international reputation and quality, effective leadership will be a key mark of difference.

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Fees 

  • £500*: LF Associate Fellowship: begins following participation in a LF core leadership programme, which is the start of your journey to LF Fellow status.
  • £195*: Payable upon the acceptance of LF Fellowship application.

* Your institution must be a member of the Leadership Foundation for the members fee to apply.

Fee for non-member institutions:

  • £625: LF Associate Fellowship: begins following participation in a LF core leadership programme, which is the start of your journey to LF Fellow status.
  • £245: Payable upon the acceptance of LF Fellowship application.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Top Management Programme (TMP 38)

    Various

    29 April - 30 September 2016

  2. Strategic Finance Programme

    Birmingham

    23 May 2016 - 23 May 2017

  3. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 24)

    near Heathrow

    24 - 27 May 2016

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      1. Change Academy
        1. Change Academy Case Studies
          1. Change Academy: University of Westminster
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      2. Programmes for Head of Department
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        1. Case Study: University College Cork
    3. Conferences and Events
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    4. Alumni
      1. LF Fellowship
        1. Becoming an LF Fellow
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      2. Projects
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          1. Professor Uduak Archibong
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  3. Consultancy
    1. Sector Wide Change
    2. Institutional Transformation
      1. Governor Development and Governance Reviews
      2. Support from a change advisor
      3. Change health check
      4. Personal change questionnaire
      5. Supporting internal change consultants
    3. Teams and Individuals
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      2. Coaching
        1. Executive Coaching
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        3. Career Coaching Options
        4. Coaching Programmes
      3. Unconscious Bias Workshops
    4. Organisational Development
      1. Working with Top Management Teams
      2. Evaluation and Impact
      3. Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers
      4. Strategic Marketing and Communications
      5. Leadership of the Student Experience
    5. International
      1. Bespoke Programmes
      2. International Partnership and Network Programmes
      3. Previous events
    6. Case studies
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Research
    1. Publications
      1. Getting to Grips
      2. HELMs
        1. Leading higher education
        2. Motivating and developing leaders
        3. Leadership and work-life balance
        4. Governors' views of their institutions, leadership and governance
      3. Leadership Insights
      4. Management Development Resources
      5. Reports and Reviews
        1. Researching and Scoping a Higher Education and Civic Leadership Development Programme
      6. ENGAGE Past Editions
        1. ENGAGE 38 - summer 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Summer News
          3. Being on the Board
          4. Cross-sector partnerships: Essex LGBT Alliance
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Meet our Membership Advisory Group
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage38
        2. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Spring News
          3. A baptism of fire
          4. Sustainable excellence: unlocking the potential of a leading global university
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten: Fiona Larg
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Member spotlight
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage37
        3. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Autumn News
          3. Membership
          4. Mainstreaming equality and diversity
          5. The rise of the career PVC
          6. Our alumni
          7. Professor Pat Bailey
          8. Projects - Research - Resources
          9. Executive Leaders
          10. Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage36
        4. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
          1. Summer News
          2. The Singularity University
          3. Talent Development
          4. Our alumni: Liz Price
          5. Professor Cliff Allan
          6. Projects - Research - Resources
          7. Umeå University Dialogue
          8. History, Examination, Investigations and Treatment
          9. Leadership Development Programmes
          10. Download Engage35
        5. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
          1. Dr Mark Pegg
          2. Spring 2014 News
          3. An unorthodox career
          4. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          5. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
          6. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. LF Consulting
          9. The China Study
          10. Staff update
          11. Download Engage34
        6. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
          1. Leadership: the next ten years
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. Starter for ten
          8. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          9. Book Review
          10. Download Engage33
        7. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
          1. Change: the new norm
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. What our research says:
          8. Leadership Development Programmes
          9. Download Engage32
        8. Engage Unlimited
        9. Engage 2 Book Review
    2. Published Research
      1. 2016 Research
      2. 2015 Research
      3. 2014 Research
      4. 2013 Research
      5. 2012 Research
      6. 2011 Research
      7. 2010 Research
      8. 2009 Research
      9. 2008 Research
      10. 2007 Research
      11. Research by Theme
        1. 1. The UK HE System
          1. The Case for Growing STEMM Research Capacity in Wales
          2. The employability agenda and beyond: what are universities for?
          3. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
          4. 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 interdisciplinary Research transforming the academic landscape
          2. Leading interdisciplinarity: creating environments for success
          3. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
          4. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
          5. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
          6. What do we know about: Collaborations and Partnerships in Higher Education
          7. Neo-collegiality: restoring academic engagement in the managerial university
          8. Developing and Sustaining Shared Leadership in Higher Education
        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. The Impact of Leadership and Leadership Development in Higher Education
          2. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Full Report
          3. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Summary
          4. Leadership of Practice Disciplines in Universities: The case of nurses and teachers
          5. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
          6. Developing Collective Leadership in Higher Education
          7. Humanities Research Leadership in Europe
          8. What do we know about leadership in higher education?
          9. Leading academic talent to a successful future: interviews with leaders, managers and academics
          10. Leading academic talent to a successful future: an international perspective
          11. Academic Leadership: Changing Conceptions, Identities and Experiences in UK Higher Education
          12. In the wings and backstage: exploring the micropolitics of leadership in higher education
          13. Departmental Leadership of Teaching in Research-Intensive Environments
        6. 6. Changing Roles, Structures and Careers
          1. The Role of Prestige in UK Universities: Vice-Chancellors' Perspectives
          2. Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          3. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
          4. 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
          4. Exploring Student Leadership
        9. 9. Leading Equality and Diversity
          1. How can we make not break black and minority ethnic leaders in higher education?
          2. Religion in Britain: Challenges to Higher Education
          3. Gender and Higher Education Leadership
          4. The experience of BME academics in higher education: aspirations in the face of inequality
          5. Towards the family friendly university?
          6. Women and Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations
        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
      12. Research Order Form
    3. Current Tenders
      1. Leadership in health higher education
    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 Group
        6. Diversity talks
      2. Organisational Development
        1. OD Mapping Project
        2. ODHE Group
        3. ODHE Group Meetings and Related Resources
      3. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      4. Case Studies
      5. 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. Small Development Projects 2016
      2. Small Development Projects 2015
      3. Small Development Projects 2014
      4. Small Development Projects 2013
      5. Small Development Projects 2012
      6. Small Development Projects 2011
      7. Small Development Projects 2010
      8. Small Development Projects 2008-09
      9. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
    8. ITF Projects
      1. ITF 2016 Phase 3 - Project details
        1. Funding for updating online information governance materials
        2. Leading Change Together: Managing cultural change across the HE workforce
        3. Enhancing the Evidencing of Benefits and Efficiencies across the HE Sector
      2. ITF 2014 Phase 2
      3. ITF 2012 Phase 1
      4. Case Studies
      5. What they say about the Innovation and Transformation Fund
    9. 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
    10. 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. Governor Development Programme Resources
      3. Developing Academic Leaders
    11. Changing the Learning Landscape
      1. Impact
        1. Patsy's Perspective:
      2. Partners
  5. Governance
    1. Governors
      1. Becoming a governor
      2. What is governance?
      3. Governor responsibilities
        1. Academic governance and quality
        2. Compliance and regulation
        3. Commercial operations
        4. International students and developments
        5. Risk management
        6. Students
        7. Strategic plans
        8. Monitoring performance
    2. Governing bodies
      1. Audit Committee
      2. Nominations committee
      3. Remuneration
      4. Employment
      5. Finance
      6. Estates
    3. Operating context
    4. Resource bank
      1. Features
      2. Governance News
      3. Previous news alerts
        1. Alternative providers and student debt in the US: could it happen in the UK?
        2. Is institutional autonomy under threat?
        3. Managing the board
        4. OECD Report suggests some higher education students lack basic skills
        5. Five issues for HEI governing bodies
        6. Whistleblowing and gagging clauses
        7. The failure of HBOS
        8. Financial forecasts for English HEIs
        9. Governance changes proposed in the HE Green paper
        10. FEHE SORP 2015 Donations & Endowments
        11. Board diversity - the Davis Review
        12. Information systems and cyber security
        13. Does a change in leadership lead to a change in strategy?
        14. FIFA and corporate governance
        15. Volkswagen
        16. Sustainability
        17. Review of governance at Plymouth University
        18. Equality and diversity and governing bodies
        19. A Changing Agenda
        20. Role and effectiveness of audit committees
        21. Governance of Scottish Higher Education Institutions: Consulative Paper on HE Bill
        22. Governance issues at Tesco
        23. Student visas
        24. Governance at the Co-op
        25. HE funding - IFS report
        26. Removal of student number control
        27. Governance issues in the private sector
        28. Governance at the BBC
        29. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        30. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        31. New IPPR report on HE
        32. Moocs are coming
        33. Increasing diversity
      4. Getting-to-grips
        1. Getting to Grips with Finance
      5. Useful websites
      6. Codes of governance
        1. CUC Code of Governance
        2. UK Corporate Governance Code
      7. New research on governance in higher education
      8. Book reviews
      9. HE facts
      10. Kids Company
        1. The collapse of Kids Company
        2. NAO Investigation into Kids Company
        3. The need for good governance
    5. Governance Briefing Notes
    6. Governor Dialogues
  6. International
    1. International Associates
    2. Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy Seminar
    3. Kazakhstan Networking Dinners 2014
    4. Umeå University, Sweden - Study Visit
    5. UKIERI project
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