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    Jun 2015
    1. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 22)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 22)

      Tuesday 02 June 2015 - Near Watford   Module info

      Application Deadline: Monday 4 May 2015
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 June 2015
      Location: Hunton Park (De Vere Venues), Near Watford

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 22 consists of one four-day residential module. The programme includes the development of action learning sets.

    2. Essentials of Leading Reputation

      Essentials of Leading Reputation

      Wednesday 03 June 2015 - Central London, tbc   Module info

      This is a one-day event

      This one-day workshop is for those who sit on their universities senior management team and need to know how to take the responsibility for reputation and use it well.

    3. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans

      Wednesday 03 June 2015 - Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4LH   Module info

      This is a new one day event for Aurorans who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills.  It is also open to women who have not participated in the Aurora programme but aspire to middle management positions.

       

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans is a practical, interactive, one day workshop, supported by the British Universities Finance Directors’ Group (BUFDG), designed to provide a space to ask the finance questions you daren’t ask! This event is for Aurorans who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills. It is also open to women who have not taken part in the Aurora programme but aspire to middle management positions. The workshop will be led by Irene Bews, Director of Finance of Kingston University; a financial specialist with 18 years’ experience. The workshop will cover: The financial cycle (budgeting, management reporting, financial statements) Interpreting financial information Terminology, some basic accounting concepts, and some jargon busting The importance of internal controls and financial regulations Where universities money comes from, and what it’s spent on.

    4. GDP: Preparing for life after the Students' Union

      GDP: Preparing for life after the Students' Union

      Thursday 04 June 2015 - West One (De Vere venues), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR   Module info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 14.00.

      Student leaders exiting their union and their boardroom roles take with them into the wider community a powerful legacy of skills and experiences. This session captures and recreates that learning in ways that will benefit them as alumni and futrue leaders 'out there'

    5. BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit

      BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit

      Wednesday 10 June 2015 - Asia House, London   Module info

      This event will take place at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP

      The event will start at 2.30pm, and will close at 7.00pm.

      This summit aims to develop practical steps towards supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff to realising their potential and ensuring higher education institutions benefit from the diversity of talent in the academic and professional workforce.This is a free event. A briefing paper commissioned by the LFHE will inform participants of the key issues. The event will include an overview, the launch of a new Leadership Foundation Stimulus Paper 'How can we make not break BME Leaders?' by Dr Gurnam Singh and Dr Josephine Kwhali, Coventry University as well as the opportunity to define practical solutions through interactive discussion run as a ‘World Café.

    6. Essentials of Lean Management

      Essentials of Lean Management

      Thursday 11 June 2015 - Central London, tbc   Module info

      This is a one-day event

      This one-day workshop will help you to discover the five principles of lean management and how you can adopt this approach in your own institution. Participate in an interactive and practical workshop that will combine presentation, discussion, group work and reflection time.

    7. TMP Alumni Event: Hidden Leadership: Micropolitics on stage and backstage

      TMP Alumni Event: Hidden Leadership: Micropolitics on stage and backstage

      Monday 15 June 2015 - London, Tbc   Module info

      This event is open to alumni of the Top Management Programme. It will be taking place in central London (venue tbc) on Monday 15 June 2015, arrival and registration will be from 09.30 for a 10.00 start; the event will close at 16.00.

      Many leaders in universities recognise the crucial activity that goes on in the wings and backstage, hidden from view and unacknowledged. This event will explore what is often undiscussed: the use of influence and power, and the micropolitics of leading. In the environment of higher education, micropolitics may be the primary tool to achieve change.

      Professor Jacky Lumby of the University of Southampton will explore issues highlighted in her forthcoming LF research report, with particular attention to aspects of leadership practice which she discovered outside the ‘heroic leadership’ narrative. We are delighted to be joined by Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The day will offer a rare opportunity to discuss what lies beneath the surface of much leadership and is so vital to its effectiveness.

      The TMP Alumni community is by far the largest LF alumni group, with 650+ members in higher education. This alumni day will allow you to meet up and network with other TMP alumni and extend your learning on 'Hidden Leadership'

    8. Leading the Student Experience: Measurement, Improvement & Regulation

      Leading the Student Experience: Measurement, Improvement & Regulation

      Thursday 18 June 2015 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00.

      Our network on the leadership of the student experience is now in its third year. It is for anyone involved in the delivery aspects of student experience. The themes for the June event will be primarily on measurement, improvement & regulation

    9. Leading the Student Experience: Measurement, Improvement & Regulation (NUS)

      Leading the Student Experience: Measurement, Improvement & Regulation (NUS)

      Thursday 18 June 2015 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00.

      Fee:    Price for students whose institutions who are LF members: £99.00

                 Price for students whose institutions who are non-members: £129.00

      Our network on the leadership of the student experience is now in its third year. It is for anyone involved in the delivery aspects of student experience. The themes for the June event will be primarily on measurement, improvement & regulation

    10. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Tuesday 23 June 2015 - London   Module info

      This is a one-day event

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.30.

       

      A learning network for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Principals which runs twice a year.

    11. Academic Leaders' Programme Alumni Event

      Tuesday 30 June 2015 - Great North Museum: Hancock   Module info

      This is a half-day event.

      The first Academic Leaders’ Programme (ALP) took place in 2006 and the 10th cohort of the programme in 2015. Over 180 senior academics from Durham and Newcastle Universities have attended the programme over the last 10 years. This event is an opportunity to reflect upon the ALP and the impact it has had on those who have attended. It will also enable past participants to reconnect with their ALP cohort and network with other ALP participants. The event is also an opportunity for ALP alumni to help shape the programme for future cohorts

    Jul 2015
    1. Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Communicating as a Leader

      Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Communicating as a Leader

      Wednesday 01 July 2015 - Central London   Module info

      This event is open to alumni of our core open programmes. It will be taking place in central London on Wednesday 1 July 2015, arrival and registration will be from 09.45 for a 10.00 start; the event will close at 16.30.

      LF Fellows receive a 50% discount, this discount will applied once your booking has been processed.

      We are delighted to invite our alumni to the 2015 Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Communicating as a Leader. Pete Bailie and Matt Wait of VOX Coaching will be facilitating the day, exploring how communication and presence can enhance and influence projecting your leadership.

    Sep 2015
    1. Executive Leaders 2

      Executive Leaders 2

      Tuesday 29 September 2015   Module info

      Introduction (5 hours): including a 1 hour phone call between Wednesday 15 and Wednesday 22 July 2015; access to online learning environment begins on Tuesday 29 September 2015
      Executive Thinking (20 hours): Tuesday 20 October 2015 (16.30) - Thursday 22 October 2015 (16.00)
      Strategic Thinking (15 hours): including an online tutorial taking place on Wednesday 18 November 2015, 9.00am-11.00am
      Power and Politics (10 hours): Tuesday 8 December 2015 (16.30) - Wednesday 9 December 2015 (16.15)
      Personal Impact (15 hours): including an online tutorial taking place on Wednesday 6 January 2016, 9.00am-11.00am
      Strategic Impact (10 hours):  Tuesday 9 February 2016 (16.30) - Wednesday 10 February 2016 (16.30) 

      Final evaluation and feedback (5 hours): Thursday 3 March 2016

      Estimated programme hours: 80 hours

      Fees: The programme fee for Leadership Foundation member institutions is £8,000, with the fee for non-member institutions being £10,000.
       

      Designed to prepare aspiring executive leaders for the real challenges of working as part of a university senior management team. Executive Leaders consists of three residential modules plus continuous online learning throughout.

    Oct 2015
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 37)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 37)

      Friday 02 October 2015 - Various   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 26 June 2015

      Orientation Day: Friday 2 October 2015
      Week One: Tuesday 20 – Friday 23 October 2015
      Impact Group: Tuesday 10 November 2015
      Coaching: Tuesday 1 or Wednesday 2 December 2015
      Week Two: Monday 1 – Friday 5 February 2016
      Coaching: tbc, February 2016
      Impact Group: Tuesday 8 March 2016
      Week Three: Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 April 2016

      The fees for the Top Management Programme 37 will be confirmed shortly.

      TMP is an intensive leadership programme for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Chief Executive Officers, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans with cross institutional responsibilities, Registrars, Heads of University Administration or Directors of Academic or Professional Services

    2. Transition to Leadership 3

      Transition to Leadership 3

      Monday 19 October 2015 - Reading   Module info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Monday 19 October 2015
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 10 November 2015 
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Tuesday 15 December 2015
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours):  Wednesday 10 February 2016
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Wednesday 2 March 2016

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Transition to Leadership is for new leaders, who want to build on their personal, team and organisational leadership skills. Through a mix of online and face-to-face delivery you will gain the tools and experience to be an impactful leader.

    Nov 2015
    1. Aurora London 1

      Aurora London 1

      Wednesday 04 November 2015 - London   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora London 1

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Wednesday 4 November 2015 
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 3 December 2015
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Wednesday 20 January 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Wednesday 24 February 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Wednesday 23 March 2016
         

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Birmingham and/or London 2.
       

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    2. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 5)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 5)

      Wednesday 11 November 2015 - London   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 30 October 2015
      Module One: Wednesday 11 - Thursday 12 November 2015
      Location: London  
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 12 or Thursday 14 January 2016

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in recieving dates in 2016

      Introduction to Head of Department will take you through the contemporary contexts and challenges of being a head of department. It is a short but intensive programme that will give you the survival skills for the first few months in post so you can hit the ground running.

    3. Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors / Principals 2015

      Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors / Principals 2015

      Thursday 19 November 2015 - Outside London (Venue Tbc)   Module info

      This is a two day event

      If you are not available for these dates, please email Heidi Agbenyo to log your interest in the programme

      Conceived by the CUC and the Leadership Foundation a few years ago, this event creates a unique space for participants to reflect on current higher education issues, and on the executive/governance relationships in their institutions. From our work there is a clear message that has come across that the quality of the governance relationship is a key factor in higher education institutions capacity to handle current challenges and transitions.

    Dec 2015
    1. Aurora Glasgow

      Aurora Glasgow

      Tuesday 01 December 2015 - Glasgow   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora Glasgow

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Tuesday 1 December 2015
      2. Power and Politics
        Tuesday 19 January 2016
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 16 February 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 15 March 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 19 April 2016


      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Dublin, Bristol, Birmingham and London 2.
       

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    Jan 2016
    1. Aurora Dublin

      Aurora Dublin

      Thursday 07 January 2016 - Dublin   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora Dublin

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Tuesday 7 January 2016
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 18 February 2016
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Thursday 17 March 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Thursday 28 April 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Thursday 19 May 2016


      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham and/or London 2.

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    2. Aurora Bristol

      Aurora Bristol

      Friday 15 January 2016 - Bristol   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora Bristol

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Friday 15 January 2016
      2. Power and Politics
        Friday 12 February 2016
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Friday 11 March 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Friday 22 April 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Friday 13 May 2016


      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham and/or London 2.

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    Feb 2016
    1. Executive Leaders 3

      Executive Leaders 3

      Thursday 04 February 2016   Module info

      Introduction (5 hours): including a 1 hour phone call between Wednesday 20 and Tuesday 26 January 2016; access to online learning environment begins on Thursday 4 February 2016
      Executive Thinking (20 hours): Tuesday 8 March (16.30) - Thursday 10 March 2016 (16.00)
      Strategic Thinking (15 hours): including an online tutorial taking place on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 9.00am-11.00am
      Power and Politics (10 hours): Tuesday 10 May 2016 (16.30) - Wednesday 11 May 2016 (16.15)
      Personal Impact (15 hours): including an online tutorial taking place on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 9.00am-11.00am
      Strategic Impact (10 hours):  Tuesday 28 June 2016 (16.30) - Wednesday 29 June 2016 (16.30) 

      Final evaluation and feedback (5 hours): Thursday 14 July 2016

      Estimated programme hours: 80 hours

      Fees: The programme fee for Leadership Foundation member institutions is £8,000, with the fee for non-member institutions being £10,000.
       

      Designed to prepare aspiring executive leaders for the real challenges of working as part of a university senior management team. Executive Leaders consists of three residential modules plus continuous online learning throughout.

    2. Aurora Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham

      Thursday 04 February 2016 - Birmingham   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora Birmingham

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Thursday 4 February 2016
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 3 March 2016
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Thursday 14 April 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Thursday 5 May 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Thursday 9 June 2016


      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol and/or London 2.

       

       

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    3. Aurora London 2

      Aurora London 2

      Tuesday 23 February 2016 - London   Module info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      Aurora London 2

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Tuesday 23 February 2016
      2. Power and Politics
        Tuesday 22 March 2016
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 12 April 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 17 May 2016
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 21 June 2016


      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol and/or Birmingham.

       

       

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    Mar 2016
    1. Transition to Leadership 4

      Transition to Leadership 4

      Monday 28 March 2016 - Manchester   Module info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Monday 28 March 2016
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 19 April 2016
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Thursday 26 May 2016
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours):  Thursday 30 June 2016
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Friday 8 July 2016

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Transition to Leadership is for new leaders, who want to build on their personal, team and organisational leadership skills. Through a mix of online and face-to-face delivery you will gain the tools and experience to be an impactful leader.

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      1. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
        1. Editorial: Alison Johns
        2. Spring News
          1. Aurora in Dublin
          2. Free consultancy day
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          5. Enter your team now!
          6. Who is your Inspiring Leader of 2015?
          7. New associate director for London
        3. A baptism of fire
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        6. Starter for ten: Fiona Larg
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      2. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
        1. Editorial: Alison Johns
        2. Autumn News
          1. Small Development Projects
          2. Rosemary Stamp joins TMP
          3. Innovation and Transformation Fund 2.0
          4. NUS Charitable Services win award
        3. Membership
        4. Mainstreaming equality and diversity
        5. The rise of the career PVC
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          4. Conclusions
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        7. Professor Pat Bailey
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          1. Exploring the role of associate dean in UK universities
          2. Research update
          3. Tapping into the Knowledge Bank
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        9. Executive Leaders
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        11. Download Engage36
      3. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
        1. Summer News
          1. Stimulating talks
          2. Engaging Leaders
          3. MyLF
          4. Your national and regional coordinators
          5. Recent awards
        2. The Singularity University
        3. Talent Development
          1. Methodology, Perceptions of talent, Existing frameworks
          2. Pilot talent development programme
          3. Summary and next steps
        4. Our alumni: Liz Price
        5. Professor Cliff Allan
        6. Projects - Research - Resources
          1. Disciplinary difference in early career academic leadership development?
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      4. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
        1. Dr Mark Pegg
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          1. Welsh Crucible
          2. University of the Year
          3. MMU's disability benchmark
          4. Aurora Quotes
          5. Do you have a great story to tell?
          6. Tracking TMP alumni
        3. An unorthodox career
        4. 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
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        1. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
          1. Change: the new norm
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          7. What our research says:
          8. Leadership Development Programmes
          9. Download Engage32
        2. 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
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          10. Download Engage33
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        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
        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
          4. Exploring Student Leadership
        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
      11. Research Order Form
    3. Current Tenders
      1. Updating the Getting to Grips Guides for Audit and Finance
    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. Governance
      4. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      5. Case Studies
      6. 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 2014
      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. ITF Projects
      1. ITF 2014 Phase 2
      2. ITF 2012 Phase 1
      3. Case Studies
      4. 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. Governance Development Programme Resources
      3. Developing Academic Leaders
  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
      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. Previous news alerts
        1. Review of governance at Plymouth University
        2. Equality and diversity and governing bodies
        3. A Changing Agenda
        4. Revised HE Code of Governance
        5. Role and effectiveness of audit committees
        6. Governance of Scottish Higher Education Institutions: Consulative Paper on HE Bill
        7. Governance issues at Tesco
        8. Update to UK Corporate Governance Code
        9. Student visas
        10. Governance at the Co-op
        11. HE funding - IFS report
        12. HE Code of Governance
        13. Removal of student number control
        14. Governance issues in the private sector
        15. Governance at the BBC
        16. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        17. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        18. New IPPR report on HE
        19. Moocs are coming
        20. Increasing diversity
      3. Getting-to-grips
      4. Useful websites
      5. Codes of governance
      6. New research on governance in higher education
      7. Book reviews
      8. HE facts
    9. 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
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