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    Sep 2015
    1. South West Regional Event: Inspire to Transform

      South West Regional Event: Inspire to Transform

      Wednesday 09 September 2015 - University of Bath   Module info

      This is a free one-day event for members only

      Registration will take place from 10.00 and the event will run from 10.30 until 15.00

       

      The network will provide a confidential, stimulating forum in which those with experience of leading significant change in their institutions can share their challenges and successes, discuss evidence and impact measures and give and receive support.

    2. GDP: Student as Governor

      GDP: Student as Governor

      Thursday 10 September 2015 - Mary Ward House, 5 - 7 Tavistock Place London, WC1H 9SN   Module info

      This is a one-day event for Student Governor (both new and exsisting)

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.15 with the programme starting promptly at 09.45. The day will close at 15.30.

      Empowering Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies benefits all stakeholders in higher education. This seminar, the first of two linked sessions, is designed for new and continuing Student board members to work together to forge an effective governance role.

    3. Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge (Bristol)

      Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge (Bristol)

      Monday 14 September 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF   Module info

      The is the second of the Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge events. This Bristol event has been designed to enable ease of attendance for those in the West and South West of the UK.

      The Manchester event will take place on Friday 25 September. 

       

       

       

       

      Leaders will have the opportunity to explore and understand the leadership challenges facing their institution in relation to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The focus will be on the application of the duty on universities and higher education colleges. These events are about leadership at all levels and there will be strong emphasis on translating policy into practice.

    4. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP2)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP2)

      Tuesday 15 September 2015   Module info

      Programme Dates:
      Programme Launch Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015 (access to the programmes online environment) 
      Module One (residential): Tuesday 6 – Wednesday 7 October 2015
      Module Two (residential): Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 December 2015
      Location: Birmingham, location TBC

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Louise Clifton to register your interest in future cohorts.

      SLP is for experienced leaders who are facing significant cross-institutional responsibilities for the first time. They now find themselves being asked to lead significant collaborative activity, working across organisational boundaries and/or delivering a substantial theme in the institution's strategy.

    5. Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge (Manchester)

      Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge (Manchester)

      Friday 25 September 2015 - Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH   Module info

      The is the third of the Policy into Practice: The Leadership Challenge events. This Manchester event has been designed to enable ease of attendance for those in the north of the UK.

       

       

       

       

       

      Leaders will have the opportunity to explore and understand the leadership challenges facing their institution in relation to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The focus will be on the application of the duty on universities and higher education colleges. These events are about leadership at all levels and there will be strong emphasis on translating policy into practice.

    6. 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), Birmingham

      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), Cardiff

      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), Manchester 

      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. Research Team Leadership

      Research Team Leadership

      Thursday 01 October 2015 - Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 18 September 2015
      Module One: Thursday 1 - Friday 2 October 2015
      Location: Birmingham

       

      Research Team Leadership is a two-day programme designed to develop an individual’s skills as a research team leader, at a time when they may be new to leadership.

    2. GDP: Student and Staff as Governor Scotland

      GDP: Student and Staff as Governor Scotland

      Thursday 01 October 2015 - Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange Edinburgh, EH3 8EE   Module info

      This is a one-day event for Student and Staff Governors (both new and existing)

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.15.

      This session will provide an introduction for new and returning governors with a staff and student background in Scotland. It will offer a briefing on the key skills required to become an effective governor, including understanding the wider governance context, the relationship between court/council and the wider decision making structure at your university.

    3. 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 are:

      Member Rate: £16,750

      Non-member rate: £20,950

      Please note that this programme is not VAT-able and so the costs above reflect the total price for TMP 37.

      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

    4. East and West Midlands Regional Event: Leading Change in Higher Education

      East and West Midlands Regional Event: Leading Change in Higher Education

      Friday 09 October 2015 - Birmingham City University   Module info

      This is a free one-day event for members only

      Registration will take place from 10.00 and the event will run from 10.30 until 15.30

       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in the East and West of England. The hot topic of this event is 'leading change'.

    5. East and South East Regional Event: Leading Change in Higher Education

      East and South East Regional Event: Leading Change in Higher Education

      Tuesday 13 October 2015 - University of Cambridge   Module info

      This is a free one-day event for members only

      Registration will take place from 10.00 and the event will run from 10.30 until 15.30

       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in the East and South East of England. The hot topic of this event is 'leading change'.

    6. GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme

      GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme

      Tuesday 13 October 2015 - Varied   Module info

      Over the course of the year, the cohort will be brought together for three, 1-day sessions, which will include action learning set meetings, and two additional half-day action learning set meetings:

      • Module 1 and Action Learning Set 1: Tuesday 13 October 2015
      • Action Learning Set 2: Wednesday 2 December 2015
      • Module 2 and Action Learning Set 3: Wednesday 24 February 2016
      • Action Learning Set 4: Wednesday 6 April 2016
      • Module 3 and Action Learning Set 5: Tuesday 10 May 2016

      This five day practical programme, developed in response to feedback from participants on our one day programme, offers the opportunity to discuss and explore challenges, exchange ideas and experiences as well as the chance to be part of a professional network.

    7. GDP: Rethinking governance

      GDP: Rethinking governance

      Friday 16 October 2015 - Online Programme   Module info

      Rethinking governance is a five-week online course. 
      Each week the course will require approximately 3 to 4 hours of study and will be facilitated by the course tutor from the University of York.

      This online programme for governors has been designed with the University of York. The aim of the course is to enable governors to advance or refresh and consolidate their understanding of the wider context which is currently influencing and shaping higher education in the UK. Rethinking governance will also explore some key themes and their implications for governors.

    8. Meeting the Challenge - Demands on Leaders in Irish HEIs

      Meeting the Challenge - Demands on Leaders in Irish HEIs

      Friday 16 October 2015 - Dublin   Module info

      This is a free one-day event in Dublin.

      Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 10.50 until 15.30

       

      An exclusive launch event for senior leaders in Ireland to come together to discuss current leadership challenges in the higher education landscape.

    9. 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

      Can't make these dates? Join us on Transition to Leadership 4

      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.

    10. GDP: Roundtable 1 - Lessons for good governance

      GDP: Roundtable 1 - Lessons for good governance

      Tuesday 20 October 2015 - Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne St, London, W1G 9LQ   Module info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 16.00 with the programme starting promptly at 17.00. The roundtable will close at 18.30.

      The venue is: 
      Chandos House
      2 Queen Anne St,
      London
      W1G 9LQ

      This is a free event and places are limited.

      Over the course of the year the Leadership Foundation will hold eight Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university exceutive members.

    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
        Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG 
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 3 December 2015
        Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4 - 18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Wednesday 20 January 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Wednesday 24 February 2016
        Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4 - 18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
      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 receiving 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. GDP: Roundtable 2 - Lessons for good governance

      GDP: Roundtable 2 - Lessons for good governance

      Wednesday 11 November 2015 - Grant Thornton, 4 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB   Module info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 17.00 with the programme starting promptly at 18.00. The roundtable will close at 19.30. Start and end times for this event have changed from the advertised time in the brochure.

      The venue will be:
      Grant Thornton
      4 Hardman Square,
      Spinningfields,
      Manchester
      M3 3EB

      This is a free event and places are limited.

      Over the course of the year the Leadership Foundation will hold eight Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university exceutive members.

    4. Leading Research Leaders

      Leading Research Leaders

      Thursday 12 November 2015 - Birmingham, TBC   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 30 October 2015
      Module One: Thursday 12 - Friday 13 November 2015
      Location: Birmingham

      Leading Research Leaders is a two-day programme designed to develop an individuals ability to address the challenges involved in leading other research team leaders and of managing significant research projects. On this programme you will have the opportunity to practice some of the essential skills required for this role, reflect upon your personal approach to research leadership and exchange ideas with colleagues engaged in a similar role.

    5. GDP: Being an effective governor  (Scotland)

      GDP: Being an effective governor (Scotland)

      Friday 13 November 2015 - Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange Edinburgh, EH3 8EE   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors, especially those in Scotland
      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00. 

      Governors face the difficult challenge of horizon-scanning to ensure the long term sustainability of their universities and higher education colleges. At the same time, they confront the immediacy of governance responsibilities with respect to public accountability; serving the public good; promoting and protecting reputation - all in a climate of competition and turbulent change. This seminar for governors in Scottish institutions will cover these issues.

    6. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, Edinburgh

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, Edinburgh

      Tuesday 17 November 2015 - Edinburgh   Module info

      This is a one day workshop 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 who 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.

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans is a practical, interactive one day workshop 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 who aspire to middle management positions.

    7. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 23)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 23)

      Wednesday 18 November 2015 - Newcastle   Module info

      Application Deadline: Tuesday 27 October 2015
      Module 1: Wednesday 18 - Thursday 19 November 2015
      Module 2: Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 February 2016
      Location: Newcastle

      Alternative dates and location are available for PSSL 24, contact Louise Clifton for details.

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 23 consists of two, two day modules. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken between the modules.

    8. 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 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.

    9. GDP: Making Governance Work

      GDP: Making Governance Work

      Thursday 19 November 2015 - Central London   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

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

       

      We know that staff governors bring a unique knowledge and insight to their role, yet they can face a range of special and complex challenges as they work to contribute specialist expertise as part of the collective responsibility of the governing body. This staff-focused session offers an opportunity to open up these key challenges

    10. Leading Departments 6

      Leading Departments 6

      Wednesday 25 November 2015 - Dublin   Module info

      Module One: Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 November 2015
      Location: Dublin. Venue tbc

      Module Two: Tuesday 26 - Wednesday 27 January 2016
      Location: Dublin. Venue tbc

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Heidi Agbenyo to register your interest in future dates.

       

      Leading Departments (formally Head of Department Programme) is designed to engaged and assist those facing the day to day challenges associated with the leadership of front line academic and professional departments.

    11. Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Wednesday 25 November 2015 - TBC   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

       

      This network will build on the commitment to continue to support the tremendous sense of innovation and experimentation involved in Year One of Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL), by creating a new community of practice. The focus will be to support those involved in or new to large-scale strategic engagement in CLL. This network event takes place three times a year

    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
        The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
      2. Power and Politics
        Tuesday 19 January 2016
        The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 16 February 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 15 March 2016
        The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 19 April 2016
        The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF


      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.

    2. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Thursday 03 December 2015 - London, TBC   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.

    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
        Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Blackrock County, Dublin 4
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 18 February 2016
        Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Blackrock County, Dublin 4
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 15 March 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Thursday 28 April 2016
        O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, 41 - 47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Thursday 19 May 2016
        O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, 41 - 47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2


      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
        The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF
      2. Power and Politics
        Friday 12 February 2016
        The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Friday 11 March 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Friday 22 April 2016
        The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Friday 13 May 2016
        The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF


      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.

    3. Introduction to Higher Education: Today's Universities: Today's Issues

      Introduction to Higher Education: Today's Universities: Today's Issues

      Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Birmingham   Module info

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 20 January 2016
      Module Two: Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 21 January 2016
      Location: Birmingham
      Timing of the day: Registration will begin at 9.30, the day will run from 10.00 till 16.30

      If the above dates are not suitable you could register your interest for the 2016 Summer cohort

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 11 May 2016
      Module Two: Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 12 May 2016
      Location: London

       

      An Introduction to Higher Education - A Programme for New Managers and Administrators - provides an excellent introduction for professionals entering the Higher Education Sector.

    4. GDP: A changing agenda

      GDP: A changing agenda

      Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Central London   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all clerks and secretaries

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.15

      Secretaries and clerks are pivotal to board success. This seminar provides those new and continuing in the role an opportunity to work together on issues critical for their own professional contribution and that of their governors.

    5. Introduction to Higher Education: Tomorrow's Universities: Tomorrow's Challenges

      Introduction to Higher Education: Tomorrow's Universities: Tomorrow's Challenges

      Thursday 21 January 2016 - Birmingham   Module info

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 20 January 2016
      Module Two: Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 21 January 2016
      Location: Birmingham
      Timing of the day: Registration will begin at 9.00, the day will run from 9.30 till 15.45

      If the above dates are not suitable you could register your interest for the Summer cohort, dates below:

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 11 May 2016
      Module Two: Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 12 May 2016
      Location: London

       

      An Introduction to Higher Education - A Programme for New Managers and Administrators - provides an excellent introduction for professionals entering the Higher Education Sector.

    6. GDP: Rethinking governance

      GDP: Rethinking governance

      Friday 29 January 2016 - Online Programme   Module info

      Rethinking governance is a five-week online course. 
      Each week the course will require approximately 3 to 4 hours of study and will be facilitated by the course tutor from the University of York.

      This online programme for governors has been designed with the University of York. The aim of the course is to enable governors to advance or refresh and consolidate their understanding of the wider context which is currently influencing and shaping higher education in the UK. Rethinking governance will also explore some key themes and their implications for governors.

    Feb 2016
    1. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP3)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP3)

      Wednesday 03 February 2016   Module info

      Programme Dates:
      Programme Launch Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016 (access to the programmes online environment) 
      Module One: Tuesday 1 – Wednesday 2 March 2016
      Module Two: Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 June 2016
      Location: Glasgow, location TBC

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Louise Clifton to register your interest in future cohorts.

      Application Deadline: Thursday 7 January 2016

      SLP is for experienced leaders who are facing significant cross-institutional responsibilities for the first time. They now find themselves being asked to lead significant collaborative activity, working across organisational boundaries and/or delivering a substantial theme in the institution's strategy.

    2. 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), Birmingham

      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), Cardiff

      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), Manchester 

      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.

    3. 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
        Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
      2. Power and Politics
        Thursday 3 March 2016
        Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Thursday 14 April 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Thursday 5 May 2016
        Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Thursday 9 June 2016
        Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR


      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.

    4. GDP: Leading the board

      GDP: Leading the board

      Thursday 18 February 2016 - Central London   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors
      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The event will close at 16.00

      This annual event is a special one for chairs of governors, committee chairs and those who might take on such a role at their university or higher education college in the future.

    5. 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
        Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4 - 18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
      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. GDP: Governor Toolkit

      GDP: Governor Toolkit

      Thursday 10 March 2016 - Central London   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.00 with the programme starting promptly at 09.30. The day will close at 16.30

      Key elements of the governor roles and governance challenges are brought together in this intensive study day where fundamental topics for the boards get a 'fresh take' in the world of higher education. The day will work effectively as a stand-alone or it could form part of your own self-assessed governor journey.

    2. GDP: Women onto Boards

      GDP: Women onto Boards

      Wednesday 16 March 2016 - Central London   Module info

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

      This is a free event and places are limited.

      Join us for our governor reception. Working jointly with Women on Boards this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities to serve on a governing body in higher education.

    3. Leading Departments 7

      Leading Departments 7

      Thursday 17 March 2016 - Reading   Module info

      Module One: Thursday 17 - Friday 18 March 2016
      Location: Reading. Venue tbc

      Module Two: Thursday 16 - Friday 17 June 2016
      Location: Reading. Venue tbc

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Heidi Agbenyo to register your interest in future dates.

       

      Leading Departments (formally Head of Department Programme) is designed to engaged and assist those facing the day to day challenges associated with the leadership of front line academic and professional departments.

    4. Transition to Leadership 4

      Transition to Leadership 4

      Tuesday 29 March 2016 - Manchester   Module info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Tuesday 29 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.

    Apr 2016
    1. GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      Thursday 14 April 2016 - South Wales   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

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

      The shifting landscape of social, economic and political change in Wales provides the backdrop to this meeting where delegates will have the opportunity to listen to and debate emerging policy themes and their practical implications for the university sector.

    May 2016
    1. Introduction to Higher Education: Today's Universities: Today's Issues

      Introduction to Higher Education: Today's Universities: Today's Issues

      Wednesday 11 May 2016 - London, TBC   Module info

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 11 May 2016
      Module Two: Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 12 May 2016
      Location: London
      Timing of the day: Registration will begin at 9.30, the day will run from 10.00 till 16.30

      If the above dates are not suitable you please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in recieving dates for 2016/17. 

      An Introduction to Higher Education - A Programme for New Managers and Administrators - provides an excellent introduction for professionals entering the Higher Education Sector.

    2. Introduction to Higher Education: Tomorrow's Universities: Tomorrow's Challenges

      Introduction to Higher Education: Tomorrow's Universities: Tomorrow's Challenges

      Thursday 12 May 2016 - London, TBC   Module info

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 11 May 2016
      Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 12 May 2016
      Location: London
      Timing of the day: Registration will begin at 9.00, the day will run from 9.30 till 15.45

      If the above dates are not suitable you please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in recieving dates for 2016/17. 

      An Introduction to Higher Education - A Programme for New Managers and Administrators - provides an excellent introduction for professionals entering the Higher Education Sector.

    3. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 24)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 24)

      Tuesday 24 May 2016 - near Heathrow   Module info

      Application Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2016
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 May 2016
      Location: near Heathrow

      If you would like to register your interest in future PSSL cohorts please contact Louise Clifton.

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 24 consists of one, four day module. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken prior to the programme starting.

    Jun 2016
    1. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

      Wednesday 15 June 2016 - Central London. Venue tbc   Module info

      This is a one day workshop 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 who 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.

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans is a practical, interactive, one day workshop 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 who aspire to middle management positions.

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