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Upcoming Programmes

    Apr 2016
    1. Leadership Matters 2

      Leadership Matters 2

      Monday 11 April 2016 - Radisson Blu Portman, 22 Portman Square London W1H 7BG   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      First run: Newcastle - a 50% fee discount applies to this pilot of Leadership Matters

      Module 1: Thursday 21 - Friday 22 January 2016
      Module 2: Tuesday 16 -Wednesday 17 February 2016


      Second run: London

      Module 1: Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 April 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 5 - Friday 6 May 2016

      Third run: Bristol

      Module 1: Monday 13 - Tuesday 14 June 2016
      Module 2 Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 July 2016

      Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women in higher education that focuses on both leadership effectiveness and the most critical of management skills.

    2. Diversifying Academic Leadership: London

      Diversifying Academic Leadership: London

      Thursday 21 April 2016 - London   More info

      Dates for Cohort 3: London are:

      Module 1: Thursday 21 April 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 19 May 2016
      Module 3: Thursday 23 June 2016

      All places will be charged at full cost. Members: £1,450 Non Members: £1,810

      This new Hefce-sponsored programme is designed to support early career academics from black and minority ethnic backgrounds transition in to leadership roles. Diversifying Academic Leadership consists of three one-day, face-to-face, non-residential modules.

    3. Top Management Programme (TMP 38)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 38)

      Friday 29 April 2016 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 8 January 2016

      Orientation Day: Friday 29 April 2016
      Week One: Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 May 2016
      Impact Group: Tuesday 7 June 2016
      Coaching: Wednesday 8  June or Thursday 9 June 2016
      Week Two: Monday 20 June - Friday 24 June 2016 (USA)

      Impact Group: Tuesday 6 September 2016

      Week Three: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 September 2016

      Coaching: tbc, November 2016
       

      The fees for the Top Management Programme 38 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 38.

      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

    May 2016
    1. Solutions for Organisational Success

      Solutions for Organisational Success

      Wednesday 04 May 2016 - Birmingham   More info

      Booking deadline: Friday 22 April 2016

      Module One: Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 May 2016
      Module Two: Tuesday 7 June 2016
      Location: Birmingham, venue to be confirmed

      If the above dates are not suitable, please email Louise Clifton, Marketing Coordinator, to enquire about future cohorts.

      Human resources play a vital function in supporting the successful achievement of their institutions objectives and strategic goals. Solutions for Organisational Success has been designed to equip senior HR business partners and managers with the skills, tools and tactics to be, and to be seen as, active parts of the contribution to organisational success.

    2. Leading Research Leaders

      Leading Research Leaders

      Thursday 05 May 2016 - Hyatt Regency, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ   More info

      Application Deadline: Thursday 21 April 2015
      Module One: Thursday 5 - Friday 6 May 2016
      Location: Hyatt Regency, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ


      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.

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

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

      Wednesday 11 May 2016 - etc.venues Marble Arch, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA   More 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: etc.venues Marble Arch, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA 
      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 Alice Johns 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.

    4. GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      Wednesday 11 May 2016 - Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6BH   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 16.30 with the programme starting promptly at 17.00. The roundtable will close at 18.30.

      The venue is: 
      Manchester, TBC

      This is a free event and places are limited.

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      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 executive members.

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

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

      Thursday 12 May 2016 - etc.venues Marble Arch, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA   More info

      Module One: Today's Universities: Today's Issues - Wednesday 11 May 2016
      Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Challenges – Thursday 12 May 2016
      Location: etc.venues Marble Arch, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA 
      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 Alice Johns 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.

    6. Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium for Alternative Providers

      Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium for Alternative Providers

      Wednesday 18 May 2016 - Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ   More info

      We will launch the Prevent training materials for alternative providers at this one day event in London. We will hold two further events on Thursday 29 May in London, and Tuesday 7 June in Manchester.
       

      We will be launching the Prevent training materials for leaders from alternative providers, which will be used toward their submission for HEFCE due in August. The event will focus on introducing the materials and exploring best practice for applying the Prevent Duty. There will be a strong emphasis on translating the materials into practical guidance for you to take back to your institution.

    7. Research Team Leadership (Spring 2016)

      Research Team Leadership (Spring 2016)

      Thursday 19 May 2016 - Central London   More info

      Application Deadline: Thursday 5 May 2016
      Dates: Thursday 19 - Friday 20 May 2016
      Location: Central London
      Timing: 9.15 - 17.00

      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.

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

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

      Monday 23 May 2016 - Terrace Room, Augustine House Library, Canterbury Christ Church University   More 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'.

    9. Strategic Finance Programme

      Monday 23 May 2016 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 6 May

      Dates and costs

      Module 1: Monday 23 May - Tuesday 24 May 2016
      Module 2: Tuesday 21 June - Wednesday 22 June 2016

      Fee: Places on the pilot cohort will be offered free of charge including residential costs*

      *This cohort is free of charge to reflect the development input we require from participants on the programme both during and post-completion at evaluation stage

       

      The Strategic Finance Programme is for executive and/or senior managers who are looking to build on their financial and legal literacy in higher education to enable them to operate confidently in the complex area of financial resourcing issues.

    10. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 24)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 24)

      Tuesday 24 May 2016 - near Heathrow   More 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 Jade Francis.

      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.

    11. Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Central London   More 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.

    12. Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium

      Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium

      Thursday 26 May 2016 - Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2NQ   More info

      We will launch the Prevent training materials for higher education institutions at this one day event in London. 
       

      Following the release of the Prevent Duty training materials, anticipated to take place at the beginning of May, we are holding a training symposium for colleagues working within higher education who are responsible for implementing the Prevent Duty in their institution. This one day event aims to introduce the materials and provide an opportunity to discuss and share best practice for the application of the duty. There will be a strong emphasis on translating the materials into practical guidance for you to take back to your institution.

    Jun 2016
    1. Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium, Manchester

      Implementing the Prevent Duty: A training symposium, Manchester

      Tuesday 07 June 2016 - Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH   More info

      We will launch the Prevent training materials for higher education institutions at this one day event in Manchester. 
       

      Following the release of the Prevent Duty training materials, anticipated to take place at the beginning of May, we are holding a training symposium for colleagues working within higher education who are responsible for implementing the Prevent Duty in their institution. This one day event aims to introduce the materials and provide an opportunity to discuss and share best practice for the application of the duty. There will be a strong emphasis on translating the materials into practical guidance for you to take back to your institution.

    2. GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 2: Changing the Mix

      GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 2: Changing the Mix

      Wednesday 08 June 2016 - London, TBC   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 16.30 with the programme starting promptly at 17.00. The roundtable will close at 18.30.

      The venue is: 
      London, TBC

      This is a free event and places are limited.

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      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 executive members.

    3. Leadership Matters 3

      Leadership Matters 3

      Monday 13 June 2016 - Bristol, TBC   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      First run: Newcastle - a 50% fee discount applies to this pilot of Leadership Matters

      Module 1: Thursday 21 - Friday 22 January 2016
      Module 2: Tuesday 16 -Wednesday 17 February 2016


      Second run: London

      Module 1: Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 April 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 5 - Friday 6 May 2016

      Third run: Bristol

      Module 1: Monday 13 - Tuesday 14 June 2016
      Module 2 Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 July 2016

      Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women in higher education that focuses on both leadership effectiveness and the most critical of management skills.

    4. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

      Wednesday 15 June 2016 - The Chesterfield Mayfair, 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB   More 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 Brews, 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.

    5. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Thursday 23 June 2016 - Regent's University London   More 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.

    Jul 2016
    1. Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leading authentic teams and organisations

      Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leading authentic teams and organisations

      Friday 01 July 2016 - London   More info

      This event is open to alumni of our core open programmes. It will be taking place in central London on Friday 1 July 2016, arrival and registration will be from 09.30 for a 10.00 start; the event will close at 16.30.

      LF Fellows receive a 50% discount.

      We are delighted to invite our alumni to the 2016 Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leading authentic teams and organisations. Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos of Robin Ryde Consulting will be facilitating the day, exploring the critical role authenticity can play in enhancing individual and organisational performance.

    Oct 2016
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Friday 07 October 2016 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 24 June 2016

      Orientation Day: Friday 7 October 2016
      Week One: Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 October 2016
      Impact Group: Tuesday 15 November 2016
      Coaching: Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 December 2016
      Week Two: Monday 6 - Friday 10 February 2017 (Europe)
      Impact Group: Tuesday 7 March 2017
      Week Three: Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 April 2017
      Coaching: tbc, June 2017

      Fees: Tbc*


      *Top Management Programme 39 falls within the 2016/17 financial year, fees will be confirmed by April 2016, following the Leadership Foundation budgeting process

       

       

      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. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP4)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP4)

      Friday 14 October 2016   More info

      Application deadline: Friday 30 September 2016

      Programme launch date: Friday 14 October 2016 (access to the programmes online environment) 
      Module One (residential): Wednesday 26 - Thursday 27 October 2016
      Action learning day: Tuesday 29 November 2016
      Module Two (residential): Wednesday 11 - Thursday 12 January 2017
      Location: Bristol

      Alternatives dates and location are available on SLP 5. If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact Tori Senior, programme and projects coordinator.

      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.

    3. Global Leadership Programme

      Global Leadership Programme

      Monday 24 October 2016 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 30 September 2016

      Orientation: Monday 24 October 2016
      Location: Online

      Module One: Monday 14 - Friday 18 November 2016
      Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

      Group activity and individual coaching: Tuesday 12 January 2017
      Location: Online

      Module Two: Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 March 2017
      Location: Singapore

      Closing group activity: Thursday 11 May 2017
      Location: Online

      Fee: The fee for the Global Leadership Programme will be confirmed shortly

      Global Leadership Programme is a unique international leadership development programme for senior managers who lead on internationalisation at an institutional level.

    4. Executive Leaders 4

      Executive Leaders 4

      Monday 31 October 2016   More info

      Executive Leaders is an estimated 80 hours across six months. Participants are encouraged to commit to one to three hours online activity per week.

      Application deadlin Friday 7 October.

      Introduction (5 hours):
      Week commencing Monday 17 October: 1 hour phone call with a programme director*
      Monday 31 October: access to the online environment and initial online activities

      Feedback on thinking styles:
      Wedensday 16 November or Friday 18 November 

      Residential 1 (20 hours):
      Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 November, Edinburgh or Glasgow

      Strategic conference webinar (online): 
      Week commencing Monday 5 December: participants are responsible for setting a date and time for this webinar

      Webinar (online):
      Wednesday 4 January

      Residential 2 (20 hours):
      Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 January, Manchester

      Webinar (online):
      Wednesday 22 February 

      360-degree feedback:
      Monday 13 March, Thursday 16 March or Friday 17 March

      Residential 3 (20 hours):
      Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 March, Birmingham

      Final evaluation and feedback (5 hours): 
      Thursday 13 April

      Fees: The programme fee for Leadership Foundation member institutions is £8,000. The fee for non-member institutions is £10,000. The programme fee is exempt from VAT.

      If the dates above are not suitable please contact Will Wade to register your interest and find out more about EL 6 and 7 which will take place in 2017-18.

      *organised on successful application to Executive Leaders.

      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.

    Feb 2017
    1. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP5)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP5)

      Wednesday 15 February 2017   More info

      Application deadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017

      Programme launch date: Wednesday 15 February 2017 (access to the programmes online environment) 
      Module One (residential): Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 March 2017
      Action learning day: Tuesday 25 April 2017
      Module Two (residential): Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 June 2017
      Location: Manchester

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact Tori Senior, programme and projects coordinator, T: 020 3468 4831.

      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.

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          12. In the wings and backstage: exploring the micropolitics of leadership in higher education
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          1. The Role of Prestige in UK Universities: Vice-Chancellors' Perspectives
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          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
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          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
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          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
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          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
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          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. TMP Longitudinal Study
    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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