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Upcoming Programmes

    Oct 2015
    1. 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.

    Jan 2016
    1. Diversifying Academic Leadership: Birmingham

      Diversifying Academic Leadership: Birmingham

      Wednesday 13 January 2016 - Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12 Holloway Circus Queensway, B1 1BT Birmingham   Module info

      The programme will run from January to July 2016. There will be three cohorts and each cohort will run in a different part of the UK.  

      Proposed dates for Cohort 1: Birmingham Pilot are:

      THIS COHORT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO MANCHESTER OR LONDON BELOW

      Module 1:  Wednesday 13 January 2016
      Module 2:  Monday 8 February 2016
      Module 3: Wednesday 16 March 2016

      As this is a Hefce-sponsored programme, we are able to offer free places on the pilot first cohort. It is our intention to work with the first set of delegates to explore the issues more deeply and to help us to create and establish the strengths of this programme. We hope that this co-creation will ensure a programme that meets the needs of both the individuals and the institutions. Please note that for this initial run of the programme places will be limited to 2 delegates per institution


      The other cohorts are:

      Cohort 2: Manchester

      Module 1: Thursday 10 March 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 7 April 2016
      Module 3: Thursday 12 May 2016

      All places are offered at a 50% discount. Members : £725 Non Members: £905

      Cohort 3: London

      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.

    2. GDP: Clerks and Secretaries 2 Programme

      GDP: Clerks and Secretaries 2 Programme

      Tuesday 19 January 2016 - etc. Venues - Bonhill House, 1 - 3 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BX   Module info

      Over the course of the year, the cohort will be brought together for three, 1-day sessions, which will start at 09.30 and close at 16.30 and will include action learning set meetings, and two additional half-day action learning set meetings (the location and timings of these will be agreed with group):

      • Module 1 and Action Learning Set 1: Tuesday 19 January 2016
      • Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 25 February 2016
      • Module 2 and Action Learning Set 3: Wednesday 23 March 2016
      • Action Learning Set 4: Friday 13 May 2016
      • Module 3 and Action Learning Set 5: Thursday 7 July 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.

    3. Leadership Matters

      Leadership Matters

      Thursday 21 January 2016 - Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Stephenson Quarter, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PF   Module 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. 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

      The application deadline for SLP 3 has now passed. To register your interest or to find out more about SLP 4 please contact Mark Bingley.

      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

      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. GDP: Finance for Governors Roundtable

      GDP: Finance for Governors Roundtable

      Tuesday 16 February 2016 - The Law Society, 113 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PL   Module 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 roundtable will be held at the Law Society. 

      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. MASHEIN: Key Issues for Small and Specialist Institutions - Engaging with the Prevent Agenda

      MASHEIN: Key Issues for Small and Specialist Institutions - Engaging with the Prevent Agenda

      Wednesday 17 February 2016 - 21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY   Module info

      This is a one-day event

      This event will explore the implications of the Prevent duty for small and specialist institutions

    4. GDP: Leading the Board

      GDP: Leading the Board

      Thursday 18 February 2016 - De Vere Venues, Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2NQ   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
        Emirates Stadium, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 12 April 2016: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 17 May 2016
        Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4 - 18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 21 June 2016
        Emirates Stadium, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU 


      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. MASHEIN: Leadership Development Programme: A Programme for academic leaders in small and specialist HEIs- 2014/15

      MASHEIN: Leadership Development Programme: A Programme for academic leaders in small and specialist HEIs- 2014/15

      Monday 07 March 2016 - Various   Module info

      Distance VLE task delivery: Monday 7 March 2016
      Module One: Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 March 2016
      Distance VLE task delivery: Wednesday 20 April 2016
      Module Two: Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 May 2016

      VLE tasks will be delivered asynchronously so that delegates can participate according to their diary commitments.

      As the only leadership programme at this level developed for those working in the small institution setting, MASHEIN’s Academic Leadership Development Programme takes full account of the specific challenges associated with this environment as well as engaging with the wider higher education landscape. The course offers participants the opportunity to examine their role and leadership style, develop their strategic understanding and skills in relation to organisational mission, and engage in career planning. The programme is developed in consultation with each cohort rendering it flexible and responsive to their particular development needs.

    2. Future Professional Directors 1

      Future Professional Directors 1

      Wednesday 09 March 2016 - Canterbury, Glasgow and Bristol   Module info

      Module one: Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 March 2016, Canterbury
      Webinar (online): Thursday 14 April 2016
      360 Feedback: Monday 16 May 2016
      Action Learning Days: Tuesday 17 May 2016 and Thursday 8 September 2016
      Module Two: Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 July 2016, Glasgow
      Module Three: Wednesday 16 - Thursday 17 November 2016, Bristol

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

      Application deadline: Friday 5 February 2016
       

    3. Governance and the Prevent agenda - The Next Steps 2

      Governance and the Prevent agenda - The Next Steps 2

      Wednesday 09 March 2016 - The Law Society, 113 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PL   Module info

      This is a free evening roundtable event for all governors and chairs and senior members of the university executive who regularly attend the governing body meetings and have lead responsibility on the prevent agenda for their higher education institution.

      Registration will open at 4.30 pm with the session from 5pm to 6.30pm.

      The roundtable will be held at the Law Society. 

      A high level round table discussion to consider the implications of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for higher education institutions and governing bodies.

    4. Diversifying Academic Leadership: Manchester

      Diversifying Academic Leadership: Manchester

      Thursday 10 March 2016 - Crowne Plaza Manchester, 70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF   Module info

      The programme will run from January to July 2016. There will be three cohorts and each cohort will run in a different part of the UK.  

      Proposed dates for Cohort 2: Manchester are:

      Module 1: Thursday 10 March 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 7 April 2016
      Module 3: Thursday 12 May 2016

      All places are offered at a 50% discount. Members : £725 Non Members: £905


      The other cohorts are:

      Cohort 1: Birmingham
      Module 1:  Wednesday 13 January 2016
      Module 2:  Monday 8 February 2016
      Module 3: Wednesday 16 March 2016

      As this is a Hefce-sponsored programme, we are able to offer free places on the pilot first cohort. It is our intention to work with the first set of delegates to explore the issues more deeply and to help us to create and establish the strengths of this programme. We hope that this co-creation will ensure a programme that meets the needs of both the individuals and the institutions. Please note that for this initial run of the programme places will be limited to 2 delegates per institution

      Cohort 3: London
      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.

    5. 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 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00

      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.

    6. GDP: Women onto Boards

      GDP: Women onto Boards

      Wednesday 16 March 2016 - Central London   Module info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 17.30 with the reception starting promptly at 18.00. The event will close at 20.00.

      The agenda will be:

      • 5.30pm - Registration
      • 6.00pm - Networking
      • 6.30pm - Panel discussion
      • 7.30pm - Networking
      • 8.00pm - Close

      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.

    7. 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 Jade Francis 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.

    8. Governance and the Prevent agenda - The Next Steps 3

      Governance and the Prevent agenda - The Next Steps 3

      Wednesday 23 March 2016 - The Law Society, 113 Chancery Ln, London WC2A 1PL   Module info

      This is a free evening roundtable event for all governors and chairs and senior members of the university executive who regularly attend the governing body meetings and have lead responsibility on the prevent agenda for their higher education institution.

      Registration will open at 4.30 pm with the session from 5pm to 6.30pm.

      The roundtable will be held at the Law Society. 

      A high level round table discussion to consider the implications of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for higher education institutions and governing bodies.

    9. 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. Research Launch: The Role Of Prestige In UK Universities

      Research Launch: The Role Of Prestige In UK Universities

      Tuesday 05 April 2016 - The Council Room, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS   Module info

      Arrival and Refreshments: 14.00
      Start: 14.30
      Drinks reception: 17.00
      Close: 18.00

      This is a free event to members of the Leadership Foundation.

       

      Join us at our launch event for our latest piece of research entitled 'The Role Of Prestige In UK Universities: Vice-Chancellors’ Perspectives' and the launch of our eighth Management Development Resource.

    2. Leadership Matters 2

      Leadership Matters 2

      Monday 11 April 2016 - London, TBC   Module 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.

    3. GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 1: Changing the Mix

      GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 1: Changing the Mix

      Monday 11 April 2016 - Birmingham, TBC   Module 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: 
      Birmingham, 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.

    4. GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      Tuesday 12 April 2016 - Cardiff   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.

    5. Diversifying Academic Leadership: London

      Diversifying Academic Leadership: London

      Thursday 21 April 2016 - London   Module info

      The programme will run from January to July 2016. There will be three cohorts and each cohort will run in a different part of the UK.  

      Proposed 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


      The other cohorts are:

      Cohort 1: Birmingham
      Module 1:  Wednesday 13 January 2016
      Module 2:  Monday 8 February 2016
      Module 3: Wednesday 16 March 2016

      As this is a Hefce-sponsored programme, we are able to offer free places on the pilot first cohort. It is our intention to work with the first set of delegates to explore the issues more deeply and to help us to create and establish the strengths of this programme. We hope that this co-creation will ensure a programme that meets the needs of both the individuals and the institutions. Please note that for this initial run of the programme places will be limited to 2 delegates per institution

      Cohort 2: Manchester
      Module 1: Thursday 10 March 2016
      Module 2: Thursday 7 April 2016
      Module 3: Thursday 12 May 2016

      All places are offered at a 50% discount. Members : £725 Non Members: £905

      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.

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

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

      Friday 22 April 2016 - Coventry 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 theme of this event is 'leading change'.

    7. Aurora Alumni Conference

      Aurora Alumni Conference

      Wednesday 27 April 2016 - The Chesterfield Mayfair, 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 16.30.

      The conference will take place at The Chesterfield Mayfair in central London.

      If you are an Aurora Alumna and are keen to build on the leadership skills and knowledge that you’ve acquired to support your leadership journey, then this event is for you.

    8. Top Management Programme (TMP 38)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 38)

      Friday 29 April 2016 - Various   Module 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   Module info

      Booking deadline: Thursday 14 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 - Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Thursday 21 April 2015
      Module One: Thursday 5 - Friday 6 May 2016
      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.

    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 - 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 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, TBC   Module 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 - 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 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. Research Team Leadership (Spring 2016)

      Research Team Leadership (Spring 2016)

      Thursday 19 May 2016 - Central London   Module info

      Application Deadline: Thursday 5 May 2016
      Module One: Thursday 19 - Friday 20 May 2016
      Location: Central London

      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.

    7. 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 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.

    8. Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Central 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

       

      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.

    Jun 2016
    1. GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 2: Changing the Mix

      GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 2: Changing the Mix

      Wednesday 08 June 2016 - London, TBC   Module 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.

    2. Leadership Matters 3

      Leadership Matters 3

      Monday 13 June 2016 - Bristol, TBC   Module 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.

    3. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London

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

    4. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Thursday 23 June 2016   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.

    Oct 2016
    1. Research Team Leadership (Autumn 2016)

      Research Team Leadership (Autumn 2016)

      Thursday 06 October 2016 - Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Thursday 22 September 2016
      Module One: Thursday 6 - Friday 7 October 2016
      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. Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Friday 07 October 2016 - Various   Module 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

    Dec 2018
    1. Test Event

      Tuesday 25 December 2018 - Disneyworld   Module info

      This is a test event by Susie

      This is a test event by Susie summary

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      4. Building Financial and Legal Capabilities
      5. Strategic Leadership Programme
      6. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership
      7. Leading Departments
      8. Introduction to Head of Department
      9. Transition to Leadership
      10. Women-only Programmes
        1. Aurora
          1. More Information
          2. Dates and Venues for 2015-2016
          3. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans
          4. Guidance for Institutions
          5. Role Models
          6. Aurora updates
          7. Meet the Aurora People
          8. Resources
          9. The Longitudinal Study
          10. Aurora Champions
          11. Aurora Films and Photos
          12. View our Tweets
          13. Aurora Mailing List
          14. Aurora Assets
          15. Frequently Asked Questions
          16. Aurora Terms and Cancellations
          17. Aurora competition
        2. Leadership Matters
      11. Introduction to Higher Education
      12. Professional Partnerships
        1. Future Professional Directors
          1. FLP 10 resources
        2. Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching
      13. Governor Development Programme
        1. Self-Assessment Tool
        2. Student Leaders Campaign
        3. Clerks and Secretaries Professional Development and Leadership Programme
      14. Research Programmes
      15. Diversifying Academic Leadership
    2. In-House Programmes
      1. Change Academy
        1. Change Academy Case Studies
          1. Change Academy: University of Westminster
          2. Change Academy: Loughborough University
          3. Change Academy: York University, Toronto
        2. Change Academy FAQs
      2. Programmes for Head of Department
        1. Leading Departments
        2. Head of Department
        3. Introduction to Head of Department
      3. Research Team Leadership
      4. Leading Teaching Teams
      5. Essentials of Leading Change
      6. Building Strategic Capability
      7. Unlocking Potential Through Performance Management
      8. Cultural Intelligence
      9. Working with Others
        1. Case Study: University College Cork
    3. Conferences and Events
      1. Regional Events
        1. Regional and National Co-ordinators
      2. Network Events
      3. Scottish Events
      4. Welsh Events
    4. Alumni
      1. LF Fellowship
      2. Projects
        1. Projects 2006/07
        2. Projects 2004/05
          1. Professor Uduak Archibong
          2. Professor Teresa Rees CBE AcSS
          3. Dr Peter McCaffrey
    5. MASHEIN
    6. The Prevent Agenda
    7. Programme Dates 2015-16
  3. Consultancy
    1. System Wide Change
    2. Institutional Transformation
      1. Governor Development and Governance Reviews
      2. Support from a change advisor
      3. Change health check
      4. Personal change questionnaire
      5. Supporting internal change consultants
    3. Teams and Individuals
      1. Bespoke and Tailored Programmes
      2. Coaching
        1. Executive Coaching
        2. Team Coaching
        3. Career Coaching Options
        4. Coaching Programmes
      3. Unconscious Bias Workshops
    4. Organisational Development
      1. Working with Top Management Teams
      2. Evaluation and Impact
      3. Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers
      4. Strategic Marketing and Communications
      5. Leadership of the Student Experience
    5. International
      1. Bespoke Programmes
      2. International Partnership and Network Programmes
      3. Previous events
    6. Case studies
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Research
    1. Publications
      1. Getting to Grips
      2. HELMs
        1. Leading higher education
        2. Motivating and developing leaders
        3. Leadership and work-life balance
        4. Governors' views of their institutions, leadership and governance
      3. Leadership Insights
      4. Management Development Resources
      5. Reports & Reviews
      6. ENGAGE Past Editions
        1. ENGAGE 38 - summer 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Summer News
          3. Being on the Board
          4. Cross-sector partnerships: Essex LGBT Alliance
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Meet our Membership Advisory Group
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage38
        2. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Spring News
          3. A baptism of fire
          4. Sustainable excellence: unlocking the potential of a leading global university
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten: Fiona Larg
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Member spotlight
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage37
        3. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Autumn News
          3. Membership
          4. Mainstreaming equality and diversity
          5. The rise of the career PVC
          6. Our alumni
          7. Professor Pat Bailey
          8. Projects - Research - Resources
          9. Executive Leaders
          10. Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage36
        4. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
          1. Summer News
          2. The Singularity University
          3. Talent Development
          4. Our alumni: Liz Price
          5. Professor Cliff Allan
          6. Projects - Research - Resources
          7. Umeå University Dialogue
          8. History, Examination, Investigations and Treatment
          9. Leadership Development Programmes
          10. Download Engage35
        5. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
          1. Dr Mark Pegg
          2. Spring 2014 News
          3. An unorthodox career
          4. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          5. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
          6. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. LF Consulting
          9. The China Study
          10. Staff update
          11. Download Engage34
        6. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
          1. Leadership: the next ten years
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. Starter for ten
          8. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          9. Book Review
          10. Download Engage33
        7. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
          1. Change: the new norm
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. What our research says:
          8. Leadership Development Programmes
          9. Download Engage32
        8. Engage Unlimited
        9. Engage 2 Book Review
    2. Published Research
      1. 2015 Research
      2. 2014 Research
      3. 2013 Research
      4. 2012 Research
      5. 2011 Research
      6. 2010 Research
      7. 2009 Research
      8. 2008 Research
      9. 2007 Research
      10. Research by Theme
        1. 1. The UK HE System
          1. The Case for Growing STEMM Research Capacity in Wales
          2. The employability agenda and beyond: what are universities for?
          3. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
          4. Credit Risk? Reviving credit accumulation and transfer in UK higher education
        2. 2. The New HE Economy
          1. Out in Orbit: strategies and trajectories for higher education satellite campuses
        3. 3. Collaboration and Partnership
          1. Leading interdisciplinary Research transforming the academic landscape
          2. Leading interdisciplinarity: creating environments for success
          3. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
          4. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
          5. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
          6. What do we know about: Collaborations and Partnerships in Higher Education
          7. Neo-collegiality: restoring academic engagement in the managerial university
          8. Developing and Sustaining Shared Leadership in Higher Education
        4. 4. Governance
          1. Governance in a changing environment: literature review
          2. Governance in a changing environment: thought piece
          3. The governance of private higher education providers in the UK
        5. 5. Leadership in Practice
          1. 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
          8. Academic Leadership: Changing Conceptions, Identities and Experiences in UK Higher Education
          9. In the wings and backstage: exploring the micropolitics of leadership in higher education
        6. 6. Changing Roles, Structures and Careers
          1. Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          2. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
          3. Performance Management in UK Higher Education Institutions: The need for a hybrid approach
        7. 7. Leadership Development
          1. A Complexity Approach to Leadership Development: Developing Practical Judgement
          2. Leadership development within the UK higher education: its impact on organisational performance, and the role of evaluation
        8. 8. Leading the Student Experience
          1. Leading change in assessment and feedback
          2. Leadership for a better student experience: What do senior executives need to know?
          3. Leading the Student Experience: Academic and Professional Services in Partnership
          4. Exploring Student Leadership
        9. 9. Leading Equality and Diversity
          1. How can we make not break black and minority ethnic leaders in higher education?
          2. Religion in Britain: Challenges to Higher Education
          3. Gender and Higher Education Leadership
          4. The experience of BME academics in higher education: aspirations in the face of inequality
          5. Towards the family friendly university?
          6. Women and Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations
        10. 10. Internationalisation
          1. Challenges for the leadership of transnational education in higher education: balancing risk and innovation
          2. Using International Recruitment Agents: Risks and Regulation?
          3. Losing our Chains?
          4. Internationalising the curriculum: Design, delivery and depth
          5. Horizon Scanning: what will higher education look like in 2020
          6. Leadership and Management of International Partnerships
          7. Report from the: Programme for University Leaders in the Southern African Region (PULSAR)
          8. The Changing Role of the University Registrar: Challenges and Prospects in Southern African Higher Education Institutions
          9. Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers as Change Leaders in Southern African Universities
          10. Action Learning as a Tool for Change and Development: The Experience of Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers in Southern Africa
          11. Trends in Governance: Universities in the Southern, African Development, Community
      11. Research Order Form
    3. Current Tenders
    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 2015
      2. Small Development Projects 2014
      3. Small Development Projects 2013
      4. Small Development Projects 2012
      5. Small Development Projects 2011
      6. Small Development Projects 2010
      7. Small Development Projects 2008-09
      8. 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. 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. Previous news alerts
        1. Five issues for HEI governing bodies
        2. Whistleblowing and gagging clauses
        3. The failure of HBOS
        4. Financial forecasts for English HEIs
        5. Governance changes proposed in the HE Green paper
        6. Board diversity - the Davis Review
        7. Information systems and cyber security
        8. NAO investigation: Kids company
        9. Does a change in leadership lead to a change in strategy?
        10. FIFA and corporate governance
        11. Volkswagen
        12. Kids company
        13. The need for good governance
        14. Sustainability
        15. Review of governance at Plymouth University
        16. Equality and diversity and governing bodies
        17. A Changing Agenda
        18. Revised HE Code of Governance
        19. Role and effectiveness of audit committees
        20. Governance of Scottish Higher Education Institutions: Consulative Paper on HE Bill
        21. Governance issues at Tesco
        22. Update to UK Corporate Governance Code
        23. Student visas
        24. Governance at the Co-op
        25. HE funding - IFS report
        26. HE Code of Governance
        27. Removal of student number control
        28. Governance issues in the private sector
        29. Governance at the BBC
        30. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        31. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        32. New IPPR report on HE
        33. Moocs are coming
        34. Increasing diversity
      3. Getting-to-grips
        1. Getting to Grips with Finance
      4. Useful websites
      5. Codes of governance
      6. New research on governance in higher education
      7. Book reviews
      8. HE facts
    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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