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    Sep 2014
    1. GDP: Student as Governor

      GDP: Student as Governor

      Thursday 11 September 2014 - Central London   Module info

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

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.30.

      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.

    Oct 2014
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 34)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 34)

      Friday 03 October 2014 - Various   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 27 June 2014

      Orientation Day: Friday 3 October 2014
      Week One: Tuesday 21 - Friday 24 October 2014
      Action Learning: Tuesday 4 November 2014
      Coaching: Tuesday 9 or Wednesday 10 December 2014 (either)
      Week Two: International WeekMonday 2 - Friday 6 Feburary 2015
      Coaching: February 2015 (TBC)
      Action Learning: Tuesday 3 March 2015
      Week Three: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 2015

      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. Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy seminar

      Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy seminar

      Wednesday 08 October 2014 - University of Edinburgh   Module info

      A policy seminar discussing and exploring issues affecting higher education with Swedish colleagues. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.

      An international policy seminar aimed at Vice-Chancellors and higher education senior management.

    3. GDP: Governor Toolkit: Part One

      GDP: Governor Toolkit: Part One

      Thursday 23 October 2014 - Birmingham   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 18.30

      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.

    4. Senior Strategic Leadership (SSL 20)

      Senior Strategic Leadership (SSL 20)

      Wednesday 29 October 2014   Module info

      Programme Dates: 
      Module One: Wednesday 29 – Thursday 30 October 2014
      Module Two: Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 December 2014
      Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Frankie Martin to register your interest in future dates

      SSL is designed to engage and assist those who are charged with ensuring that the strategy and change agenda at the corporate level are delivered through others. It consists of two modules, each taking place over two full days.

    5. Leading the Student Experience Network event

      Leading the Student Experience Network event

      Wednesday 29 October 2014 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.45.

      Fee:     Members price: £200.00

                 Non-members price: £250.00

       

      Leading the student experience is now in its fourth year. The hot topic of conversation is the partnership between HEIs and student unions. This event is for anyone involved in the delivery aspects of student experience.

    6. Leading the Student Experience Network event  (Information for NUS)

      Leading the Student Experience Network event (Information for NUS)

      Wednesday 29 October 2014 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.45. 

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

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

       

      Leading the student experience is now in its third year. The hot topic of conversation is the partnership between HEIs and student unions.

    7. Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors/Principals 2014

      Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors/Principals 2014

      Thursday 30 October 2014 - Warren House, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey   Module info

      This is a two day event

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

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

    Nov 2014
    1. Essentials of Budgeting

      Essentials of Budgeting

      Monday 03 November 2014 - online only   Module info

      This is an online course. You can complete the course at your own pace. 

      This is the Leadership Foundation's first ever online only course. The Essentials of Budgeting is a free and user friendly course provides participants with an intuitive method of studying budgeting that complements a hectic work schedule. This course is open to anyone who has a keen interest in budgeting.

    2. Aurora London

      Aurora London

      Tuesday 04 November 2014 - 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. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Tuesday 4 November 2014
      2. Power and Politics
        Tuesday 9 December 2014
      3. Action Learning Set*
        Tuesday 27 January 2015: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 24 February 2015
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills
        Tuesday 24 March 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora EdinburghDublinCardiff and/or Sheffield 
       

      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. GDP: Being an effective governor (Wales)

      GDP: Being an effective governor (Wales)

      Thursday 06 November 2014 - South Wales   Module info

      This is a one-day event for all governors, especially those in Welsh institutions

      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 challenges 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 Welsh institutions will cover all these issues

    4. GDP: Rethinking governance

      GDP: Rethinking governance

      Friday 07 November 2014 - 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.

      Our first 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.

    5. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 4)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 4)

      Wednesday 12 November 2014 - West One, 9-10 Portland Place, West End, London,W1B- 1PR   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014
      Module One: Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 November 2014
      Location: TBC, London  
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 13 or Monday 19 January 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Baljit Chauhan to register your interest in recieving dates in 2015

      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.

    6. Research Team Leadership

      Research Team Leadership

      Thursday 13 November 2014 - TBC, Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014
      Module One: Thursday 13 - Friday 14 November 2014
      Location: TBC, Birmingham  
       

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Baljit Chauhan to register your interest in recieving 2015 dates

      Research Team Leadership is designed to develop an individual’s skills as a research team leader, at a time when they may be new to leadership. The two-day programme will enable participants to discover how to build and lead a research team, run effective research team meetings, motivate and support individual researchers and develop their own role as a team leader. It will enhance participants’ capabilities as research leaders, and so develop their career potential.

    7. GDP: Making Governance Work

      GDP: Making Governance Work

      Thursday 13 November 2014 - 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 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

    8. GDP: Being an effective Governor  (Scotland)

      GDP: Being an effective Governor (Scotland)

      Friday 14 November 2014 - Edinburgh   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 challenges 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 all these issues

    9. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 21)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 21)

      Wednesday 19 November 2014 - Cardiff   Module info

      Application Deadline: Monday 3 November 2014
      Module One: Wednesday 19 - Thursday 20 November 2014
      Module Two: Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 February 2015
      Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 21 consists of two, residential two-day modules. The programme includes the development of action learning sets.

    10. Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Leading the Learning Landscape Network Event

      Wednesday 19 November 2014 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.45.

       

       

       

      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

    11. Wales Conference 2014

      Wales Conference 2014

      Tuesday 25 November 2014 - The St David’s Hotel & Spa, Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD   Module info

      The Annual Wales Conference 2014, will be taking place on Tuesday 25 November 2014

      Venue: The St David’s Hotel & Spa, Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD

      The annual conference in Wales will be taking place this year on Tuesday 25 November 2014. The topic will be 'Identifying talent and nurturing future leaders', with key contributions from Roger Lewis, Wales Rugby Union Group chief executive and Professor Michelle Ryan, professor of social and organisational psychology, University of Exeter

    12. Leading Departments 4

      Leading Departments 4

      Thursday 27 November 2014 - Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 7 November 2014
      Module One: Thursday 27 - Friday 28 November 2014
      Location: Birmingham TBC
      Module Two: Thursday 29 - Friday 30 January 2015
      Location: Birmingham TBC

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Tori Senior to register your interest in receiving dates in 2015 - 2016 or see dates for Leading Departments 5.

       

      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.

    13. Leading Research Leaders

      Leading Research Leaders

      Thursday 27 November 2014 - TBC, Birmingham   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 14 November 2014
      Module One: Thursday 27 - Friday 28 November 2014
      Location: TBC, Birmingham  
       

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Baljit Chauhan to register your interest in recieving 2015 dates

      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.

    Dec 2014
    1. Aurora Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh

      Wednesday 03 December 2014 - Edinburgh   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 Edinburgh

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Wednesday 3 December 2014
      2. Power and Politics 
        Wednesday 21 January 2015
      3. Action Learning Set* 
        Wednesday 18 February 2015: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills 
        Wednesday 18 March 2015
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills 
        Wednesday 22 April 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora LondonDublinCardiff and/or Sheffield
       

      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 Leadership Network Event

      DVC/PVC Leadership Network Event

      Tuesday 09 December 2014 - TBC, London   Module info

      This is a one-day event

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

       

      A learning network for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Principals.

    Jan 2015
    1. Aurora Dublin

      Aurora Dublin

      Friday 09 January 2015 - 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 
        Friday 9 January 2015
      2. Power and Politics 
        Thursday 19 February 2015
      3. Action Learning Set* 
        Wednesday 11 March 2015: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills 
        Thursday 30 April 2015
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills 
        Wednesday 20 May 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora LondonEdinburghCardiff and/or Sheffield

      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 Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff

      Thursday 15 January 2015 - Cardiff   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 Cardiff

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice
        Thursday 15 January 2015
      2. Power and Politics 
        Thursday 12 February 2015
      3. Action Learning Set* 
        Thursday 12 March 2015: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills 
        Thursday 16 April 2015
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills 
        Thursday 14 May 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London, Edinburgh, Dublin and/or Sheffield

      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 21 January 2015 - Birmingham  

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

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

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

      Thursday 22 January 2015 - Birmingham  

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

    5. GDP: Self-assessment toolkit

      GDP: Self-assessment toolkit

      Thursday 22 January 2015 - Online Programme   Module info

      To be launched in January 2015
      The self-assessment toolkit is an open-access online programme. Registered here to express your interest in being part of the launch.

      The self-assessment toolkit is an open-access online programme, designed to assist any and all governors to assess their own continuing effectiveness as a governor in higher education.

    6. GDP: A changing agenda

      GDP: A changing agenda

      Thursday 22 January 2015 - 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 16.00

      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.

    Feb 2015
    1. Essentials of Finance

      Essentials of Finance

      Tuesday 03 February 2015 - Central London, tbc   Module info

       This is a one day event

      Senior Managers in universities now have significant financial responsibilities. To be effective in their role of ensuring proper corporate governance, it is essential that they understand the basics of financial reporting, budgetary control and cost analysis, having sufficient appreciation of the principles and the terminology of accounting to permit financially informed dialogue with their financial and academic colleagues when reviewing results and making tactical and strategic decisions.

    2. GDP: Opportunities and challenges for governors in London

      GDP: Opportunities and challenges for governors in London

      Thursday 05 February 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

      The higher education eco-system in London is particularly distinctive. There are opportunities and challenges for universities and higher education colleges to co-operate and learn from one another, whilst considering how the policy landscape has particular implications for institutions in the city

    3. Aurora Sheffield

      Aurora Sheffield

      Friday 06 February 2015 - Sheffield   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 Sheffield

      1. Identity, Impact and Voice 
        Friday 6 February 2015
      2. Power and Politics 
        Friday 6 March 2015
      3. Action Learning Set* 
        Friday 17 April 2015: Delegates agree a host institution
      4. Core Leadership Skills 
        Friday 8 May 2015
      5. Adaptive Leadership Skills 
        Friday 12 June 2015

      If the above dates are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora LondonEdinburghDublin and/or Cardiff 
       

      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: Governor Toolkit: Part Two

      GDP: Governor Toolkit: Part Two

      Thursday 19 February 2015 - 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 18.30

      Additional key elements of the governor role and governance challenges are brought together in this second intensive study day where fundamental topics for boards get a 'fresh take' in the new world of higher education.

    5. Examining the Purpose and Role of Professors

      Examining the Purpose and Role of Professors

      Wednesday 25 February 2015 - Central London, tbc   Module info

       This is a half-day afternoon event and will include lunch

      What purpose do professors serve in their institutions? Do they have a distinct role – and, if so, what is its nature? Are universities’ expectations of professors as academic leaders reasonable and realisable? And how do professors themselves cope with the demands placed upon them and the expectations held of them? Based on three recent empirical studies of UK-based university professors led by the workshop facilitator, this half-day workshop will address these – and other – questions. It will examine the professorial role, and explore some of the issues involved in universities’ utilisation of the skills and expertise of their professors.

    Mar 2015
    1. GDP: A toolkit for effective governance

      GDP: A toolkit for effective governance

      Thursday 05 March 2015 - Glasgow   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

      How is the emerging economic and political climate in Scotland challenging higher education. This seminar will look at the big picture for governors in Scottish institutions.

    2. GDP: Board improvement and effectivenss

      GDP: Board improvement and effectivenss

      Thursday 12 March 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

      This is an opportunity for chairs and their governors to share ideas about ensuring ongoing board improvement, and discuss aspirations and achievements around new-style boards linked to innovation ways of working more effectively. It also presents opportunities for secretaries and clerks to help shape this dialogue and provide appropriate support to governors.

    3. Leading Departments 5

      Leading Departments 5

      Thursday 19 March 2015 - Edinburgh   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 27 February 2015
      Module One: Thursday 19 - Friday 20 March 2015
      Location: Edinburgh TBC
      Module Two: Thursday 18 - Friday 19 June 2015
      Location: Edinburgh TBC

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Tori Senior to register your interest in receiving dates in 2015 - 2016 or see dates for Leading Departments 4.

       

      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.

    Apr 2015
    1. GDP: Governor Toolkit: Part Three

      GDP: Governor Toolkit: Part Three

      Thursday 23 April 2015 - Manchester   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 18.30

      As a further stage in the governor development journey, more key elements of the governor role and governance challenges are brought together in this third extensive study day where fundamental topics for boards get a 'frish take' in the new world of higher education.

    2. Top Management Programme (TMP 35)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 35)

      Friday 24 April 2015 - Various   Module info

      Application Deadline: Friday 16 January 2015

      Orientation Day: Friday 24 April 2015
      Week One: Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 May 2015
      Action Learning: Tuesday 2 June 2015
      Coaching: Tuesday 23 or Wednesday 24 June 2015
      Week Two: Monday 6 – Friday 10 July 2015
      Coaching: tbc, July 2015
      Action Learning: Tuesday 1 September 2015
      Week Three: Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 September 2015.

       

      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 2015
    1. Leading Across Professional Boundaries 3

      Leading Across Professional Boundaries 3

      Wednesday 06 May 2015 - York, tbc   Module info

      Application deadline: Monday 6 April 2015
      Module One:
      Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 May 2015
      Module Two: Tuesday 16 June 2015
      Location: York, tbc

      This programme is about how to navigate this constantly shifting higher education environment when there are no certain answers. Libraries, finance and procurement, information and digital, and student services are critical to the success of universities in the emerging marketplace and their managers must be able to respond to changing demands whilst keeping staff engaged and systems going. Participants on this programme are given the structure, inspiration and insight to do this in their own organisations by looking at their own personal leadership development. During the programme, participants will explore and question their leadership style by using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and also their management and leadership role with experienced professionals. They will also tackle a problem-solving challenge in a dynamic interactive exercise based on real-life scenarios and receive one-to-one feedback on their approach.

    2. GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      GDP: Shaping the agenda in Wales

      Thursday 07 May 2015 - North 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

      How is the emerging economic and political climate in Wales challenging higher education? This day will look at the big picture for governors

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

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

      Wednesday 13 May 2015 - TBC, 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. Introduction to Higher Education: Tomorrow's Universities: Tomorrow's Challenges

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

      Thursday 14 May 2015 - TBC, London  

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

    5. Essentials of marketing your department, project or service

      Essentials of marketing your department, project or service

      Wednesday 20 May 2015 - Central London, tbc   Module info

       This is a one day event

      Have you ever needed to market your project, service or department and wondered just where and how to begin? This popular one-day seminar has the answer.

    6. GDP: Leading the board

      GDP: Leading the board

      Thursday 21 May 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

      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.

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

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 22)

      Tuesday 02 June 2015 - Near Watford   Module info

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

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

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

      GDP: Preparing for life after the Students' Union

      Thursday 04 June 2015 - 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 14.00.

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

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      6. National Programmes
        1. Head of Department
        2. Research Team Leadership
        3. Leading Teaching Teams
    2. Supporting Change
      1. Support from a change advisor
      2. Change health check
      3. Personal change questionnaire
      4. Supporting internal change consultants
      5. In-house change academies
    3. Coaching
      1. Executive Coaching
      2. Team Coaching
      3. Career Coaching Options
      4. Coaching Programmes
    4. Organisational Development
      1. Working with Top Management Teams
      2. Evaluation and Impact
      3. Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers
      4. Leadership of the Student Experience
      5. Strategic Marketing and Communications
    5. Change Academy
    6. Governance Reviews
    7. Strategy Development
    8. International
      1. Bespoke Programmes
      2. International Partnership and Network Programmes
      3. Previous events
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Case studies
  4. Research
    1. Publications
      1. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
        1. Summer News
          1. Stimulating talks
          2. Engaging Leaders
          3. MyLF
          4. Your national and regional coordinators
          5. Recent awards
        2. The Singularity University
        3. Talent Development
          1. Methodology, Perceptions of talent, Existing frameworks
          2. Pilot talent development programme
          3. Summary and next steps
        4. Our alumni: Liz Price
        5. Professor Cliff Allan
        6. Projects - Research - Resources
          1. Disciplinary difference in early career academic leadership development?
          2. What our research says
          3. Advising students: SAM online
          4. LF research update
        7. Umeå University Dialogue
        8. History, Examination, Investigations and Treatment
        9. Leadership Development Programmes
        10. Download Engage35
      2. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
        1. Dr Mark Pegg
        2. Spring 2014 News
          1. Welsh Crucible
          2. University of the Year
          3. MMU's disability benchmark
          4. Aurora Quotes
          5. Do you have a great story to tell?
          6. Tracking TMP alumni
        3. An unorthodox career
        4. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          1. Professor Nirmala Rao
          2. Professor Steve West
          3. Professor Sir Peter Scott
          4. Aaron Porter
          5. Professor Nick Petford
          6. Toni Pearce
        5. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
        6. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
        7. Projects - Research - Resources
          1. Academic-practitioner knowledge sharing within HEIs
          2. What our research says
          3. Strategic sourcing
          4. LF research update
        8. LF Consulting
        9. The China Study
        10. Staff update
        11. Download Engage34
      3. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
        1. Leadership: the next ten years
        2. News
          1. New TMP
          2. Better Together
        3. Project update
          1. Inspirational leadership vital to creating customer-focused culture
          2. Newcastle win top award!
          3. Moving offices: good for your health!
          4. LF signs MOU with Association of Arab Universities
        4. Interview
        5. In Practice
        6. Development
          1. Rainmakers or institution builders?
          2. Forthcoming research from the Leadership Foundation
          3. Essentials of Budgeting
          4. HERAG call to action!
        7. Starter for ten
        8. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
        9. Book Review
        10. Download Engage33
      4. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
        1. Change: the new norm
        2. News
          1. More resources
          2. Let's talk about efficiency
          3. Small Development Projects 2013
          4. Our Fellows
          5. Starter for ten
        3. Project update
          1. 100 days toolkit
          2. A fresh approach to managing performance
          3. MOOC: Love it
          4. New knowledge, new skills and new attitudes
        4. Interview
        5. In Practice
          1. The case studies
          2. Conclusions
          3. Recommendations
        6. Development
          1. Changes in the learning landscape
          2. Aurora: women only
          3. Developing research leadership
        7. What our research says:
        8. Leadership Development Programmes
        9. Download Engage32
      5. ENGAGE Past Editions
      6. Engage Unlimited
      7. Getting to Grips
      8. Reports & Reviews
      9. Programme Brochures
      10. Management Development Resources
    2. Published Research
      1. 2014 Research
      2. 2013 Research
      3. 2012 Research
      4. 2011 Research
      5. 2010 Research
      6. 2009 Research
      7. 2008 Research
      8. 2007 Research
      9. Research by Theme
        1. 1. The UK HE System
          1. The employability agenda and beyond: what are universities for?
          2. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
          3. 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 interdisciplinarity: creating environments for success
          2. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
          3. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
          4. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
          5. What do we know about: Collaborations and Partnerships in Higher Education
          6. Neo-collegiality: restoring academic engagement in the managerial university
        4. 4. Governance
          1. Governance in a changing environment: literature review
          2. Governance in a changing environment: thought piece
          3. The governance of private higher education providers in the UK
        5. 5. Leadership in Practice
          1. Leadership of Practice Disciplines in Universities: The case of nurses and teachers
          2. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
          3. Developing Collective Leadership in Higher Education
          4. Humanities Research Leadership in Europe
          5. What do we know about leadership in higher education?
          6. Leading academic talent to a successful future: interviews with leaders, managers and academics
          7. Leading academic talent to a successful future: an international perspective
        6. 6. Changing Roles, Structures and Careers
          1. Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          2. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
          3. Performance Management in UK Higher Education Institutions: The need for a hybrid approach
        7. 7. Leadership Development
          1. A Complexity Approach to Leadership Development: Developing Practical Judgement
          2. Leadership development within the UK higher education: its impact on organisational performance, and the role of evaluation
        8. 8. Leading the Student Experience
          1. Leading change in assessment and feedback
          2. Leadership for a better student experience: What do senior executives need to know?
          3. Leading the Student Experience: Academic and Professional Services in Partnership
        9. 9. Leading Equality and Diversity
          1. Women and Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations
          2. Gender and Higher Education Leadership
        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
      10. Research Order Form
    3. Current Tenders
      1. Improving student learning outcomes through strategic change
      2. Innovation and Transformation Fund
        1. What they say about the Innovation and Transformation Fund
        2. FAQs
    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 Forum
        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. ITF Fund Outcomes
      6. Case Studies
      7. LGM Fund Outcomes
    6. Succession Management
      1. What is it?
        1. Definitions
        2. Visualising the definitions
        3. History of the Concept
        4. Succession in 2005
        5. Key Characteristics
      2. Why do it?
        1. Benefits - Case Studies
          1. BBC
          2. University of Kent
          3. Nottingham Trent University
          4. Imperial College London
          5. Newcastle University
          6. University of Leeds
        2. Focus Finder
          1. Interpreting the Results
          2. Focus Finder Revisited
      3. How it's done
        1. Resources
        2. Making the case
        3. Size and scope
        4. Roles, stakeholders and engagement
        5. Roles, stakeholders and engagement: examples
        6. Selection and assessment
        7. Selection and assessment: examples
        8. Development methods
      4. Case Studies
      5. Tools
    7. Small Development Projects
      1. Small Development Projects 2014
      2. Small Development Projects 2013
      3. Small Development Projects 2012
      4. Small Development Projects 2011
      5. Small Development Projects 2010
      6. Small Development Projects 2008-09
      7. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
    8. 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
    9. Post Event Resources
      1. Conferences and Events
        1. Innovation and Transformation in HE Unlocking Learning
        2. Internationalisation
        3. Research Leadership
        4. Future Proofing Higher Education
        5. Developing higher education: strategies for a new era
        6. Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models
        7. Imagine
        8. MOOCs: What have we learned, emerging themes and what next
      2. Governance Development Programme Resources
        1. GDP 2013-2014 Resources
          1. Student as Governor
          2. Student as Governor - Gallary
          3. Being an effective governor - Scotland
          4. Governor Toolkit Part 1
          5. Making Governance Work for Staff Governors
          6. Understanding Institutional Sustainability Assessment
          7. Being an effective governor - Wales
          8. Scottish Code of Higher Education Governance
        2. GDP 2012-2013 Resources
          1. Student as Governor
          2. The New HE Climate: Disruptive Innovations
          3. Leading the Board of Governors
          4. Shifting Priorities for Governors in Scottish HEIs
          5. Governor Toolkit Part 1
          6. A Changing Agenda for Clerks and Secretaries
          7. Governance in a New Economic Climate
          8. Making Governance Work
          9. Shaping our future in Scotland
          10. Does my board need a makover
          11. Shaping our future in Wales
          12. Governor Toolkit Part 2
          13. Student as Governor: Preparing for life beyond the boardroom
        3. GDP 2011-2012 Resources
          1. Student Governors Making a Difference
          2. Governance in a New Economic Environment
          3. Right Side of the Law
          4. Shifting Priorities for Governors in Scottish HEIs
          5. Three Key Issues for Governors
          6. HE Governance Forum
          7. Determining Educational Charcter
          8. A Changing Agenda for Clerks and Secretaries
          9. Strategy, Measurement and Impact
          10. Making Governance Work for Staff Governors
          11. Protecting reputation, positioning for success
          12. Scottish Governance Forum
          13. Fundamentals
          14. Welsh Governor Development Day
      3. Network Events
        1. DVC/PVC Network: International Event
      4. MASHEIN
  5. Governance
    1. Becoming a governor
      1. Additional resources - becoming a governor
    2. What is governance?
      1. Academic Governance
      2. Governance and management
      3. Additonal resources - governance and management
    3. Roles and responsibilities
      1. Roles of governance
        1. Additional resources - roles
      2. Responsibilities of governance
        1. Additional resources - responsibilities
      3. Students
        1. Additional resources - students
    4. Institutions
      1. Additional resources - institutions
    5. Regulatory framework
      1. Legal
        1. Additional resources - legal
      2. Statutory regulation
        1. Additional resources - statutory
      3. Quality and standards
        1. Additional resources - quality and standards
    6. Board activities
      1. Board committees
        1. Audit
          1. Additional resources - audit
        2. Estates
          1. Additional resources - estates
        3. Finance
          1. Additional resources - finance
        4. Human Resource Management
          1. Additional resources - human resources
        5. Nominations
          1. Additional resources - nominations
        6. Remuneration
          1. Additional resources - remuneration
        7. Risk Management
          1. Additional resources - risk management
      2. Strategy and measuring performance
        1. Additional resources - strategy and performance
      3. Academic matters
        1. Additional resources - academic matters
      4. Internationalisation
        1. Additional resources - internationalisation
      5. Commercial activities and enterprise
        1. Additional resources - commercial activities
      6. Reviewing effectiveness
        1. Additional resources - effectiveness
    7. Ethics and values
      1. Personal
        1. Additional resources - personal
      2. Corporate
        1. Additional resources - corporate
    8. Resource bank
      1. Features
      2. Previous news alerts
        1. Governance at the Co-op
        2. HE funding - IFS report
        3. HE Code of Governance
        4. Removal of student number control
        5. Governance issues in the private sector
        6. Governance at the BBC
        7. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        8. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        9. New IPPR report on HE
        10. Moocs are coming
      3. Getting-to-grips
      4. Useful websites
      5. Governance publications
      6. HE facts
  6. International
    1. International Associates
    2. Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy Seminar
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