Leading Across Professional Boundaries
Module One: Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 May 2014
Module Two: Tuesday 10 June 2014
Location: York, TBC
- £995.00 Member Price
- £1,250.00 Non Member Price
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 simulation based on the kind of real-life scenarios participants encounter and receive individual feedback on their approach.
New and established managers working in libraries, finance and procurement, information and digital, and student services area of HEIs who seek to respond effectively to new challenges, keep themselves ahead of the game and keep other people engaged. The programme will be particularly valuable to colleagues with the ambition and potential to move into assistant director roles or similar in the future, and who wish to explore in detail the challenge of ‘stepping up to leadership’.
Completion of Leading Across Professional Boundaries is seen as a development stepping stone to our acclaimed Future Leaders Programme - it is from this leadership programme that many alumni have gone onto senior roles.
Completed forms should be returned to Frankie Martin, Marketing Coordinator, T: +44 (0)203 468 4817
The programme fee includes all costs associated with:
- Dinner, accommodation and breakfast for the nights of the programme. Delegates may book additional accommodation for the night before or after the event
- Lunch and refreshments during the programme times
- Materials, including MBTI Step I report
- External speakers
LAPB Director and Facilitator
T: 02380 970 619
M: 07810 087363
Doug took up the post of Programme Director at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on 1 January 2013. Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London). This was a wide-ranging senior role that included responsibility for academic development, educational development, leadership development and core workplace skills.
Doug has worked in adult learning and development for over fifteen years. With experience across a range of organisations and sectors, from the civil service to the arts, from large UK charities to Higher Education, he has explored and considered leadership from a wide range of perspectives: academic leadership, educational leadership, medical leadership, the leadership of public services, leadership in the arts, and leadership in a not-for-profit, voluntary sector environment. He has been responsible for leadership and management development in a variety of public sector roles, including on accredited programmes, and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Alongside his passion for leadership development, Doug has also demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Course Director of the highly successful Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a course he designed and launched in 2006.
Doug’s work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also included contributing to development work with colleagues based overseas and at collaborating institutions. He delivered workshops and provided advice on both leadership development and educational development at events in South Africa and Tanzania.
Through his experience across a range of organisations and sectors, Doug has developed a passionate interest in the development of inspirational and transformational leadership and the impact of leadership styles and values upon the performance of individuals, teams and organisations.
The programme has been developed in collaboration with SCONUL, UCISA and The British Library and been recently widened to include BUFDG.
Leading Across Professional Boundaries aims to give participants the insight and perspective required to respond with agility to the rapidly changing demands of the Higher Education environment. They will deepen their awareness of their leadership style and learn new ways to be effective in challenging situations, ambiguous circumstances and when working with others across professional boundaries.
By the end of this programme participants will have:
- Identified characteristics of their leadership style and how they are most effective when working with different personalities
- Explored ideas on how to lead across professional boundaries, including how to identify and respond to different types of ‘boundary spanning’ challenges
- Identified a set of personal development aims which can be used as a diagnostic tool for their ongoing professional development and aspirations
- Used the time with their Action Learning Group for discussions on how to apply these aims and aspirations to their everyday role, using them to overcome the challenges and demands they face
- Developed a peer network of trusted professionals for ongoing support
- Reflected on key relationships fundamental to success in their role and how these can be influenced, strengthened and developed
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- Friday 09 January 2015 Aurora Dublin
- Wednesday 14 January 2015 East and South East Regional Event: Leading Change in Higher Education
- Thursday 15 January 2015 Aurora Cardiff
- Monday 19 January 2015 Transition to Leadership 1
- Thursday 22 January 2015 GDP: Self-assessment toolkit
- Thursday 22 January 2015 GDP: A changing agenda
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