I found PSSL to be both hugely enjoyable and useful. It provided training and advice on an outstanding mix of 'hard' and 'soft' skills. An insight into the major issues facing higher education was supplemented by focused advice on strategy; while I believe that the lessons learned from the sessions on influencing and negotiating will remain with me always. I would thoroughly recommend PSSL, both to those who are sure that their future careers lie in senior university management and those who are still undecided.
Professor Alison Wride
Deputy Head of the School of Business and Economics
University of Exeter
Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL) is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. The programme emphasises innovation and creativity as a means to implementing effective and sustainable change, and gives particular attention to intellectual stimulation as a focus for leaders.
Find out more and book for the next cohort of PSSL
The application deadline for PSSL 23 has now passed.
Application deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2016
Programme dates: Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 May 2016
Location: near Heathrow
T: 02380 970 619
M: 07810 087363
Doug is responsible for a range of Leadership Foundation open programmes as well as undertaking bespoke consultancy assignments for universities. Key interests include educational and research leadership, the leadership of professional services, strategy development and leadership for sustainability. An accomplished teacher, facilitator, coach and conference speaker, Doug has achievements across a wide range of leadership, educational and organisational development projects. People who work with Doug comment on his enthusiasm, great preparation, powerful insights, breakthrough moments and sheer inspiration. They go away with new energy, ideas and perspectives on themselves and others.
Rebecca is regional co-ordinator for the South-East and Eastern regions of England and a member of the delivery team for Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership and Aurora. She has also undertaken a number of projects for the LF, including writing one of the Management Development Resources (Caught in the Middle, 2015).
Rebecca has particular interests in equality and diversity issues and in academic leadership. Her first degree is in English Literature. She has an MBA from the Open University, is a chartered fellow of the CIPD, and is qualified in the use of the personality preference tools Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Team Management Profile for individual and team development. She was a member of the Leadership Foundation working group on succession management, which in 2006 published guides and case studies, and in 2011 wrote updates of this work as part of a Small Development Project.
Within the regional co-ordinator role she organises free regional events - including a network of those leading change in their institutions across the two regions - and tries to keep in touch with as many colleagues as possible. Rebecca also works as a freelance consultant for clients within the higher education and charitable sectors. More information about Rebecca and her work can be found at www.learning-for-good.co.uk