Our mission, vision and values derives from our origins as the sector body set up by and for the sector for the development and enhancement of leadership, governance and management in higher education. We are a membership organisation and we also work with other stakeholders to develop an internationally recognised cadre of leaders and managers equipped to deliver the aspirations of their own institutions and the best possible higher education system for the UK. Quality, relevance and excellence are at the heart of everything that we do.
Our mission is to serve, drive and catalyse the best possible leadership, governance and management in higher education.
Our vision is that higher education is recognised for excellence in leadership which transforms lives, enriches society and develops the economy for the better.
Ambition for those we serve, passion in all we do, path finding new ways of leading, governing and managing, commitment to quality, expertise, relevance and impact.
We create leadership development for those in higher education who aspire to be the best leaders they can be. Everything we do is about making better leaders and inspiring leadership.
Through our transformational and change capability work, we develop authentic leaders better prepared for their challenges and ready to achieve the best for their staff, students and organisations.
With our highly-motivated team of experts and professionals we provide high quality learning interventions, research, ideas and exchanges to ensure UK higher education is sustainable and remains the best in world.
All our work is based upon openness and dialogue and our public benefit is achieved through the strong bond we have with higher education throughout the UK and around the world.
We are a membership organisation of and for a sector that has some of the brightest minds in the UK.
Our members are key to our strategy and form a community of higher education institutions with a clear commitment to and experience of developing leadership, governance and management capabilities at all levels. Academic and professional services staff from member institutions contribute to our programmes, projects and research and advise on benefits and services.
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