The latest in our Management Development Resources looks at academic motivation and prestige. Sessions included in this resource include: Academic work; Prestige economies; Disciplines - Handrail or handcuffs?; Psychology of prestige; Investigating prestige; and Academic developers. You can download your membership copy of Working with Academic Motivation and Prestige by clicking the image.
The LF Management Development Resources (MDRs) are a set of resource materials provided by the Leadership Foundation to member institutions for use as training resources. These materials have been designed with detailed facilitator notes so that you can deliver the programmes in your own institution. The other seven resources are:
Academics now routinely need to include ‘pathway to impact’ statements in grant applications and to evidence the actual impact of their research. Universities are now well-stocked with ‘knowledge transfer’ professionals able to advise and guide - but they will always be heavily outnumbered by researchers. Therefore responsibility for arguing and ensuring impact will increasingly become a core part of the academic role. The thinking behind these ‘knowledge transfer’ modules is that the core skills and insights needed to achieve impact are easily appreciated by academics – and that the resulting impact is likely to be deeper and more enriching when researchers play a leading role in the ‘process’ alongside knowledge transfer colleagues.
Caught in the Middle [Download MDR7]
This MDR has been written based on extensive consultation in the sector to meet the needs of those in management roles up to and including senior lecturer level, and their equivalent on the professional services side. The managers may be in transition from their underlying or original operational, specialist or academic role, towards a role where management is their main responsibility, and the materials will support this transition. Middle managers also typically have to handle tensions between, on the one hand, their own values and those of their team/section; and on the other the corporate values of the institution and the expectations of senior managers.
Who are the target audience?
The proposed target audience for you to deliver these materials to are middle managers, both academic and professional services, beneath the level of head of department or head of service.
What is in the LF Management Development Resources?
Each of the eight titles in this series contains 5 or 6 modules each – these have primarily been designed as half-day modules. You can use the materials to design your own workshops – lasting from just half a day to a full two and a half or three days.
Each resource contains copies of all of the materials that you will need. For MDRs 1-6 member institutions were provided with hard copy and the accompanying CD which you can use to create copies of all of the materials for your own workshops. MDR7 and MDR8 are a digital resource only. All the resources are available to download.
How easy are the LF Management Development Resources to use?
All the resources have been written by experienced facilitators. If you would like us to help you to deliver any of these resources in-house please contact Sweta Purohit Jina to discuss how we can help you.
If you have any ideas for new MDRs please contact Lesly.Huxley@lfhe.ac.uk