The Leadership Foundation Management Development Resources form part of your membership benefits. Caught in the Middle is a brand-new release for 2014-15 and the seventh in the series.
Focusing on the people aspects of management, this resource has six modules that cover everything from the transition to becoming an effective manager while keeping your values intact, to creating a supportive team culture that also recognises diversity and optimises the strengths that difference an bring. Being a manager in higher education can be a tricky balancing act; these materials capture the equilibrium required between effective oversight of team and individual contributions and the need to allow autonomy and ownership to flourish.
The materials draw on a wide range of evidence from business administration and academic writing, covering authors as diverse as Virginia Valian and Robert J Starratt on the advancement of women in academia and ethics in the classroom respectively, to the mindmaps of Tony Buzan and Harvard University’s research on implicit bias.
Like the other six titles, the materials are designed to be used flexibly by the facilitator, with workable suggestions for adapting and combining different modules to suit the needs of delegates. Focus groups involving development professionals from the Leadership Foundation’s membership provided valuable piloting and feedback before the resources were finalised, ensuring that they are as relevant and useful as possible.
Available in digital format, with suggested practical exercises for individual, pair and group work, comprehensive facilitator notes and an annotated bibliography, these are excellent resources for delivering cost-effective in-house development or, indeed, individual self-paced learning, for managers ‘caught in the middle’.
The six other titles in our Management Development Resources series are:
Staff development professionals may wish to draw on resources from across the series to create their own half- or full-day workshops adapted to their particular audiences and contexts. All the above are available to download from our website by Leadership Foundation members via your MyLF login.
If you would like further advice about delivering these Management Development Resources within your institution, or would like us to arrange delivery in-house for you, please contact Tom Irvine, director of consultancy E: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have suggestions for future topics for this series, please contact Dr Lesly Huxley, director of membership and organisational development E: email@example.com
We hope you find using the Leadership Foundation Management Development Resources a useful addition to your in-house development.
Dr Lesly Huxley
Director, membership and organisational development
Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
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Lesly is Director of Membership and Organisational Development at the Leadership Foundation. She works across the organisation, with our network of national and regional Assistant Directors, Membership and with our 155 member institutions, to ensure delivery of high quality membership benefits and services. Lesly is also lead contact for institutions in the South West of England. She leads on investments for members such as the Small Development Projects and Innovation and Transformation Fund in partnership with other sector bodies such as Hefce, Universities UK, UHR and UCEA.
Lesly also leads on Change Academy, one of our strategic consultancy services, and manages and facilitates our Leadership Development Academy in Ukraine with the British Council and Institute of Higher Education in Kiev.
A doctor of education, Lesly has 30 years’ experience in higher education roles spanning staff development, digital technologies, teaching and research, in the UK and internationally. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the AUA.
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