13 February 2017
We are delighted to release the refresh of our Catalysing Change Strategy 2017-2020, our strategic vision across all our business areas for the benefit of the universities and higher education colleges throughout the UK and internationally.
The strategy presents our new strategic framework, which illustrates our intention to create a dynamic synergy between leadership development, consultancy and the evidence-base for our work. We will work to ensure that all our areas of operation intersect so that each activity informs and stimulates the others. The consistency of approach will support the higher education in achieving their own strategic development aims at individual, institutional and sector levels.
The strategy also defines the encircling themes of membership & engagement, partnership & collaboration and international that will flow through all the areas of our work.
Alison Johns, Chief executive said: ‘Informed by our members and stakeholders, Catalysing Change is a living document. Our core ambition for quality, relevance and value for money in leadership, governance and management development remains steadfast. This updated strategy reflects our commitment to seek to improve what we do, critically evaluate our own practice and respond and adapt to meet the needs of higher education.’
Notes for Editors:
About the Leadership Foundation.
The Leadership Foundation was founded in 2004 to provide leadership, governance and management services to the UK’s higher education sector. It is a membership organisation that delivers leadership development and consultancy advice to higher education institutions in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and around the world. The focus of the Leadership Foundation’s work is to improve the management and leadership skills of current and aspiring leaders of higher education.
The Leadership Foundation has a small team of experienced leadership and organisational development professionals drawn from higher education, other parts of the public sector, and also from the private sector. Much of the work is delivered in partnership with the higher education sector and other partner organisations. www.lfhe.ac.uk
Bell Review, January 2017
The Leadership Foundation welcome the recommendations of the review group, led by Sir David Bell, to create a new sector body by merging the core functions of the Equality Challenge Unit, Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. As part of this new body we are committed to meet the strategic challenges of the sector as they relate to equality and diversity, learning and teaching and leadership and governance.
We will work closely with Universities UK, GuildHE, the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and other sector agencies to ensure a smooth transition into the proposed new body. In the transition period, we will continue to offer the high-level of service that our members and other stakeholders are used to receiving from us.
Joint statement: www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/news/index.cfm/ECUHEALFHEJointresponse
Leadership Foundation statement: www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/news/index.cfm/LFHEBellReview