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Upcoming Programmes

    Sep 2017
    1. Leading Change in Higher Education: North West of England Regional Event

      Leading Change in Higher Education: North West of England Regional Event

      Tuesday 05 September 2017 - University of Salford   More info

      This is a free one-day event for LF members only

      Registration will take place from 09.30 and the event will run from 10.00 until 15.00.

       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in the North West of England to discuss leading change in higher education.

    2. Challenges facing good governance

      Challenges facing good governance

      Monday 18 September 2017 - University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG   More info

      This is an evening seminar and reception for chairs, vice-chancellors, principals, presidents, chief executives, deputy and pro vice-chancellors, chief operating officers, and senior governance professionals.

      Timings: Registration and refreshments will be available from 17.00 with the programme starting promptly at 17.30. The event will end with a drinks reception and close at 20.00. 

      Location: University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG

      Cost: This is a free event.

      This seminar will be run in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and will consist of a panel discussion with questions from the audience.

    3. GDP: Student as Governor

      GDP: Student as Governor

      Wednesday 20 September 2017 - Woburn House Conference Centre, London   More info

      This is a one-day conference for newly appointed student governors. 

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 17:15.

      This conference is designed for prepare newly appointed student governors to be effective in their role on the governing board.

    Oct 2017
    1. Leading Major Organisational Change in Higher Education: East and West Midlands Regional Event

      Leading Major Organisational Change in Higher Education: East and West Midlands Regional Event

      Friday 06 October 2017 - University of Northampton   More info

      This is a free one-day event for members only

      Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 15.45.

       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in the East and West of England to discuss leading major organisational change in higher education.

    2. Top Management Programme (TMP 41)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 41)

      Friday 06 October 2017 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 23 June 2017

      Orientation Day: Friday 6 October 2017
      Week One: Tuesday 24 – Friday 27 October 2017
      Impact Group: Tuesday 14 November 2017
      Coaching: Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 December 2017
      Week Two: Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2018 (International week in Copenhagen)
      Coaching: June 2018 (tbc)
      Impact Group: Tuesday 13 March 2018
      Week Three: Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 April 2018

      Members Fee*: £16,750

      (*Your institution must be a member of the Leadership Foundation for this fee to apply)

       

      TMP is an intensive leadership programme for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Chief Executive Officers, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans with cross institutional responsibilities, Registrars, Heads of University Administration or Directors of Academic or Professional Services

    3. Executive Masterclass: The Futurist

      Executive Masterclass: The Futurist

      Wednesday 11 October 2017 - London   More info

      This Executive Masterclass will be led by The Futurist, Richard Watson. It is a one-day event.

      Location: London - a central London venue, within Zone 1.

      For information on the other sessions in the Executive Masterclass series please use this link: Executive Masterclass

      In this Executive Masterclass Richard Watson, The Futurist, will help you to plan future scenarios, and discuss the risks and opportunities of the sector and how this will impact you and your institution.

    4. Aurora London (autumn)

      Aurora London (autumn)

      Thursday 12 October 2017 - London   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skills, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham and/or London (spring).

      Aurora London (autumn) dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Thursday 12 October 2017
      • Power and Politics - Thursday 16 November 2017
      • Action learning set - Thursday 7 December 2017
      • Core Leadership Skills - Thursday 18 January 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Thursday 15 February 2018
      Aurora London (autumn): Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 12 October 2017

      London

      Aurora London (autumn): Power and Politics

      Thursday 16 November 2017

      London

      Aurora London (autumn): Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 18 January 2018

      London

      Aurora London (autumn) : Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 15 February 2018

      London

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    5. Leadership Matters 7

      Leadership Matters 7

      Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      Module 1: Tuesday 17- Wednesday 18 October (residential)
      Action Learning Set: Tuesday 7 November
      Module 2: Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 November (residential)

      Location: Birmingham

      Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women, and focuses on providing a grounding for women leaders in the financial and legal context of higher education and the skills and tools to increase personal influence and confidence and support career advancement.

    6. Leading Departments 10

      Leading Departments 10

      Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Manchester   More info

      Application deadline: Friday 6 October 2017
      Module One: 
      Wednesday 18 - Thursday 19 October 2017
      Module Two: Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 January 2018
      Location: Manchester

      Are these dates not suitable for you? Take a look at our Bristol Cohort

      Application deadline: Friday 2 March 2018
      Module One: 
      Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 March 2018
      Module Two: Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 May 2018
      Click here to book 

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact Rita Walters, Marketing Coordinator, T: 020 3468 4817.

       

      Leading Departments is designed to engaged and assist those facing the day to day challenges associated with the leadership of front line academic and professional departments.

    7. GDP: New governors of Scottish Institutions

      GDP: New governors of Scottish Institutions

      Wednesday 25 October 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

      This is a one-day event for student, staff, and lay or independent Governors of Scottish HEIs (both new and existing)

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.15.

      This session will provide an introduction for new and returning governors in Scotland. It will offer a briefing on the key skills required to become an effective governor, including understanding the wider governance context, the relationship between court/council and the wider decision making structure at your university.

    8. Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village - Autumn 2017

      Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village - Autumn 2017

      Tuesday 31 October 2017 - Whitehall   More info

      Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village is tailored specifically for a higher education audience.

      Dates and times: The programme will have a 09.00 arrival for a 09.30 start on Tuesday 31 October 2017, with the programme going through to 17.00. The programme will pick-up again on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 09.00 and go through to close by 17.30.

       

      Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village is specifically tailored for the higher education sectors senior leaders. Over an immersive two days you will work on your political influencing, resilience and work your leadership skills in challenging real-life scenarios.

    Nov 2017
    1. Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors / Principals - November 2017

      Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors / Principals - November 2017

      Thursday 02 November 2017 - Tbc, Outside of London   More info

      This is a two-day event

      If you are not available for these dates, please email Kyra Ingrao to log your interest in the programme

      Conceived by CUC and the Leadership Foundation over 10 years ago, this event creates a unique space for participants to reflect on current higher education issues, and on the executive/governance relationships in their institutions. The quality of the governance relationship is a key factor in higher education institutions capacity to handle current challenges and transitions.

    2. GDP: Rethinking governance - Autumn 2017

      GDP: Rethinking governance - Autumn 2017

      Friday 03 November 2017 - Online Programme   More info

      Rethinking governance is a five-week online course. 
      Each week the course will require approximately 3 to 4 hours of study and will be facilitated by the course tutor from the University of York.

      This online programme for governors has been designed with the University of York. The aim of the course is to enable governors to advance or refresh and consolidate their understanding of the wider context which is currently influencing and shaping higher education in the UK. Rethinking governance will also explore some key themes and their implications for governors.

    3. Leading Major Organisational Change in Higher Education: Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Leading Major Organisational Change in Higher Education: Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Friday 03 November 2017 - Sheffield Hallam University   More info

      This is a free one-day event for members only

      Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 15.45.

       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in Yorkshire, Humberside and North East of England to discuss leading major organisational change in higher education.

    4. Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 4

      Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 4

      Monday 06 November 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Monday 23 October 2017

      Module 1: Monday 6 November - Tuesday 7 November 2017
      Module 2: Thursday 30 November - Friday 1 December 2017

      Location: Birmingham

      Fees*:

      £4750 LF members                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      £5950 Non members

      *Fees include residential costs

       

      The Strategic Finance Programme is for executive and/or senior managers who are looking to build on their financial and legal literacy in higher education to enable them to operate confidently in the complex area of financial resourcing issues. Participants will leave the programme with improved articulacy in financial terminology, and be better equipped to contribute to their institutional growth, efficiency, strategic decision making and financial sustainability.

    5. Aurora Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh

      Tuesday 07 November 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skills, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London (autumn), Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham and/or London (spring).

      Aurora Edinburgh dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Tuesday 7 November 2017
      • Power and Politics - Friday 8 December 2017
      • Action learning set - Tuesday 16 January 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Tuesday 6 February 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Tuesday 13 March 2018
      Aurora Edinburgh: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Tuesday 7 November 2017

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Power and Politics

      Friday 8 December 2017

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 6 February 2018

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 13 March 2018

      Edinburgh

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    6. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 8)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 8)

      Wednesday 08 November 2017 - Central London   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
      Module One: Wednesday 8 - Thursday 9 November 2017
      Location: London  
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 16 January 2018 or Wednesday 17 January 2018

      Are these dates not suitable for you? Take a look at our Spring Cohort

      Application Deadline: Friday 13 April 2018
      Module One: Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 April 2018  
      Location: London  
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 5 June 2018 or Wednesday 6 June 2018

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in receiving dates for 2018/19. 

      Introduction to Head of Department will take you through the contemporary contexts and challenges of being a head of department. It is a short but intensive programme that will give you the survival skills for the first few months in post so you can hit the ground running.

    7. Leading Change in Higher Education: East and South East Regional Event

      Leading Change in Higher Education: East and South East Regional Event

      Wednesday 15 November 2017 - Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus   More info

      This is a free one-day event for members only.

      Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 16.00. The event will be hosted by Anglia Ruskin University. 


       

      Exclusively for LF members this regional event is fantastic opportunity to meet senior leaders in the East and South East of England to discuss leading change in higher education.

    8. GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable

      GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable

      Thursday 16 November 2017 - Central London   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 16.30 with the programme starting promptly at 17.00. The roundtable will close at 18.30.

      The roundtable will be in central London, venue to be confirmed.

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      Over the course of the year the Leadership Foundation will hold a number of Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university executive members.

    9. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 28)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 28)

      Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Greater London   More info

      Application Deadline: 10 November
      Module 1: Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 November
      Module 2: Tuesday 30 - Wednesday 31 January
      Location: Greater London

       

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 28 consists of two, two day modules. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken prior to the programme starting.

    10. GDP: The role and responsibilities of staff governors

      GDP: The role and responsibilities of staff governors

      Thursday 23 November 2017 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00.

       

      Venue: Central London

       

      We know that staff governors bring a unique knowledge and insight to their role, yet they can face a range of special and complex challenges as they work to contribute specialist expertise as part of the collective responsibility of the governing body. This staff-focused session offers an opportunity to open up these key challenges

    11. Higher Education Insights (Autumn 2017)

      Higher Education Insights (Autumn 2017)

      Tuesday 28 November 2017 - London   More info

      One-day programme 

      Our one-day programme is for leaders who are new to the higher education and want to develop their knowledge of the sector.

    12. Aurora Dublin

      Aurora Dublin

      Thursday 30 November 2017 - Dublin   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London (autumn), Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham and/or London (spring).

      Aurora Dublin dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Thursday 30 November 2017
      • Power and Politics - Thursday 25 January 2018
      • Action learning set - Thursday 22 February 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Thursday 15 March 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Thursday 12 April 2018
      Aurora Dublin: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 30 November 2017

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Power and Politics

      Thursday 25 January 2018

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 15 March 2018

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 12 April 2018

      Dublin

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    13. Governance: Improving effectiveness for a new age

      Governance: Improving effectiveness for a new age

      Thursday 30 November 2017 - Central London   More info

      Governance: improving effectiveness for a new age is the first national conference for governors of HEIs and members of the professional support teams who work with governors. It will offer a forum to enable governors, professional support staff and policy-makers to share and discuss key and emerging areas of governance. The conference will also provide the opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of Chairs, governors and senior staff from different institutions throughout the UK.

       

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.45

       

      Location: central London

      This conference provides Chairs, governors, senior governance professionals and university vice-chancellors an opportunity to explore what the policy landscape means for governing bodies and universities.

    Dec 2017
    1. GDP: Governance professionals in higher education

      GDP: Governance professionals in higher education

      Tuesday 05 December 2017 - Central London   More info

      Over the course of the year participants will be brought together for three 1-day sessions, which will start at 09.30 and close at 16.30, and two additional half-day action learning set meetings:

      • Module 1: Tuesday 5 December 2017
      • Action Learning Set 1: Tuesday 16 January 2018
      • Module 2: Tuesday 13 March 2018
      • Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 19 April 2018
      • Module 3: Wednesday 6 June 2018

      Venue for all three modules is: central London
      The action learning sets are hosted by participating institutions.

      (This programme was previously known as ‘The Clerks and Secretaries Programme’.)

      This practical programme, developed in response to feedback from participants on our one-day programme, offers the opportunity to discuss and explore challenges, exchange ideas and experiences as well as the chance to be part of a professional network.

    2. Transition to Leadership 7

      Transition to Leadership 7

      Wednesday 06 December 2017 - Manchester   More info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Wednesday 6 December 2017
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 23 January 2018
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Wednesday 21 February 2018
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Wednesday 21 March 2018
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Wednesday 11 April 2018

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Face-to-face location: Manchester 

      Are these dates not suitable for you? Take a look at our Birmingham Cohort

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Monday 19 March 2018
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 24 April 2018
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Thursday 24 May 2018
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Wednesday 20 June 2018
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Tuesday 26 June 2018

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Face-to-face location: Birmingham 

      Transition to Leadership is for new leaders, who want to build on their personal, team and organisational leadership skills. Through a mix of online and face-to-face delivery you will gain the tools and experience to be an impactful leader.

    3. Executive Masterclass: Legal & Organisational Forms

      Executive Masterclass: Legal & Organisational Forms

      Thursday 07 December 2017 - London   More info

      Legal & Organisational Forms is a one-day Executive Masterclass. It will be led by Smita Jamdar, and Dr Jonathan Nicholls of the leading law firm, Shakespeare Martineau.

      Location: London - central London, within Zone 1.

      For information on the other sessions in Executive Masterclass series please use this link: Executive Masterclass

      Legal & Organisational Forms' is a new Executive Masterclass designed for members of university senior and executive management teams, who are responsible for strategic decision-making connected to changes in organisational forms, such as mergers, acquisitions, alliances and collaborations. This one-day Executive Masterclass will enable senior leaders to explore and better understand the range of legal structures available and the main legal issues that will need to be considered for each.

    4. Essentials of Budgeting

      Essentials of Budgeting

      Sunday 31 December 2017 - online only   More info

      This is an online programme which can be completed at your own pace. 

      This is a free programme for individuals of LF members institutions.

      Essentials of Budgeting is a user friendly online programme that provides participants with an intuitive method of studying budgeting that complements a hectic work schedule. It is for anyone wanting to build their knowledge and skills in budgeting. It is available exclusively to LF members free of charge.

    Jan 2018
    1. GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      Monday 29 January 2018 - Central London   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm with the discussions starting promptly at 6.15pm. The event will close at 8.00pm

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £75 for these events.

      Join us for our governance reception. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards, this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities for women to serve on a governing body in higher/further education or on a non-executive body in other sectors.

    2. Aurora Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff

      Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Cardiff   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London (autumn), Edinburgh, Dublin, Birmingham and/or London (spring).

      Aurora Cardiff dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Wednesday 31 January 2018
      • Power and Politics - Wednesday 28 February 2018
      • Action learning set - Wednesday 21 March 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Thursday 26 April 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Wednesday 23 May 2018
      Aurora Cardiff: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Wednesday 31 January 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Wednesday 28 February 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 26 April 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 23 May 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    3. GDP: Clerks and secretaries: National network event

      GDP: Clerks and secretaries: National network event

      Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all clerks and secretaries and other members of governance support teams

       

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.15

       

      Location: central London

      Secretaries and clerks are pivotal to board success. This seminar provides those new and continuing in the role an opportunity to work together on issues critical for their own professional contribution and that of their governors.

    Feb 2018
    1. GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      Tuesday 06 February 2018 - Edinburgh   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm with the discussions starting promptly at 6.15pm. The event will close at 8.00pm

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £75 for these events.

      Join us for our governance reception. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards, this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities for women to serve on a governing body in higher/further education or on a non-executive body in other sectors.

    2. Leadership Matters 8

      Leadership Matters 8

      Wednesday 07 February 2018 - Manchester   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      Module 1: Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 February (residential)
      Action Learning Set: Thursday 22 February
      Module 2: Thursday 22 - Friday 23 March (residential)

      Location: Manchester

      Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women, and focuses on providing a grounding for women leaders in the financial and legal context of higher education and the skills and tools to increase personal influence and confidence and support career advancement.

    3. GDP: Governance in Scotland: What's changing?

      GDP: Governance in Scotland: What's changing?

      Wednesday 07 February 2018 - Edinburgh   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors of Scottish higher education insitutions and further education colleges who offer higher education programmes in Scotland.

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00.

      Governors face the difficult challenge of horizon-scanning to ensure the long term sustainability of their universities and higher education colleges. At the same time, they confront the immediacy of governance responsibilities with respect to public accountability; serving the public good; promoting and protecting reputation - all in a climate of competition and turbulent change. This seminar for governors in Scottish institutions will cover these issues.

    4. GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      Tuesday 13 February 2018 - Central London   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 16.30 with the programme starting promptly at 17.00. The roundtable will close at 18.30.

      The roundtable will be in central London and is £75 for LF members and £90 for non-members.

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      Over the course of the year the Leadership Foundation will hold a number of Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university executive members.

    5. Aurora Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham

      Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Birmingham   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skills, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London (autumn), Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and/or London (spring).

      Aurora Birmingham dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Tuesday 20 February 2018
      • Power and Politics - Tuesday 20 March 2018
      • Action learning set - Tuesday 17 April 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Tuesday 15 May 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Tuesday 26 June 2018
      Aurora Cardiff: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Tuesday 20 February 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Tuesday 20 March 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 15 May 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 26 June 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    6. GDP: Women onto Boards - Birmingham

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Birmingham

      Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Birmingham   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm with the discussions starting promptly at 6.15pm. The event will close at 8.00pm

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £75 for these events.

      Join us for our governance reception. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards, this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities for women to serve on a governing body in higher/further education or on a non-executive body in other sectors.

    7. Diversifying Leadership 6

      Diversifying Leadership 6

      Thursday 22 February 2018 - London   More info

      Dates for Diversifying Leadership 6

      Module 1:  Thursday 22 February 2018
      Module 2:  Thursday 22 March 2018
      Module 3:  Thursday 3 May 2018

      Action Learning Set: Thursday 19 April 2018

      Location: London

      The continued development of this programme has been made possible by the investment funding of the four UK higher education funding councils.

       

       

      This Hefce-sponsored programme is designed to support early career academics and professional from black and minority ethnic backgrounds transition in to leadership roles. Diversifying Leadership consists of three one-day, face-to-face, non-residential modules and a facilitated Action Learning Set.

    8. Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 5

      Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 5

      Monday 26 February 2018 - Greater London   More info

      Application Deadline: Monday 12 February 2018

      Module 1: Monday 26 February - Tuesday 27 February 2018
      Module 2: Thursday 22 March - Friday 23 March 2018

      Location: Greater London

      Fees*:

      £4750 LF members        
      £5950 Non members                                                                                                                                                                                     

      *Fees include residential costs

       

      The Strategic Finance Programme is for executive and/or senior managers who are looking to build on their financial and legal literacy in higher education to enable them to operate confidently in the complex area of financial resourcing issues. Participants will leave the programme with improved articulacy in financial terminology, and be better equipped to contribute to their institutional growth, efficiency, strategic decision making and financial sustainability.

    9. GDP: Women onto Boards - Cardiff

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Cardiff

      Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Cardiff   More info

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm with the discussions starting promptly at 6.15pm. The event will close at 8.00pm

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £75 for these events.

      Join us for our governance reception. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards, this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities for women to serve on a governing body in higher/further education or on a non-executive body in other sectors.

    Mar 2018
    1. GDP: Governance in Wales: an evolving agenda

      GDP: Governance in Wales: an evolving agenda

      Tuesday 06 March 2018 - North and south Wales   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors, especially those in Welsh institutions

       

      Programme: Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.15 with the programme starting promptly at 10.45. The day will close at 16.30

       

      Venue: This event will be taking place in north and south Wales, with a video link between both locations. Please indicate during booking which location you would like to book a place for.

      Governors face the difficult challenges of horizon-scanning to ensure the long term sustainability of their universities and higher education colleges. At the same time, they confront the immediacy of governance responsibilities with respect to public accountability; serving the public good; promoting and protecting reputation - all in a climate of competition and turbulent change. This seminar for governors in Welsh institutions will cover all these issues

    2. Aurora London (spring)

      Aurora London (spring)

      Thursday 08 March 2018 - London   More info

      Aurora consists of five interlinked days - four development days and an action learning set. Aurora is organised regionally, to allow for shorter travelling times and lower costs. Each participant will attend each of the development days - Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; and Adaptive Leadership Skill, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London (autumn), Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and/or Birmingham.

      Aurora London (spring) dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Thursday 8 March 2018
      • Power and Politics - Tuesday 24 April 2018
      • Action learning set - Thursday 17 May 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Tuesday 12 June 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Thursday 5 July 2018

       

      Aurora London 2: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 8 March 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Power and Politics

      Tuesday 24 April 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 12 June 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 5 July 2018

      London

      Aurora is our women-only leadership development initiative. Whilst most leadership programmes are aimed at leaders and managers already in role, Aurora is designed to encourage a wide range of women, in academic and professional roles, to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills.

    3. GDP: The toolkit for governors 2018

      GDP: The toolkit for governors 2018

      Thursday 08 March 2018 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.00

      Key elements of the governor roles and governance challenges are brought together in this intensive study day where fundamental topics for the boards get a 'fresh take' in the world of higher education. The day will work effectively as a stand-alone or it could form part of your own self-assessed governor journey.

    4. GDP: Rethinking Governance - Spring 2018

      GDP: Rethinking Governance - Spring 2018

      Friday 09 March 2018 - Online Programme   More info

      Rethinking governance is a five-week online course. 
      Each week the course will require approximately 3 to 4 hours of study and will be facilitated by the course tutor from the University of York.

      This online programme for governors has been designed with the University of York. The aim of the course is to enable governors to advance or refresh and consolidate their understanding of the wider context which is currently influencing and shaping higher education in the UK. Rethinking governance will also explore some key themes and their implications for governors.

    5. Leading Departments 11

      Leading Departments 11

      Wednesday 14 March 2018 - Bristol   More info

      Application deadline: Friday 2 March 2018
      Module One: 
      Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 March 2018, Bristol  
      Module Two: Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 May 2018, Bristol

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact Rita Walters, Marketing Coordinator, T: 020 3468 4817.

      Leading Departments is designed to engaged and assist those facing the day to day challenges associated with the leadership of front line academic and professional departments.

    6. Executive Masterclass: Wilful Blindness

      Executive Masterclass: Wilful Blindness

      Thursday 15 March 2018 - London   More info

      Wilful Blindness will be led by the author and businesswoman Margaret Heffernan. This is the third session of the 2017-18 Executive Masterclass series.

      Location: London, central London within Zone 1.

      For information on the other sessions in the Executive Masterclass series please use this link: Executive Masterclass

      How do organisations think? Explore the all-too-human thought patterns including conflict avoidance and selective blindness, which can sometime lead organisations and managers astray. Wilful Blindness is a new Executive Masterclass designed for members of university senior and executive teams. Businesswoman and writer Margaret Heffernan will take you through the solution of a 'just culture'; which means organisations that encourage people to speak up early and often when things go adrift, without fear of being silenced. Organisational failure is less likely to happen in organisations that work to combat this silence, known as wilful blindness.

    7. Transition to Leadership 8

      Transition to Leadership 8

      Monday 19 March 2018 - Birmingham   More info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Monday 19 March 2018
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 24 April 2018
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Thursday 24 May 2018
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Wednesday 20 June 2018
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Tuesday 26 June 2018

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Face-to-face location: Birmingham 

      Are these dates not suitable for you? Register your interest for the next academic year by contacting:

      Rita Walters
      Marketing and Communications Coordinator
      T: 0203 468 4817 E: rita.walters@lfhe.ac.uk

      Through a mix of online and face-to-face delivery, this programme will equip those new and aspiring to leadership the tools and experience to be an impactful leader. This programme is also for those who want to build on their personal, team and organisational leadership skills to create change.

    8. Future Professional Directors (FPD3)

      Future Professional Directors (FPD3)

      Wednesday 21 March 2018 - TBC   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018
      Module 1: Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 March 2018
      Webinar: Friday 20 April 2018
      360 Day: Tuesday 22 May 2018
      Action Learning Set 1: Wednesday 23 May 2018
      Module 2: Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 July 2018
      Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 6 September 2018
      Challenge Group Submission Deadline: Friday 12 October 2018
      Module 3: Thursday 15 – Friday 16 November 2018

      Future Professional Directors runs once per year.

      If you have any questions about FPD please contact Alice Hargreaves, senior marketing and communications coordinator T: 020 3468 4819.
       

      Future Professional Directors (FPD) is a unique programme for colleagues in professional services from all areas of the institution. Developed in partnership with nine sector bodies, it builds the confidence and skills needed to lead successfully within and across professional services and the wider institution. This intensive programme includes three modules, two action learning sets, and online learning.

    9. GDP: Leading the governing body and chairing the board

      GDP: Leading the governing body and chairing the board

      Wednesday 21 March 2018 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The event will close at 16.00

      This event focuses on the leadership of the Board and is for chairs of governors, committee chairs and those who might take on such a role at their university or higher education college in the future.

    Apr 2018
    1. Higher Education Insights (Spring 2018)

      Higher Education Insights (Spring 2018)

      Tuesday 17 April 2018 - London   More info

      One-day programme 

      Our one-day programme is for leaders who are new to the higher education and want to develop their knowledge of the sector.

    2. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 9)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 9)

      Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Central London   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 13 April 2018
      Module One: Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 April 2018  
      Location: Central London 
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 5 June 2018 or Wednesday 6 June 2018

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in receiving dates for 2018-19. 

      Ideal for those new to the role or aspiring to become a head of department, this short but intensive programme that gives participants the survival skills for the first few months in post to hit the ground running.

    3. Top Management Programme (TMP 42)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 42)

      Friday 27 April 2018 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 19 January 2018

      Orientation Day: Friday 27 April 2018
      Week One: Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 May 2018
      Impact Group: Tuesday 5 June 2018
      Coaching: Tuesday 19 or Wednesday 20 June 2018
      Week Two: Monday 9 - Friday 13 July 2018 (International week taking place in Toronto, Canada)
      Impact Group: Tuesday 4 September 2018
      Week Three: Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 September 2018
      Coaching: November 2018 (tbc)

      Members Fee*: £16,750

      (*Your institution must be a member of the Leadership Foundation for this fee to apply)

       

      TMP is an intensive leadership programme for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Chief Executive Officers, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans with cross institutional responsibilities, Registrars, Heads of University Administration or Directors of Academic or Professional Services

    May 2018
    1. Leadership Matters 9

      Leadership Matters 9

      Tuesday 01 May 2018 - Bristol   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      Module 1: Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 May (residential)
      Action Learning Set: Wednesday 6 June
      Module 2: Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 June (residential)

      Location: Bristol

      Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women, and focuses on providing a grounding for women leaders in the financial and legal context of higher education and the skills and tools to increase personal influence and confidence and support career advancement.

    2. Research Team Leadership

      Research Team Leadership

      Thursday 17 May 2018 - London   More info

      Dates: Thursday 17 - Friday 18 May 2018
      Location: London

      Research Team Leadership is a two-day programme designed to develop an individual's skills as a research team leader, at a time when they may be new to leadership.

    Jun 2018
    1. GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      Thursday 14 June 2018 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.45.

      The higher education eco-system for small and specialist institutions is particularly distinctive. There are opportunities and challenges for universities and higher education colleges to co-operate and learn from one another.

    2. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 29)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 29)

      Tuesday 19 June 2018 - Manchester   More info

      Application Deadline: 8 June 2018
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 June 
      Location: Manchester

       

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 29 consists of one, four day module. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken prior to the programme starting.

    Dec 2018
    1. Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Monday 31 December 2018 - online only   More info

      The Research Leader's Impact Toolkit is an inclusive membership benefit for staff at Leadership Foundation member institutions.

      This option is currently being tested and will be available shortly.

      The Research Leader's Impact Toolkit is an intuitive and interactive web-based toolkit to support research leaders and research managers. This toolkit is an LF member only option.

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        24. Governance at the Co-op
        25. HE funding - IFS report
        26. Removal of student number control
        27. Governance issues in the private sector
        28. Governance at the BBC
        29. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        30. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        31. New IPPR report on HE
        32. Moocs are coming
        33. Increasing diversity
        34. Kids Company
          1. The collapse of Kids Company
          2. NAO Investigation into Kids Company
          3. The need for good governance
      4. Getting-to-grips
      5. Useful websites
      6. Codes of governance
        1. CUC Code of Governance
        2. UK Corporate Governance Code
      7. New research on governance in higher education
      8. Book reviews
      9. HE facts
      10. Illustrative Practice Notes
      11. Roundtable notes
    5. Governance Briefing Notes
      1. 25. The factors that influence whether governance is effective?
      2. 24. Benefits and impact
      3. 23. Competitive pressures
      4. 22. Corporate ethics and values
      5. 21. Personal ethics and values
      6. 20. Legal requirements and regulation
      7. 19. Estates
      8. 18. Finance
      9. 17. Employment
      10. 16. Remuneration
      11. 15. Nominations committee
      12. 14. Audit committee
      13. 13. The governance system and assessing effectiveness
      14. 12. Size, composition and skills available to the governing body
      15. 11. Monitoring performance
      16. 10. Strategic plan
      17. 09. Students
      18. 08. Risk management
      19. 07. International students and collaborations
      20. 06. Commercial operations
      21. 05. Regulations and compliance
      22. 04. Academic governance and quality
      23. 03. The workings of a governing body
      24. 02. Governance and management
      25. 01. Becoming a governor
    6. Governor Dialogues
    7. Equality and Diversity Toolkit
      1. Overview
      2. Overseeing compliance
        1. The Equality Act 2010
        2. Governance Codes
        3. Overseeing E&D
        4. Reports Governors might use
        5. Case study: Bath
        6. Championing E&D
        7. Case study: ManMet
        8. Case study: Cardiff
      3. Competitive Advantage
        1. Competing in a global market
        2. Improving staff diversity
        3. Case study: Exeter
      4. Issues and Challenges
        1. Student inequalities
        2. Staff inequalities
        3. Assessing specific E&D issues
      5. Value
        1. Increasing focus
        2. Gender diversity data
        3. Improving diversity
        4. Case study 1: UWS
        5. Case study 2: UWS
      6. Questions and Resources
        1. Resources
    8. Self-Assessment Tool
    9. Governing Body Effectiveness
    10. Governance 2020 Survey
  6. International
    1. International Engagement
    2. International Reference Group
    3. International Case Studies
  7. Membership
    1. Membership benefits and services
      1. Membership logos
        1. Download the membership logos
    2. How to join
    3. National and regional contacts
      1. Cindy Vallance
      2. Gary Reed
      3. Jean Chandler
      4. Judy Harris
      5. Maeve Lankford
      6. Meriel Box
      7. Rebecca Bull
    4. Membership advisory group
    5. Membership development support
    6. Management Development Resources
      1. Download MDR1: Managing Effective Performance
      2. Download MDR2: Managing Change in HE
      3. Download MDR3: Emotional Intelligence, Personal Impact and Personal Effectiveness
      4. Download MDR4: Lean Management: Doing more with less
      5. Download MDR5: The Current HE Context: Drivers for change
      6. Download MDR6: Commercial Skills for Academics and Researchers
      7. MDR7: Caught in the Middle
        1. MDR7 Contents
        2. Download MDR7: Caught in the Middle
      8. Download MDR8: Working with Academic Motivation and Prestige
    7. Knowledge Bank
    8. Membership community
      1. Members' Directory
    9. MASHEIN
      1. MASHEIN Members
    10. Ten great reasons to be a Leadership Foundation member
      1. #10GreatReasons1
      2. #10GreatReasons2
      3. #10GreatReasons3
      4. #10GreatReasons4
      5. #10GreatReasons5
      6. #10GreatReasons6
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      10. #10GreatReasons10
  8. News
    1. Twitter
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