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    Feb 2017
    1. GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme - Spring 2017

      GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme - Spring 2017

      Thursday 16 February 2017 - etc.venues - The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN   More info

      Over the course of the year, the Spring 2017 cohort will be brought together for three, 1-day sessions, which will start at 09.30 and close at 16.30 and will include action learning set meetings, and two additional half-day action learning set meetings:

      • Module 1 and Action Learning Set 1: Thursday 16 February 2017
      • Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 16 March 2017
      • Module 2 and Action Learning Set 3: Wednesday 12 April 2017
      • Action Learning Set 4: Thursday 18 May 2017
      • Module 3 and Action Learning Set 5: Wednesday 21 June 2017

      Venue for all three modules is: etc.venues - The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN
      The action learning sets on non-module days are hosted by participating institutions.

      This five day 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.

    Mar 2017
    1. Executive Leaders 4: spring 2017

      Executive Leaders 4: spring 2017

      Tuesday 07 March 2017   More info

      Access to online environment: Friday 24 February 2017
      Residential 1: Tuesday 7 - Thursday 9 March 2017, Edinburgh
      Residential 2: Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 May 2017, Manchester
      Residential 3: Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 June 2017, Birmingham
      Webinar (online): Wednesday 12 April 2017 and Wednesday 7 June 2017
      Coaching: Wednesday 12 July 2017

      Fees: The programme fee for Leadership Foundation member institutions is £8,000. The fee for non-member institutions is £10,000. The programme fee is exempt from VAT.


      Designed to prepare aspiring executive leaders for the real challenges of working as part of a university senior management team. Executive Leaders consists of three residential modules plus continuous online learning throughout.

    2. Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 9

      Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 9

      Thursday 16 March 2017 - Locations Cardiff & Birmingham   More info

      • Module One: Getting Started, Thursday 16 March - Friday 17 March 2017, Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Copthorne Way, Cardiff
      • Module Two: Getting Going, Thursday 20 April 2017, Location Birmingham
      • Module Three: Going Forward, Thursday 18 May 2017, Location Birmingham

      There will also be two follow-up on-line action-learning sets after Module Three (full programme only)

      Participants can choose whether to take the full programme, Module 1 only or Module 1 & 2 combined.

      Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching enables participants to enhance the skills, approaches and insights needed to lead course and programme teams through processes of transformation and innovation. The programme has been developed in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy for individuals with an interest in curriculum design and the transformation of learning and teaching within their institutions, faculties and departments.

    3. Transition to Leadership 6

      Transition to Leadership 6

      Thursday 16 March 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Thursday 16 March 2017
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Thursday 6 April 2017
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Thursday 18 May 2017
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Thursday 22 June 2017
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours)

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Location: Birmingham 

      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.

    4. Leading Change in Wales: the Agile University

      Leading Change in Wales: the Agile University

      Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Life Sciences Hub Wales, Cardiff Bay   More info

      This is a one-day event.

      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: Life Sciences Hub Wales, The Chirs McGuigan Hub, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 4PL

      Leading change in Wales has never been more topical, at this one-day event you will hear from experienced leaders in change, from both inside and outside of the sector, explore examples of best practice on navigating through the challenges of leading change, as well as an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from the sector.

    5. Future Professional Directors (FPD2)

      Future Professional Directors (FPD2)

      Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Edinburgh and Cardiff   More info

      Module one: Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March 2017, University of Hertfordshire
      Webinar (online): Thursday 27 April 2017
      360 Feedback: Tuesday 16 May 2017, delegates agree a host institution
      Action Learning Day 1: Wednesday 17 May 2017, delegates agree a host institition
      Module Two: Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 July 2017, Edinburgh
      Action Learning Day 2: Wednesday 6 September 2017, delegates agree a host institution
      Module Three: Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 15 November 2017, Cardiff 

      Future Professional Directors runs once during the academic year. If you would like to register your interest in FPD 3 which will run in 2017-18 please contact Louise Clifton, marketing coordinator T: 020 3468 4819.
       

    6. MASHEIN: Small is Beautiful? The Enterprising Campus: developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in small, specialist and newer institutions and subjects

      MASHEIN: Small is Beautiful? The Enterprising Campus: developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in small, specialist and newer institutions and subjects

      Friday 31 March 2017 - Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, LN1 3DY   More info

      This is a one day event. The event begins at 10:00 and will close at 16.30

      This one-day event offers delegates an opportunity to explore enterprise education in small and specialist institutions

    Apr 2017
    1. Diversifying Leadership 5

      Diversifying Leadership 5

      Thursday 06 April 2017   More info

      Dates for Diversifying Leadership 5

      Module 1:  Thursday 6 April 2017
      Module 2:  Thursday 27 April 2017
      Module 3:  Thursday 8 June 2017

      Action Learning Set: Thursday 18 May 2017

      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.

    2. GDP: Shaping governance in Wales

      GDP: Shaping governance in Wales

      Thursday 06 April 2017 - Cardiff and Aberystwyth   More info

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

       

      Fee: We are pleased to offer a free place for the Shaping governance in Wales programme for every paid-for booking received to attend the programme.

       

      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 Cardiff and Aberystwyth, 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

    3. Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village - April 2017

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

      Tuesday 25 April 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 25 April 2017, with the programme going through to 17.00. The programme will pick-up again on Wednesday 26 April 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.

    4. Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms

      Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms

      Tuesday 25 April 2017 - London   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 14 April 2017

      Dates:     Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 April 2017 (residential) 

      Location: London

       

      'Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms' is a new leadership development programme designed for members of university executive teams who are responsible for strategic decision making connected to changes in organisational forms, such as mergers, acquisitions, alliances and collaborations. This 1.5 day residential programme 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.

    5. GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable 2

      Thursday 27 April 2017 - The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL   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 eight Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university executive members.

    6. Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Friday 28 April 2017 - Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, Leeds   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.

       

      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 change in higher education.

    7. Top Management Programme (TMP 40)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 40)

      Friday 28 April 2017 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 20 January 2017

      Orientation Day: Friday 28 April 2017
      Week One: Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 May 2017
      Impact Group: Tuesday 20 June 2017
      Coaching: Wednesday 21 or Thursday 22 June 2017
      Week Two: Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017
      Impact Group: Tuesday 5 September 2017
      Week Three: Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 September 2017
      Coaching: tbc, November 2017

      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 2017
    1. Leading Research Leaders

      Leading Research Leaders

      Thursday 04 May 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017
      Module One: Thursday 4 - Friday 5 May 2017
      Location: Birmingham 

       

       

       

      Leading Research Leaders is a two-day programme designed to develop an individuals ability to address the challenges involved in leading other research team leaders and of managing significant research projects.

    2. GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      Monday 08 May 2017 - 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 £45 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.

    3. Higher Education Insights

      Higher Education Insights

      Tuesday 09 May 2017 - Central London   More info

      One-day event

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

    4. Knowing Our Place? Strategic Leadership of University Local Partnerships

      Knowing Our Place? Strategic Leadership of University Local Partnerships

      Wednesday 10 May 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Date: Wednesday 10 - Thursday 11 May 2017

      Location: Birmingham

       

      'Knowing Our Place? Strategic Leadership of University Local Partnerships' is a new leadership development programme for senior leaders with strategic responsibility for local and regional partnership building. This 2-day residential programme will enable senior university leaders with strategic responsibility for local and regional partnership building to share experiences with each other, senior leaders from other anchor institutions as well as hear about the latest policy developments, practice and research findings on this important issue.

    5. GDP: Women onto Boards - Cardiff

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Cardiff

      Thursday 11 May 2017 - 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 £45 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.

    6. GDP: What makes a good governing body culture?

      GDP: What makes a good governing body culture?

      Tuesday 16 May 2017 - The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL   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.

      This is a free event and will be held in central London

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      This roundtable will look at what makes a good governing body culture and how we might recognise if we have one.

    7. Research Team Leadership

      Research Team Leadership

      Thursday 18 May 2017 - London   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017
      Module One: Thursday 18 - Friday 19 May 2017
      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.

    8. BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit 2017

      BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit 2017

      Thursday 18 May 2017 - London   More info

      This event will take place in London, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm. 

      This BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit aims to empower agents of change and key decision makers to take action within their institution and advance the race equality agenda. Designed for leaders in higher education, this one day event is free to attend.

    9. GDP: What makes a good governing body culture? 2

      GDP: What makes a good governing body culture? 2

      Thursday 25 May 2017 - Manchester: Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP   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.

      This is a free event and will be held in central London

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      This roundtable will look at what makes a good governing body culture and how we might recognise if we have one.

    Jun 2017
    1. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 27)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 27)

      Tuesday 06 June 2017 - Greater London   More info

      Limited availability

      Application Deadline: Friday 26 May 2017
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 June 2017
      Location: Hunton Park, Essex Lane, Kings Langley, WD4 8PN, (Greater London)

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact Louise Clifton, T: 020 3468 4819.

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 27 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.

    2. Wales Leaders Programme

      Wales Leaders Programme

      Tuesday 06 June 2017 - Wales   More info

      The Wales Leaders Programme dates are as follows:

      Programme Dates:
      Module One: 
      Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 June 2017
      Module Two: Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 September 2017
      Networking Event: Wednesday 14 March 2018

      The Wales Leaders Programme is exclusively open to higher education leaders based in Welsh universities or higher education colleges. Participants on the programme will have their place funded by the Welsh Government’s Department for Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning (SHELL). The programme has been developed by the Leadership Foundation in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council, Wales (HEFCW), Universities Wales and the Welsh Universities.

      For more information on the funding and funders, please click here.

      The Wales Higher Education Executive Leaders Programme is exclusively open to higher education leaders based in Welsh universities or higher education colleges. The bespoke programme is for those who aspire to a leadership position on their institutions senior leadership team.

    3. GDP: Women onto Boards - Belfast

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Belfast

      Thursday 08 June 2017 - Belfast, Ulster University   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 £45 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.

    4. Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms 2

      Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms 2

      Tuesday 13 June 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 2 June 2017

      Date:     Tuesday 13 June 2017

      Location: Birmingham 

       

      'Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms' is a new leadership development programme designed for members of university executive teams who are responsible for strategic decision making connected to changes in organisational forms, such as mergers, acquisitions, alliances and collaborations. This 1 day programme 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.

    5. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Glasgow   More info

      This is a one-day event

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.00 with the programme starting promptly at 10.30. The day will close at 16.00.

       

      A learning network for Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Principals which runs twice a year.

    6. Leadership Matters 6

      Leadership Matters 6

      Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      Module 1: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June 2017 (non-residential)
      Action Learning Set: Tuesday 27 June 2017
      Module 2: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July 2017 (residential)

      Location: Edinburgh

      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.

    7. GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - TBC   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

      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.

    8. Aurora Conference 2017

      Aurora Conference 2017

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event.

      The event will take place in central London. 
      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 16.30.

      This one day conference is for those interested in, and part of, furthering the equality and diversity agenda in higher education. It includes focused-leadership development through a series of parallel workshops, and keynote speakers sharing insights from higher education and beyond.

    9. GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - 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 £45 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.

    10. All-Ireland Futurist Event

      Tuesday 20 June 2017 - Dublin   More info

      This is a free one-day event in Dublin. 

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.30 with the event starting promptly at 11.00. The day will close at 15.00.

      An exclusive network event for senior leaders to explore the topics of future scenarios planning, futurist thinking and the implications for higher education in Ireland, North and South.

    11. Demystifying Finance for Aurorans

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans

      Thursday 22 June 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      This is a one day workshop for Aurorans who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills.  It is also open to women who have not participated in the Aurora programme, but who aspire to middle management positions.

      Demystifying Finance for Aurorans is a practical, interactive, one day workshop for Aurorans who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills. It is also open to women who have not taken part in the Aurora programme, but who aspire to middle management positions.

    12. Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leadership and the Art of Being Brilliant

      Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leadership and the Art of Being Brilliant

      Thursday 29 June 2017 - Central London   More info

      This event is open to alumni of our open programmes. The event will take place in central London on Thursday 29 June 2017.

      Arrival and registration will be from 09.45 for a 10.00 start; the event will close at 16.30.

      LF Fellows receive a 50% discount.

      We are delighted to invite our alumni to the 2017 Open Programme Alumni Network Event: Leadership and the Art of Being Brilliant. This event will examine how you maximise the leadership potential of both yourself and your team. Facilitated by Andy Cope, renowned author of ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, this one day practical workshop will focus on the 'how' of creating the conditions for a positive, effective and engaged working culture.

    Jul 2017
    1. East and South East Regional Event

      East and South East Regional Event

      Friday 07 July 2017 - University of Surrey, Guildford   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 South East of England to discuss leading change in higher education.

    2. Essentials of Budgeting

      Essentials of Budgeting

      Monday 31 July 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.

    Oct 2017
    1. 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)
      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

    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.

    Apr 2018
    1. 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)
      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

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        1. Onwards and Upwards? Tracking women's work experiences in higher education summary
        2. Onwards and Upwards? Tracking women's work experiences in higher education report
        3. The purpose of professors: professionalism, pressures and performance
        4. Leading Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: Summary
        5. Leading Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: Full Report
        6. Making the road while walking: Co-creation, teaching excellence and university leadership
        7. The Role of Prestige in UK Universities: Vice-Chancellors' Perspectives
        8. The Impact of Leadership and Leadership Development in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature and Evidence
        9. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Full Report
        10. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Summary
        11. Exploring the Impact of Coaching in Higher Education: a Provocation
      4. 2015 Research
        1. In the wings and backstage: exploring the micropolitics of leadership in higher education
        2. Developing and Sustaining Shared Leadership in Higher Education
        3. How can we make not break black and minority ethnic leaders in higher education?
        4. Religion in Britain: Challenges to Higher Education
        5. The Case for Growing STEMM Research Capacity in Wales
      5. 2014 Research
        1. Leading interdisciplinary Research transforming the academic landscape
        2. Exploring Student Leadership
        3. Gender and Higher Education Leadership
        4. Towards the family friendly university?
        5. The experience of BME academics in higher education: aspirations in the face of inequality
        6. Challenges for the leadership of transnational education in higher education: balancing risk and innovation
        7. The employability agenda and beyond: what are universities for?
        8. Governance in a changing environment: literature review
        9. Governance in a changing environment: thought piece
        10. The governance of private higher education providers in the UK
        11. Leading academic talent to a successful future: an international perspective
        12. Leading academic talent to a successful future: interviews with leaders, managers and academics
        13. Out in Orbit: strategies and trajectories for higher education satellite campuses
        14. Neo-collegiality: restoring academic engagement in the managerial university
        15. Trends in Governance: Universities in the Southern, African Development, Community
        16. Action Learning as a Tool for Change and Development: The Experience of Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers in Southern Africa
        17. Registrars and Senior Administrative Officers as Change Leaders in Southern African Universities
        18. The Changing Role of the University Registrar: Challenges and Prospects in Southern African Higher Education Institutions
        19. Report from the: Programme for University Leaders in the Southern African Region (PULSAR)
        20. Leading the Student Experience: Academic and Professional Services in Partnership
        21. A Complexity Approach to Leadership Development: Developing Practical Judgement
        22. Performance Management in UK Higher Education Institutions: The need for a hybrid approach
      6. 2013 Research
        1. Humanities Research Leadership in Europe
        2. Credit Risk? Reviving credit accumulation and transfer in UK higher education
        3. What do we know about: Collaborations and Partnerships in Higher Education
        4. Leadership of Practice Disciplines in Universities: The case of nurses and teachers
        5. Devolution and Higher Education: What next?
        6. Leadership for a better student experience: What do senior executives need to know?
        7. Horizon Scanning: what will higher education look like in 2020
        8. Leading interdisciplinarity: creating environments for success
        9. Using International Recruitment Agents: Risks and Regulation?
        10. Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
        11. Leading change in assessment and feedback
        12. Women and Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations
        13. Internationalising the curriculum: Design, delivery and depth
        14. Losing our Chains?
      7. 2012 Research
        1. What do we know about leadership in higher education?
        2. Leadership development within the UK higher education: its impact on organisational performance, and the role of evaluation
        3. The Future of English Higher Education: two scenarios on the changing landscape
        4. Disruptive Innovation and the higher education ecosystem post-2012
        5. Academic Leadership: Changing Conceptions, Identities and Experiences in UK Higher Education
        6. Leading the Student Experience: Super-Convergence of Organisation, Structure and Business Processes
        7. Leadership for Improved Academic Enterprise
        8. Leadership and Innovation Lessons from Professional Services Firms
        9. Leading Culturally Diverse Communities in Higher Education: A Self Assessment and Improvement Tool to Support Equality and Diversity Strategies Toolkit and Toolkit as Form
        10. Inequality and higher education: marketplace or social justice?
        11. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
      8. 2011 Research
        1. Developing the whole student: leading higher education initiatives that integrate mind and heart
        2. A Review of Higher Education Collaborations Across Wales
        3. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
        4. Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in higher education
        5. A guide to offshore staffing strategies for UK universities
        6. Leadership and Management of International Partnerships
        7. A Framework for Identifying Governing Body Effectiveness in Higher Education
      9. 2010 Research
        1. Higher Education Futures: Key Themes and Implications for Leadership and Management
        2. Understanding Career Motivation in Higher Education, Analysis of Agregated Results from 2009 Benchmarking Study
        3. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
        4. A Guide to Scenario Planning in Higher Education
      10. 2009 Research
        1. Baseline Study of Leadership Development in Higher Education 2009
        2. Diversity In Higher Education: Leadership Responsibilities and Challenges
        3. Mapping Leadership Development in Higher Education: A Global Study
        4. Departmental Leadership of Teaching in Research-Intensive Environments
        5. The Management of Academic Workloads: Improving Practice in the Sector
        6. The Role and Influence of the Secretary in UK Higher Education Governing Bodies
        7. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
        8. Governing bodies, equality and diversity A handbook for governors of higher education institutions
        9. What is an Effective and High Performing Governing Body in UK Higher Education?
      11. 2008 Research
        1. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
        2. The Composition, Challenges and Changes in the Top Team Structures of UK Higher Education Institutions
        3. The Characteristics, Roles and Selection of Vice-Chancellors
        4. Developing Collective Leadership in Higher Education
      12. 2007 Research
        1. Human Resource Management and University Performance
        2. UK Universities and Executive Officers: The Changing Role of Pro-Vice-Chancellors
        3. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
        4. The Management of Academic Workloads
        5. Higher Education Leadership of Regional and Local Regeneration Partnerships: Learning from good practice
      13. Research Order Form
      14. Small Development Projects
        1. Small Development Projects 2016
        2. Small Development Projects 2015
        3. Small Development Projects 2014
        4. Small Development Projects 2013
        5. Small Development Projects 2012
        6. Small Development Projects 2011
        7. Small Development Projects 2010
        8. Small Development Projects 2008-09
        9. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
      15. ITF Projects
        1. ITF-2016 Phase 3
        2. ITF 2014 Phase 2
        3. ITF 2012 Phase 1
        4. Case Studies
        5. What they say about the Innovation and Transformation Fund
    3. Publications Hub
      1. Getting to Grips
      2. HELMs
        1. Leading higher education
        2. Motivating and developing leaders
        3. Leadership and work-life balance
        4. Governors' views of their institutions, leadership and governance
      3. Leadership Insights
      4. Management Development Resources
      5. Reports and Reviews
        1. Researching and Scoping a Higher Education and Civic Leadership Development Programme
      6. ENGAGE Past Editions
        1. ENGAGE 38 - summer 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Summer News
          3. Being on the Board
          4. Cross-sector partnerships: Essex LGBT Alliance
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Meet our Membership Advisory Group
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage38
        2. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Spring News
          3. A baptism of fire
          4. Sustainable excellence: unlocking the potential of a leading global university
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten: Fiona Larg
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Member spotlight
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage37
        3. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Autumn News
          3. Membership
          4. Mainstreaming equality and diversity
          5. The rise of the career PVC
          6. Our alumni
          7. Professor Pat Bailey
          8. Projects - Research - Resources
          9. Executive Leaders
          10. Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage36
        4. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
          1. Summer News
          2. The Singularity University
          3. Talent Development
          4. Our alumni: Liz Price
          5. Professor Cliff Allan
          6. Projects - Research - Resources
          7. Umeå University Dialogue
          8. History, Examination, Investigations and Treatment
          9. Leadership Development Programmes
          10. Download Engage35
        5. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
          1. Dr Mark Pegg
          2. Spring 2014 News
          3. An unorthodox career
          4. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          5. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
          6. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. LF Consulting
          9. The China Study
          10. Staff update
          11. Download Engage34
        6. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
          1. Leadership: the next ten years
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. Starter for ten
          8. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          9. Book Review
          10. Download Engage33
        7. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
          1. Change: the new norm
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. What our research says:
          8. Leadership Development Programmes
          9. Download Engage32
        8. Engage Unlimited
        9. Engage 2 Book Review
    4. Resource Hub
      1. Diversity
        1. Strategy
          1. Diversity Strategy for 2007-2012
        2. Key Leadership and Diversity Projects
        3. Equality Legislation
        4. Diversity Advisory Group
        5. Diversity talks
      2. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      3. Changing the Learning Landscape
        1. Impact
          1. Patsy's Perspective:
        2. Partners
        3. Interactive Toolkit
      4. Organisational Development
        1. OD Mapping Project
      5. Case Studies
      6. LGM Fund Outcomes
      7. Succession Management
        1. What is it?
          1. Definitions
          2. Visualising the definitions
          3. History of the Concept
          4. Succession in 2005
          5. Key Characteristics
        2. Why do it?
          1. Benefits - Case Studies
          2. Focus Finder
        3. How it's done
          1. Resources
          2. Making the case
          3. Size and scope
          4. Roles, stakeholders and engagement
          5. Roles, stakeholders and engagement: examples
          6. Selection and assessment
          7. Selection and assessment: examples
          8. Development methods
        4. Case Studies
        5. Tools
  5. Governance
    1. Governors
      1. Becoming a governor
      2. What is governance?
      3. Governor responsibilities
        1. Academic governance and quality
        2. Compliance and regulation
        3. Commercial operations
        4. International students and developments
        5. Risk management
        6. Students
        7. Strategic plans
        8. Monitoring performance
    2. Governing bodies
      1. Audit Committee
      2. Nominations committee
      3. Remuneration
      4. Employment
      5. Finance
      6. Estates
    3. Operating context
    4. Resource bank
      1. Features
      2. Governance News
      3. Previous news alerts
        1. Alternative providers and student debt in the US: could it happen in the UK?
        2. Is institutional autonomy under threat?
        3. Managing the board
        4. OECD Report suggests some higher education students lack basic skills
        5. Five issues for HEI governing bodies
        6. Whistleblowing and gagging clauses
        7. The failure of HBOS
        8. Financial forecasts for English HEIs
        9. Governance changes proposed in the HE Green paper
        10. FEHE SORP 2015 Donations & Endowments
        11. Board diversity - the Davis Review
        12. Information systems and cyber security
        13. Does a change in leadership lead to a change in strategy?
        14. FIFA and corporate governance
        15. Volkswagen
        16. Sustainability
        17. Review of governance at Plymouth University
        18. Equality and diversity and governing bodies
        19. A Changing Agenda
        20. Role and effectiveness of audit committees
        21. Governance of Scottish Higher Education Institutions: Consulative Paper on HE Bill
        22. Governance issues at Tesco
        23. Student visas
        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
        1. Getting to Grips with Finance
      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
    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
  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
  8. News
    1. Twitter
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