The course has been well run, engaging, enlightening! Excellent Tutor- good to be so flexible as to cater to the group’s needs and interests. All aspects were relatively new to me. I found them at a good level/easy (relatively) to understand. I would definitely recommend this course to teaching team colleagues.
Director of Teaching
University of Bristol
Leading Teaching Teams is offered as a bespoke programme. It is designed to develop participants’ skills, capabilities and beliefs as leaders of teaching teams, at a time when they may be new to leadership and may not be line managing the team. The programme is run within your institution, and thereby has the added value of developing a community of leaders who can share and debate issues together.
Participants will be established lecturers, new lecturers or academic teachers with responsibility for leading academic programmes and modules. Researchers or academics who would like to move into a teaching role will also find this programme both suitable and beneficial.
Focus and benefits
Leading Teaching Teams will enable participants to discover how to build, lead, motivate and support any team, specifically within an applied context of academic teaching. It will enhance participants’ capabilities as academic leaders, and so build their career potential.
The programme is led by facilitators with an extensive experience of academic team leadership and a thorough knowledge of the challenges involved in higher education teaching and learning. Moreover the programme will provide the participants with questions and tools to reflect on their own practice, and with a plan for continuing self-development. Consequently, this programme will help prepare participants for the many challenges of building and leading a team of teaching academics.
Benefits for the institution include:
Benefits for the team include:
Personal benefits for participants include:
Special features of LTT
Leading Teaching Teams has a number of special features including:
Institutions can pick from the following days (or design a day with elements from the following). All days have all been developed to incorporate a mixture of experiential learning, case studies, discussion and personal reflection.
Participants will be required to engage with the issues that will be delivered and shared on the programme, and asked to explore what they believe about leaders and leadership. Participants will also be asked to examine their institution and department’s strategic vision for teaching and leadership. Materials and specific questions will be provided prior to the course. Each day is offered separately and can be undertaken in the order that best meets the institution’s or team’s needs.
Sample content for day A
9.20am arrival and registration for a 9.30am start. Teaching sessions conclude at 5.00pm
Participants will be strongly encouraged to support one another in implementing their personal action plans, and will be given the opportunity to review their learning and personal vision with a member of the programme team.
Contact Andy Shenstone, Director of Consultancy to find out more.