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    Oct 2016
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 39)

      Friday 07 October 2016 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 24 June 2016

      Orientation Day: Friday 7 October 2016
      Week One: Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 October 2016
      Impact Group: Tuesday 15 November 2016
      Coaching: Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 December 2016
      Week Two: Monday 6 - Friday 10 February 2017 (Europe)
      Impact Group: Tuesday 7 March 2017
      Week Three: Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 April 2017
      Coaching: tbc, June 2017

      Fees: Tbc*


      *Top Management Programme 39 falls within the 2016/17 financial year, fees will be confirmed by April 2016, following the Leadership Foundation budgeting process

       

       

      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

    Dec 2016
    1. Transition to Leadership 5

      Transition to Leadership 5

      Tuesday 06 December 2016 - Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3SF   More info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Tuesday 6 December 2016
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Tuesday 10 January 2017
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Tuesday 7 February 2017
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Tuesday 14 March 2017
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours)

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Location: Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3SF

      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.

    2. Prevent: The Board's Role in Providing Assurance, Alternative Providers

      Prevent: The Board's Role in Providing Assurance, Alternative Providers

      Wednesday 07 December 2016 - Etc Venues: Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ   More info

      This half day seminar is to support Alternative Providers with their submission of their annual assurance reports to Hefce inline with submission deadlines (1 February 2017). 

      The seminar will take place in the morning, commencing with registration and refreshments at 10am and concluding with lunch at 1pm. 

       

      Hefce has commissioned the Leadership Foundation to provide support to governing bodies in meeting their assurance role in regards to the Prevent Duty. In this context, we will be offering a series of seminars for board members in alternative providers in the period leading up to the first date for the submission of annual assurance reports to Hefce (1 February 2017). Please note, this is only relevant for Alternative Providers as submission deadlines for publicly-funded institutions will have passed. This seminar will be taking place on Wednesday 7 December in London.

    Jan 2017
    1. Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village

      Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village

      Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Whitehall   More info

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

      Dates and times: The programme will have a 09.00 arrival for a 09.30 start on Tuesday 10 January 2017, with the programme going through to 17.00. The programme will pick-up again on Wednesday 11 January 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.

    2. Diversifying Leadership 4

      Diversifying Leadership 4

      Thursday 12 January 2017   More info

      Dates for Diversifying Leadership 4

      Module 1:  Thursday 12 January 2017
      Module 2:  Thursday 2 February 2017
      Module 3:  Thursday 16 March 2017

      Action Learning Set: Thursday 23 February 

      Location: Birmingham 

      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.

    3. Aurora Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff

      Friday 13 January 2017 - 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 1, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leeds and/or London 2.

      Aurora Cardiff: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Friday 13 January 2017

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Friday 17 February 2017

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Friday 7 April 2017

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Friday 19 May 2017

      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.

    4. Prevent: The Board's Role in Providing Assurance, Alternative Providers 2

      Prevent: The Board's Role in Providing Assurance, Alternative Providers 2

      Friday 13 January 2017 - Etc. venues 1 Drummond Gate Conference Centre Victoria London SW1V 2QQ   More info

      This half day seminar is to support Alternative Providers with their submission of their annual assurance reports to Hefce inline with submission deadlines (1 February 2017). 

      The seminar will take place in the morning, commencing with registration and refreshments at 10am and concluding with lunch at 1pm. 

       

      Hefce has commissioned the Leadership Foundation to provide support to governing bodies in meeting their assurance role in regards to the Prevent Duty. In this context, we will be offering a series of seminars for board members in alternative providers in the period leading up to the first date for the submission of annual assurance reports to Hefce (1 February 2017). Please note, this is only relevant for Alternative Providers as submission deadlines for publicly-funded institutions will have passed. This seminar will be taking place on Friday 13 January in London.

    5. GDP: Clerks and secretaries: National network event

      GDP: Clerks and secretaries: National network event

      Thursday 26 January 2017 - Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA   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: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

      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.

    6. GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable

      GDP: Academic Governance Roundtable

      Monday 30 January 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 eight Chatham House Roundtable Discussions bringing together a cross section of chairs, governors and where appropriate university executive members.

    Feb 2017
    1. Aurora Leeds

      Aurora Leeds

      Thursday 02 February 2017 - Leeds   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 1, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and/or London 2.

      Aurora Leeds: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 2 February 2017

      Leeds

      Aurora Leeds: Power and Politics

      Thursday 2 March 2017

      Leeds

      Aurora Leeds: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 11 May 2017

      Leeds

      Aurora Leeds: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 8 June 2017

      Leeds

      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.

    2. Leadership Matters 5

      Leadership Matters 5

      Thursday 02 February 2017 - The Queens, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

      Module 1: Thursday 2 - Friday 3 February 2017 (non-residential)
      Action Learning Set: Tuesday 28 February
      Module 2: Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March (residential)

      Location: Leeds

      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: Governor development: Scotland

      GDP: Governor development: Scotland

      Wednesday 08 February 2017 - Edinburgh TBC   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: Rethinking governance - Spring 2017

      GDP: Rethinking governance - Spring 2017

      Friday 10 February 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.

    5. Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 2

      Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 2

      Monday 13 February 2017 - Bristol   More info

      Application Deadline: Monday 30 January 2017

      Module 1: Monday 13 February - Tuesday 14 February 2017
      Module 2: Thursday 9 March - Friday 10 March 2017

      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.

    6. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP5)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP5)

      Wednesday 15 February 2017   More info

      Application deadline: Monday 6 February 2017

      Programme launch date: Wednesday 15 February 2017 (access to the programmes online environment) 
      Module One (residential): Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 March 2017
      Action learning day: Tuesday 25 April 2017
      Module Two (residential): Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 June 2017
      Location: Manchester

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

      SLP is for experienced leaders who are facing significant cross-institutional responsibilities for the first time. They now find themselves being asked to lead significant collaborative activity, working across organisational boundaries and/or delivering a substantial theme in the institution's strategy.

    7. GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme - Spring 2017

      GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Programme - Spring 2017

      Thursday 16 February 2017 - Varied   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

      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.

    8. GDP: Leading the Board

      GDP: Leading the Board

      Tuesday 21 February 2017 - London, 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 event will close at 16.00

      This annual event is a special one 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.

    9. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 26)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 26)

      Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Dublin   More info

      Application Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 28 February - Friday 3 March 2017
      Location: Dublin

      Alternative dates and location are available for PSSL 27. 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 26 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.

    Mar 2017
    1. Executive Leaders 4: spring 2017

      Executive Leaders 4: spring 2017

      Monday 06 March 2017   More info

      Executive Leaders is an estimated 80 hours across six months. Participants are encouraged to commit to one to three hours online activity per week.

      Application deadline Friday 17 February 2017.

      Introduction (5 hours):
      Week commencing Monday 30 January 2017 (subject to confirmation): 1 hour phone call with a programme director*
      Monday 13 February 2017: access to the online environment and initial online activities

      Feedback on thinking styles (online, 1-2 hours):
      Week commencing Monday 27 February 2017, subject to confirmation

      Residential 1 (20 hours):
      Tuesday 7 - Thursday 9 March 2017, Edinburgh

      Strategic conference webinar (online, 1-2 hours): 
      Week commencing Monday 3 April 2017: participants are responsible for setting a date and time for this webinar

      Webinar (online):
      Wednesday 12 April 2017

      Residential 2 (10 hours):
      Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 May 2017, Manchester

      Webinar (online):
      Wednesday 7 June 2017

      Residential 3 (10 hours):
      Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 June 2017, Birmingham

      Final evaluation and feedback (online, 1-2 hours): 
      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.

      If the dates above are not suitable please contact Louise Clifton to register your interest and find out more about EL 6 and 7 which will take place in 2017-18.

      *organised on successful application to Executive Leaders.

      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 Departments 9

      Leading Departments 9

      Tuesday 07 March 2017 - Bristol   More info

      Application deadline: Tuesday 14 February 2017
      Module One:
      Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 March 2017, Bristol
      Module Two: Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 May 2017, Bristol

      To register your interest in future cohorts of Leading Departments, please contact Rita Walters, Marketing Coordinator T: 020 3468 4817.

       

      Leading Departments (formally Head of Department Programme) is designed to engaged and assist those facing the day to day challenges associated with the leadership of front line academic and professional departments.

    3. Aurora London 2

      Aurora London 2

      Wednesday 08 March 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 Skill, plus an action learning set.

      If the dates below are not suitable, please see the dates for Aurora London 1, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and/or Leeds.
       

      Aurora London 2: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Wednesday 8 March 2017

      London

      Aurora London 2: Power and Politics

      Wednesday 29 March 2017

      London

      Aurora London 2: Core Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 24 May 2017

      London

      Aurora London 2: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 28 June 2017

      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.

    4. GDP: Governor Toolkit

      GDP: Governor Toolkit

      Thursday 09 March 2017 - London, 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

      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.

    5. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 7)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 7)

      Tuesday 14 March 2017 - London   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 10 March 2017
      Module One: Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 15 March 2017
      Location: London  
      Action learning Set: Tuesday 25 or Thursday 27 April 2017

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact Rita Walters to register your interest in receiving dates for 2017-18. 

      Introduction to Head of Department 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. Ideal for those new to the role or aspiring to become a Head of Department

    6. Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 9

      Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 9

      Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Locations to be confirmed   More info

      • Module One: Getting Started, Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March 2017
      • Module Two: Getting Going, Thursday 20 April 2017
      • Module Three: Going Forward, Thursday 18 May 2017

      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.

    7. 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 

      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.

    8. LF Fellows Topical Event: Coaching Skills for Leaders

      LF Fellows Topical Event: Coaching Skills for Leaders

      Thursday 23 March 2017 - London   More info

      This event is open to LF Fellows. It will take place in central London on Thursday 23 March 2017.

      The event starts with a networking lunch at 12.00 and will close at 16.30.

      As an LF Fellowship benefit, this event is free of charge.

      This free event for LF Fellows focuses on the ‘how’ of fostering a coaching culture. It will explore current coaching models and practical steps for delegates to take away and apply back in their institution.

    9. Future Professional Directors (FPD2)

      Future Professional Directors (FPD2)

      Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Edinburgh and Cardiff   More info

      Application deadline: Friday 24 February 2017

      Module one:
      Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March 2017, hosted by an institution*
      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.

      *module one will feature a live case study with a University team. The location will be confirmed in due course.
       

    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 - North Wales Tbc   More info

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

       

      The fee for the event will be confirmed shortly.

       

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.00 with the programme starting promptly at 10.30. The day will close at 15.00

      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. Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regional Event

      Friday 28 April 2017 - University of 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 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 change in higher education.

    4. 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 (Canada)
      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. 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.

    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

      Application Deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2017
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 June 2017
      Location: 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. 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.

    3. 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.

    Nov 2018
    1. Test Essentials of Budgeting - Not Live

      Test Essentials of Budgeting - Not Live

      Saturday 03 November 2018 - online only   More info

      This is an online course. You can complete the course at your own pace. 

      This is the Leadership Foundation's first ever online only course. The Essentials of Budgeting is a free and user friendly course provides participants with an intuitive method of studying budgeting that complements a hectic work schedule. This course is open to anyone who has a keen interest in budgeting.

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    4. Organisational Development
      1. Working with Top Management Teams
      2. Evaluation and Impact
      3. Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers
      4. Strategic Marketing and Communications
      5. Leadership of the Student Experience
    5. International Consultancy
      1. Bespoke (In-Country) Programmes
      2. International Partnership and Network Programmes
    6. Case studies
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Research
    1. Research and Innovation
      1. HE-context-and-landscape
      2. Global and cross-sector perspectives
      3. Culture, change and organisational development
      4. Governance, academic and financial risk
      5. Understanding leadership
      6. Equality, diversity and inclusion
      7. Identities, roles and careers
      8. Evolving organisational forms
      9. Developing leaders
    2. Research Hub
      1. Current Tenders
        1. Call for Proposals 2017
        2. Getting to Grips Guides
      2. 2016 Research
        1. The purpose of professors: professionalism, pressures and performance
        2. Leading Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: Summary
        3. Leading Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: Full Report
        4. Making the road while walking: Co-creation, teaching excellence and university leadership
        5. The Role of Prestige in UK Universities: Vice-Chancellors' Perspectives
        6. The Impact of Leadership and Leadership Development in Higher Education
        7. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Full Report
        8. The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Governance and Management Research - Summary
        9. Exploring the Impact of Coaching in Higher Education: a Provocation
      3. 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
      4. 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
      5. 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?
      6. 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. Academic Leadership: Changing Conceptions, Identities and Experiences in UK Higher Education
        4. Collaborations and Mergers in HE: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
      7. 2011 Research
        1. Higher Education Collaborations: Implications for Leadership, Management and Governance
        2. Leadership and Management of International Partnerships
      8. 2010 Research
        1. Conversations and Collaborations: The Leadership of Collaborative Projects between Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector
      9. 2009 Research
        1. Departmental Leadership of Teaching in Research-Intensive Environments
        2. What is an Effective and High Performing Governing Body in UK Higher Education?
      10. 2008 Research
        1. Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures
        2. Developing Collective Leadership in Higher Education
      11. 2007 Research
        1. Effective Leadership in Higher Education
      12. Research Order Form
      13. 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
      14. 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
    5. Governance Briefing Notes
    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
  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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