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Upcoming Programmes

    Oct 2018
    1. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 30)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 30)

      Wednesday 31 October 2018 - Nottingham   More info

      Application Deadline: 26 October 2018
       
      Programme Dates:
       
      Module 1: Wednesday 31 October - Thursday 1 November 2018
       
      Module 2: Wednesday 16 Jan - Thursday 17 Jan 2019
       
      Location: Nottingham

       

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 30 consists of two, two day modules. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken prior to the programme starting.

    Nov 2018
    1. Leading Departments (LD12)

      Leading Departments (LD12)

      Wednesday 28 November 2018 - Crewe Hall Hotel, Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 6UZ   More info

      Module One: Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29 November 2018, North West
      Module Two: Wednesday 6 - Thursday 7 Feb 2019, North West

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk, T: 020 3468 4831.

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

    Dec 2018
    1. GDP: Governance professionals in higher education

      GDP: Governance professionals in higher education

      Tuesday 04 December 2018 - The Tower Hotel, St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LD   More info

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

      • Module 1: Tuesday 4 December 2018
      • Action Learning Set 1: Wednesday 16 January 2019
      • Module 2: Wednesday 27 February 2019
      • Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 4 April 2019
      • Module 3: Thursday 16 May 2019

      Venue for all three modules is: The Tower Hotel, St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LD
      The action learning sets are hosted by participating institutions.

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

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

    2. Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Monday 31 December 2018 - online only   More info

       

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

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

    Jan 2019
    1. Leadership Matters 10

      Leadership Matters 10

      Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Birmingham   More info

      Leadership Matters: for all those who identify as a women, in a senior position in higher education

      Module 1: Wednesday 16 - Thursday 17 January 2019 (residential)

      Action Learning Set: Wednesday 6 February 2019

      Module 2: Wednesday 27 - Thursday 28 February 2019 (residential)

      Location: Birmingham

      Leadership Matters is a programme for all those who identify as a woman in middle to early senior positions, and focuses on providing a grounding for women leaders in the financial and legal context of higher education and the skills and tools to increase personal influence and confidence and support career advancement.

    2. GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      GDP: Women onto Boards - London

      Tuesday 22 January 2019 - 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 £50 for these events.

      Join us for our governance sessions. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards and the 30% Club, this session 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. Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 12

      Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 12

      Wednesday 23 January 2019 - Locations TBC   More info

      • Module One: Getting Started, Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 January 2019, Location TBC
      • Module Two: Getting Going, Wednesday 20 February 2019, Location TBC
      • Module Three: Going Forward, Friday 29 March 2019, Location TBC

      There will also be two follow-up on-line action-learning sets after Module Three

       

      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 for individuals with an interest in curriculum design and the transformation of learning and teaching within their institutions, faculties and departments.

    4. Aurora Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff

      Thursday 24 January 2019 - Cardiff   More info

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

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

      Aurora Cardiff dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Thursday 24 January 2019
      • Power and Politics - Thursday 21 February 2019
      • Action learning set - Thursday 21 March 2019
      • Core Leadership Skills - Thursday 11 April 2019
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Thursday 23 May 2019
      Aurora Cardiff: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 24 January 2019

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Thursday 21 February 2019

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 11 April 2019

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 23 May 2019

      Cardiff

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

    5. GDP: Governance network: Implementing change

      GDP: Governance network: Implementing change

      Wednesday 30 January 2019 - central London   More info

      The Annual National Network Event is for professional governance staff, including clerks and secretaries, who support higher education governance in higher education institutions.

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

       

      Location:

      central London

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

    Feb 2019
    1. Integrated Thinking and Reporting Programme

      Integrated Thinking and Reporting Programme

      Friday 01 February 2019 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Wednesday 28 November 2018

      Pre-workshop One: Monday 17 December 2018

      Workshop One: Friday 1 February 2019 TBC

      Workshop Two: Tuesday 26 March 2019 TBC

      Workshop Three: Thursday 9 May 2019 TBC

      Workshop Four: Monday 24 June 2019 TBC

      Symposium: September 2019 TBC

       

      In 2017/18 Advance HE completed a pilot project to test and evaluate a different way understanding, reporting and demonstrating value. Working with senior executive leaders the principles based framework of integrating thinking and reporting was considered and the outcomes very positive. The aim of this programme is to develop a collective vision of what value means for higher education and how to use the tool to tell a consistent story.

    2. Transition to Leadership 9

      Transition to Leadership 9

      Friday 08 February 2019 - Birmingham   More info

      Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Friday 8 February 2019 from 12.30pm
      Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Wednesday 6 March 2019
      Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Wednesday 3 April 2019
      Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
      Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Wednesday 1 May 2019
      Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours): Wednesday 16 May 2019 from 12.30pm

      Estimated programme hours: 34 hours

      Location: Birmingham

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

      Contact
      programmes@advance-he.ac.uk 
      +44 (0) 20 3468 4810

      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.

    3. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP6B)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP6B)

      Tuesday 12 February 2019 - North East England   More info

      Application deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

      Module One (residential): Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 February 2019
      Module Two (residential): Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 April 2019 
      Location: North East England

      This programme runs twice a year.

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk, T: 020 3468 4833.

      The Strategic Leadership Programme aims to build flexible and resilient leaders, capable of delivering large-scale change, by providing opportunities to share insights, work with a support network of peers and reflect on leadership styles and frameworks for life beyond the programme.

    4. Aurora Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham

      Wednesday 13 February 2019 - Birmingham   More info

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

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

      Aurora Birmingham dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Wednesday 13 February 2019
      • Power and Politics - Wednesday 13 March 2019
      • Action learning set - Wednesday 10 April 2019
      • Core Leadership Skills - Wednesday 15 May 2019
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Wednesday 12 June 2019
      Aurora Birmingham: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Wednesday 13 February 2019

      Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham: Power and Politics

      Wednesday 13 March 2019

      Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham: Core Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 15 May 2019

      Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 12 June 2019

      Birmingham

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

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

      GDP: Governance in Scotland: What's changing?

      Wednesday 20 February 2019 - Edinburgh   More info

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

      The day is designed for all categories of governors in these institutions, and offers something for both new and longer-standing members of a governing body.

      Venue: Edinburgh

      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.

    6. Diversifying Leadership 8

      Diversifying Leadership 8

      Thursday 21 February 2019 - London   More info

      Dates for Diversifying Leadership 8

      Orientation Webinar: Wednesday 6 February 2019

      Module 1:  Thursday 21 February 2019

      Module 2:  Thursday 21 March 2019

      Module 3 (Action Learning Set): Thursday 11 April 2019

      Module 4: Thursday 2 May 2019

      Location: London 

       

       

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

    7. Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 6

      Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 6

      Monday 25 February 2019 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

      Module 1: Monday 25 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019
      Module 2: Thursday 21 March - Friday 22 March 2019

      Location: Birmingham

      Fees: 

      £4250 Advance HE LGM member Price        
      £5315 Advance HE LGM Non-member Price                                                                                                                                                    

      *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.

    Mar 2019
    1. GDP: Rethinking Governance - Spring 2019

      GDP: Rethinking Governance - Spring 2019

      Monday 04 March 2019 - 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.

    2. GDP: Women onto Boards - Dublin

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Dublin

      Tuesday 05 March 2019 - Dublin   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 £50 for these events.

      Join us for our governance sessions. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards and the 30% Club, this session 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. GDP: The toolkit for governors 2019

      GDP: The toolkit for governors 2019

      Thursday 07 March 2019 - central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

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

       

      Venue

      central London

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

    4. GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      Thursday 07 March 2019 - 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 £50 for these events.

      Join us for our governance sessions. Working in conjunction jointly with the organisation Women on Boards and the 30% Club, this session 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.

    5. Aurora London (spring)

      Aurora London (spring)

      Friday 08 March 2019 - London   More info

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

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

      Aurora London (spring) dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Friday 8 March 2019
      • Power and Politics - Friday 5 April 2019
      • Action learning set - Friday 3 May 2019
      • Core Leadership Skills - Friday 7 June 2019
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Friday 5 July 2019

       

      Aurora London 2: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Friday 8 March 2019

      London

      Aurora London 2: Power and Politics

      Friday 5 April 2019

      London

      Aurora London 2: Core Leadership Skills

      Friday 7 June 2019

      London

      Aurora London 2: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Friday 5 July 2019

      London

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

    6. Future Professional Directors (FPD4)

      Future Professional Directors (FPD4)

      Wednesday 13 March 2019 - TBC   More info

      Application Deadline: Wednesday 13 Feb 2019

      Module 1: Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 March 2019
      Webinar: Thursday 11 April 2019
      360 Day: Tuesday 14 May 2019
      Action Learning Set 1: Wednesday 15 May 2019
      Module 2: Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3 July 2019
      Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 5 September 2019
      Challenge Group Deadline: Friday 11 October 2019
      Module 3: Thursday 14 - Friday 15 November 2019
      Future Professional Directors runs once per year.

      If you have any questions about FPD please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk, T: 020 3468 4833.
       

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

    7. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 11)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 11)

      Tuesday 26 March 2019 - London   More info

      Module One: Tuesday 26 - Wednesday 27 March 2019  
      Action learning Set: Thursday 2 May 2019 or Friday 3 May 2019
      Location: London

      If the above dates are not suitable, please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk to register your interest in receiving dates for 2018-19. 

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

    8. Demystifying Finance

      Demystifying Finance

      Thursday 28 March 2019 - London   More info

      This is a one day workshop for women leaders who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills. The workshop is also open women working in higher education in both academic and professional services roles.

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

    Apr 2019
    1. GDP: Mainstreaming EDI: The role of the governing body

      GDP: Mainstreaming EDI: The role of the governing body

      Wednesday 03 April 2019 - central London   More info

      This is a half day workshop for chairs and their deputies, governors, EDI executives and senior governance professionals with oversight and commitment to EDI at a strategic level.

      The venue is: central London

      This workshop will bring together those within the governance community and executive leads with oversight for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to discuss and debate how to mainstream EDI at a strategic level for the benefit of the organisation and its stakeholders, particularly students and staff.

    2. Diversifying Leadership 9

      Diversifying Leadership 9

      Thursday 04 April 2019 - London   More info

      Dates for Diversifying Leadership 9

      Orientation Webinar: Wednesday 6 March 2019

      Module 1:  Thursday 4 April 2019

      Module 2:  Thursday 9 May 2019

      Module 3 (Action Learning Set): Thursday 13 June 2019

      Module 4: Thursday 27 June 2019

      Location: London 

       

       

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

    3. Leading Departments (LD13)

      Leading Departments (LD13)

      Thursday 04 April 2019 - Bristol   More info

      Module One: Thursday 4 - Friday 5 April 2019, Bristol
      Module Two: Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 June 2019, Bristol

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk, T: 020 3468 4831.

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

    4. Higher Education Insights (Spring 2019)

      Higher Education Insights (Spring 2019)

      Tuesday 30 April 2019 - London   More info

      One-day programme 

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

    May 2019
    1. Leadership Matters 11

      Leadership Matters 11

      Wednesday 01 May 2019 - Leeds   More info

      Leadership Matters: for all those who identify as a women, in a senior position in higher education

      Module 1: Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 May 2019 (residential)

      Action Learning Set: Wednesday 15 May 2019

      Module 2: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June 2019 (residential)

      Location: Leeds

      Leadership Matters is a programme for all those who identify as a women, in early to middle positions, and focuses on providing a grounding for women leaders in the financial and legal context of higher education and the skills and tools to increase personal influence and confidence and support career advancement.

    2. Top Management Programme (TMP 44)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 44)

      Friday 03 May 2019 - Various   More info

      Nomination Deadline: Friday 25 January 2019

      Orientation Day: Friday 3 May 2019 (London)

      Week One Leading for organisational impact: Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 June 2019 

      Impact Group: Tuesday 18 June 2019

      Coaching: Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 June 2019 (either) and November 2019

      The first coaching session will be face-to-face and take place after Week One. The subsequent coaching session (in November) will take place by telephone, or where possible, online via Skype. The precise dates and locations will be agreed between the delegate and their learning facilitator at the start of the TMP programme on the Orientation Day.

      Week Two International group assignment: Monday 15 - Friday 19 July 2019 (location TBC)

      Impact Group: Wednesday 4 September 2019

      Week Three Effectiveness across and beyond the institution: Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 September 2019 (location TBC)

      Members Fee*: £16,750

      (*Your institution must be a member of Advance HE LGM for this fee to apply)

      Please note: Venues and timings for Impact Groups and Coaching will be arranged with participants during the programme.

       

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

    3. GDP: Leading and chairing the governing body

      GDP: Leading and chairing the governing body

      Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

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

      Venue: central London

       

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

    4. Research Team Leadership (RTL19)

      Research Team Leadership (RTL19)

      Thursday 16 May 2019 - London   More info

      Dates: Thursday 16 - Friday 17 May 2019
      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.

    5. BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit 2019

      BME Leadership in Higher Education Summit 2019

      Thursday 16 May 2019 - Birmingham   More info

      Registration will open at 9.30am and the event will start at 10am and close at 4.00pm, and will take place in Birmingham 

      This BME Leadership Summit aims to empower agents of change and key decision makers in higher education to take action within their institution and advance the race equality agenda.

    6. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP7)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP7)

      Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Birmingham   More info

      Application deadline: Tuesday 21 May 2019

      Module One (residential): Tuesday 21- Wednesday 22 May 2019
      Module Two (residential): Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 June 2019 
      Location: Birmingham

      This programme runs once a year.

      If you would like to register your interest in future cohorts please contact programmes@advance-he.ac.uk, T: 020 3468 4833.

      The Strategic Leadership Programme aims to build flexible and resilient leaders, capable of delivering large-scale change, by providing opportunities to share insights, work with a support network of peers and reflect on leadership styles and frameworks for life beyond the programme.

    7. Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 13

      Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching 13

      Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Locations TBC   More info

      • Module One: Getting Started, Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 May 2019, Location TBC
      • Module Two: Getting Going, Thursday 20 June 2019, Location TBC
      • Module Three: Going Forward, Thursday 11 July 2019, Location TBC

      There will also be two follow-up on-line action-learning sets after Module Three

      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 for individuals with an interest in curriculum design and the transformation of learning and teaching within their institutions, faculties and departments.

    8. GDP: Governance for small, specialist or independent providers

      GDP: Governance for small, specialist or independent providers

      Thursday 23 May 2019 - central London   More info

      This is a one-day event for all governors

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 15.00

       

      Venue: central London

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

    Jun 2019
    1. Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 31)

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 31)

      Tuesday 25 June 2019 - North West England   More info

      Application Deadline: 31 May 2019
       
      Programme Dates: Tuesday 25 June 2019 - Friday 28 June 2019
       
      Location: North West England

       

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 31 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.

    Jul 2019
    1. Essentials of Budgeting

      Essentials of Budgeting

      Wednesday 31 July 2019 - online only, start at any time   More info

       

      This is an online programme which can be started as soon as you have booked your place and 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.

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      2. LF Fellowship FAQ's
      3. LF Fellow Directory
    10. The Prevent Agenda
      1. Prevent training materials e-learning module
    11. The Prospectus
  3. Consultancy
    1. Sector Wide Change
      1. Sector Wide Change Case Studies
        1. Evidence gathering
        2. Shared Services Review
    2. Institutional Transformation
      1. Governor Development and Governance Reviews
      2. Collaborations, Alliances and Mergers
      3. Working with Top Management Teams
      4. Evaluation and Impact
      5. In-house Change Academies
        1. Change Academy Case Studies
        2. Change Academy FAQs
      6. Institutional Transformation Case Studies
        1. New Model for Student Administration Services Review
        2. Supporting a student systems options review
        3. Strategic planning support
        4. Strategy Stocktake
    3. Teams and Individuals
      1. Teams and Individuals Case Studies
        1. Senior Leaders Succession Programme
        2. Academic Leaders Programme
        3. Leadership Development for Research Team Leaders
        4. Leading From the Front
      2. Coaching
        1. Executive Coaching
        2. Team Coaching
        3. Career Coaching Options
        4. Coaching Programmes
        5. Coaching Case Studies
      3. Unconscious Bias Workshops
    4. International Consultancy
      1. Bespoke (In-Country) Programmes
      2. International Partnership and Network Programmes
    5. 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. SDP Call for Proposals 2019
        2. SDP Call for Proposals Development and Support for Women 2018
      2. Research in Progress
      3. 2018 Research
        1. Exploring the Impact of Coaching in Higher Education
      4. 2017 Research
        1. The impact of mergers, acquisitions and collaborations in Higher Education and other knowledge based sectors
        2. Talent Management: Learning Across Sectors
        3. Big data – disruptive, distracting or adding value?
        4. Encouraging disabled leaders in higher education: recognising hidden talents
        5. Increasing the Diversity of Senior Leaders in Higher Education: The Role of Executive Search Firms
      5. 2016 Research
        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
      6. 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
      7. 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
      8. 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?
      9. 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
      10. 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
      11. 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
      12. 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?
      13. 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
      14. 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
      15. Research Order Form
      16. Small Development Projects
        1. Small Development Projects 2018
        2. Small Development Projects 2017
        3. Small Development Projects 2016
        4. Small Development Projects 2015
        5. Small Development Projects 2014
        6. Small Development Projects 2013
        7. Small Development Projects 2012
        8. Small Development Projects 2011
        9. Small Development Projects 2010
        10. Small Development Projects 2008-09
        11. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
      17. 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. Research Leader's Impact Toolkit Publications
      2. Getting to Grips
      3. Let's Talk Value
      4. 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
      5. Leadership Insights
      6. Management Development Resources
      7. Reports and Reviews
        1. Researching and Scoping a Higher Education and Civic Leadership Development Programme
      8. ENGAGE Past Editions
        1. ENGAGE 38 - summer 2015
        2. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
        3. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
        4. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
        5. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
        6. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
        7. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
        8. Engage Unlimited
        9. Engage 2 Book Review
    4. Resource Hub
      1. Integrated Thinking & Reporting
        1. Information and resources
        2. Relevant Factors and Characteristics
        3. Let's talk value
      2. Diversity
        1. Strategy
        2. Key Leadership and Diversity Projects
        3. Equality Legislation
        4. Diversity Advisory Group
        5. Diversity talks
      3. Research Outcomes
        1. Research Leader's Impact Toolkit
        2. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      4. Changing the Learning Landscape
        1. Impact
        2. Partners
        3. Interactive Toolkit
      5. Organisational Development
        1. OD Mapping Project
      6. Case Studies
      7. LGM Fund Outcomes
      8. Succession Management
        1. What is it?
        2. Why do it?
        3. How it's done
        4. 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. Academic Governance
      1. Enablers
      2. Case Studies
        1. Arts University Bournemouth
        2. City University
        3. King's College London
        4. University of Leicester
        5. University of Salford
        6. University of the West of England
        7. Queen's University Belfast
        8. Ulster University
        9. Cardiff University
        10. University of South Wales
        11. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
        12. Mid-Kent College
        13. Newcastle College Group
        14. Belfast Metropolitan College
        15. Grwp NPTC
      3. New Governors
        1. New Governors - Key Terms
        2. New Governors - Key Organisations
        3. New Governors - Quality, Standards & Enhancements
        4. New Governors - Academic Assurance
        5. New Governors - Other Key Terms
      4. Practical Advice
      5. Have your say
    5. 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
      4. Getting-to-grips
      5. Governance publications
      6. Useful websites
      7. Codes of governance
        1. CUC Code of Governance
        2. UK Corporate Governance Code
      8. Research on governance in higher education
      9. Book reviews
      10. HE facts
      11. Illustrative Practice Notes
      12. Roundtable notes
        1. Governance events notes
    6. Governance Briefing Notes
      1. 27. Governing bodies and culture
      2. 26. The new regulatory approach to HE in England
      3. 25. The factors that influence whether governance is effective?
      4. 24. Benefits and impact
      5. 23. Competitive pressures
      6. 22. Corporate ethics and values
      7. 21. Personal ethics and values
      8. 20. Legal requirements and regulation
      9. 19. Estates
      10. 18. Finance
      11. 17. Employment
      12. 16. Remuneration
      13. 15. Nominations committee
      14. 14. Audit committee
      15. 13. The governance system and assessing effectiveness
      16. 12. Size, composition and skills available to the governing body
      17. 11. Monitoring performance
      18. 10. Strategic plan
      19. 09. Students
      20. 08. Risk management
      21. 07. International students and collaborations
      22. 06. Commercial operations
      23. 05. Regulations and compliance
      24. 04. Academic governance and quality
      25. 03. The workings of a governing body
      26. 02. Governance and management
      27. 01. Becoming a governor
    7. Equality and Diversity Toolkit
      1. Overview
      2. Overseeing compliance
        1. The Equality Act 2010
        2. Governance Codes
        3. Overseeing E&D
        4. Reports Governors might use
        5. Case study: Bath
        6. Championing E&D
        7. Case study: ManMet
        8. Case study: Cardiff
      3. Competitive Advantage
        1. Competing in a global market
        2. Improving staff diversity
        3. Case study: Exeter
      4. Issues and Challenges
        1. Student inequalities
        2. Staff inequalities
        3. Assessing specific E&D issues
      5. Value
        1. Increasing focus
        2. Gender diversity data
        3. Improving diversity
        4. Case study 1: UWS
        5. Case study 2: UWS
      6. Questions and Resources
        1. Resources
    8. Board Diversification
    9. Self-Assessment Tool
    10. Governing Body Effectiveness
    11. Governor Dialogues
    12. Governance and Alternative Providers
  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. Abbie McKenna
      2. Cindy Vallance
      3. Gary Reed
      4. Jean Chandler
      5. Judy Harris
      6. Lesly Huxley
      7. Meriel Box
      8. 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. Ten great reasons to be a Leadership Foundation member
      1. #10GreatReasons1
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      3. #10GreatReasons3
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    1. Twitter
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