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Upcoming Programmes

    May 2017
    1. GDP: What makes a good governing body culture? 2

      GDP: What makes a good governing body culture? 2

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

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

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

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

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

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

      Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL 27)

      Tuesday 06 June 2017 - Hunton Park, Essex Lane, Kings Langley, WD4 8PN (Greater London)   More info

      This event is full

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

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

      PSSL is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. PSSL 27 consists of one, four day module. The programme includes the development of action learning sets, and a 360 degree diagnostic undertaken prior to the programme starting.

    2. Wales Leaders Programme

      Wales Leaders Programme

      Tuesday 06 June 2017 - Wales   More info

      The Wales Leaders Programme dates are as follows:

      Application Deadline: Friday 7 April 2017

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

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

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

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

    3. GDP: Women onto Boards - Belfast

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Belfast

      Thursday 08 June 2017 - Belfast, Ulster University   More info

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

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £45 for these events.

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

    4. Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms 2

      Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms 2

      Tuesday 13 June 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 2 June 2017

      Date:     Tuesday 13 June 2017

      Location: Birmingham 

       

      'Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms' is a new leadership development programme designed for members of university executive teams who are responsible for strategic decision making connected to changes in organisational forms, such as mergers, acquisitions, alliances and collaborations. This 1 day programme will enable senior leaders to explore and better understand the range of legal structures available and the main legal issues that will need to be considered for each.

    5. DVC/PVC Network Event

      DVC/PVC Network Event

      Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow   More info

      This is a one-day event

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

       

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

    6. Leadership Matters 6

      Leadership Matters 6

      Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

      Leadership Matters: for senior women in higher education

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

      Location: Edinburgh

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

    7. Leadership Lecture Scotland

      Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Senate Room, Gilmorehill Main Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ   More info

      The leadership lecture will open at 16.30, with the lecture starting promptly at 17.00. The lecture and Q&A will run for an hour and will be followed by a drinks reception. The event will close at 18.30.

      This is a free event.

      Venue: Senate Room, Gilmorehill Main Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

      The LF's popular Leadership Lecture series will come to Glasgow on the 14 June 2017. Hear from a range of speakers on topical issues of Leadership and network with your colleagues across Scottish institutions.

    8. GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      GDP: Governance and small and specialist institutions

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - 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

      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.

    9. Aurora Conference 2017

      Aurora Conference 2017

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - Central London   More info

      This is a one-day event.

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

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

    10. What works in workforce development?

      What works in workforce development?

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - Glasgow   More info

      This is a one-day event

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.00 with the programme starting promptly at 10.30. The day will close at 15.45. 

      This one-day event offers senior leaders the opportunity to hear recent research and best practice in talent management, succession planning and workforce development.

    11. GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Edinburgh

      Thursday 15 June 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

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

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £45 for these events.

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

    12. Mindfulness in Higher Education

      Mindfulness in Higher Education

      Monday 19 June 2017 - Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London   More info

      This is a one-day event, registration will be from 09.30 for a 10.00 start and the programme will close at 17.00.

      Venue: Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London

      The Mindfulness in Higher Education one-day conference will address how mindfulness training can help to explore and answer key questions in workplace, student and leadership wellbeing and effectiveness.

    13. All-Ireland Futurist Event

      Tuesday 20 June 2017 - Dublin   More info

      This is a free one-day event at the Gallery in the Helix, Glasnevin Campus, Dublin City University

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

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

    14. 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.

    15. Leading in Uncertain Times

      Leading in Uncertain Times

      Friday 23 June 2017 - The RSA, 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ   More info

      This is a half-day symposium. 

      Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30 with the programme starting promptly at 10.00. The day will close at 14.00. 

      This half day symposium (9.30-14.00) offers senior leaders the opportunity to discuss and develop solutions to the challenges that relate to leadership, organisational culture, policy, identity and strategy.

    16. GDP: Women onto Boards - Leeds

      GDP: Women onto Boards - Leeds

      Tuesday 27 June 2017 - University of Leeds, Business School   More info

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

      We are also holding this event in:

      There is a fee of £45 for these events.

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

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

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

      Thursday 29 June 2017 - Central London   More info

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

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

      LF Fellows receive a 50% discount.

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

    Jul 2017
    1. East and South East Regional Event

      East and South East Regional Event

      Friday 07 July 2017 - Innovation for Health Building, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey   More info

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

      Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 16.00. The event will be held at the Innovation for Health (IFH) Building, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey. 



       

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

    2. Essentials of Budgeting

      Essentials of Budgeting

      Monday 31 July 2017 - online only   More info

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

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

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

    Oct 2017
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 41)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 41)

      Friday 06 October 2017 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 23 June 2017

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

      Members Fee*: £16,750

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

       

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

    2. Aurora London (autumn)

      Aurora London (autumn)

      Thursday 12 October 2017 - London   More info

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

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

      Aurora London (autumn) dates:

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

      Thursday 12 October 2017

      London

      Aurora London (autumn): Power and Politics

      Thursday 16 November 2017

      London

      Aurora London (autumn): Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 18 January 2018

      London

      Aurora London (autumn) : Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 15 February 2018

      London

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

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

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

      Tuesday 31 October 2017 - Whitehall   More info

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

      This is a two-day event

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

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

    2. Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 4

      Strategic Finance Programme Cohort 4

      Monday 06 November 2017 - Birmingham   More info

      Application Deadline: Monday 23 October 2017

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

      Location: Birmingham

      Fees*:

      £4750 LF members                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      £5950 Non members

      *Fees include residential costs

       

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

    3. Aurora Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh

      Tuesday 07 November 2017 - Edinburgh   More info

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

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

      Aurora Edinburgh dates:

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

      Tuesday 7 November 2017

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Power and Politics

      Friday 8 December 2017

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 6 February 2018

      Edinburgh

      Aurora Edinburgh: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 13 March 2018

      Edinburgh

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

    4. Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 8)

      Introduction to Head of Department (IHoD 8)

      Wednesday 08 November 2017 - Central London   More info

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

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

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

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

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

    5. Aurora Dublin

      Aurora Dublin

      Thursday 30 November 2017 - Dublin   More info

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

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

      Aurora Dublin dates:

      • Identity, Impact and Voice - Thursday 30 November 2017
      • Power and Politics - Thursday 25 January 2018
      • Action learning set - Thursday 23 February 2018
      • Core Leadership Skills - Thursday 15 March 2018
      • Adaptive Leadership Skill - Thursday 12 April 2018
      Aurora Dublin: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 30 November 2017

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Power and Politics

      Thursday 25 January 2018

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 15 March 2018

      Dublin

      Aurora Dublin: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 12 April 2018

      Dublin

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

    Jan 2018
    1. Aurora Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff

      Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Cardiff   More info

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

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

      Aurora Cardiff dates:

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

      Wednesday 31 January 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Wednesday 28 February 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Thursday 26 April 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Wednesday 23 May 2018

      Cardiff

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

    Feb 2018
    1. Aurora Birmingham

      Aurora Birmingham

      Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Birmingham   More info

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

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

      Aurora Birmingham dates:

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

      Tuesday 20 February 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Power and Politics

      Tuesday 20 March 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 15 May 2018

      Cardiff

      Aurora Cardiff: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 26 June 2018

      Cardiff

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

    Mar 2018
    1. Aurora London (spring)

      Aurora London (spring)

      Thursday 08 March 2018 - London   More info

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

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

      Aurora London (spring) dates:

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

       

      Aurora London 2: Identity, Impact and Voice

      Thursday 8 March 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Power and Politics

      Tuesday 24 April 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Core Leadership Skills

      Tuesday 12 June 2018

      London

      Aurora London 2: Adaptive Leadership Skills

      Thursday 5 July 2018

      London

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

    Apr 2018
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 42)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 42)

      Friday 27 April 2018 - Various   More info

      Application Deadline: Friday 19 January 2018

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

      Members Fee*: £16,750

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

       

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

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        1. Big data – disruptive, distracting or adding value?
        2. Encouraging disabled leaders in higher education: recognising hidden talents
        3. Increasing the Diversity of Senior Leaders in Higher Education: The Role of Executive Search Firms
      4. 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
      5. 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
      6. 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
      7. 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?
      8. 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
      9. 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
      10. 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
      11. 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?
      12. 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
      13. 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
      14. Research Order Form
      15. Small Development Projects
        1. Small Development Projects 2017
        2. Small Development Projects 2016
        3. Small Development Projects 2015
        4. Small Development Projects 2014
        5. Small Development Projects 2013
        6. Small Development Projects 2012
        7. Small Development Projects 2011
        8. Small Development Projects 2010
        9. Small Development Projects 2008-09
        10. Advice from Previous SDP Leaders
      16. ITF Projects
        1. ITF-2016 Phase 3
        2. ITF 2014 Phase 2
        3. ITF 2012 Phase 1
        4. Case Studies
        5. What they say about the Innovation and Transformation Fund
    3. Publications Hub
      1. Getting to Grips
      2. HELMs
        1. Leading higher education
        2. Motivating and developing leaders
        3. Leadership and work-life balance
        4. Governors' views of their institutions, leadership and governance
      3. Leadership Insights
      4. Management Development Resources
      5. Reports and Reviews
        1. Researching and Scoping a Higher Education and Civic Leadership Development Programme
      6. ENGAGE Past Editions
        1. ENGAGE 38 - summer 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Summer News
          3. Being on the Board
          4. Cross-sector partnerships: Essex LGBT Alliance
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Meet our Membership Advisory Group
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage38
        2. ENGAGE 37 - spring 2015
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Spring News
          3. A baptism of fire
          4. Sustainable excellence: unlocking the potential of a leading global university
          5. Our alumni
          6. Starter for ten: Fiona Larg
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. International
          9. Member spotlight
          10. Take a look at our Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage37
        3. ENGAGE 36 - autumn 2014
          1. Editorial: Alison Johns
          2. Autumn News
          3. Membership
          4. Mainstreaming equality and diversity
          5. The rise of the career PVC
          6. Our alumni
          7. Professor Pat Bailey
          8. Projects - Research - Resources
          9. Executive Leaders
          10. Leadership Development Programmes
          11. Download Engage36
        4. ENGAGE 35 - summer 2014
          1. Summer News
          2. The Singularity University
          3. Talent Development
          4. Our alumni: Liz Price
          5. Professor Cliff Allan
          6. Projects - Research - Resources
          7. Umeå University Dialogue
          8. History, Examination, Investigations and Treatment
          9. Leadership Development Programmes
          10. Download Engage35
        5. ENGAGE 34 - spring 2014
          1. Dr Mark Pegg
          2. Spring 2014 News
          3. An unorthodox career
          4. Leadership: New thinking for the next decade
          5. Our alumni: Professor Tom Inns
          6. Professor Amanda J. Broderick
          7. Projects - Research - Resources
          8. LF Consulting
          9. The China Study
          10. Staff update
          11. Download Engage34
        6. ENGAGE 33 - autumn 2013
          1. Leadership: the next ten years
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. Starter for ten
          8. Research: Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility
          9. Book Review
          10. Download Engage33
        7. ENGAGE 32 - summer 2013
          1. Change: the new norm
          2. News
          3. Project update
          4. Interview
          5. In Practice
          6. Development
          7. What our research says:
          8. Leadership Development Programmes
          9. Download Engage32
        8. Engage Unlimited
        9. Engage 2 Book Review
    4. Resource Hub
      1. Diversity
        1. Strategy
          1. Diversity Strategy for 2007-2012
        2. Key Leadership and Diversity Projects
        3. Equality Legislation
        4. Diversity Advisory Group
        5. Diversity talks
      2. Research Outcomes
        1. The Self Assessment Toolkit
      3. Changing the Learning Landscape
        1. Impact
          1. Patsy's Perspective:
        2. Partners
        3. Interactive Toolkit
      4. Organisational Development
        1. OD Mapping Project
      5. Case Studies
      6. LGM Fund Outcomes
      7. Succession Management
        1. What is it?
          1. Definitions
          2. Visualising the definitions
          3. History of the Concept
          4. Succession in 2005
          5. Key Characteristics
        2. Why do it?
          1. Benefits - Case Studies
          2. Focus Finder
        3. How it's done
          1. Resources
          2. Making the case
          3. Size and scope
          4. Roles, stakeholders and engagement
          5. Roles, stakeholders and engagement: examples
          6. Selection and assessment
          7. Selection and assessment: examples
          8. Development methods
        4. Case Studies
        5. Tools
  5. Governance
    1. Governors
      1. Becoming a governor
      2. What is governance?
      3. Governor responsibilities
        1. Academic governance and quality
        2. Compliance and regulation
        3. Commercial operations
        4. International students and developments
        5. Risk management
        6. Students
        7. Strategic plans
        8. Monitoring performance
    2. Governing bodies
      1. Audit Committee
      2. Nominations committee
      3. Remuneration
      4. Employment
      5. Finance
      6. Estates
    3. Operating context
    4. Resource bank
      1. Features
      2. Governance News
      3. Previous news alerts
        1. Alternative providers and student debt in the US: could it happen in the UK?
        2. Is institutional autonomy under threat?
        3. Managing the board
        4. OECD Report suggests some higher education students lack basic skills
        5. Five issues for HEI governing bodies
        6. Whistleblowing and gagging clauses
        7. The failure of HBOS
        8. Financial forecasts for English HEIs
        9. Governance changes proposed in the HE Green paper
        10. FEHE SORP 2015 Donations & Endowments
        11. Board diversity - the Davis Review
        12. Information systems and cyber security
        13. Does a change in leadership lead to a change in strategy?
        14. FIFA and corporate governance
        15. Volkswagen
        16. Sustainability
        17. Review of governance at Plymouth University
        18. Equality and diversity and governing bodies
        19. A Changing Agenda
        20. Role and effectiveness of audit committees
        21. Governance of Scottish Higher Education Institutions: Consulative Paper on HE Bill
        22. Governance issues at Tesco
        23. Student visas
        24. Governance at the Co-op
        25. HE funding - IFS report
        26. Removal of student number control
        27. Governance issues in the private sector
        28. Governance at the BBC
        29. Reforms to how higher education in England is regulated
        30. HBOS & London Met: case studies in governance
        31. New IPPR report on HE
        32. Moocs are coming
        33. Increasing diversity
        34. Kids Company
          1. The collapse of Kids Company
          2. NAO Investigation into Kids Company
          3. The need for good governance
      4. Getting-to-grips
        1. Getting to Grips with Finance
      5. Useful websites
      6. Codes of governance
        1. CUC Code of Governance
        2. UK Corporate Governance Code
      7. New research on governance in higher education
      8. Book reviews
      9. HE facts
      10. Illustrative Practice Notes
      11. Roundtable notes
    5. Governance Briefing Notes
      1. 25. The factors that influence whether governance is effective?
      2. 24. Benefits and impact
      3. 23. Competitive pressures
      4. 22. Corporate ethics and values
      5. 21. Personal ethics and values
      6. 20. Legal requirements and regulation
      7. 19. Estates
      8. 18. Finance
      9. 17. Employment
      10. 16. Remuneration
      11. 15. Nominations committee
      12. 14. Audit committee
      13. 13. The governance system and assessing effectiveness
      14. 12. Size, composition and skills available to the governing body
      15. 11. Monitoring performance
      16. 10. Strategic plan
      17. 09. Students
      18. 08. Risk management
      19. 07. International students and collaborations
      20. 06. Commercial operations
      21. 05. Regulations and compliance
      22. 04. Academic governance and quality
      23. 03. The workings of a governing body
      24. 02. Governance and management
      25. 01. Becoming a governor
    6. Governor Dialogues
    7. Equality and Diversity Toolkit
      1. Overview
      2. Overseeing compliance
        1. The Equality Act 2010
        2. Governance Codes
        3. Overseeing E&D
        4. Reports Governors might use
        5. Case study: Bath
        6. Championing E&D
        7. Case study: ManMet
        8. Case study: Cardiff
      3. Competitive Advantage
        1. Competing in a global market
        2. Improving staff diversity
        3. Case study: Exeter
      4. Issues and Challenges
        1. Student inequalities
        2. Staff inequalities
        3. Assessing specific E&D issues
      5. Value
        1. Increasing focus
        2. Gender diversity data
        3. Improving diversity
        4. Case study 1: UWS
        5. Case study 2: UWS
      6. Questions and Resources
        1. Resources
    8. Self-Assessment Tool
  6. International
    1. International Engagement
    2. International Reference Group
    3. International Case Studies
  7. Membership
    1. Membership benefits and services
      1. Membership logos
        1. Download the membership logos
    2. How to join
    3. National and regional contacts
      1. Cindy Vallance
      2. Gary Reed
      3. Jean Chandler
      4. Judy Harris
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      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
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