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Upcoming Programmes

    Apr 2019
    1. Diversifying Leadership 9

      Diversifying Leadership 9

      Thursday 04 April 2019 - Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge   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: Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge

       

       

      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.

    2. Leading Departments (LD13)

      Leading Departments (LD13)

      Thursday 04 April 2019 - Mercure Bristol Holland House, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ   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.

    3. Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Research Leader's Impact Toolkit

      Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 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.

    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: Park Plaza, City Square (Leeds), Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 5NS

      Leadership Matters is a unique bespoke senior women's leadership development 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. Wales Higher Education Executive Leaders Programme (WHEELP)

      Wales Higher Education Executive Leaders Programme (WHEELP)

      Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Wales   More info

      The Wales Leaders Programme dates are as follows:

      Application Deadline: 18 March 2019

      Programme Dates:
      Module One: 
      Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 15 May 2019, North Wales
      Module Two: Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 July 2019, The Midlands, including visits to exemplar English institutions
      Networking Event: Module 3: 2 days TBC Autumn 2019, South Wales

      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 in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council, Wales (HEFCW), Universities Wales and the Welsh Universities.23

      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.

    4. Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP7)

      Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP7)

      Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ   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: Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ

      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.

    5. 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.

    Jun 2019
    1. GDP: Understanding cyber security and risk roundtable

      GDP: Understanding cyber security and risk roundtable

      Tuesday 04 June 2019 - National Cyber Security Centre, Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB   More info

      Registration and a light breakfast will be available from 8:30 with the programme starting promptly at 9:00 and close at 11:30

      The roundtable venue will be National Cyber Security Centre, Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB

      The Chatham House rule will apply.

      University governors play a vital role in shaping the strategic approach that institutions take to cyber-security and in assessing the risk that cyber incidents pose. This roundtable with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will look specifically at three sections of the NCSC’s newest product, The Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards.The session will be run by members of NCSC’s Education & Academic Engagement Team who work specifically to improve the cyber resilience of the UK’s schools, colleges and universities. Q&A’s will be facilitated by a senior member of Advance HE.

    2. Demystifying Finance

      Demystifying Finance

      Thursday 06 June 2019 - Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4LH   More info

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

      Demystifying Finance is a practical, interactive, one day workshop for all those who want to improve their understanding of finance in higher education and their financial management skills.

    3. 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. Future Professional Directors (FPD4)

      Future Professional Directors (FPD4)

      Tuesday 02 July 2019 - Various TBC   More info

      Application Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019

      Module 1: Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th July 2019, Northamptonshire
      Webinar: Thursday 25th July 2019 
      360 Day and Action Learning Set 1: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September 2019
      Module 2: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November 2019
      Action Learning Set 2: Thursday 12th December 2019 
      Challenge Group Deadline: Friday 10th January 2020
      Module 3: Wednesday 12th to Thursday 13th February 2020
       

      If you have any questions about the Future Professional Directors programme 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.

    2. 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.

    Sep 2019
    1. GDP: Student as Governor 2019

      Tuesday 10 September 2019   More info

      For new and returning Student Governors
       
      Comprising two standalone days and a webinar this programme empowers Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies.

      For new and returning Student Governors. Comprising two standalone days and a webinar this programme empowers Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies.

    Oct 2019
    1. Top Management Programme (TMP 45)

      Top Management Programme (TMP 45)

      Friday 04 October 2019 - Various   More info

      Nomination Deadline: Wednesday 10 July 2019

      Orientation Day: Friday 4 October 2019

      Week One Leading for organisational impact: Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 October 2019 

      Impact Group: Tuesday 19 November 2019

      Coaching: Thursday 5 or Friday 6 December 2019

      The first coaching session will be face-to-face and take place after Week One. The subsequent coaching session 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 27 - Friday 31 January 2020 (location TBC)

      Impact Group: Tuesday 10 March 2020

      Week Three Effectiveness across and beyond the institution: Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 March 2020 (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 eight-month 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. GDP: Governor Induction

      Thursday 10 October 2019   More info

      For new Governors (staff, independent and new governance professionals)
      This one-day event has been designed as a chance for new Governors to come together to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the governing body. We will consider the policy landscape, the delineation between governance and management, and consider how best to hit the ground running as an effective Governor.
       
      Using recently developed guidance for new Governors, this event will be delivered as a professional workshop, allowing participants to receive expert information and advice that complements the induction for new Governors provided by their institution. It will offer an overview of the policy landscape and regulatory environment and offer the opportunity to meet and network with other new Governors.

      This one-day event has been designed as a chance for new Governors to come together to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the governing body.

    3. GDP: Scotland New Governors

      Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Edinburgh   More info

      For new and Student Governors of Scottish HE institutions and FE colleges offering HE programmes in Scotland.

      For new and Student Governors of Scottish HE institutions and FE colleges offering HE programmes in Scotland.

    Nov 2019
    1. GDP: Rethinking Governance Autumn 2019

      Monday 11 November 2019 - Online   More info

      For new and continuing Governors, Clerks and Secretaries
       
      Rethinking Governance is an online programme run in conjunction with the University of York that runs over the course of five weeks. The course
      allows participants to improve their understanding of the context of HE, and explore some of the key issues demanding the attention of senior leaders and Governors. Participants will analyse public service reform trends including the influence of business-focused values and techniques, and then relate these themes and issues to the HE context while debating some of the ‘big questions’ for public service delivery.
       
      Through exploring the current context for public service organisations, Rethinking Governance will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding that will allow you, in your role as a Governor, to operate more thoroughly and effectively.
       

      Rethinking Governance is an online programme run in conjunction with the University of York that runs over the course of five weeks.

    2. GDP: Role and Responsibilities of Staff Governors

      Tuesday 26 November 2019 - London   More info

      For new and continuing Staff Governors and those considering whether they would like to become a Staff Governor.
       
      This one-day event will consider the role of Staff Governors and how they can best make an effective contribution to the work of the governing body. Staff Governors provide a direct link between the staff of the institution and the governing body, yet a balance must be struck as they are not acting as a representative of the constituency from whom they have been elected or appointed. As Governors, they should act in the best interests of the institution and accept collective responsibility for the decisions agreed by the governing body. Independent Governors may also look to Staff Governors as a source of information to help their understanding of the institution, and to gain insights into how it operates.
       
      The event will look at the importance of building good relationships with other members of the governing body, explore how difficult issues can be raised, and the balance between supporting and challenging the executive.

      For new and continuing Staff Governors and those considering whether they would like to become a Staff Governor. This one-day event will consider the role of Staff Governors and how they can best make an effective contribution to the work of the governing body.

    Dec 2019
    1. GDP: Governance Professionals in HE 7

      Wednesday 04 December 2019 - London   More info

      For Clerks and Secretaries, their deputies and other members of professional service teams who support the operation of academic or corporate governance.
       
      Clerks, Secretaries and Directors of Governance and their teams who support institutional governance play a central role in ensuring quality academic and corporate governance of institutions. Their knowledge, expertise and capabilities are key factors in enabling efficient and effective governance.
       
      The programme, which consists of three one-day sessions and two additional action learning sets, provides a unique and vital opportunity for
      HE institutions to advance the knowledge and insights of those in roles focused on governance and to build useful and long standing professional
      networks of benefit at an individual and institutional level.
       
      The programme provides a stimulating opportunity to discuss and explore contextual challenges over an academic year.
       
      Content covered includes theories of leadership, underlying dynamics of how groups work and how to apply these to their role as Clerk or Secretary, as well as practical and theoretical frameworks that develop leadership capacity and aid good governance. Attendees can also reflect
      on and plan for their own future career trajectory.
       

      The programme, for Clerks and Secretaries, their deputies and other members of professional service teams who support the operation of academic or corporate governance, provides a stimulating opportunity to discuss and explore contextual challenges over an academic year.

    2. GDP: Talking Points 1

      Tuesday 10 December 2019 - London   More info

      For Governors, Chairs, Clerks and Secretaries
       
      Building on our successful Round Table series, we will be offering three expanded Talking Points events across the 2019-20 academic year. These
      will offer an opportunity to:
       
      • Consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance;
      • Hear from expert and informed contributors;
      • Debate and discuss issues under ‘Chatham House’ rules; and
      • Meet as a peer network of HE Governors
       

      Talking Points - round table offering an opportunity to consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance

    Jan 2020
    1. GDP: Student as Governor 2020

      Thursday 23 January 2020   More info

      For new and returning Student Governors
       
      Comprising two standalone days and a webinar this programme empowers Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies.

      For new and returning Student Governors. Comprising two standalone days and a webinar this programme empowers Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies.

    Feb 2020
    1. GDP: Clerks and Secretaries Network Event

      Thursday 06 February 2020 - London   More info

      For Registrars, Clerks, Secretaries and governance professionals
       
      Governing bodies and senior management teams depend on professional staff, including Clerks and Secretaries to manage the changes required to meet the needs of an evolving operating environment. The meeting of the national network of governance professionals brings together these individuals, who are often expected to inform and advise governing bodies on changes affecting their roles and responsibilities.
       
      This annual networking event is organised in partnership with AHUA. The event will consist of presentations from leading figures in governance and breakout sessions which are designed to enable discussion and the sharing of emerging practice on key areas of change in institutional governance.

      This annual networking event is organised in partnership with AHUA. The event will consist of presentations from leading figures in governance and breakout sessions which are designed to enable discussion and the sharing of emerging practice on key areas of change in institutional governance.

    2. GDP: Rethinking Governance Spring 2020

      Monday 24 February 2020   More info

      For new and continuing Governors, Clerks and Secretaries
       
      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.

      Rethinking Governance is an online programme run in conjunction with the University of York that runs over the course of five weeks.

    Mar 2020
    1. GDP: Governor Toolkit

      Wednesday 04 March 2020 - London   More info

      Each year we hold an event designed to provide an up-to-date toolkit that Governors and those supporting governance can use throughout the year. The day is based around seminars that reflect the transition and change happening in the HE sector to inform the work of Governors.
       
      Key elements of the Governor role 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 HE. Participants have the opportunity to debate and discuss aspects of their roles with both the speakers and fellow participants.

      The day is based around seminars that reflect the transition and change happening in the HE sector to inform the work of Governors.

    2. GDP: Mainstreaming EDI

      Thursday 12 March 2020 - London   More info

      This workshop builds on Advance HE’s work to support and promote diversity at all levels of leadership and governance within HEIs. It will explore the key areas that Chairs, Governors and governance professionals need to engage with to ensure that EDI is at the heart of institutional strategy and that executive teams are accountable for promoting and supporting a diverse student and staff population and an organisational culture that embraces EDI values.

      This is a one day workshop for chairs and their deputies, governors, and EDI executives.

    3. GDP: Talking Points 2

      Thursday 26 March 2020 - London   More info

      For Governors, Chairs, Clerks and Secretaries
       
      Building on our successful Round Table series, we will be offering three expanded Talking Points events across the 2019-20 academic year. These
      will offer an opportunity to:
       
      • Consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance;
      • Hear from expert and informed contributors;
      • Debate and discuss issues under ‘Chatham House’ rules; and
      • Meet as a peer network of HE Governors
       

      Talking Points - round table offering an opportunity to consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance

    Apr 2020
    1. GDP: Governance in Wales

      Wednesday 22 April 2020 - Cardiff   More info

      For Governors and governance professionals in Welsh HEIs
       
      Our Governance in Wales event reflects the shared identity and diverse needs of the Welsh HE sector. The day will provide an opportunity to explore topical features of governance in the Welsh HE landscape, allowing attendees to explore issues and challenges and respond to he latest developments. The event will include keynote presentations and break-out sessions covering a range of areas to allow participants to explore issues of concern and share good practice.

      Our Governance in Wales event reflects the shared identity and diverse needs of the Welsh HE sector. The day will provide an opportunity to explore topical features of governance in the Welsh HE landscape, allowing attendees to explore issues and challenges and respond to he latest developments.

    May 2020
    1. GDP: Leading the Board

      Wednesday 13 May 2020   More info

      For Chairs, sub-committee Chairs and aspiring Chairs
       
      The event is designed to support those who lead, or aspire to lead, a governing body. The Chair is responsible for the leadership of the governing body or sub-committee and ensuring it operates effectively and efficiently. Those who take on the responsibility play a central role in establishing the culture by which the governing body operates and the extent to which openness and debate at its meetings is encouraged.
       
      Delivered with the support of the CUC, this event will provide an opportunity to discuss and examine the role of the Chair in leading the board and deliberate the importance of creating a boardroom culture that allows openness and debate. It will also focus on the leadership of the board as a key determinate of governing body effectiveness.

      The event is designed to support those who lead, or aspire to lead, a governing body.

    Jun 2020
    1. GDP: Talking Points 3

      Wednesday 10 June 2020 - London   More info

      For Governors, Chairs, Clerks and Secretaries
       
      Building on our successful Round Table series, we will be offering three expanded Talking Points events across the 2019-20 academic year. These
      will offer an opportunity to:
       
      • Consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance;
      • Hear from expert and informed contributors;
      • Debate and discuss issues under ‘Chatham House’ rules; and
      • Meet as a peer network of HE Governors
       

      Talking Points - round table offering an opportunity to consider contemporary topical or emerging issues relevant to HE governance

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        3. Big data – disruptive, distracting or adding value?
        4. Encouraging disabled leaders in higher education: recognising hidden talents
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        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
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        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
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        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
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        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 2019
        2. Small Development Projects 2018
        3. Small Development Projects 2017
        4. Small Development Projects 2016
        5. Small Development Projects 2015
        6. Small Development Projects 2014
        7. Small Development Projects 2013
        8. Small Development Projects 2012
        9. Small Development Projects 2011
        10. Small Development Projects 2010
        11. Small Development Projects 2008-09
        12. 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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      10. #10GreatReasons10
  8. News
    1. Twitter
    2. Wales Higher Education Executive Leaders Programme (WHEELP) SUBJECT TO FUNDING CONFIRMATION
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