Leadership Matters 6
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)
- £2,650.00 LF members
- £3,312.00 Non Members
Leadership Matters is a programme for senior women in higher education, and aims to provide participants with a framework of financial, legal and technical knowledge that will enhance their understanding of how their universities operate, help them to navigate higher education cultures and micro-politics and build better internal and external stakeholder relationships.
The programme is focused 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.
The Programme aims are to:
provide participants with a framework of financial, legal and technical knowledge to support their leadership aspirations
build participants' understanding of how organisations and their cultures work, including navigating micro-politics and stakeholder relationships
engage participants in developing a leadership presence while considering work-life balance factors
- develop a greater understanding of the technical aspects of leadership and management, particularly around finance and law
- grow their understanding of organisational structure and culture, the impact of external environments and stakeholder needs
- cultivate an effective leadership style by developing a compelling narrative and presence
- have an opportunity to network with their industry peers
Taking place in [Edinburgh?] this cohort will examine the Scottish higher education system with the input of senior Scottish leaders.Taking place in [Edinburgh?] this cohort will examine the Scottish higher education system with the input of senior Scottish leaders. Taking place in Edinburgh this cohort will examine the Scottish higher education system with the input of senior Scottish leaders.
What do they say?
An extremely valuable experience, providing time out for reflection and self-development.
Belinda Payne, head of strategic development projects
Southampton Solent University
I found it empowering to hear from and discuss leadership challenges with other female leaders in HE - learning our commonalities and our differences.
Previous participant, 2016
If you would like to attend Leadership Matters or book a place for someone else please book online via the orange button. You'll be asked to log into MyLF using your MyLF identity. Once you're logged in MyLF will allow you to book yourself or select other delegates via a simple search option or add new delegates as required.
If you need any assistance with MyLF please contact Susie Norton, Marketing and Communications Manager.
The delivery is split into 2 x 2 day modules, the second of which will be residential. Taking into account feedback from pilot cohorts, we have now included an Action Learning Set day to take place between the two modules, which will provide participants with more opportunity for small-group working and an additional skillset. Furthermore, Module 2 of the programme is now residential* to provide participants with more opportunity for networking with their industry peers.
Module 1 will focus on the legal structures of UK higher education institutions, with a particular focus on the Scottish higher education system. Topics examined include: funding; finances; governance; risk and the strategic imperatives for partnerships; commercialisation; innovation and knowledge exchange. As part of the first module, participants will be encouraged to look at the practical application of this knowledge-based module to reflect on their own institution, which will partly be done using publically available financial records (participants will be asked to source these prior to the start of the programme for their respective institution).
Module 2 will explore organisational culture, navigating the macro and micro political environment in higher education, the leaders role in establishing a positive organisational climate, and developing a political skillset in order to influence and meet stakeholder needs. It will also look at reaffirming personal leadership purpose and values, explore the diverse styles of leadership, and encourage participants to develop personal presence and leadership resilience
*please note, participants can choose not to stay overnight, for example if they are based locally, or due to personal preference. Regardless, we encourage participants to stay for dinner to take full advantage of this additional networking opportunity.
For senior women in both academic and professional services roles, such as professors, heads of department, deputy directors and directors, not yet at executive level though participants may aspire to be on the executive team of their institution as part of their own career goals.
Taking place in Edinburgh, this cohort will be particularly beneficial to senior women leaders working in Scottish institutions. An overview of the higher education system and contributions by senior leaders will create a programme tailored to the environment of the Scottish higher education sector.
As a result of taking part in Leadership Matters, participants will have developed a greater confidence in their own abilities and skill set. They will have strengthened their technical knowledge of the leadership and management issues underpinning universities; they will have a built a network of like-minded peers, created an action plan based on personal aspirations, learnt from role models, and engaged with a group of experienced and ambitious higher education leaders.
After experiencing Leadership Matters participants will return to their university or college with more of a willingness to engage in institutional leadership because of a greater confidence in their abilities and knowledge. With an enhanced understanding of the institutional and sectoral context and increased technical knowledge, we believe they will return with a renewed energy to translate strategy into action.
If you would like to attend Leadership Matters or book a place for someone else please book online via the orange button. You'll be asked to log into MyLF using your MyLF identity. Once you're logged in, MyLF will allow you to book yourself or select other delegates via a simple search option or add new delegates as required.
If you need any assistance with MyLF please contact Susie Norton, Marketing and Communications Manager or if you have any other queries about the programme itself, contact Louise Clifton, Senior Marketing Coordinator.
The event fees include all costs associated with:
- Lunch and refreshments during the programme times
- External speakers
Leadership Matters is led by an expert team of leadership development specialists with extensive experience of the higher education sector.
Leadership Matters Delivery Team
With a background in industrial relations and change management in the oil industry, Rachael works with senior leaders across all sectors to support and challenge them as they take a step up into senior level leadership.
Working with small groups and 1:1 with executives she helps expand their portfolio to include visionary and coaching skills and broaden their ability to engage and influence all stakeholders.
Themes often include clarifying leadership vision, values and identity, and through this developing presence and resilience. She enjoys working with emotional and cultural intelligence (EQ and CQ) across organisation and global boundaries, and has a longstanding interest in diversity and inclusion.
In 2014 she published best practice research commissioned by ECU and others on how Vice Chancellors are leading change on diversity: http://www.schneider-ross.com/news/launch-new-schneiderross-research-16th-october-2014/
She is a Programme Director with the Leadership Foundation, a Director of Schneider-Ross and an Associate of Coachmatch. She is a Trustee of Inner Flame a youth charity in Swindon, and lives in Wiltshire where she loves to walk in the hills nearby, and also sing with local choirs and enjoy theatre and music.
Sally is an experienced Leadership and Organisational Development Specialist and Independant Consultant, who cares passionately about adding value to the individuals, teams and organisations she works with. Following early promotion to a Director role in the NHS, Sally has spent much of her career working in a Consultancy role. She spent over 20 years in an external facing consultancy role at Canterbury Christ Church University where she enjoyed success in building relationships with Chief Executives, Directors and Senior Managers in the NHS, the wider Public Sector and Charitable Sector. During this time she also delivered leadership delelopment programmes, set up action learning sets and was engaged as a coach within the University.
Eighten months ago she took the opportunity to set up as an independant Consultant and has worked on a range of projects including Senior leadership programmes, Strategy development, Action learning sets and Orgamisational development projects.
Sally is an associate of the Leadership Foundation and has been involved in Leadership Matters from the onset.
Jenny Rees is a successful freelance consultant for the higher education sector, having retired in 2011 as the Vice Principal (Academic Quality and Customer Service) at Edinburgh Napier University with overall responsibility for the quality of the student experience.
Jenny's academic career started as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and director of its part-time MBA programme. Jenny's managerial career developed as Head of Department of Management Studies at the Scottish College of Textiles, now part of Heriot-Watt University; Assistant Principal at Bell College, now part of the University of the West of Scotland; and Executive Director at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Jenny is a member of the Court of Abertay University, Dundee and has held a number of ministerial appointments and voluntary positions including serving on the Board of the Quality Assurance Agency and the Scottish Funding Council.
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