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Leading Change in Higher Education: East and South East Regional Event

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Thursday 17 May 2018, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus 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 hosted by University of Kent. 


 

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This free regional event, part of the Leadership Foundation’s benefits for member institutions, is part of a series of meetings bringing together those leading change in higher education primarily from the south-east and eastern regions of England. It will offer an opportunity to hear from senior leaders who have led change in higher education, and will explore thought leadership on organisational change.

The network features a series of timed 10-minute talks from senior leaders in the region followed by panel discussions. 

Outcomes
By the end of the event, delegates will have:

  • Heard senior leaders’ experiences of change and their learning points from these
  • Engaged with and discussed change issues faced by their own and other institutions
  • Explored thought leadership on leading change
  • Had an opportunity for discussion and networking

Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 16.00. We are grateful to the University of Kent for hosting this event at the Kent Business School, Canterbury Campus. 

This is an exclusive event for members of the Leadership Foundation in the East and South East of England. To find out if your institution is an LF member, please click here.

If your institution is not a member but you would like to learn about becoming an LF member, please click here

10.30    Arrival: registration, refreshments and networking

11.00    Welcome and introductions - Celebrating Change

  • Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent
  • Cindy Vallance, Assistant Director – Membership, Leadership Foundation 

11.30    Experiences of leading change 1  

  • Simplifying Kent’s Education
    Dr Simon Kirchin, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent
  • Leading Change through Connections
    Julie Kelly, Head of Student Centre, University of Hertfordshire
  • Changing Spaces: The People Dimension
    Dr Judy Harris, Assistant Director, Membership (Midlands, Yorkshire and NE), Leadership Foundation

12.15    Discussion of talks: in plenary with the first panel of speakers
             Cindy Vallance

12.45    Lunch, networking and information exchange  

13.15    Leadership Foundation Research Project

  • If Transformation is Such a Great Idea, Why isn’t Everyone in Favour of it?
    Chris Mowles, Professor of Complexity and Management, University of Hertfordshire

14.00    Experiences of leading change 2

  • Change: Ice blocks, Elephants and Letting Things Drop
    Ben Cosh, Head of School of Mathematics, Physical and Computational Sciences, University of Reading
  • Changing Mindsets: Co-creating Change
    Lesley Black, Head of Wellbeing, University of Winchester

14.30    Discussion of talks: in plenary with the second panel of speakers and project speaker
             Dr Judy Harris

15.00    Break

15.10    Putting People First for Learning and Discovery in HE
             Yannis Georgellis, Professor, Kent Business School, University of Kent, 

15.50    Concluding Remarks
             Cindy Vallance

16.00    Close

 

This event will be relevant to staff involved in leadership roles: deans, heads of department, directors and members of the senior management team. It is anticipated that most of the HEIs in the region will be represented at the event. 

 

Cindy Vallance
Assistant director, Membership 
E: cindy.vallance@lfhe.ac.uk
Twitter: @cdvallance

In her role at the Leadership Foundation as Assistant director, Membership, Cindy works closely with higher education institutions in London and across the South and East of England, developing relationships with our members that support and complement individual institutions’ strategies and the higher education agenda. Prior to joining the LF, Cindy worked in universities for 15 years in roles encompassing human resources, organisational development and research and leadership development consultancy at the University of Victoria in Canada as well as at the Universities of Cambridge and Kent here in the UK. Her previous experience includes eight years at consultancy firm Accenture and six years in the arts.

 
 

 

Karen CoxProfessor Karen Cox
Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent

Karen graduated from King's College London with a BSc (Hons) and Registered General Nurse qualification. She completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham. Karen served as acting head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Nottingham in 2002 and then as Head from 2003 until the end of July 2007. Karen was subsequently appointed to a Pro-Vice Chancellor position in 2008 and was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor in January 2013, both at the University of Nottingham. Karen joined the University of Kent in August 2017 as Vice-Chancellor and President. Karen is on the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the UK regulator for over 675,000 Nurses and Midwives across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Simon KirchinDr Simon Kirchin
Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent

 

Simon Kirchin is currently Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Kent, a post he has held since July 2013.  He has been at Kent since 2003 and has had a number of different roles, managing education and research in various ways.  Simon is also a philosopher and heavily involved in various national philosophical societies.  


Julie KellyJulie Kelly
Head of Student Centre, University of Hertfordshire


Julie has worked for the University of Hertfordshire since 2013. As Head of Student Centre she manages a team of 90 staff across 4 teams, who between them deliver all non-academic administrative services to students.  She is responsible for admissions (including clearing), the student record (including registration), student finance, international student support (including Tier 4 compliance) and a student facing information and advice service.  She has delivered a number of major change projects, most recently the creation of a Student Hub at the University of Hertfordshire.  She has worked in higher education for the last 10 years (previously at the Open University) but brought with her 20 years’ experience of working in Financial Services.  Julie is an Aurora Role Model, and holds an MBA from the Open University, and recently became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Judy HarrisDr Judy Harris 
Assistant Director, Membership, Leadership Foundation 


Judy has worked for the Leadership Foundation since 2011. As Assistant Director, Membership, she is lead contact for over 30 member institutions in the Midlands, North-East England, Yorkshire and Humberside. Judy brings cross-sector education experience to her LF role - as an academic, researcher, consultant and professional leader and manager - in adult, community, further and higher education. Her experience spans countries and cultures. For a decade, she worked in higher education in South Africa as a lecturer, researcher, author, masters and doctoral supervisor/ examiner. Judy holds a Masters degree in the Management and Administration of Higher and Further Education (University of Manchester), and a PhD (Open University). Her academic research interests explore the dynamics between knowledge, curriculum and widening participation in higher education.

Chris MowlesChris Mowles
Professor of Complexity and Management, University of Hertfordshire


Chris is also the Director of the innovative Doctor of Management programme (DMan) at the University of Hertfordshire. The programme has an international reputation for its work on the implications of complexity theories for organisations. He is also research theme leader for the research group Managing Complex Change at the university. He teaches on the MA and MBA programmes at UH, has worked with PhD, executive leadership students and executive leadership MA programme students across Europe. He has been guest lecturer at SOAS, the Copenhagen Business School, The University of Southern Denmark, McMaster University, Canada, Nyenrode Business University the Netherlands, the University of Costa Rica, San Jose, UTS Sydney, MMIT Melbourne and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Chris also works part time as an organisational consultant and evaluator specialising in management development, strategy and evaluation work. Chris is particularly interested in management practice in the public sector and international NGOs and the implications of insights from the complexity sciences for the everyday experience of getting things done in organisations and he mentors chief executives and senior managers.  

Ben CoshProfessor Ben Cosh
Head of School of Mathematics, Physical and Computational Sciences, University of Reading

Professor Ben Cosh has worked at the University of Reading since 2004 and has held senior roles since 2008, when he was appointed Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science. He became Head of the School of Systems Engineering in 2010 and Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2014. In 2016, when Reading removed its Faculty structure, Professor Cosh was appointed Head of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences. This large School includes three academic departments: Meteorology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer Science; and has substantial links with the Met Office, Imperial College, University of Oklahoma, ECMWF and NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science and Earth Observation. Ben has helped developed training workshops on Leadership and Change, and provides mentoring for staff in leadership roles. Alongside this, Ben occasionally plays the piano and guitar, and tries to keep up with his wife in Crossfit workouts.

Lesley BlackDr Lesley Black
Head of Wellbeing, University of Winchester


Dr Lesley Black has a broad range of experience within the education sector. She has undertaken a variety of teaching, support and administrative roles in both Faculty and Professional Services. Lesley has experience of teaching at secondary level in both Scotland and Germany and at HE level in Scotland. She joined the University of Winchester as Disability Co-ordinator in 2005 and following a departmental restructure became Head of Wellbeing in 2010.  Lesley has led a number of teams through change (both internally and externally driven) and is currently instrumental in developing programme of change in the area of inclusive practice. Lesley is a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education.
 

Yannis GeorgellisYannis Georgellis
Professor, Kent Business School, University of Kent

Yannis Georgellis is Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise) at Kent Business School. Professor Georgellis is known for his work on happiness, adaptation, and employee well-being. Spanning across several disciplines, his research explores psychological aspects of decision-making processes within the general context of employee happiness, well-being, and engagement, and their impact on organisational performance. Professor Georgellis has published numerous articles in the areas of human resource management, organisational behaviour, applied psychology and behavioural economics. His work has appeared in leading journals such as, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Economic Journal, British Journal of Management, Psychological Science, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, among others. 

 

 

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        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 Development Programme Evaluation
    12. Governor Dialogues
  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
      4. #10GreatReasons4
      5. #10GreatReasons5
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We are a membership organisation of and for a sector that has some of the brightest minds in the UK.

 

Our members are key to our strategy and form a community of higher education institutions with a clear commitment to and experience of developing leadership, governance and management capabilities at all levels. Academic and professional services staff from member institutions contribute to our programmes, projects and research and advise on benefits and services.

 

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  • Membership benefits

    • 25% discount on our open and in-house programmes and consultancy
    • a free consultancy day
    • exclusive access to research publications, development resources and funding opportunities
    • free regional events
    • funding for Staff Development Forum and MASHEIN activity
    • members’ mailing lists, newsletters and magazine
    • participation in our development networks

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  • How to join

    • Membership is open to all higher education providers and related sector organisations on an annual or three-yearly subscription basis.
    • We have 154 members with around a third taking advantage of the 10% discount offered by three-year subscriptions.

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  • Membership benefits

    • Research and innovation: Access to our latest, highly-valued research, Leadership Insights, Getting to Grips series and practical development project resources.
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    • Management Development Resources: Flexible workshop materials on key leadership and management development topics, for you to deliver in-house to suit your own contexts NEW: ‘Caught in the Middle’. 
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    • The Knowledge Bank: Save time with these extensive multi-media training resources for HR, staff development and OD professionals, covering key leadership and management theory and practice.
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    Meet the membership team, your national and regional contacts in the UK and Ireland, and LF networks.

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