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

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10:30AM, Friday 07 December 2018, University of Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth. 


 

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This free regional event, part of Advance HE’s benefits for LGM member institutions, is part of a series of network 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.

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 Portsmouth for hosting this event

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

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

10.30 Arrival: registration, refreshments and networking
11.00

Welcome and introductions - Celebrating Change

  • Paul Hayes, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience, University of Portsmouth
  • Cindy Vallance, Assistant Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, Advance HE 
11.30

Experiences of leading change 1  

  • Managing Change Inside and Out 
    Chris Markham, Head of School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth
  • Leading Yourself and Others through Change (TBC)
    Suzanne O'Brien, Director of Student Recruitment and Student Experience, Canterbury Christ Church University
12.00

Discussion of talks: in plenary with the first panel of speakers
Cindy Vallance, Assistant Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, Advance HE

12.30   Lunch, networking and information exchange
13.15

Advance HE Small Development Projects
Creating Collaborative Spaces for Effective Leadership

  • Leading Change Together: Managing Cultural Change Across the Higher Education Workforce (read the publication)
    Cristina Devecchi, University of Northampton
  • A Recipe for TEF Success: Perceptions of Leaders of High Performing Academic Departments (read the publication)
    Neil Weston and/or Jason Oakley, University of Portsmouth
14:15 Break
14:30

Experiences of leading change 2  

  • Turning an Oil Tanker: Integrated Thinking & Reporting Project
    Simon Day, Director of Finance and Planning, University of Winchester
  • Agents Provocateur – developing our institutional capability for change (read the blog)
    Sara Corcoran, Director of Human Resources, University of Suffolk
15.15

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

15.45

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

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

Cindy Vallance is Assistant Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery (KID), Advance HE. Advance HE has brought together three legacy agencies to deliver new and integrated benefits for the HE sector across leadership, governance and management; equality, diversity and inclusivity; and learning and teaching. Cindy’s role includes the development of strategy and operations related to consultancy and programme design and delivery, knowledge production and thought leadership. Previously she worked for over two years at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and has over 15 years of experience in senior university leadership roles in Canada and the UK encompassing organisational development, equality, diversity and inclusivity, human resources, research, and leadership development. Cindy’s management experience also spans eight years at Accenture and six years in the arts as well as achievement of first class MBA and BFA degrees.

 

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experince, University of Portsmouth

Professor Hayes is a Marine Biologist by training and is recognised internationally for his research in the area of microbial ecology. In 2014 Paul was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) at the University of Portsmouth, and subsequently appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in October 2018. He is responsible for ensuring that students have a positive and valuable education and wider experience. Paul’s role requires him to lead on strategies for recruiting students, making sure the university provides fair access to higher education through its access agreement and strategy for widening participation. He is responsible for the University’s Teaching Excellence Framework submissions, and also responsible for the university’s academic profile and portfolio, ensuring Portsmouth maintains a range of courses to meet the diverse demands for higher education in an ever-changing market. Paul has line-management responsibilities for the Executive Deans and the Dean of Learning and Teaching.

 

Chris Markham  

Chris Markham
Head of School, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth

 

Chris is Head of the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at the University of Portsmouth. Chris (PhD, FHEA, MHCPC) is a qualified Speech and Language therapist and has practiced throughout the Health and Education sectors. HE carried out his PhD in Health Psychology, designing and validating an outcome measure and therapy planning tool for children and young people with communication needs. He has experience teaching and leading teams in Higher Education across a variety of areas in Health and Social Care. As an academic, he has extensive expertise and experience developing and delivering modules and courses across health sciences and has led numerous academic teams within the field.

Suzanne O2019Brien

Suzanne O'Brien
Director of Student Recruitment and Student Experience, Canterbury Christ Church University

Suzanne is Director Student Recruitment & Student Experience, Canterbury Christ Church University. For more than twenty years Suzanne worked with an array of blue-chip organisations across a range of industries, mainly financial services. Commercially astute, with entrepreneurial flair, she is a qualified accountant, tax consultant and chartered manager.  While she very much enjoyed the cut and thrust of the business world, she always wanted to ‘give back’ and to inspire the next generation. A Fellow of the HEA, at Canterbury Christ Church University she is Director of Student Recruitment & Student Experience, for Christ Church Business School. A trustee, and Vice-Chair of CXK Ltd, she is a non-executive director of Cross Keys Homes where she chairs the Finance Committee, and Chair of local charity, The Fifth Trust

Cristina Devecchi

Cristina Devecchi
University of Northampton

Dr Cristina Devecchi is an Associate Professor in Education in the Faculty of Education and Humanities at the University of Northampton where she is responsible for the admission and management of post-graduate research students. She is the Chair of the Business and Education Research Degree Board and a member of the Research Degree Committee. She is currently involved in two university-wide change initiatives regarding developing teaching opportunities for PhD students and a co-founder of the Future Lab, a university wide multidisciplinary team supporting innovation through the use of new technologies.

Neil Weston

Neil Weston
University of Portsmouth

Dr Neil Weston is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and joined the University of Portsmouth in 2001 as a lecturer in sport psychology within the Department of Sport and Exercise Science. He was a year tutor, admissions tutor, course leader and Director of Learning and Teaching within the department before moving in 2012 to his current Associate Dean (Academic) role in the Faculty of Science. This role has involved leadership of the quality assurance of courses within the Faculty as well as contributing to quality developments and policy at institutional level. Most recently this has involved co-ordinating the Faculty’s implementation of the University’s revision of its curriculum framework which has benefited from a considerable amount of collaborative working.

Jason Oakley

Jason Oakley
University of Portsmouth

Dr Jason Oakley has worked at the University of Portsmouth since 2002.  His first role was teaching on the Radiography programmes, becoming course leader for the Diagnostic Radiography Programme and subsequently taking on the role of External Promotion and Liaison Lead within the School of Health Science as Social Work in 2012.  In 2015 he was appointed as the Associate Dean (Students) for the Faculty of Science, a role that has ensuring a high quality student experience at its centre. During his time in this role there have been, and continue to be, significant changes in both the wider HE sector and within the University of Portsmouth.  An important part of Jason’s role is helping to develop and support the required leadership, at all levels, to facilitate required changes, but to also ensure that the student experience continues to be of the highest quality.

Simon Day

Simon Day
Director of Finance and Planning, University of Winchester

Simon Day, FCCA, joined the University of Winchester in 2014 as Director of Finance and Planning.  He joined from the private sector where he has practiced as an accountant for 30 years.  Simon spent his most formative years working in Strategy and Governance at KPMG, consulting clients on how to restructure their IT functions to benefit from efficiency savings.  He has project managed several corporate systems and finance systems implementations, recently transitioning the University of Winchester onto Agresso.  Simon has considerable experience of corporate financing, having arranged the first Murabaha loan for an Irish company and the first ethical loan for the University sector, with the Triodos Bank.  He started his career in retail as a Management Accountant at Rumbelows, and if you recall the name then you are as old as he is!

Sara Corcoran

Sara Corcoran
Director of Human Resources, University of Suffolk

Sara joined the University of Suffolk (then UCS) as Director of HR on 1 August 2012, having previously held senior HR posts with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Essex, as well as serving as the Director of Personnel for University College Falmouth.Before joining higher education, Sara spent 13 years working in the NHS, in acute and mental health Trusts and in a Regional Health Authority. She has an MSc in Strategic Training and Development from the University of Surrey and an MA in Educational Research from the University of Sussex.  Sara is a Fellow of the CIPD, a member of the AUA, a keen dancer, a novice runner and a very reluctant camper. (Also see background blog link)

 

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    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
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  8. News
    1. Twitter
    2. Wales Higher Education Executive Leaders Programme (WHEELP) SUBJECT TO FUNDING CONFIRMATION
Welcome...

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.

 

Find out more about Membership

 

  • 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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  • Get in touch

    Meet the membership team, your national and regional contacts in the UK and Ireland, and LF networks.

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