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Leading Major Organisational Change in Higher Education: East and West Midlands Regional Event

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10:30AM, Tuesday 20 November 2018, University of Derby, Enterprise Centre More info

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

Registration will take place from 10.30 and the event will run from 11.00 until 15.45.

 

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This free regional event, part of Advance HE’s benefits for LGM member institutions, is one of a series of network meetings bringing together those leading change in higher education. It will offer opportunities to hear from those who have led successful change - organisational, teaching and learning, and diversity-related.

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 15.45. Lunch is provided. We are grateful to the University of Derby, Enterprise Centre for hosting this event

This is an exclusive event for LGM members of Advance HE in the East and WEst Midlands. 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:

Dr Judy Harris, Advance HE
Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby

11.15

 Experiences of leading change I: 

  • Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean College of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby

    There is nothing more difficult to execute, nor more dubious of success, nor more dangerous to administer than to introduce a new system of things: Machiavelli, history and leading strategic and cultural change in the arts and humanities.
     
  • Mark Holton, Director of Organisation Development for the University Group and Director on the Board of CU Services Limited, Coventry University

    Global  Universities… Why?
     
  • Richard Billingham, Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development, Aston University 

    Experiences from the front line of austerity  
12.15    

Discussion of talks: in plenary with the first panel of speakers

Moderated by Dr Judy Harris, Advance HE

12.45 

Table discussions

Each speaker will be invited to join a table

13.15

Lunch, networking and information exchange

14.00

Experiences of leading change II:

  • Dr Rafe Hallett, Director, Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, Keele University 

    Reward beyond Research: Building pathways for education leaders
     
  • Dr Geraldine Harrison, Head of Organisational Development, Nottingham Trent University

    Staff engagement in strategy refresh at NTU: Participation and experimentation
     
  • Professor Alejandro Armellini, Dean of Learning and Teaching, Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Northampton 

    No Lecture Theatres and No Staff Offices on our Brand New Campus: Really?
14.45

Discussion of the talks: plenary with panel of speakers 

Moderated by Michael Parker, Advance HE

15.15

Table discussions

Each speaker will be invited to join a table

15.35

Concluding remarks: Dr Judy Harris, Advance HE

15.45 

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This event will be relevant to all HEI staff in leadership roles: deputy vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors, deans, heads of department and directors.

Judy Harris
 

Dr Judy Harris
Assistant director, Membership (Midlands, Yorkshire & NE), Advance HE

judith.harris@advance-he.ac.uk

As a Head of Membership at Advance HE, Judy is responsible for the strategic leadership of core benefits to member institutions across leadership and governance, learning and teaching and diversity. Previously Assistant Director, Membership at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, she was lead contact for 30 member institutions in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North-East England, Yorkshire and Humberside.
 
Judy holds an Master’s degree in the Management and Administration of Higher and Further Education, from the University of Manchester, and a PhD from the Open University. Her academic research interests explore the dynamics between knowledge, curriculum and widening participation in higher education, particularly the transition from work to education in the context of lifelong learning. She has considerable international experience in South Africa. 

 

Kathryn Mitchell

Professor Kathryn Mitchell
Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby

Professor Kathryn Mitchell joined the University of Derby as Vice-Chancellor in September 2015.  The University has 34,000 students in the UK and worldwide, operating sites in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. It was awarded Gold in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Prior to joining Derby, Kathryn has spent much of her career in the Higher Education sector. Kathryn was a Wellcome Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and has worked at the University of Chicago, The Rockefeller Institute, New York and the Friedrich Meischer Institute, Basel with research interests in behavioural health sciences.

Keith McLay

Professor Keith McLay
Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby

Professor Keith McLay was in 1997 awarded a MA (Hons) First Class in History and Politics by the University of Glasgow and in the following year a MSc with Distinction in International History by the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He then returned to the University of Glasgow to complete a doctorate in History under the aegis of the Scottish Centre for War Studies.  He is an early modern military and naval historian of Britain and Europe who has published on war and warfare from the 17th to the 20th centuries, focusing especially on military-naval organisation, command and control. 

Whether any of that qualifies him to have held successively the posts of Head of the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester, 2007-2014, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University for nearly four years from 2014 to 2018, and now Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby is a moot point; he has, however, picked up over the years a few pointers on leading organisational and cultural change within the discipline areas of the arts and humanities.

Mark Holton

Mark Holton 
Director of Organisation Development for the University Group and Director on the Board of CU Services Limited, Coventry University

Mark has an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and has worked in the fields of learning and leadership development for 30 years. His current interests lie in the intercultural aspects of teaching, learning and leadership, alongside the impact that technology is having on learning and teaching. His recent international programme delivery includes the Far East, the Middle East and West Africa.

Mark has been at Coventry University since 2006, helping develop the Organisation Development response to the University’s teaching, learning, research and global strategies. Before this, he worked in the private sector in the Retail and Financial Services sectors, and in consulting.

Mark led the team that received the Times Higher award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development in Higher Education on behalf of Coventry University in 2008. He headed the design and delivery of the 2012 Olympic Ambassador Training Programme for the Coventry Ambassadors, and steered a collaborative partnership in Jordan that received the 2015 Global Business Telecom industry award for Customer Service Innovation.

Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham
Executive Director Human Resources and Organisation Development, Aston University

Richard Billingham is Executive Director of HR and Organisational Development.  He has extensive experience working with leaders and organisations, across public and private sectors, both in the UK and internationally, to bring about change.

He has previously held a number of executive level roles focusing on leading complex workforce and culture change. He joined Aston in January 2017 from Bristol City Council where he was Director of Human Resources and Change.

Richard is currently a Governor of the Aston University Engineering Academy, chairing their Leadership and Finance Forum.  In addition he holds a number of roles with local community organisations.

Rafe Hallett

Dr Rafe Hallett
Director, Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE), Keele University

Dr Rafe Hallett is Director of the Keele Institute for Innovation & Teaching Excellence (KIITE) and Associate Professor In Early Modern History. His areas of educational specialism are interdisciplinary curriculum design and digital literacy. Before moving to Keele, he recently led two major projects whilst at the University of Leeds: the design of their new Liberal Arts degree programme and the development of a cross-campus programme, ‘Studying in a Digital Age’. He set up and ran the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence from 2015-2018. At Keele, Dr Hallett oversees teams of learning technologists, educational developers and employability specialists who work with academics to shape curriculum design.
 
Dr Geraldine Harrison

Dr Geraldine Harrison
Head of Organisational Development, Nottingham Trent University

Geraldine is currently seconded to the post of Director of Strategy Refresh NTU 2025. Her substantive post is Head of Organisational Development. She has 30 years’ experience as a leadership and organisational development specialist, predominantly in the corporate sector. Early in her career, she worked as a consultant determining market development opportunities for blue chip companies. Following consultancy, she spent 17 years with Rolls-Royce in a wide variety of roles, leaving the company in 2015 as Head of Executive Development.

Ale Armellini

Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini
Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton

Ale's key role is to provide leadership in learning and teaching and learning innovation across all faculties at the University of Northampton. His work includes the development, implementation and evaluation of the University’s Learning and Teaching Plan, which includes a comprehensive, externally accredited staff development programme.  
 
Ale was the strategic lead for the redesign of all programmes for active blended learning as the University prepared for the move to its new Waterside campus in September 2018. Ale’s research focuses on learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building and open practices. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 
 
Michael Parker

Michael Parker
Head of Membership & Networks, Advance HE

Michael is Head of Membership & Networks at Advance HE working with providers across the North of England, London, and the US to support them in enhancing teaching and learning, approaches to leadership and governance, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Michael has been with Advance HE (HEA) for over 4 years and has worked with over 60 institutions, across mission group, including public universities, small and specialists, independent providers and college-based providers. Michael works with institutions to support their enhancement activities ranging from professional development support and training, to curriculum design and innovation, specific learning and teaching themes, leadership and governance, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Michael also leads the development of Advance HE’s networks and communities and practice.

Prior to joining Advance HE, Michael worked at Newcastle University in the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty, managing commercial and collaborative research programmes, European research projects, EPSRC impact programmes, consultancy delivery, and intellectual property portfolios. He also completed his undergraduate degree in History & Politics, and postgraduate degree in Law, at Newcastle University.

 

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        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
      2. #10GreatReasons2
      3. #10GreatReasons3
      4. #10GreatReasons4
      5. #10GreatReasons5
      6. #10GreatReasons6
      7. #10GreatReasons7
      8. #10GreatReasons8
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      10. #10GreatReasons10
  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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