Transition to Leadership 6
Online: Introduction (2.5 hours): Starting from Thursday 16 March 2017
Face-to-face: Personal leadership (6 hours): Thursday 6 April 2017
Online: Leadership style (5 hours)
Face-to-face: Leading teams (6 hours): Thursday 18 May 2017
Online: Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours)
Face-to-face: Leading change (6 hours): Thursday 22 June 2017
Online: Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours)
Estimated programme hours: 34 hours
- Application deadline:
- Wednesday 15 March 2017
- £1,150.00 Members Price
- £1,450.00 Non Members Price
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You have identified yourself as a leader with a role in shaping change within your organisation, whether this is small change or big change Transition to Leadership will enhance your leadership skills and enable you to become an authentic leader. Through a mix of online and face-to-face delivery, experiential learning and peer-to-peer coaching you will become an impactful leader.
Transition to Leadership will explore your personal leadership, your team leadership and your change leadership style. By understanding your own resilience and how you can influence and inspire others you will learn new approaches to manage difficult situations and enable institutional change to happen.
Transition to Leadership will be led by Jean Chandler, Associate Director, Scotland, Stuart Hunt, Leadership Foundation Associate and Doug Parkin, Programme Director. Each have a wealth of experience in facilitating leadership programmes that focus on you as a leader, you as a team leader and you as an institutional leader.
Transition to Leadership will allow you to develop:
- Your role in supporting and delivering organisational change
- Capabilities as a team leader and builder, to optimise your team or project groups performance
- Emotional intelligence and influencing behaviours as a positive leadership role model
- An understanding of leadership styles and skills, and apply this learning to your own context and sense of identity as a leader
- Self-awareness and reflective practice
- Personal skills in coaching including peer and team coaching to support achievement through others that you work with
This is the colour key for the different elements of the programme: Online / Face-to-face
We estimate that the total time commitment to Transition to Leadership will be 34 hours over a three month period.
Throughout the programme you will take part in activities that explore:
- Develop your personal resilience
- Support organisational change
- Gain skills in peer-to-peer coaching
- Undertake the MBTI diagnostic
- Learn and develop in a way/format to suit contemporary work patterns
Introductions (2.5 hours): Starting Thursday 16 March 2017
Once you have received access to the online learning environment, you will be prompted to set up your online profile. This will allow the other TTL participants and the TTL delivery team to find out more about you.
In the introduction to the programme you will look at different leadership styles and share your thoughts online for the other participants to view. You will also have the opportunity to look at different qualities of leadership and rate yourself against different areas of your work life.
Personal leadership (6 hours): Thursday 6 April 2017
What is your leadership profile? You will reflect on who you are as a leader and what sort of leader you want to be. You will look at authentic approaches to leadership and how you can apply this within your own institution.
Peer coaching is an important tool to use when trying to motivate and influence your colleagues. During this face-to-face day, you will be introduced to a coaching model and put into peer coaching groups. You will begin to identify the key development areas for discussion within your groups.
Leadership style (5 hours):
Who do you think is an inspiring leader? You will be encouraged to assess the style of leader you admire and explore the different traits they have. Using the online learning environment you will be able to discuss what makes a leader inspiriational and consider what you can do to become an inspiring leader yourself.
You will undertake the MBTI questionnaire giving you an insight your own personality type. There will be space to reflect on your colleague’s different perspectives and styles.
Your peer coaching group will continue discussions on your key development areas using the online learning environment.
Leading teams (6 hours): Tuesday 18 May 2017
Using your understanding of your own MBTI personality type, you will consider the impact and influence you have on your team. How will you manage yourself and influencing others?
In groups you will decide on how to organise, manage and undertake a collective task. This will allow you a safe environment to experience being part of a newly formed team with a specific objective to achieve over a short duration.
Peer learning groups and projects (5 hours):
Working in groups and using your own personal reflections on what has and hasn't worked well, you will explore and develop different change models.
You will identify a work based activity which enables you to increase your personal influence within your organisations. You can use your peer coaching group to reflect on the progress and evolution of your challenge. There will also be time to continue conversations in your key development area.
In preparation for the final face-to-face day, you will complete the Robertson Cooper i-resilience questionnaire.
Leading change (6 hours): Thursday 22 June 2017
During the final face-to-face day you will look at your own personal resilience capacity through your i-resilience report and group discussions.
Effective change leadership has been a key theme throughout. You will have time consider how effective you have been in your work based activity and how effective your Transition to Leadership team worked together.
Feedback and evaluation (3.5 hours):
This final online activity seeks to gain full and frank feedback on this first iteration of Transition to Leadership. This will be followed by a group discussion on your own perceptions of the impact that the programme. How much has it impacted on your leadership practices within your institution? Has your own teams working culture changed? How will you think differently about your own leadership?
I am a new leader! If you are a new or recently appointed professional services or academic leader of a programme area or a project team and have had no prior experience of committing to a leadership position. Transition to Leadership will give you the confidence and skills to become an authentic and engaging leader.
I need to influence! If you are a member of a professional services team or an academic who is working in a role where you need to influence others to create change and achieve new things. Transition to Leadership will enable you through tools and experiential learning to create impact within your organisation and a marked difference.
Transition to Leadership 5 Application Deadline: Wednesday 15 March 2017
The programme fee includes all costs associated with:
- Lunch and refreshments during the programme times
- External speakers
Transition to Leadership delivery team
Programme Director, Transition to Leadership
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Jean is the Programme Director for the Transition to Leadership Programme. Prior to joining the LF in August 2012 Jean was Head of Organisational and Staff Development at the University of Glasgow. This was a broad role that included responsibility for leadership development for academic and professional services staff, Organisational development and core workplace skills.
Prior to this Jean gained experience in Human Resources Management and General Management in HE and the NHS respectively.
Jean has a Masters in Management and Leadership Learning (MAMLL) and is also an Executive Coach and mentor. Jean is interested in how coaching can help leaders explore their leadership style and approach. She is also accredited to deliver Myers Briggs Personality type indicator and is interested in how this helps explore difference between individuals and in teams.
Jean is delighted to be taking on her first role at LF as Programme Director and is looking forward to working on TTL and exploring the challenges for the future with the programme participants.
Co-Facilitator, Transition to Leadership
For the last 9 years Stuart has worked as an independent organisation development consultant and training professional within the Higher Education Sector. He is especially interested in the relationship between University strategy and how individuals and teams perceive things, and enjoys helping to bridge the often quite wide gap between these two perspectives. He advocates a distributed culture of leadership and provides support for leaders as they engage with increasing levels of complexity. He is a skillful change facilitator, leadership and team developer, and provides training in conflict handling and communication skills.
Until 2005, Stuart worked as the organisation development manager at the University of Central Lancashire, leading on several significant organisational change and leadership development initiatives across the university. He has been an associate of the Leadership Foundation since its inception in 2004.
Co-Facilitator, Transition to Leadership
Doug is responsible for a range of Leadership Foundation open programmes as well as undertaking bespoke consultancy assignments for universities. Key interests include educational and research leadership, the leadership of professional services, strategy development and leadership for sustainability. An accomplished teacher, facilitator, coach and conference speaker, Doug has achievements across a wide range of leadership, educational and organisational development projects. People who work with Doug comment on his enthusiasm, great preparation, powerful insights, breakthrough moments and sheer inspiration. They go away with new energy, ideas and perspectives on themselves and others.
Looking at my leadership style was hard and uncomfortable, however I saw the benefits straight away. I felt more confident all week and this week I am making a conscious effort to ensure I am aware of my leadership style and to adapt to the situation I am facing.
This was a brilliant exercise which ticked a load of boxes for me: it helped clarify in my mind where I needed to fill the gaps in my leadership knowledge, I gained useful insight into the practicalities of leadership, and on a personal level, it gave me the opportunity to tell someone I'd always admired that I admired them.
Consciously flexing my leadership style has resulted in a couple of extremely helpful engagements with colleagues – my team virtually self-managed a complex task, and in a one to one, I was able to share some feedback that my colleague appreciated and valued.
It's been a really positive experience for me and I've learnt a great deal. I've particularly relished the opportunities to coach and be coached and the opportunities to partake in diagnostics and get specialist, leadership focussed feedback (e.g. MBTI).
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