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).
Senior Higher Education Policy Advisor
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Transition to Leadership is an exciting leadership development programme for both professional service staff and academics who are new to leadership or aspiring to lead a team. Through a blend of online and face-to-face activity, delegates will gain an understanding of personal leadership, team leadership and organisational leadership.
Creating small change and big change in your organisation can be a challenge; through Transition to Leadership you will be given the tools to create a real impact within both your team and organisation.
Application deadline: Wednesday 15 March 2017
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
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Transition to Leadership is led by Jean Chandler, Associate Director, Scotland and Co-Facilitators Stuart Hunt and Doug Parkin. They each have a wealth of experience in facilitating leadership development programmes. Watch the video below to hear what they say about the programme.
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Transiton to Leadership: A chance encounter
Helen Horsman, Research and Business Marketing Manager, University of Bradford shares with us her story about how the programme changed her perspections of herself and her staff. Click here to read Helen's interview.
Alumni Leadership Journeys: Transition to Leadership
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.