The programme provided each of us with the space to share and explore issues in our own environment secure in the knowledge that advice and comments would remain confidential. Using these examples in the context of the greater insight into personality types, emotional and political intelligence has equipped me with the tools to be a more effective head of department
Leading Departments is a revised and updated programme, replacing our long-standing Head of Department programme (HoD).
Being a Head of Department is a significant step on the leadership career ladder. Leading Departments (LDs) is a development programme, delivered in two, two-day modules, designed to engage, support and develop heads to meet the operational challenges of leading and managing academic, research or support teams.
Running over four days, in two, two-day modules, the programme takes a practical 'hands-on' approach to learning new skills and behaviours necessary to successful departmental leadership.
The core feature of the programme will be a continuous and progressing simulation which will allow the participants to experience the realities of leadership as a head ofdepartment or school in a safeenvironment.
By the end of the programme, participants will have had the opportunity to:
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