As higher education enters a period where there is likely to be less supply side homogeneity and more volatility, institutions are increasingly considering whether changes to their legal structures may provide one route towards greater institutional resilience. Changing the institution’s own legal form, the creation of university groups, federations and strategic partnerships as well as mergers and acquisition are options that are already being considered at both a national and international level.
To assist leaders with these considerations, we are delighted to announce our new pilot development programme ‘Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms’, of which we will be running two cohorts this year.
Supported by the investment of the four UK higher education funding councils, this programme will enable participants to understand the legal issues that arise in such projects and to consider how these can be managed to ensure effective implementation of the desired structural solutions.
Led by Programme Director Smita Jamdar, Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau, topics covered in Leading Change: Legal Organisational Forms include:
Dates: Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 April 2017 (residential)
As a pilot, it is our intention to work with participants to further develop the programme and ensure it meets the needs of both the individual and the institution. For this reason we are able to offer fully funded places (no cost) for this cohort to reflect this co-creation.
Please note this cohort is now fully booked.
Please see below for details on cohort 2 which has limited availability remaining.
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Cost: £240* for LF-members
*As part of the ongoing development of this programme, this cohort will be delivered across one day and it is our intention to continue to work with participants to ensure it meets the needs of both the individual and the institution. For this reason we are able to offer part-funded places for this cohort.
The development of this programme has been made possible by the investment of the four UK higher education funding councils.