The content and the people on Future Professional Directors was amazing. My colleagues on the programme were fantastic and challenging, and having so many like-minded people in one room gave us the ability to talk freely and openly about today’s opportunities and challenges we face in the sector, so much so we will be a close network for years to come after the programme has finished. The content with its mixture of presentations, live case studies and visiting externals from academic and professional services gave us personal confidence and practical insight into what it takes to be an authentic leader in our complex organisations in the 21st century.
Head of Global IT Change Delivery (Academic Portfolio)
University of Nottingham
Future Professional Directors, formerly known as the Future Leaders Programme (FLP), has been designed for aspiring leaders of professional services from all areas of the university/institution.
The programme is for those that have demonstrated strong leadership potential in their current role, and for those aspiring to director roles or department equivalent.
Bringing with it the heritage of 10 years of alumni experience, Future Professional Directors reflects the accelerating pace with which the challenge of professional service leadership is evolving, and the growing needs and expectations of more complex, diverse and fast-paced educational and research environments.
The second cohort of Future Professional Directors takes place over nine months starting in March 2017.
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Application Deadline: Friday 24 February 2017
FPD 2 runs from March to November 2017.
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.
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