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Leadership Matters

I found Leadership Matters transformational. The sessions and discussions allowed me to explore my strategic knowledge of the high educations institutions I had worked in, building my confidence in navigating some of the challenges as a female leader and manager. As a result of attending the programme I understand my own impact better and the action learning sets I’ve attended with other members have continued on past the programme itself, and have been invaluable.

Kirsteen Coupar
Director, Student Support and Employment
London South Bank University

The recent 'WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016' report reveals that men still overwhelmingly dominate the top leadership roles in 166 higher education institutions across the UK

Leadership Matters is a bespoke programme, designed for senior women leaders who are aiming for the highest levels of leadership in higher education.

This 5-day programme addresses both technical and personal leadership aims, drawing on feedback on what senior women most want from a leadership programme, to help achieve their aspirations to lead at the highest level.

It is practical and “experiential” in style, facilitated by an expert facilitator team of Rachael Ross, Sally Cray, Christine Abbott, and Gill Ball, and draws on the full depth of experience from within the delegate group, by allowing plenty of time for reflection, active discussion and practical application of the learning to real situations at work.

The themes covered are:

  • Demystifying the financial, legal and governance context and structures in higher education institutions
  • Exploring and building confidence at navigating the culture and politics in the higher education instituion context
  • Influencing key stakeholders and strengthening external partnerships
  • Building and affirming your unique leadership purpose and personal narrative in order to increase leadership presence

To learn more about the style of learning adopted for Leadership Matters, Rachael Ross, has created a blog post about the programme: available here.

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Who is the programme for?

For senior women in both academic and professional services roles, such as professors, heads of department, deputy directors and directors, not yet at executive level though participants may aspire to be on the executive team of their institution as part of their own career goals.


External Speakers

We draw on a wide range of external speakers to expand perspectives, hearing from experts and experienced leaders in the wider HE sector.

These include a senior speaker from UUK who updates participants with the latest developments and thinking regarding the wider political landscape, as well as leaders from across the sector who themselves hold senior leadership positions such as pro-vice chancellors and associate dean, and will address themes such as building stronger external partnerships, navigating the power and politics as a senior woman and a developing your own unique and personal expression of leadership 


Dates, locations, fees and booking 2017/18

Leadership Matters Autumn 
Module 1: Tuesday 17- Wednesday 18 October (residential)
Action Learning Set: Tuesday 7 November
Module 2: Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 November (residential)

Location: Birmingham

Leadership Matters Winter
Module 1: Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 February (residential)
Action Learning Set: Thursday 22 February
Module 2: Thursday 22 - Friday 23 March (residential)

Location: Manchester

 

Leadership Matters Spring
Module 1: Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 May (residential)
Action Learning Set: Wednesday 6 June
Module 2: Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 June (residential)

Location: Bristol

£2,650 LF members
£3,320 Non members


Contact

Rita Walters, Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator
t: 020 3468 4817

Details of the upcoming cohorts

Leadership Matters Autumn 
Module 1: Tuesday 17- Wednesday 18 October (residential)
Action Learning Set: Tuesday 7 November
Module 2: Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 November (residential)

Location: Birmingham

Leadership Matters Winter
Module 1: Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 February (residential)
Action Learning Set: Thursday 22 February
Module 2: Thursday 22 - Friday 23 March (residential)

Location: Manchester

 

Leadership Matters Spring
Module 1: Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 May (residential)
Action Learning Set: Wednesday 6 June
Module 2: Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 June (residential)

Location: Bristol

£2,650 LF members
£3,320 Non members


Contact

Rita Walters
Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator
T: 020 3468 4817

Leadership Matters Delivery Team

Rachael Ross

Rachael Ross

Programme Director

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Gill Ball

Gill Ball OBE

Facilitator

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Sally Cray

Sally Cray

Facilitator

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Dr Simone Clarke

Dr Simone Clarke

Director of Strategic Planning, Staffordshire University

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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.

 

Find out more about Membership

 

  • Membership benefits

    • 25% discount on our open and in-house programmes and consultancy
    • a free consultancy day
    • exclusive access to research publications, development resources and funding opportunities
    • free regional events
    • funding for Staff Development Forum and MASHEIN activity
    • members’ mailing lists, newsletters and magazine
    • participation in our development networks

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  • How to join

    • Membership is open to all higher education providers and related sector organisations on an annual or three-yearly subscription basis.
    • We have 154 members with around a third taking advantage of the 10% discount offered by three-year subscriptions.

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  • Membership benefits

    • Research and innovation: Access to our latest, highly-valued research, Leadership Insights, Getting to Grips series and practical development project resources.
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    • Management Development Resources: Flexible workshop materials on key leadership and management development topics, for you to deliver in-house to suit your own contexts NEW: ‘Caught in the Middle’. 
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    • The Knowledge Bank: Save time with these extensive multi-media training resources for HR, staff development and OD professionals, covering key leadership and management theory and practice.
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  • Get in touch

    Meet the membership team, your national and regional contacts in the UK and Ireland, and LF networks.

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