I was delighted to launch the Leadership Foundation’s new strategy for 2015-2020 - Catalysing Change early in January. Creating this new plan has been my priority since arriving at the Leadership Foundation. I hope that you will recognise it as a stretching strategic tool that puts you and your institution at the heart of what we are trying to achieve. We know that we need to listen to you more, understand your challenges better and ensure that we are in a position to provide you with the best possible leadership, governance, management development, advice and support. It’s our aim to ensure that the Leadership Foundation serves your needs. You can find our new strategy at www.lfhe.ac.uk/catalyse and I encourage you to take a look and tell us what you think.
Responds to the inputs made to the strategy and shared with us, in particular that leadership development and learning needs to take its place in accelerating change in the volatile, unpredictable and increasingly complex world of higher education.
Serving our members, driving developments in leadership learning, understanding and behaviours for future challenges and being catalysts to support you in the changes you wish to make is the focus of our new strategy.
We have set out clearly how the main operational areas the Leadership Foundation are to focus their objectives and key performance indicators towards the things that you have told us you value most. ‘Quality, relevance and value for money’ is our touchstone for all that we do.
This edition of Engage weaves themes from the new strategy into its content to show how we are working to make the strategy real. We have much work to do to fulfil all of our ambitions but look forward to doing that both with and for you.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your membership of the Leadership Foundation. The renewal of membership is not something that we assume, but we are committed to ensuring that you and your colleagues throughout the higher education community find us a valuable resource that is a committed, inspiring, relevant and innovative organisation.
If you would like to know more about Catalysing Change do please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you!
Alison Johns, chief executive of the Leadership Foundation
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