Click on the links below for details of the successful 2008-09 Small Development Projects.
Research-informed Leadership and Academic Identities in the Post-92 University Sector
University of Central Lancashire
This project examines the nexus between research and leadership in modern, post-92 HEIs by focusing on the experiences of senior managers who either retain or develop a research profile (in any discipline) alongside their management duties.
HRM Strategies and Academic Engagement
The objective of this project is to conduct an initial scoping study to assess the degree of engagement of academic and research staff with organisations’ Human Resources Strategies and associated HR-driven initiatives, and to assess reasons for the levels of engagement reported.
An Evaluation of the Role of Asynchronous Facilitation in Effective Organisational Development
University of East Anglia
This project wishes to determine if, and under what circumstances, web-based asynchronous facilitated meetings offer a useful approach to facilitated work within and between HEIs, and associated organisations.
Sharing success – Establishing a viable means of sharing e-learning across the HE sector
Institute of Cancer Research
This project offers the opportunity to develop a method of providing 150+ HEI’s with access to tried and tested e-learning on core Leadership, Governance and Management topics such as Equality and Diversity, Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Optimising the Potential of Third Space Professionals in UK Higher Education
Institute of Education
The aim of the study is to achieve a more nuanced understanding of the topology of a diversifying professional landscape, and to propose organisational and work practices that will optimise the contribution of staff working in third space.
Effective Leadership of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary work
King's College London
The project aims to identify factors that promote effective interworking and to produce development materials for effective interworking leadership.
Leading Learning and Teaching - case study training materials
University of Leeds
The project aims to develop and trial case study materials appropriate for use in training and developing future leaders and managers in learning & teaching.
Leading learning…or being led by it? An exploration of the possible relationship between conceptions of and approaches to learning and the exercise of leadership by Heads of e-Learning
This study will specifically focus on Heads of e-Learning across a number of UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and aims to both pose and answer a pertinent research question and help support this group of professionals. Thus the objectives are both research and practice based.
Professorial Leadership: Identifying, Recognising and Leveraging the Organisational Capacity of the Professoriate
University of Portsmouth
The aim of this project is to analyse, recognise and develop good practice in utilising the leadership skills of the professoriate for the organisational development of higher education institutions.
From Team Appraisal to Team Coaching: Bridging the Gap
University of Ulster
The aim of this project is to investigate how team coaching can be used to bridge the gap between agreeing objectives via a team appraisal process, and the achievement of those objectives.
What does it take to be an effective internal OD practitioner in HE?
ODHE (1) University of Winchester
This project aims to enhance the effectiveness of organisational development practitioners based in the HE sector.
An initial evaluation of the perception of the contribution of leadership and management development programmes to organisational development and culture change in UK HEIs
ODHE (2) University of Westminster
The purpose of this proposal is to explore, within a number of HEIs, the contribution that leadership & management development activities are perceived to make to the achievement of organisational culture change and to clarify the basis of those perceptions.