Click on the links below for details of the successful Small Development Projects (2010).
Engaging Researchers in identifying their leadership development needs and enhancing their capabilities through a reflective and reflexive process
University of Hertfordshire
The aim of this project is to enhance the leadership capabilities of the University’s research community through the process of researching their leadership development needs.
Developing a better understanding of the current models adopted in UK Universities that operate a “main campus and satellite” model
University of Hull
The aim of the project will be to develop a better understanding of the current models adopted in UK Universities that operate a “main campus and satellite” model.
Understanding academic motivation
King's College London
The project will develop greater understanding of academic motivation, benefitting those in leadership positions and in development roles in higher education.
Developing Performance and development review skills in Higher Education
University of Leicester
The overall aim of the project is to provide a resource for developers and/or individuals to develop appropriate skills to conduct effective review meetings. The output of the project will be a development package containing specific examples of review meetings taken from the HE sector.
Desktop Action Learning: Experience Knowledge and Skills
This project will investigate the use of web-based technologies to allow people to participate in action learning sets from their own desktops. It will then generate and share guidance – on both the technological and facilitational aspects – across the sector.
Developing Synergies between HR and Staff Development: A review of models of institutional organisation, and joined up working
University of Manchester
The project’s over-riding aim is to: investigate the range of organisational models for structuring the HRD/HRM functions in the UK HE Sector and to consider the factors that support best practice partnership working between staff developers and HR generalists.
Continuous Improvement – a top down/bottom up approach?
Manchester Metropolitan University
The overall aim of this project is to assess the value of taking a bottom up approach to continuous improvement compared with the more traditional top down methods.
Leadership Issues Surrounding the Revitalising of Organisations in Turbulent Environments
University of Salford
This project aims to address leadership issues surrounding the revitalising of organisations in turbulent environments. In particular, the project aims to explore the experiences of higher education leaders who operate in those universities that can be characterised as “urban and edgy organisations”.