Leadership and Management programmes
|Programme||Format||Indicative suitability- type of staff||Indicative suitability - level of experience|
|Core: People Management Practices (suite)||8 short workshops + 3 on-line resource||
All staff with leadership and management responsibilities
|The information in these sessions underpins the longer skills-based courses in leadership and management offered by SDDU, and can be a good introduction for those new to leadership/management or a refresher for those who want to stay abreast of current people management practice.|
|Introduction to Leadership & Management (formerly known as: Supervisory Management)||6 half-day standalone workshops||
Support staff supervisors
Anyone new to management
|Those with little or no experience of management|
|Leading and Managing in the New Academic Environment||13 half-day workshops||Academic and professional and managerial staff||Those with existing experience in, or responsibility for, leadership and management.|
|10 month programme comprising 7 workshops, psychometric and 360 degree profiling, mentoring, action learning sets, and personal development planning||Senior staff (typically grades 8, 9 or 10) who aspire to take on roles at a higher level with a significant leadership and management responsibility||Those with existing leadership and management responsibilites, or who have completed some prior leadership & management development. This Programme is aimed at staff who are not yet in a senior leadership role but who would like to progress to such a role within the next 3-5 years.|
3 part programme:
Part 1 - an Induction for staff new to the role
Part 3 - a leadership development programme
Part 1 - staff new to the role, or about to become, Head of School/ Institute/ Service/ Centre, Pro-Dean or Faculty/ Service Management Team member.
Part 2 & 3 - all Heads of Schools/ Institutes/ Services/ Centres, Pro-Deans and Faculty/ Service Management Team members.
Overview of Leadership Development at the University of Leeds
To fulfil our purpose and achieve our vision as set out in the University Strategy Map, we need consistently high standards of leadership and management at all levels. We recognise that good leadership and management is crucial in engaging staff with both developing and implementing our strategy, helping us to achieve our vision and making us one of the best university employers in the UK. One way of achieving this consistently and effectively is through the University of Leeds People Management Framework. A key element of this framework is the universities Leadership and Management Standard, a baseline standard of expectations, consistent with our values. The standard sets out what we expect of all our leaders and managers, at whatever level they are and in whatever role they play. It fully supports the culture we wish to maintain and develop in putting all our staff at the heart of the Universities success. The Standard was nominated in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development in the 2009 Times Higher Awards.
Development opportunities are available to all staff throughout the University with a leadership and management responsibility. This could be as a team leader, leading a research area or taking a lead role in a teaching area. If you have any leadership or management responsibilities, either as a line manager or are undertaking a lead role in research or student education. (E.g. Principal Investigator or Module Leader) SDDU provides a wide variety of training and development opportunities to meet your requirements.
These have been tried, tested and evaluated with University staff to ensure that they are well designed, and of practical benefit to you in enhancing your skills, knowledge and understanding of your own role and any management responsibilities you have.
The programmes and workshops can support role and career progression, with content tailored to the requirements of roles at different levels of the University, as illustrated below. In general, the programmes increase in breadth, depth and complexity to reflect the increased levels of knowledge and skills required by the role. Staff interested in the programmes should discuss programme suitability with their staff reviewer or line manager. For full details of each programme, including application forms, click on the appropriate Programme link above.
For further details on leadership and management opportunities, including mentoring and other available workshops, see the Leadership and Management pages. The link to courses supporting the Leadership and Management Standard lists all SDDU provision against the 10 elements of the standard which may help inform your choice of what is the most appropriate way of meeting your specific development need.
You can also undertake a self assessment using the leadership standard to highlight your key strenghts and areas for development (including suggestions of workshops, resources etc to support your identified developmnet needs)