Skip to main content
Student Engagement Conference 2021

Developing Leadership

For those new to leading or wanting to enhance their leadership practice, we have several options that give you the opportunity to reflect on and find solutions for challenges in all areas of leadership, or prepare for that next step.

New Developing Leadership in Higher Education programmes and events brochure 2021-22

We are pleased to share our Developing Leadership in Higher Education programmes and events brochure for 2021-22, supporting those new to leading or wanting to enhance their leadership practice. Complete the form below to download your copy today.

Download brochure
Developing Leadership in Higher Education programmes and events brochure 2021-22

It is when an institution is faced by unprecedented challenge that the importance – and impact - of leadership at all levels can become most apparent. By investing in development for current and future leaders of your teams and departments you are ensuring that your organisation has the capabilities, flexibility and resilience needed to deliver your current and future goals.

Our portfolio will support you in developing leadership capability throughout your institution

Our wealth of experience, the quality of our delivery and distinctiveness is threaded through our portfolio of services in developing new and existing leaders. Using diverse and immersive experiential learning techniques our portfolio provides its participants with the opportunity.

Transformative Conversations Programme

Helping convert difficult conversations into transformative ones

The recent realities of Covid-19 have, for many, created unprecedented levels of change and ambiguity. This combined with the move to using online platforms to communicate can make relating virtually a difficult skill to develop.

The Advance HE Transformative Conversations Programme supports participants in developing an understanding of context, self and others and builds confidence to have difficult conversations within their teams and higher education institution.

Find out more
Leading Virtual and Disconnected Teams

Leading Virtual and Disconnected Teams

Providing connected leadership in a disconnected world

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has added to the complexity of true leadership. Campus closures, social lockdown and enforced working from home has brought about disruption, displacement and disconnection: the disruption of work patterns and activities, the displacement of teams and departments, and the disconnection of colleague relationships.

Leading Virtual and Disconnected Teams has been designed in response to these challenging times and has been developed to support colleagues to take stock of their team or departmental leadership and review their approach to influencing in a virtual world. 

Find out more
Research Team Leadership
Digital Programme

Research Team Leadership in Changing Times

Enhance your capabilities as a research leader
Find out more
Diversifying Leadership
Now redesigned online

Diversifying Leadership

Tackling the under-representation of BAME leaders in UK higher education institutions
Find out more

Senior Women’s Leadership Development Programme

Developing female senior leaders

The shortage of senior women at the most senior levels in institutions is still a challenge, despite some improvements at executive and board levels in recent years.

Our Senior Women’s Leadership Development Programme (formerly Leadership Matters) is one of our women-only programmes designed specifically for women in senior positions in HE to help them take the next step up or extend their role, profile and impact. It aims to create more gender parity in senior leadership within higher education

Find out more

Governance Conference 2021: Evolving Governance fit for our futures

Join us for the 2021 Advance HE Governance Conference addressing the theme of Evolving Governance fit for our futures. As we look beyond the current pandemic, we know that governing well means navigating opportunities and challenges in higher education with inclusion, agility and pace at the forefront. Governance must enable our institutions to make the greatest impact they can for students, staff, society and the economy.

The conference will be delivered online using our refreshed platform to enable delegate interaction and discussion across all elements of the day, comprising both high profile speakers from across sectors and practice-based workshops.

Find out more

Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership

Explore and develop your leadership identity

The development of an effective strategic leader in the volatile and challenging HE sector is rooted in their ability to connect with the institution’s purpose. It is through this connection that an effective leader can manage organisational change, develop emotional intelligence and personal resilience, handle sensitive issues and proactively engage in strategic response to sector issues or provocation.

Find out more
Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership

News, views and resources

Orange line 3 px