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Development programmes, conferences and events

Our programmes and events are carefully designed to support all those working in higher education at every level of experience.
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Our strands of expertise

Through the legacy of our work in HE and ongoing conversations with our members, we have identified strands of expertise that address key areas of development and enhancement for your institution in the coming year: race and gender equality, strategic leadership, developing leadership, teaching and learning for student success, effective governance and fostering inclusion.

We have designed our portfolio around these strands, responding to the needs of institutions in equipping their staff with learning, tools, techniques and new insights at every stage of their career.

Race Equality

As the momentum for change intensifies, our portfolio seeks to support the improvement of the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and students within higher education.
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Gender Equality

By challenging the status quo, championing progression and building strong and supportive networks, our portfolio supports encouraging and recognising the commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education.
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Strategic Leadership

Designed for those in senior or strategic roles our strategic leadership portfolio can support the development of strategic outlook and skillset to lead across
organisational boundaries.
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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.
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Teaching and Learning for Student Success

Whatever your discipline, specialism or institutional context, our offer is designed to complement your institutional development activity, providing practical approaches, tools and stimuli to help you build or refresh your approach to teaching and learning throughout your career.
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Fostering Inclusion

Our portfolio of services are designed to help your institution address systemic issues in equality of access and inclusive working environments. They will help participants understand the common issues in HE when designing inclusive support services, developing accessible campus environments and making everyone feel welcome at your institution.
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Effective Governance

We have experience and expertise in supporting governing bodies across the UK to aid with board effectiveness, governor development, strategic sessions and wider support for the governance community. Our support is realised through national programmes, topical events, action research and tailored services for individual institutions.
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Advance HE Development Pathway

Professional development at Advance HE includes programmes, conferences and events dedicated to developing those at specific stages of their career. Our Development Pathway has been designed to provide support at all stages of your career in higher education and works for you whatever your role or the role of those you manage.


Development programmes

Our development programmes are informed by a combination of sector expertise and the latest research and thought leadership to help staff to tackle and improve strategic planning and organisational and culture change. Many of our open programmes can also be run in-house.
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Events and Symposia

Our events workshops and symposia are designed to respond to your requirements in a practical, action-based setting, providing you with insights and tools to
implement in your practice.
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We have an established and innovative programme of 14 conferences throughout the year for all engaged in HE, whether leaders, practitioners or Governors, supporting institutions at all levels. The benefits of attending are significant for the participants, their teams and institutions.
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Our One-to-One Executive Coaching creates the opportunity for you to become an agent of change, develop new perspectives and solutions and embed these for long term benefit.
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In-house delivery

If you want a development partner, that can equip your staff with the required skills, knowledge and confidence across our major strands, we’re here to help.

A wide range of our open programmes and workshops can be delivered in-house specifically for groups of staff within your organisation. We also offer fully customised training and development solutions – whatever your needs, enquire below to find out more.
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