Led by a team of four leadership experts, participants will explore four key areas associated with leadership success: Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; Adaptive Leadership Skills.
Over the past six years 5,895 women from over 175 institutions across the UK and Ireland have participated in Aurora.
Aurora seeks to support women and their institutions to fulfil their leadership potential through thought provoking activities, collaborative problem solving activities and motivating stories supported by inspirational women role models. Participation embeds strong networks of early career women across the sector to share best practice, insights and experiences.
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Are you interested in joining Aurora? Request an information pack containing links to the Aurora brochure, case studies, videos and links to each of the cohorts for Aurora 2019-20.
Aurora has had a huge impact for Brunel. It has highlighted our commitment to gender equality and ensuring women have the opportunity to apply for more senior positons in the organisation and that we want them to stay, grow and develop with us. Aurora has helped our participants to maximise their talents and develop leadership skills and acumen. Several have succeeded in advancing their careers, either through promotion or by attaining new leadership roles."
Professor Lorraine De Souza, Aurora champion Pro-Vice Chancellor (equality, diversity and staff development), Brunel University London
Who is Aurora for?
Aurora is for those who identify as women, up to senior lecturer level or the professional services equivalent, working in a university, college or related organisation who would like to develop and explore issues relating to leadership roles and responsibilities. Participants should have the endorsement of their institution (either their Aurora Champion, Human Resource department or line manager) and be committed to developing and enhancing their career.
Participants will be asked to:
• attend each of the four development days, and the two action learning set days organised by participants in their assigned groups;
• undertake self-directed learning throughout Aurora, aligned with developing interests and where time allows;
• commit to working with a mentor who is provided by their institution;
• be prepared to access leadership opportunities and champion for change.
How does Aurora work?
With cohorts running at a number of locations across the UK and Ireland, the Aurora programme is a mix of face to face development days held in large regional venues, action learning sets and self-directed online learning modules. Participants are guided by role models and supported by mentors from your institution.