Developing flexible and resilient leaders
The Strategic Leadership Programme aims to build flexible and resilient leaders, capable of delivering large-scale change, by providing opportunities to share insights, work with a support network of peers and reflect on leadership styles and frameworks for life beyond the programme.
The programme develops the practical tools and insight required to successfully lead within a senior team, working collaboratively across and outside the organisation. It will prepare you for the necessary step-change in thinking required when aiming for the Senior Management Team in the near future.
I found the Strategic Leadership Programme invaluable. It has provided me with actionable learning which has translated into a clear difference back on the ground at my institution. The network the programme creates is a powerful learning tool and sectoral support framework which has life beyond the programme itself. The value of this ongoing support is not to be underestimated."
Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Salford
Who is Strategic Leadership Programme for?
The programme is designed for academic or professional services senior leaders, recently appointed with a cross-organisational remit or portfolio as a Dean or Head of School, those new to a Pro Vice-Chancellor role, Directors of Research Institutes or strategic level initiatives. You could have led significant academic or leadership activity within your institution and now be looking to take the next step to a position on the senior leadership team within the next few years.
How is the programme delivered
The Strategic Leadership Programme consists of two residential modules over the course of two months, made up of a two-day and three-day session. The key features of the programme include:
• Practical and experiential learning through case studies
• Networking opportunities and peer learning
• Expert speakers from the sector
• An action learning set for attendees to reflect on their personal leadership challenges
• Access to our tailored HE 360-degree transformational leadership assessment tool
What are the programme outcomes
The Strategic Leadership Programme gives participants the practical tools, techniques and insight to be a strategic and resilient leader who is able to work effectively in a complex environment within a senior team, working collaboratively across and outside of their organisation. The programme aims to develop more capable leaders with a broadened perspective and a greater understanding of strategic thinking and decision-making, as well as personal insight around their leadership style. Institutions will benefit from leaders better equipped to lead across the organisation, with sharpened strategic insight and better prepared for future executive level team roles.