Developing leaders

How to apply

Please discuss your interest in applying on any of the below programmes with your Head of College or Service Director as entries are made by selection and invitation only.

Programme details

The Senior Leadership Programme (SLP)

Key contact

Kate Crane (x43690 k.crane@bham.ac.uk ).

Duration

Ten days over six months plus additional group work.

Delivery method

All classroom workshops, except for one residential module, will be run at Classroom based at Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map). Action learning sets and other work will be based in a variety of locations.

Who it is suitable for

The SLP is a bespoke programme designed for senior leaders and equivalents in professional services (Grade 10 or above) who may be about to take up a greater formal leadership and managerial role, for example, a Head of School role or a leader of a large or complex administrative function, or who may already be in senior management roles and wish to refresh their leadership skills. Please discuss your interest with your Head of College or Director as entry onto this programme is by a competitive selection process.

What you will be able to do after the programme

The SLP is designed to assist and support you through the challenges you face as a strategic leader in times of rapid change, including a focus on preparing you to lead in senior cross-institutional strategic roles in Higher Education.

Content

  • Development of the skills of strategic, connected and joined-up leadership in the context of the University and the Higher Education sector 
  • Exploration of and refocus on the expectations and success criteria for your role as a senior leader in the University
  • Development of coaching skills to help face the challenges as a strategic leader in times of change
  • Exploration of the culture of the University, where it comes from and how we can influence it
  • Development of a variety of problem solving techniques to address complex problems in Higher Education
  • The building of strong networks of colleagues in academic and professional services roles across the University
  • Identification of key stakeholders and the power and influence of relationships within the University to support you as a strategic leader

So what’s distinctive?

The opportunity to make a step change in your leadership capability, while building your network through working with peers on shared strategic issues.

The Senior Leaders’ Alumni Programme

Key contact

Kate Crane (x43690 k.crane@bham.ac.uk ).

Duration

Various. 

Delivery method

Events will be run across the campus and notified to you on a regular basis. These will include presentations and discussions as well as mentoring and coaching support and further training events.

Who it is suitable for

Members of a current or past cohort of the Senior Leadership Programme (SLP) and Emerging Leaders’ Programme (ELP).

What you will be able to do after the master class

Continue networking with colleagues and others and developing your learning about leadership. The programme plays a key role in building an alumni body for the SLP and ELP.

Content

The events will help you keep up to date with the latest research and hot topics in leadership, to share best practice and to look both inside and outside the University at innovations in leadership.

So what’s distinctive?

On-going opportunities to develop yourself as a leader alongside senior colleagues.

The Emerging Leaders’ Programme (ELP)

Key contact

Marc Adams (x45949 m.adams@bham.ac.uk ).

Duration

Seven days in total

  • Five days classroom based development (two, two-day and one, one-day workshop)
  • Three, two hour action learning sets, individual feedback on your leadership style and climate, compilation of your personal leadership profile, and preparation of your personal improvement project
  • In addition, there are optional management skills ‘refresher’ workshops run before the main programme covering topics such as ‘Time Management’, ‘Strategic Financial Management’, and ‘Communicating with Impact’. You will then build on these skills  during the programme

Delivery method

All workshops and action learning sets will take place at Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).

Who it is suitable for

You will be someone who is already contributing to leadership at the University and who wishes to develop their leadership capabilities further. You are likely to be a Professor, Senior Lecturer or a member of Professional Services at Grade AR9/AA9.  Please discuss your interest in this programme with your Head of College or Director of Service as entry is by nomination in the spring of each year.

What you will be able to do after the programme

You will have a better understanding of your unique impact as a leader in the Higher Education sector, your strengths and development needs, and be able to successfully apply a range of leadership styles to different situations.

Content

  • The nature of leadership, the relationship between leadership and management, models of effective leadership and the impact that leaders have on others
  • Understanding your leadership DNA, the influence of values, ethics and personality on your style of leadership
  • Motivating individuals to perform at their best, leading and developing teams to enhance their performance
  • Supporting people through change; appreciate the importance of networking to leadership and identify potential future connections

So what's distinctive?

The programme will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on what sort of leader you are currently, the type of leader you wish to become, and to share your leadership challenges with colleagues in a confidential setting.

The Leadership Portfolio

The programme offers a flexible guided route to the development of leadership and management skills.  Underpinning the programme is the principle that you are responsible, with your line manager, for your personal progression through the learning activities.

Key contact 

Yvonne Yelken (x48701 y.yelken@bham.ac.uk).

Duration  

Selection of one day and two day workshops over two years plus additional self-managed learning activities.

Delivery Method

  • Classroom
  • Reflective reviews
  • Pearls online
  • Recorded discussions with line manager
  • Guided reading

All workshops will take place at  Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map). Self-managed learning activities will be determined by the learner.

Who it is suitable for?

You will be a Grade 7 or 8 Academic-related or Academic  member of staff whose current role includes line management or supervisory responsibilities.

Content

Following a one hour introduction briefing that outlines the options and process of programme participation, you will be able to select from the following learning topics:

What you will be able to do after the course 

You will be able to use core leadership and management techniques to deliver a more strategically focused approach when directing, motivating and developing individuals to support the achievement of the University’s aims and objectives.

There will also be an optional opportunity to study for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management which is a nationally recognised professional qualification.

So what’s distinctive?

A unique approach to managing your own development, TLP provides you with the opportunity to create a flexible bespoke development programme that can work in parallel with your workplace commitments.

How to book

Please complete The Leadership Portfolio - Application Form, and return electonically to POD.

Useful documents

The Leadership Portfolio Information Pack

The Leadership Portfolio - Application Form

Induction Events

During the year, POD will be running a number of induction events for staff to attend to learn more about the programme and the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

The next scheduled inductions will take place on the following dates:

  • 29 September 2017, 09.30-11.00, Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).
  • 05 December 2017, 14.00-15.00, Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).
  • 08 March 2018, 09.30-11.00, Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).
  • 18 June 2018, 14.00-15.00,  Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).

Research Leaders Programme (RLP)

Key contact

Kate Crane (x43690 k.crane@bham.ac.uk)

Duration

Five days of workshops/seminars, international visit and additional group work.

Delivery method

Seminars and workshop will be classroom based and will be run at  Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map). Other work will be based in a variety of locations.

Who is it suitable for

The RLP is a bespoke programme designed for senior researches (senior lecturer/professor) who have the potential to enhance the quality and reach of their research and to strengthen their areas of excellence.

Please discuss your interest with your line manager or Director of Research as entry onto this programme is by a rigorous selection process.

What you will be able to do after the programme

The RLP is designed to assist and develop our outstanding research leaders, supporting them in the delivery of world-class research.  

The Aditi Leadership Programme

The Aditi programme is a leadership development programme for black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) academic-related staff in the University.

It aims to help talented staff identify their unique leadership qualities and where and how these can be utilised as they progress their careers.

The principles of the programme are to help individuals identify and address any barriers they may encounter, and discover ways to bridge the gap between their current skills and abilities and those required to progress into more senior roles.

Key contact

Yvonne Yelken (x48701 y.yelken@bham.ac.uk)

Duration

Approximately 8 days of classroom activities, this includes a 2-day programme design workshop.

Delivery Method

Participants identify and influence the delivery options, including classroom, action learning, ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions and project activities.

Who it is suitable for

You will be a BAME Grade 6-8 academic-related member of staff who aspires to develop and enhance their leadership capability.

Content

Participants determine the content based on their development needs as leaders and will cover the range of characteristics, skills and styles of leadership

What you will be able to do after the programme

Participants will be empowered to drive their personal leadership career path and to support and contribute to the UoB’s Equality Scheme.

So what’s distinctive?

A unique approach for BAME colleagues to develop their leadership identity and increase their networks across campus and the local community.

How to book?

Details on how to apply for the next Aditi programme will be available shortly.