Management Development Resources
Consultancy: new services
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As the sector goes through this period of
significant change, the Leadership Foundation
is extending its support to higher education
with a number of new consultancy services.
Institutions are being challenged as never before
to consider their fundamental role alongside
issues of marketisation, partnerships, structure,
internationalisation and changing student
expectations. Our new areas of support cover:
Governance reviews: a framework and
toolkit to support governing body effectiveness
and independent reviews, away days and
Member institutions of the Leadership
Foundation should by now have received their
copies of our new Management Development
Resources. A new membership benefit for 2011-
12, they provide a complete set of resources for
delivery of seminars to middle managers in your
institution. Seminar topics include: Managing
effective performance; Managing change
in higher education; Emotional intelligence,
personal impact and personal effectiveness; Lean
management: doing more with less, and The
current higher education context. The final topic
in the series, Commercial skills for academics and
researchers, will be published in the Spring.
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Collaborations, alliances and mergers: Based
on our work with Hefce and other sector bodies,
we are able to offer highly experienced advisers
to support strategic thinking and actions in
Executive coaching: For senior leaders,
academic and professional, including vice-chancellors. Our experienced coaches provide
support to individuals in building morale and
reviewing direction as they lead and manage
performance and change at times of uncertainty.
Leadership of the Student Experience:
Supporting and reviewing strategy, identifying
distinctiveness and establishing procedures
Strategic Change: Support in a wide range
of strategic themes including restructuring and
major change programmes.
Essentials of Leading Change: A 2-day
in-house programme developing the change
management skills of leaders.
More information is available on our website
www.lfhe.ac.uk/supportteam/ or contact
Tom Irvine E: firstname.lastname@example.org E
Each of the six titles contains five-six half-day
modules written by experienced facilitators.
They provide a focused and cost-effective way
of providing development to meet strategic
and operational objectives when resources are
tight. The first five Management Development
Resources provide 18 days of in-house training
estimated to be worth £18,000 if you were to
organise such sessions from scratch yourself.
The launch of the resources provided the
opportunity for members to attend a briefing
workshop. These events were hugely popular
and over-subscribed, but there is still a final
chance to attend an additional workshop
that we are co-hosting on 14 February in
Birmingham. To reserve a place please contact
Melissa Scuteri: E: Melissa.email@example.com
If you would like further advice about
delivering the LF Management Development
Resources within your institution, or would
prefer that we organise delivery for you,
please contact our Director of Consultancy at
E: firstname.lastname@example.org E
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly
find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot poet & playwright, 1888 - 1965