Academi Wales Summer School

Call for Applications - application forms to be completed and returned to Development and Training Services no later than 24 March 2017.

Summer School is aimed at Senior Leaders and Managers who influence and shape the delivery of our business and who are engaged in leading change. It is an intensive, five-day residential learning experience bringing together leaders and managers to address key issues on a specific leadership topic.

This years theme - ‘Leading by Choice: Becoming a deliberately disciplined leader’- makes it particularly relevant for those who are working through challenging times and seeking to make significant improvements to Institutional business.

Dates: 26 to 30 June 2017

Cost: £500 (to be met locally) which covers a contribution to learning costs for the event, accommodation and food.

Location: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter (residential)

Audience: Managers and leaders from across the public and third sector in Wales


Speakers for 2017 include:

Emmanuel Gobillot

Sophie Scott

Eldar Shafir

Dame Louise Casey

Chia-Jung Tsay


Applications should be made through Swansea Universities Academy Wales contact, Charlotte Morgans via


Programme overview

The theme of this year’s Summer School is ‘Leading by Choice – becoming a deliberately disciplined leader’.

Great leaders are often defined by their successes, and often these successes come through leading with positive intent, creating organisations that have cultures of high performance, commitment and drive for excellence. Achieving this requires leaders and managers who are self-aware, brave, and relentless in their approaches. They use their leadership skills to develop and empower individuals to make decisions and learn from the experience to move forward.

Summer School 2017 will explore some of the key attributes and qualities which support leaders to create positive organisations with honest and open cultures. Find out more about this year's theme in the Summer School 2017 brochure ( Summer School 2017 Brochure (English)Summer School 2017 Brochure (Cymraeg) )


Places for Summer School will be awarded through a competitive selection process as outlined below.




Potential candidates who are interested in attending the full programme should complete the attached application form and send through to NO LATER THAN 24 March 2017

Please note - funding via your College or Department of £500 (plus VAT) must be secured as a contribution towards learning costs and details provided on your application.

24 March 2017

Click to download an application form Objectives & Outcomes Application (English)

and here  Objectives & Outcomes Application (Cymraeg)

View the guidance notes here

Application Guidance (English)

Application Guidance (Cymraeg)

Internal applications are sifted and Institutional nominations are passed on via organisational contacts to Academi Wales

27 March 2017

Successful candidates will be asked complete the online application via Academi Wales by 7 April 

Selection Process for places across the public sector and third sectors in Wales (an Academi Wales process)

End April


Institutional Briefing event for ‘successful’ candidates

7 June 2016


Residential Summer School 26 - 30 June 2017

26 - 30 June 2017


Follow-up evaluation

Post event

Purpose is to capture good practice and return on investment for Individual / College / Department and Institution.

By completing and returning the application form you are confirming that you wish to attend the Wales Public Service Summer School 2017. You will also be confirming that you wish to attend for the full duration of the residential course which will be held at Lampeter.



There is a nominal cost for Summer School of £500 plus VAT which covers a contribution to learning costs for the event. The cost of accommodation and food for the week is covered but delegates travel costs will not be met by the programme. Potential delegates should ensure that they have secured funding through their Department or College to meet these costs prior to application.

Please note that should you be awarded a place at Summer School and then withdraw from the programme, your Department or College may be required to pay the full cost.