Course Code : 497

Target Audience:

The programme is aimed at early career academics and professional services staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, up to and below senior lecturer level (or equivalent), who are about to take their first step into applying for a senior role – or aspire to a leadership role.


The programme will:

  • Introduce you to leadership concepts and enable you to explore various elements of leadership and your role as a leader.

  • introduce you to the concept of ‘authentic leadership’ and help you to identify your leadership style

  • enable you to explore motivation and influences

    The programme will also provide a safe space in which to discuss issues relating to your experiences of working in higher education.

The following themes will be explored:

  • Demystifying Leadership

  • Increasing your visibility

  • Authentic Leadership

  • Cultural Identity and Cultural Capital

  • Power & Influence 

    Programme Format: 

    The programme will comprise of three one-day face-to-face workshops. While it is non-residential, it will feature online resources, leadership stories from high profile higher education leaders, and include the development of strategies for working effectively with sponsors and mentors. As part of this programme, there will also be a facilitated Action Learning Set. 


    Module 1:  Thursday 22 February 2018
    Module 2:  Thursday 22 March 2018
    Module 3:  Thursday 3 May 2018

    Action Learning Set: Thursday 19 April 2018



    Course Lead: Jannett Morgan , Programme Director, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

    How to apply:

    This opportunity will be advertised in September via an all staff email. With limited spaces, allocation will be based on a competitive process.

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