Leadership and Management Development / Training

Leadership and Management Development / Training

The differentiated suite of programmes recognises that whilst there are some fundamental principles related to leadership and management, the range of challenges faced differ according to scope, complexity and the context of the role, environment and expectations.

Therefore each tier has been designed to explore the dynamics relevant to the group and to create an environment where participants through good practice can become familiar with UCL’s leadership and management philosophy / ethos.  They also seek to develop greater individual and collective capacity to transfer the learning in practical ways that support effective practice and the delivery of UCL academic mission.

The Leadership and Management Framework is currently complemented  by a range of  other development programmes which focus on specific aspects of the leadership and management.

Heads of Department Programme (HoD)

Context:
The Heads of Department Programme offers all new Deans, Heads of Department and Directors of Research Divisions with a suite of activities supportive of their new senior UCL leadership and management responsibilities.

This includes developing and implementing strategic plans, leading and managing change, developing and leading people, meeting their financial responsibilities and communicating effectively with colleagues.

Grade:
Grade 10.

  • Staff across UCL who have strategic or cross college influence/reach.

  • Staff who represent UCL internally and externally as ambassadors for service areas.

  • Staff who are currently line managing staff directly or indirectly in a matrix / project management or virtual setting.

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Future Leaders Programme (FLP) for Academic Staff

Context:
UCL is committed to training, supporting and empowering academic leaders of exceptional potential. To this end the SLMS Academic Careers Office, together with UCL Organisational Development have designed the UCL Future Leaders Programme (FLP), to enable the realisation of UCL 2034 ambitious goals and develop leadership capability of 'Future Leaders'.

The programme aims to enhance personal leadership capability so as to build organisational capacity for adaptive change, improve efficiency in times of diminishing resources and develop capability for working collaboratively to deliver effective outcomes in and through strategic partnerships.

It consists of eight modules and includes action learning, executive coaching, a business critical project and a reflective journal. During the programme, participants will also be required to undertake pre-work and follow up activities to put the learning into practice whilst stretching traditional boundaries of leadership and engagement.

Grade:
Grade 9 and 10.

  • Staff across UCL who have strategic or cross college influence/reach.

  • Staff who represent UCL internally and externally as ambassadors for service areas.

  • Staff who are currently line managing staff directly or indirectly in a matrix / project management or virtual setting.

Access to this programme is made via nominations from your Head of Department, who makes a substantial contribution towards your place on the programme. Your sponsor is then required to support you throughout the length of this programme.

A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion.

Leadership and Management Programme (LMP)

The programme consists of eleven modules and includes action learning, optional coaching, a critical reflective written piece. Participants are also required to put the learning into practice.

A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion.

Access to this programme is made via nominations from your Head of Department, who makes a substantial contribution towards your place on the programme. Your sponsor is then required to support you throughout the length of this programme.

Context:
The UCL Leadership and Management Programme focuses on enhancing and understanding leadership and management through:

Developing self-awareness.

Providing individuals with the core skills needed to effectively lead and manage individuals, teams and resources.

Enhancing their overall sector awareness, especially with regards to UCL’s strategic direction and their role in achieving this.

Grade:
Grades 7 and 8.

Criteria:
Staff across UCL who are currently line managing staff directly or indirectly in a matrix / project management or virtual setting.
Staff who represent UCL internally and externally as ambassadors for service areas.

Accelerated Management Development Programme (AMDP)

This programme consists of four modules and uses a variety of taught and experiential techniques. Participants are also required to put the learning into practice.  It provides a good foundation to the Leadership and Management Programme.

Staff who attend this programme are encouraged to access coaching via the UCL internal coaching register

An ILM development award is received upon successful completion.

This programme is available through the self-nomination via the Professional Development Programme (PDP) although it is essential to secure your managers support for attendance as a fee is attached to the programme.

Context:
The UCL Accelerated Management Development Programme seeks to provide those already in direct or matrix management positions with the range of skills, knowledge and tools to enhance their management capabilities in a way that reflects best practice in the field.

This programme is built around the Strategic Leadership Programme and the Leadership and Management Programme to ensure there is a consistent management approach to getting the best out of our people in a way that enables the institution to meet its academic mission.

Grade:
Grades 7 or above.

Criteria:
Staff already in direct or matrix management roles who would like to revisit the principles of management.

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Aspiring Managers Programme (AMP)

This programme consists of six modules and uses a variety of taught and experiential techniques. Participants are also required to put the learning into practice.  It provides a good foundation to the Accelerated Management Development Programme and/or Leadership & Management Programme.

An ILM development award is received upon successful completion.

This programme is available through the self-nomination via the Professional Development Programme (PDP) although it is essential to secure your managers support for attendance as a fee is attached to the programme.

Context:
The UCL Aspiring Managers Programme seeks to equip staff with the range of skills, knowledge and tools to build their confidence and capacity to manage.

Grade:
Grades 5 and 6.

Criteria:
Staff across UCL who may have supervisory experience or would like to develop themselves for a managerial role.

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Women in Leadership (WiL)

The Women in Leadership programmea is for UCL women in grades 9 and 10 roles.

Context:
The Women in Leadership Programme been commissioned at the request of our Provost and President Professor Michael Arthur and the Senior Managment Team. The progarmme has been designed in conjuction with Penna.

When is Women in Leadership running?
This programme will take place between February 2016 and July 2016, with a pre-programme information day in January 2016 and seeks to make available the latest thinking and approaches to leadership. There will be input from leading experts in the field and we will use a range of learning methodologies including learning journals, action learning, coaching and a project that enables you to transfer and apply the learning from the programme into your environment.

Criteria:

  • Female staff in academic or professional roles

  • Staff who have the support of your Head of Department

  • Available for ALL dates on the programme

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Aurora

Aurora is for women up to Senior Lecturer level or professional services equivalent in a University or Higher Education College, ambitious for a career in the sector and interested in exploring leadership and management as one option for progression.

Context:
The programme aims to encourage women in academic and professional roles to think of themselves as leaders, to develop leadership skills and to help institutions maximise the potential of these women. Please visit the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education website for more information.

Aurora addresses core areas associated with leadership success:

  • Understanding organisations and the sector

  • Developing leadership behaviours, skills and knowledge

  • Identifying and overcoming barriers and obstacles

  • Growing confidence and a leadership identity

  • Building networks, coalitions and support processes

  • Female staff in academic or professional roles

  • Staff who have the support of your line manager(s)

  • Available for ALL dates on the programme

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Stellar HE for BAME Colleagues

Stellar HE is an exciting executive development programme for Diverse (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic – BAME) staff aspiring to leadership positions in Higher Education (HE). It is research based, building on 21st century leadership models and thinking to further leverage the effectiveness of Diverse Leaders in middle to senior management positions across Higher Education.

Context:
The programme places diversity as a distinctive strength at the core of authentic leadership development using Factor 8, the cutting edge leadership framework for 'Diverse Leaders'. It addresses the distinctive but often subtle challenges and variations to the unwritten rules and models for success that BAME leaders face and must master as visible minorities operating in a majority HE context.

Grade:
Grades 8 or above.

  • Staff from a BAME group

  • Staff on Grade 8 and / or above

  • Staff who have the support of your line manager(s)

  • You will be available for ALL dates on the programme

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