Leadership and Management Development / Training

The UCL Leadership Framework

The UCL Leadership Framework is a suite of leadership and management development training offered for staff at UCL.

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.

Future Leaders Programme The Aspiring Management Development Programme The Accelerated Management Devlopement Programme Heads of Department Programme Strategic Leadership Programme Leadership and Management Programme Stellar HE for BME Colleagues

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.

Future Leaders Programme (FLP) for Academic Staff

This programme consists of eight modules and includes action learning, executive coaching, a business critical project and a reflective journal. Participants are also required to undertake pre-work and follow up activities 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:
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 School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) to reach its ambitious goals and develop leadership capability of 'Future Leaders' within SLMS. 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.

Grade:
Grade 9 & 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.

Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP) for Professional Services Staff

This programme consists of eight modules and includes action learning, executive coaching, a business critical project and a reflective journal. Participants are also required to undertake pre-work and follow up activities 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 Strategic Leadership Programme focuses on developing strong strategic leadership and management teams who can work effectively and successfully individually and/or in partnership across local and corporate boundaries.  It encourages the integration and use of models, tools and techniques like action learning and reflective practice to increase understanding of adapting to complex systems and build resilience to operate in a fast-paced evolving culture.

Grade:
Grade 9 & 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.

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 & above.

  • Staff from a BAME group.
  • Staff on Grade 8 and / or above.
  • Staff who have the support of your line manager(s).

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 - 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 & 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 and above.

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

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 - 6.

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