Leadership and Management 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.

Strategic Leadership Programme Leadership and Management Programme The Aspiring Managers Programme Accelerated Management Development Programme (AMDP)

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.

 

The Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP)

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 attendance. 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 fact paced evolving culture

Grade:
Grade 9 -10 and high performing / potential grade 8s with an appropriate level of scale and complexity to operate strategically.

  • 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 manage staff directly or indirectly in a matrix / project management or virtual setting.

The Leadership and Management Programme (LMP)

This programme is also currently accessed via nominations from your manager or Head of Department as there are cost implications associated with this programme.  Your sponsor is then required to support you throughout the length of this programme.

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 attendance. 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:
Typically grades 7 - 8 or recently promoted grade 9s.

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

The 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 LMP.

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 and Leadership and management programmes 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.

The 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 AMDP and/or LMP.

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 aspiring to become managers.

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