Strategic Leadership
Professional Development Programme

This course is for you if you are grade 8-10 with significant leadership or management responsibility.

Pre-requisites: None

This one-day module will look at the theories of leadership and we will explore these in a higher education context. You will be invited to look at real scenarios within UCL, where you need to work strategically to develop the activities of your team, division, department, or faculty.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • definitions of leadership
  • linking vision with strategy
  • creating a strategy for your team, group, department or faculty
  • leading creative people
  • what can be learnt from outside of the HE sector
  • Provides leadership, direction and feedback on team and individual objectives
  • Promotes the activities of the team / division / department / faculty both internally and externally as appropriate

Prior to the course, please think about a current strategic leadership challenge that you would like to work on.

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Facilitator: Professor Sue Dopson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour - Said Business School, University of Oxford About the facilitator ...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Patrick Sampson

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.