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UCL Leadership Programmes

Supporting your leadership development at UCL.

UCL Leadership Programmes offers blended online and face-to-face learning experiences for leaders and prospective leaders at UCL; catering for individuals at all levels, whether you are leading a department or beginning your career. The Programmes also offer resources for you to develop your management and leadership skills at your own pace online; plus opportunities to gain experience working at a higher grade and support through mentoring and coaching.

Please note nominations for Leadership Programmes running in 2021/2022 have now closed. 

Development programmes

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Emerging Leaders

Engage your leadership potential and inspire your goals in this positive action programme; for BAME staff at grades 5, 6 and 7.

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Women in Leadership*

Understand your own leadership capabilities, what it means to be a female leader, and how to enhance your potential; for grades 6 and 7.

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Advancing Leaders

Develop your ability to think and act strategically, build personal influence and networks and lead teams and projects; for grade 7.

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Leadership in Action

Prepare for a role in a leadership in your chosen research field or wider HE community; for early career researchers at grades 6 to 8.

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Women in Research*

Explore your career options and leadership aspirations; open to female research or teaching staff at grades 6b to 8.

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Inclusive Leadership – talking about race

Improve your knowledge of ‘race’ in the workplace and develop allyship behaviours; for leaders grade 7 and above.

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Senior Women in Leadership*

Reflect on your leadership profile and plan how to grow your skills and develop your impact as a senior leader; for grades 8 and 9.

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Research Team Leaders

Develop the necessary skills and tools to lead a research team whilst developing your research career; for grades 8 and 9

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Strategic Leaders

Develop your ability to manage an increasingly complex and varied workload, build high performing teams, develop strategy and lead change; for leaders at grade 8.

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Senior Leaders Induction

An induction package for staff moving into senior leadership positions at UCL; for grades 10 and above.

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University Leaders

Enhance your personal and organisational leadership capability and deliver successful organisational change; for leaders at grades 9 or 10.

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Head of Department Induction

An induction programme to enable effective transition into the Head of Department role for newly appointed Heads of Department.

*this programme is open to women staff (including trans women and non binary people who are comfortable in a female-centred community).