Interested in our leadership programmes? Find out when you can apply
We have a range of leadership and management programmes running through 2019/20. Applications for these vary throughout the year and we have put together the following information to help you know when these application windows will be open.
To be considered for these programmes, you will need to discuss your individual needs with your line manager and identify the areas of your performance that you wish to develop.
If you have more questions on a particular programme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership in Action (LiA)
The Leadership in Action programme is aimed at those who have line management responsibility as part of their role.
Applications for cohort 21 and 22 will open in September 2019
Please note that there will be additional monthly two hour coaching sessions between modules 3 - 8. If you wish to know the dates for these, please contact us.
|Induction||10 December 2019|
|Module 1: An Introduction to Leadership and Self||15 and 16 January 2020|
|Module 2: Coaching||20 February 2020|
|Module 3: Personal Effectiveness||12 March 2020|
|Module 4: Communication for Commitment||22 April 2020|
|Module 5: Leading and Development an Effective Team||21 May 2020|
|Module 6: Managing Change||18 June 2020|
|Module 7: Achieving Results Through People||14 July 2020|
|Module 8: Organisational Leadership||12 August 2020|
|Cohort Celebration Event*||24 September 2020|
|Induction||8 January 2020|
|Module 1: An Introduction to Leadership and Self||28 and 29 January 2020|
|Module 2: Coaching||10 March 2020|
|Module 3: Personal Effectiveness||1 April 2020|
|Module 4: Communication for Commitment||6 May 2020|
|Module 5: Leading and Development an Effective Team||23 June 2020|
|Module 6: Managing Change||29 July 2020|
|Module 7: Achieving Results Through People||19 August 2020|
|Module 8: Organisational Leadership||23 September 2020|
|Cohort Celebration Event*||4 November 2020|
For more information on the programme visit Leadership in Action
Leading without a team
The programme has five core modules and is aimed at those who find themselves in leadership positions without having formal line management responsibilities.
Applications open June 2019
Please note that there will be additional monthly two hour coaching sessions between modules 2 - 5. If you wish to know the dates for these, please contact us.
|Induction||13 September 2019|
|Module 1: You and Your Role||15 and 16 October 2019|
|Module 2: Coaching||14 November 2019|
|Module 3: Achieving Success Through Others||9 December 2020|
|Module 4: Working with Others to Achieve a Shared Purpose||17 January 2020|
|Module 5: Personal Effectiveness||19 February 2020|
|Cohort Celebration Event*||31 March 2020|
For more information on the programme visit Leading without a team
Management in Action (MiA)
Aimed at first time, first line managers / supervisors who are directly involved with day to day supervision and work allocation. The programme consists of four modules over five days.
Applications open May 2019
|Induction||13 August 2019|
|Module 1: You and Your Role||17 and 18 September 2019|
|Module 2: Managing Yourself||8 October 2019|
|Module 3: Managing Others||12 November 2019|
|Module 4: Getting the Best from Your Team||11 December 2019|
|Cohort Celebration Event*||24 January 2020|
|Induction||4 September 2019|
|Module 1: You and Your Role||1 and 2 October 2019|
|Module 2: Managing Yourself||23 October 2019|
|Module 3: Managing Others||19 November 2019|
|Module 4: Getting the Best from Your Team||17 December 2019|
|Cohort Celebration Event*||24 January 2020|
For more information on the programme visit Management in Action
So you want to be a manager
This introduction to management and supervisory skills aims to give you a greater insight into your own understanding, ability and mindset towards management.
Applications for Cohort 1 open in December 2019, Cohort 2 in February 2020
|Cohort 1||12 March 2020|
|Cohort 2||20 May 2020|
For more information on the programme visit So you want to be a manager
The Researcher Leaders programme is aimed at experienced research-active staff who manage large grants and are responsible for managing research teams. These teams include research staff and may also include PhD students.
Applications for cohort 10 close 12 August 2019
|Induction (Delegates and line managers)||24 October 2019|
|Module 1 - Collective Leadership and the Changing Context of Higher Education||20 to 21 November 2019|
|Workshop 1 - MBTI||6 December 2019|
|Workshop 2* - Ethics||11 December 2019|
|Module 2* - Morning: Working Collaboratively and Afternoon*: Building Relationships||18 December 2019|
|Workshop 3* - Research Grants and Fellowship in relation to Finance||9 January 2020|
|Module 3 - Performance Development||29 January 2020|
|Workshop 4* - Research Impact||20 February 2020|
|Workshop 5* - Pitching and Presentations||28 February 2020|
|Workshop 6* - Career Planning||11 March 2020|
|Leadership celebration event||December 2020 - Date to be confirmed|
*Enterprise Fellows and the Centre for Future Fellows are warmly invited to attend the workshops (excluding MBTI) and the afternoon of Module 2.
*In addition to your cohort's celebration event, a leadership celebration event will be held for all attendees that took part in our Leadership Programmes during 2019/20