Posted on 16 October 2009
York was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development category at the Times Higher Education Awards.
Over the course of a year, the University delivered a programme of training to both heads of department and middle managers to develop their management skills and understanding and to share experiences.
The programme used a mixture of approaches including analysing actual challenges faced by the participants, one-to-one coaching and insights from outstanding leaders in industry and public life.
In addition to supporting the development of individual members of staff, the process also generated a raft of proposals for improvements to the way the University is run.
Susan Kane, Leadership and Management Development Advisor at the University of York, said: “This award recognises the significant investment the University has made ensuring that staff in leadership roles are properly equipped to meet the challenges they face.”
Part of the leadership development programme was delivered in partnership with The Work Foundation.