Last call for first leadership courses

Colleagues have just a few more days to register their interest for the first courses available through the University’s new Leadership and Management Academy.

The Leadership for High Performing Schools, Departments and Research Groups and the Leadership for High-performing Teams courses close for nominations on Monday 21 November. Nominations for the Future Leaders’ Programme close on Friday 16 December. Interest can be registered through Moodle or by completing an application form available from the Leadership and Management team

Supporting and developing great leadership at the University is vital for our future success. The University of Nottingham’s Leadership and Management Academy has been established to support staff and develop all existing and future leaders at all levels, across all job families, providing a comprehensive range of learning and development activities.

If you want help in your role today, or support to grow your leadership skills, you’ll find it through the Leadership and Management Academy. There are different ways to learn and develop, including:

  • formal learning and development programmes
  • online learning resources
  • coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • shared leadership communities
  • personal reflection tools

All this aims to help you to deliver extraordinary results through our people.

Jaspal Kaur, Director of Human Resources, said: “The University of Nottingham recognises that our staff are a crucial part of what drives the University’s success. Through launching the Leadership and Management Academy we aim to offer a broader range of development activities for all our leaders, investing in leaders and leadership development across the University.”

New leadership programmes now launched

There are six new leadership programmes being launched over the coming year. The first three programmes open for immediate application are:

  • Leadership for High Performing Schools, Departments and Research Groups – for Heads of School and senior research and professional services leaders. This programme will help to enhance the strategic leadership skills you need to lead a complex medium to large sized area effectively and collaboratively. Starts Tuesday 6 December 2016, ends Tuesday 16 May 2017.
  • Leadership for High-performing Teams – developing and enhancing the leadership style of those leading teams of staff at an operational level, or for those who have responsibility for projects or programmes that engage a wide range of stakeholders. Starts Wednesday 7 December 2016, ends Wednesday 21 June 2017.
  • Future Leaders Programme – for staff who have been identified as a potential future leader with an ambition to become perhaps a Head of School, Head of a professional services area or you are looking to take on wider responsibilities across the broader University. Starts Monday 30 January 2017, ends Tuesday 27 June 2017.

You can also register interest in the following programmes:

  • Stepping into Leadership – supporting those who are new to a leadership or management role, offering the opportunity to explore your strengths and areas for development. Starts Thursday 23 February 2017, ends Tuesday 20 June 2017.
  • Aspiring Leaders – for those who considering the next step in their careers, giving insights into the different perspectives of leadership and management and how to prepare for such opportunities. Starts March 2017, ends June 2017.
  • Strategic Leaders Programme – for senior strategic leaders, likely reporting directly to a UEB member, giving the opportunity to review the current higher education operating environment, including the current cultural context, as well as national and international factors that are shaping the changing nature of the sector. Starts May 2017, ends February 2018.

Complete your nomination form and/or register your interest via the Leadership and Management Academy Hub on Moodle. You can also recommend members of your team get involved by inviting them to register interest and/or complete a nomination form.

All nomination forms must be signed by your line manager and/or a member of the Senior Leadership Team within your local area.

To access resources and find out more

To access leadership and management resources or to request a Moodle login if you need one, visit the Leadership and Management website. Or go direct to the Leadership and Management Academy Hub on Moodle (log in required) to get started

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