Leadership and Management

The terms Leadership and Management are often used interchangeably when they are actually quite different functions.  Employee & Organisational Development offers a range of programmes for leaders at different levels within the University. 

Nominations for the 2019/20 Leadership Programmes are now closed. Staff who are interested in completing future Leadership Programmes should have an initial discussion with their line manager and indicate their interests in coordination with their local Human Resources teams.

For more information on any of the programmes, please contact eod@glasgow.ac.uk

Leadership Development Programmes

Strategic Leadership Programme

The Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP) provides an opportunity for leaders to further develop their leadership capability and help them achieve their career ambitions as well as the strategic aims of the University of Glasgow as a world class, world-changing university. 

This programme is targeted at staff who are newly appointed or have the ability and ambition to apply, in the next year or two, for strategic leadership roles such as Head of School / Director of Institute / Dean / Director of Service.  

The programme is structured around a series of modules, coaching sessions (informed by a 360 degree diagnostic) as well as the completion of a strategy-related activity / project. 

The programme focuses on the role of strategic leaders in a world class, world-changing university with key themes including: 

  • connecting with global and local communities in setting a strategic vision;
  • leading collaboratively and empowering others to act;
  • leading change, including organisational culture change, with agility and flexibility;
  • demonstrating personal credibility and resolution in overcoming challenges;
  • learning from excellent leadership practice in other global institutions

Emerging Leaders Programme

The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) provides individuals with the opportunity to further develop their leadership capability and so help them achieve their career ambitions as well as the strategic aims of the University of Glasgow as a world class, world changing university.  It aims to increase capability, confidence and connectedness for leaders and their teams. 

As well as contributing to building a cohort of capable leaders it provides participants with an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the institution and engage with senior leaders who contribute to the programme. 

The programme is targeted at newly appointed Heads of Service, Heads of Subject, Learning & Teaching Convenors, Research Convenors (or equivalent) who should have the opportunity to develop their leadership (as opposed to management) capability.  

The programme is structured around six half-day sessions, project group support sessions, and one-to-one coaching sessions (informed by a 360 diagnostic) as well as the completion of a strategically-themed group project typically sponsored by a senior University leader. 

The programme takes a co-creation approach and participants will have the opportunity to customise content to suit their needs within the parameters of the programme.  

The programme will focus on the role of strategic leader in a world class, world changing university:

  • aligning activities with School / Service strategic vision
  • planning for delivery of key responsibilities
  • leading collaboratively and empowering others to act
  • leading change, including organisational culture change, with agility and flexibility
  • demonstrating personal credibility and resolution in overcoming challenges

Aspiring Leaders Programme

The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) provides an opportunity for participants to explore leadership within the University with a view to preparing them for future leadership roles. It aims to enhance self-awareness, increase capability and self-confidence and support School / Service talent management and succession plans. 

As well as contributing to building a cohort of capable leaders it provides participants with an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the institution and engage with senior leaders who contribute to the programme. 

The programme is targeted at Grade 7 and 8 academic and professional services staff who may not currently have a leadership role but have been identified in their School / Service talent management activities has having high performance and high potential for future leadership roles.   

This programme may be suitable for academic staff completing the Early career Development Programme (ECDP) although consideration should be given to the timing in relation to other personal development plans (e.g. overlap with PGCap).

The programme is structured around half-day modules, 360-degree feedback diagnostic and peer support sessions, as well as the completion of a group project. 

The programme will focus on the role of a leader in a world class, world-changing university:

  • aligning activities with School / Service strategic vision
  • leading collaboratively and empowering others to act
  • leading change, including organisational culture change, with agility and flexibility
  • developing self awareness of personal leadership qualities

Management Development Programmes

First Line Management Programme

Further information regarding the application process and programme dates will be available early 2020.

The First Line Managers Programme is designed to support new line managers typically at Grade 6 & 7 in the fundamentals of people management.

Applications for this programme will be considered through a nomination form completed with the support of your line manager.  In advance of applying for this programme please ensure you have completed the following pre-requisite training.

For more information on the programme, please contact eod@glasgow.ac.uk

 


Team Leading Programme

Further information regarding the application process and programme dates will be available early 2020.

The Team Leading Programme is designed to support new supervisors typically at Grade 4 & 5 in the fundamentals of supervision.  Supervisors typically work alongside team members but are also responsible for planning and allocating work while supporting team members’ performance. 

Applications for this programme will be considered through a nomination form completed with the support of your line manager.  In advance of applying for this programme please ensure you have completed the following pre-requisite training.

For more information on the programme, please contact eod@glasgow.ac.uk