SWIMM is a unique and innovative programme designed to allow middle managers working in South West HEI’s to network with peers in similar roles across the sector.
It gives delegates the chance to reflect on their role and to further develop the key management skills and techniques needed in today’s universities. The universities involved recognise that there is huge benefit in working regionally with exposure to a wider range of practices, and developing managers as a future resource for the region.
The programme consists of a three-day residential event followed by a one-day workshop later in the year, where we cover some of the topics in more depth. By running the programme in this way, we are able to introduce tools and concepts in a supportive atmosphere, away from the normal working environment. The programme is highly participative, drawing on the experience of group members and providing frequent
opportunities to reflect on current and best practice. Subjects touched on include understanding yourself and others, action learning, influencing, conflict management, creativity, career development and presentation skills.
In addition you will be required to submit a proposal for a work based project which will be developed during the programme.
The programme is aimed at ‘middle’ managers in the sector in role or new to role i.e. people who already have management experience and would like to further develop their management skills.
As work-based projects are a significant part of the programme, it will not be appropriate for anyone other than middle managers already in post. If you are unsure of your suitability please contact a member of the SWIMM team listed at the end of this flyer.
It is likely that the roles & responsibilities of participants will cover most of the following:
“Very well organised, fun and interactive learning experience and opportunity for networking with other middle managers”
"The course has been absolutely fantastic. A wonderful opportunity to stop and critically reflect on my management skills. It has been wonderful to meet colleagues from across SW and to have the opportunity to share experiences. I will take back to the workplace a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a number of new techniques"
"The various profiles/questionnaires helped me self-evaluate and understand more about my management style"
By the end of the programme you will have:
Cost does not include travel to and from events or additional overnight stays
Residential: Wednesday 21st March until Friday 23rd March 2012
Registration: 9:30am Wednesday 21st March
Depart: 1:00pm Friday 23rd March
1 day ‘call-back’ event: Friday 2nd November 2012
Bailbrook House Hotel, London Road West, Bath, BA1 7JD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 855100
If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to apply for a place please contact Lisa.Hutchinson@bristol.ac.uk. A nomination form for the programme will be sent to you on request.