Leadership development programmes 2020-2021
Leaders play a pivotal role in influencing the environment and the dynamics that individuals and teams work within. Now more than ever, we need leaders to be compassionate, strive to understand the challenges of their teams, and respond in ways that promote inclusion.
This year, we have pivoted the leadership development programmes to a blended learning model with all sessions being facilitated online. As well as being of a high quality, they will be cost effective and time efficient.
What the new leadership development offer wants to enable
Integral to sustaining leadership is structured support, a safe place to share learning with peers and an opportunity to consider new ways and approaches.
Leadership development programmes
The three leadership programmes will focus on different aspects of leadership and will be open to all Academic and Professional Service staff. They will run alongside each other and share three plenary sessions which will cover leadership topics that are key to everyone and will be led by an external speaker.
Female Leadership Initiative (FLi)
FLi is a development programme for those who identify as women. The programme is open to professional services and academic staff at any grade or career-stage. It aims at those who wish to hone their level of self-awareness and personal insight in order to develop their personal leadership style and influence.
Leading Collaborative Teams
For aspiring and established academic leaders and professional service managers who are seeking to become more effective and gain insight in the way that they lead, manage and influence across the University (typically grades J-L).
Bristol Senior Leaders
For aspiring senior leaders where leadership is a key part of their current role and future career. Participants will have the potential to lead activity at a divisional, faculty or institutional level. Open to leaders from all faculties and divisions and across all three pathways (typically grades L and M).
The main elements of the programmes will be:
- 3 plenary sessions
- 3 specific cohort sessions
- 3 Action Learning Sets
Applications for the 2020-21 programmes have now closed.
Bristol is leading on the pilot of an inclusive leadership and development programme for our Black, Asian and minority ethnic women. It will have a cohort of up to 30 participants from across the GW4 universities starting in January 2021.
Do you have any questions prior to applying?
Staff Development will be holding online information sessions on:
- Thursday 8 October 14:00-15:00
- Wednesday 14 October 10:00-11:00
- Monday 19 October 11:00-12:00
If you weren't able to attend an info session, click here to access a recording and access the slides below: