The CHEAD Leadership Programme of seminars has been running for many years and is intended to support the development of the current and next generation of academic leaders in our sector. It is aimed at people such as Programme Leaders, Associate Deans and Heads of Department who may be seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills, as well as recently appointed Deans or Heads of School. The focus of the seminars is key leadership activities through the lens of our subject disciplines.

Each seminar takes place in a different Higher Education institute, with participants having the advantage of exploring a comparable University, as well as forming a peer network of leaders and managers working in similar positions. The seminars are organized around key presentations usually case studies, as well as workshop sessions and participants are actively encouraged to bring current issues for discussion.

Participants can attend one or more sessions as relevant to their current and future activities.

The cost per seminar is £180 per person and run from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 pm.

2018/2019 Leadership Programme Seminars:

CHEAD Leadership Programme Seminar 1

Leading and developing teams: how to develop high performing teams at different levels in art and design higher education
Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Coventry University
Hosted by Professor Sally Wade, Director, Sheffield Institute of Arts and Helen Cuthill, Associate Dean, Coventry University

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CHEAD Leadership Programme Seminar 2

Developing an excellent student experience
Monday 5th February 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Glasgow School of Art
Hosted by Professor Vicky Gunn, Head of Learning and Teaching, Glasgow School of Art

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Forthcoming seminars in this series:

  • Seminar 3: Teaching, learning and assessment: developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures
    May 2018
  • Seminar 4: Financial Leadership: Understanding different financial models
    October 2018
  • Seminar 5: People and performance: hr leadership and management
    February 2019
  • Seminar 6: Leading and Developing a Research Culture
    May 2019
  • Seminar 7: Strategic Change and Change Management
    October 2019