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.

2019 Leadership Programme Seminars


CHEAD Leadership Programme Seminar 5

Research Leadership

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Royal College of Art
Hosted by Professor Karen Fleming, Head of Belfast School of Art, Ulster University

Presenters include:

  • Professor Anne Boddington, Sub-panel Chair for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
  • Professor Naren Barfield, Royal College of Art
  • Professor Juan Cruz, Royal College of Art

More information and booking here


CHEAD Leadership Programme Seminar 6

PR, Advocacy and Media

Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
University of Portsmouth

Presenters to be announced

Booking to open shortly


Forthcoming seminars in this series:

  • People and Performance, February 2020, date to be announced