Leadership programmes

We run four different in-house leadership programmes which are focused on exploring what is required to be an effective leader within academia. This includes both discovering what leadership means within your context as well as the more practical people and project management aspects of leadership.

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."- John F. Kennedy

All these programmes encourage leaders and managers to approach leadership with their own authentic style. Becoming an authentic leader is often as much about personal development and self-awareness as it is about developing skills. With this in mind, colleagues have found that our longer programmes provide the time and space required to explore leadership in-depth with a group of supportive peers.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each of the programmes is designed to stand alone and you are encouraged to attend the one that matches the stage of career and the kind of leadership you are currently undertaking. However the programmes are designed also to build on each other so that you could attend each as you progress through your career, exploring different aspects of and contexts for leadership each time. Each programme will have a strong element of peer learning, drawing significantly on the experience and ideas that the cohort of participants brings and building a network for future sharing and support

Please read the descriptions below to see which of our programmes would be suitable for you at your stage of career. You can also read our overview of Academic Leadership levels to help guide you. You will need to fill in an application form for your chosen programme (specific process differs for each so please read this carefully) and you will be put forward into a selection process as detailed on the full details of each programme (some of these details will follow at a later date).

Contact asd-leadership@bristol.ac.uk if you have any specific queries regarding leadership and management development opportunities for academic staff.