Leadership and Management

LD@3 – Influencing and leading even when you aren’t in charge

Published: 28/04/2022 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: Events | Leadership and Management |

Monday 16th May @ 3pm – 4pm Although it might not always feel like it, we all have the capacity and the potential to influence others and bring about change. Too often ideas of ‘leadership’ can get muddled up with ‘management’, but if we switch focus from authority to relationships, from responsibility to advocacy, and from hierarchy to mentoring, then suddenly leadership becomes a lot more accessible, to everyone. In this session, Carina and Kate share their experiences of leading and influencing and what’s worked for them, and invite you to reflect on how you might already influence others and …

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Leadership and professional identity: Finding common ground in Learning Development

Published: 03/02/2022 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: Events | Leadership and Management |

Thursday 24 February 11am – 12 noon. We all have the capacity and the potential to influence others and bring about change, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. Working in partnership with students to empower them and negotiate change is a form of leadership that arguably every learning developer utilises. Why, then, can it be so difficult to think of ourselves as leaders in relation to our colleagues or have our leadership recognised by wider university management?  In this session, Carina Buckley and Kate Coulson invite you to reflect on how you might already influence others, and use …

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Women’s Academic Network webinar

Published: 12/04/2021 - Reading Time: 1 min

Categories: Events | Leadership and Management |

Following on from the successful VUVA event, you are warmly invited to attend Bournemouth University’s (BU) free, open-to-all Women’s Academic Network @ BU Q&A panel webinar event focusing on one of the most critical and timely of topics facing UK HE today. The webinar is Thursday 22nd April 2 – 4pm via Zoom.  For more details and Registration, book via Eventbrite.

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#Take5 #40: ALDinHE: The Best Way of Ensuring Sustainability for the Future

Published: 27/02/2020 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: Leadership and Management | Take5 |

The first ALDinHE symposium took place at London Metropolitan University in 2003 – and an Association was born. That Association has been growing, developing, flourishing. This #Take5 blogpost has been written by Steve Briggs, Co-Chair of ALDinHE, to bring Learning Developers up to date with all the latest developments. Have a read. Leave a Comment. Get involved. Growing and Flourishing The last five years have been an exciting time for ALDinHE (Association for Learning Development in Higher Education). There have been some brilliant developments and expansions to our membership offer. For example, we have introduced a recognition scheme, regional events, …

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Steve Briggs

#Take5 #38 The best way of engaging with academics?

Published: 12/12/2019 - Reading Time: 7 min

Categories: Leadership and Management | Take5 |

This #Take5 post is brought to you from Kate Coulson who is Head of Learning Development at the University of Northampton and has spent most of her career cajoling and persuading colleagues to work with her and more recently to work with the teams she leads… Our Kate Selling it: Why engage colleagues? I always knew I didn’t want to work in a commercial field especially in retail, but on reflection I have evolved into an experienced salesperson: selling connection and collegiality. (If only I worked on commission!) As a Librarian and latterly a Learning Developer I have probably spent …

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