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The new Brookes’ Leadership Programme is now available to both academic and professional services staff. The programme has been designed for managers in grades 8-12 and above with at least one year’s experience of managing staff.
Potential applicants and their managers will be able to find out more by attending one of the briefing sessions but attendance at a briefing session is not required in order to apply. Those who have expressed an interest will be contacted about briefing and interview dates. The programme begins in February and ends with assessments in November.
The programme is based on the Brookes’ Leadership Capabilities model. It is very practical and consists of workshops, a work-based project, online resources, behavioural profiling, action learning sets and peer coaching and 360 Degree Feedback for level five participants. It enables participants to gain a level three or level five Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification.
This is very much a Brookes-centred course. Based on the Brookes’ Leadership Capabilities model, it has been developed after a ‘needs analysis’ which included reviewing our previous Core Management and Leadership Programme (CMLP) and seeking the views of senior managers and existing grade 8-12 managers in focus groups.
There will be a charge to departments for this programme.
Please see the following link if you are interested in the NVQ level two Certificate in Team Leading or contact Kay Tillyer.
Applicants will be invited to a 30-minute information - sharing interview between September and December to discuss the suitability of the programme and the appropriate level of ILM Award for each applicant. Booking for interviews will be available via this page.
Potential applicants and their managers can find out more by attending one of the briefing sessions, dates for which will appear here, but attendance at a briefing session is not required in order to apply.
The BLP addresses leadership issues
relevant to Brookes’ vision, strategy and guiding principles. It also
enables learning on the job.
Participating managers work through the programme in a group of
colleagues responding to changes and challenges in the same organisation, while
considering fresh perspectives and approaches. Action-learning and peer
coaching will facilitate this aspect of the programme.
The inclusion of a work-based project
chosen by participants and their own managers will help the process of applying
learning to their day-to-day work, widely recognised as the most effective way
of increasing the usefulness of learning.
Leadership and Management qualification element works as follows:
the NVQ style of assessment used by CMLP for which regulations had changed
significantly. Your ILM Award can
be an end in itself or can form the basis for further study and management
BLP Programme Launch
Workshop (1 day) - Valerie Fawcett and Kay Tillyer, 1 February 2017
is leadership at Oxford Brookes? How can you make best use of this
programme? How will you be assessed for your ILM Leadership and
Management qualification? These questions and others will be explored and we
will start working on the self-awareness and personal resilience aspects of
being a leader/manager.
Leading and Managing
Change (1 day) - Ian Whiting, 23 February 2017
this workshop, Ian Whiting will provide you with a series of tools,
techniques and knowhow to assist you in facilitating change in your own
role. The content is based on Ian’s research for the Brookes’ Managers’
Change Checklist and recommendations from the ACAS advisory organisation.
Strategy and Purpose
(2 x ½ day workshops) - Kathy Greethurst, 8 March 2017, am
module will examine why and how organisations develop their strategy and
purpose, review real-live examples of strategy, vision and mission statements
and values in organisations, identify ways to translate strategy into action
and consider ways to engage staff and other stakeholders. It will be run as 2
x 1/2 day workshops which explore theory and practice, draw on the
experiences of participants and make use of Brookes as an exemplar.
Participants will also spend time creating or reviewing the strategy and
purpose of their team.
leader/manager - Valerie Fawcett and Kay Tillyer, 5 April 2017
up on your personal TIFF profile, we will look at how Functional Fluency
helps with developing an emotionally intelligent effective leadership style,
and how leadership style needs to vary with different situations and
people. How do your staff see you? What do they need from you? Why
would someone want to be led by you?
communicating across the university and outside (½ day) - Alison
Honour, 26 April 2017, am
workshop will explore the importance of networking and communicating widely
across the University and externally. We will look at a range of approaches
to ensure that you 'network with a purpose' and are more confident and
effective in your networking.
and motivating a team - Valerie Fawcett, 10 May 2017
do you create a sense of common purpose in your team? How can you turn
theories of motivation and research into “engagement” into day-to-day
strategies which will enable your staff to perform at their best? These
questions will help with change management, delegation, and developing talent
amongst your staff.
and Innovation (½ day) - Alison Honour, 7 June 2017, am
The workshop will explore approaches
to developing an environment and culture which promotes and provides
opportunities for creativity and innovation. We will look at how ideas are
developed through creative thinking and how this leads to innovation and
leading positive change.
Non-financial Managers at Brookes - Finance Team,
5 July 2017
This very practical workshop will
address two key aspects of finance for non-financial managers at Brookes:
How do you manage your budget at
(2 x ½ day workshops) - Anne O’Dwyer, 4 and 11 October 2017
O’Dwyer will share tips and techniques for planning and structuring your
presentations, handling the audience, and using appropriate visual aids
(including technology. She will also help you to work on your
confidence and personal presence – especially voice, body language and
managing nerves to engage your audience. These sessions will also
prepare you for your assessment presentation.
"The BLP has been excellent from day one of the launch workshop. I've taken thoughts and ideas away from every session throughout the programme which I know will help with my current role as well as any possible future career opportunities. The time spent with the tutor on the TIFF profile and the 360 feedback were extremely useful sessions for me in reflecting on my own management style - invaluable" Steve HoltomElectrical Services Manager, Estates and Facilities Management
"This programme has enhanced my effectiveness from day one. The sessions and tutors are inspiring, and I always come away with new ideas and a fresh perspective. I've learnt so much from the theory, the readings and case studies of management practice and about my own styles and preferences. It's been immeasurably valuable to me" Kirsty McNally, Acting Marketing Manager, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
“The Brookes Leadership Programme contains many informative and well-paced learning sessions which should prove invaluable to me in my future career at Brookes.” Joe Walter, Business Partnership Manager, OBIS