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The aims of Sheffield Leader:

  • Move beyond traditional models of leadership towards leadership that is based on building an adaptive sustainable community in which collective leadership, more than individual leadership is more likely to address the external complexity facing HEIs
  • Bring a community of leaders together in an environment where what they have in common (around building and sustaining a world class university) is reinforced
  • Use the actual leadership challenges and experiences of participants as sources of learning and build dialogue around these
  • Equip individual leaders with the necessary awareness, capabilities and confidence

Who Sheffield Leader 3 is for:

You will have formal leadership responsibilities covering a significant work area, which has University-wide impact. You will be used to liaising with colleagues across the University and also relevant associated professionals external to the University. You will typically have line management responsibility for a number of staff, although if you don’t, you will need to influence large numbers of senior staff from across the University to be effective in your role. Your stakeholders are therefore your own team, department, faculty, senior staff in the University outside your own direct area and staff external to the University. You may already hold a broad understanding and awareness of leadership practice and theory, gained through either formal development or your own experience and research.

What Sheffield Leader 3 involves:

The time commitment will be approximately 9 days (including the leadership exchange) over 8 months as below. This whole process will then be incorporated into each participant’s SRDS through a pre- and de-brief with their line manager.

Launch - (1/2 day)
Module 1 - (2 days) “The Challenges for TUoS Leadership” including a conversation with a University executive
Impact Group no. 1 - (1/2 day) the cohort splits into 2 smaller groups to explore work place issues in a supportive and confidential environment
Module 2 - (2 days) “Leading Change and Leading Others” including senior TuoS leader speaker on their experience of change
Impact Group no. 2 - (1/2 day) the cohort splits into 2 smaller groups to explore work place issues in a supportive and confidential environment
Module 3 - (1 day) “Self-awareness, Influence and Impact” including personal influencing styles
Impact Group no. 3 - (1/2 day) the cohort splits into 2 smaller groups to explore work place issues in a supportive and confidential environment
Making a Difference - (1/2 day) Impact groups share their progress, impact and lessons learned
Leadership Exchange - (1 day) shadowing a colleague from the cohort to learn from their leadership challenges and responses

Current dates for Sheffield Leader 3 cohorts are here