Sheffield Leader: Impact 

Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor

Launch of new leadership development programme

We are pleased to launch Sheffield Leader: Impact, our new approach to leadership development. This will sit alongside existing development opportunities and our commitment to supporting all colleagues to realise their potential and achieve individual, team and University goals and ambitions.

Sheffield Leader: Impact will equip those in priority leadership roles with the skills, behaviours, confidence and drive to deliver the University’s ambition of achieving excellence. It will also help our leaders create high levels of staff wellbeing, engagement and performance among the teams and individuals they lead and manage.

Sheffield Leader: Impact has two programmes – the Personal Development Programme and the Executive Team Development Programme.

Sheffield Leader: Impact follows on from Sheffield Leader, which ran from 2010 to 2018. The 1,000 plus colleagues who took part form our existing leadership community. We will build on this community so that leaders can continue to learn from and support each other. We hope this network will also encourage and enable collaborative working. By working together, we are better placed to proactively spot opportunities, learn what works well and deliver innovative and creative solutions to issues that we face.

We know our leaders are positive role models and we are committed to helping them deliver courageous, authentic and inclusive leadership for the benefit of all our colleagues.

Professor Koen Lamberts and Professor Gill Valentine


Personal Development Programme

A development programme for those in priority leadership roles.

Further details


Executive Team Development Programme

Executive team development will be carried out with teams at University, faculty and department level. It will be based on the real-life challenges and opportunities your faculty and departments are facing and aims to provide real value to you and your executive teams.

Sheffield Leader: Impact Leadership Behaviours

Our leaders are positive role models across the institution and beyond. The behaviours that our leaders exhibit are important in their leadership roles and they will need to deploy a range of leadership behaviours to successfully deliver in their roles and achieve their strategic objectives.

Our Six Leadership Behaviours

Our Leadership Community

As part of the development programme you will join our University-wide community of leaders where you will be able to learn from and support other leaders from across the University. This network of leaders will also encourage collaborative working to deliver innovative and creative solutions to the opportunities and challenges we face.

Join the community