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Leadership and Management

At Leeds Beckett, we believe the most valuable commodity is our people. To get the best out of our people they should be inspired by great leadership.

The People and OD Team is committed to developing and supporting all colleagues in leadership and management roles across our University. To do this, we can offer a range of opportunities and resources to support your personal development.

As well as our essential development for all managers, our Managers’ Toolkit, we have sessions available for all levels of management, from aspiring managers and team leaders to current managers who are looking to expand their knowledge and develop their techniques.

If you have any queries regarding your development please contact us at POD@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Leadership and Management Development

Plus Icon New Managers

First, congratulations on your new appointment. We are here to support your transition into your new management role and provide you with the tools you need to be effective in your new role. Our website will give you further information about the development opportunities available to you as a manager, from our essential Managers’ Toolkit courses to the Leadership and Management Programmes we offer. If you have any queries regarding your development in the meantime, either speak to your manager or contact us by email at POD@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Plus Icon Development for All Managers

Managers’ Toolkit

Our Managers’ Toolkit will support and inform your management role and is split between online modules and workshop sessions. Managers will be automatically enrolled on the following essential modules on our People Development Online system:

  • Disciplinary
  • Finance*
  • Grievance
  • Managing Performance*
  • Managing Stress
  • PDR Reviewer

*Currently being updated

All managers are also required to book to attend the following workshops via the People Development Programme.

Managing Sickness Absence
This essential session will explore the impact of sickness absence, how managers can influence levels of sickness absence and determine how to manage individual cases.

Recruitment & Selection
This session is aimed at staff who chair interview panels and staff who are recruitment panel members. The session covers the Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure and relevant standard documentation in detail, examining the recruitment process from vacancy to induction. In the afternoon you will participate in exercises to develop shortlisting and interviewing skills.

Staff who are new to our University but have significant experience of recruitment and selection at another organisation may choose to leave at lunchtime. Staff who require a refresher only (and have previously attended face to face recruitment and selection training at our University) may choose to complete the online Recruitment and Selection Refresher module as an alternative to this session.

In addition to the essential sessions, please refer to our online People Development Programme to view the optional Leadership and Management sessions that are available to you.

Plus Icon Leadership Programmes

Our focus for the 2017/18 academic year is to continue to support the delivery of leadership development for our new Deans of School, Heads of Subject, Directors of Research and Course Directors.

We will therefore not be offering internal ILM programmes during 2017/18. However, The Leadership Centre in Leeds Business School continues to deliver ILM at all levels. Please contact them directly for further information.

Plus Icon Leadership and Management Mentoring

In the latest Higher Education Leadership and Management Survey (August 2016) nearly a third of respondents reported that they had a mentor and 90% reported great benefits. This supports many years of research into mentoring reporting that all of the people involved are happier with their career progression and take more pleasure in their work. We are currently supporting a number of mentoring schemes across the university and are keen to promote this development opportunity further. If you would like to be involved in mentoring your less experienced colleagues or believe that you would benefit from receiving some form of mentorship please contact our team.

Pilot - Mentoring Scheme for Newly Promoted Managers

In 2016 we have launched a scheme to match newly promoted managers with experienced managers across the university. We now have a group of experienced managers who can provide mentorship to those wishing to enhance their skills and performance in the new role. All of our mentors have experienced the challenges of transitioning from team member to team manager and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

This new Mentoring Scheme offers support during the first six months in role. Everyone involved will benefit from receiving a personal 2000 word psychometric tool, identifying their key management strengths and leadership style. This is then used to match people up with their ideal mentor or mentee.

For more information about the scheme and what’s involved get in touch with us at POD@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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