skip to navigation skip to content

Theme: Leadership

Show:
Show only:

14 matching courses


Inclusive Leadership Programmes new Unscheduled Not bookable

Leaders and line managers have a key role to play in closing the gender and others pay gaps at Cambridge. Two new development programmes will provide targeted workshops to support best practice and skills development to mitigate against bias in key decision-making areas including recruitment, allocation of work/projects, effective talent management, flexible working and support for progression opportunities.

The two new programmes will begin in 2019 for those with responsibility for the work, behaviour and development of others:
Senior Research Leaders Programme
Professional Service Leaders Programme

The programmes will be in addition to PPD’s existing range of development activities and will align with 'ourcambridge' initiatives and the People Strategy.

If you would like to be notified when places are available on either of these programme, please ‘register your interest’.


This two part interactive workshop offers those with some experience of leading and managing others the opportunity to extend their knowledge in relation to leadership and engagement of others. It will provide time to reflect on leadership values, beliefs, attitudes and style and the impact this has on leadership performance. The workshop will also explore how to motivate and engage others to achieve their full potential.

Leadership Essentials Thu 28 Feb 2019   09:30 Finished


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for all managers, which aims to help them refresh and build their skills and experience in managing others. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that managers can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. It incorporates tutor input, opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with other managers.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager, Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities


Success in fundraising is not simply about securing donations. Success requires leaders to look at our institutions from our stakeholders’ perspectives, and endeavour to determine their passions as they relate to the work of our institutions. This is a responsibility not taken lightly, and requires an understanding of the role and purpose of philanthropy throughout the university.

Sue Cunningham, president and chief executive officer of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of educational institutions serving education leaders and advancement practitioners in their efforts to advance education to transform lives and society, will lead this masterclass on the university as a philanthropic organization.

Ms. Cunningham will draw from her three-decade career in advancement that started in the theatre community in Wales, and took her to the University of St. Andrews, the University of Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and now to CASE, where she leads a global organization of more than 3,700 member institutions. She has led campaigns at three universities, developed the international capacity for fundraising at those institutions, spoken to countless groups of education leaders on the role and purpose of philanthropy in education, and brings experience and international context to this conversation.


How inclusion fosters increased innovation and global impact.


Who, what and how much — pathways through the finance committees.


Critical information with statutory significance for HOIs.


Current issues in managing the University Estate.


Update on current legislative practices.


The briefing will include topics about:

  • Costing & Pricing
  • New Sponsor Terms and Conditions
  • Pitfalls to avoid
Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged Thu 25 Apr 2019   09:30 Not bookable


Please note that places for this programme are full for 2018-19. An new management programme will be delivered in 2019-20, for initial details and to be notified when places are available, please 'register your interest’ here.

This programme offers an introduction to management skills and is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). It is highly participative and there is a strong emphasis on applying new learning to your work situation for the benefit of your team and your department.

The course is primarily aimed at those who currently have management responsibilities for others (including managers, team leaders or supervisors) or equivalent responsibilities (e.g. for managing services, projects, resources). All participants must have the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements which are specified by the ILM – please see further details below.


For many people having challenging conversations can be difficult and feel uncomfortable; however the ability to be able to talk about sensitive and emotive issues is an integral part of effective line management and can be critical to managing performance, promoting attendance and improving team dynamics.

This module will give you some practical steps to help you handle these conversations better and, where possible, get the right outcome for you, the individual and the University.

Staff Review and Development for Reviewers Wed 27 Mar 2019   09:15 Finished


The Staff Review and Development process provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This course will focus on practical advice and development of a range of skills and techniques that may be used effectively when reviewing others. It will provide an opportunity for review practice, discussion with other reviewers and provide useful reminders of good practice.

Stress: A Manager's Responsibility Tue 11 Jun 2019   09:30 [Full]


A short course covering a manager’s role in promoting a reduced stress environment in the workplace and evaluating stress risks for employees. It will also look at how to manage specific cases of stress using the Health and Safety Executive’s management standards.

[Back to top]