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Preparing for Leadership

Useful Resources:


Vitae Website

Research Development Framework Diagram  


RDF - Leadership Lens  

Vitae: The leading Researcher Booklet  


Five steps Forward 


Reading List 


Educational Management Administration and Leadership: Leadership for Learning in Higher Education
Debbie Richards - BELMAS
First published, November 15 2011

Routledge: Strategic Leadership in Academic Development 
Paul Blackmore and Richard Blackwell - University of Coventry
Studies in Higher Education: Vol 31, Number 3, 3 June 2016, pp373-387

Underpinning Excellence in Higher Education - an investigation into leadership, governance and management behaviours of high performing academic departments
Seng Kiat Kok and Claire McDonald
Studies in Higher Education, Vol 42 (2017) issue 2
8 May 2015, pp 210 - 231

Resource Description:

The workshop is for Research Active Staff who are not yet fully independent. It is an experiential workshop with coaching and action learning to look at self, intellectual & team leadership. Delegates assess their current position and identify where they would like to be, what it takes to be in that role and create a plan to get there.

This workshop is based on a successful Vitae workshop (Vitae is funded by the UK Research Councils) which has been adapted for Warwick staff. There is no cost to Warwick Research Active Staff to attend this workshop.


Overview of Programme Topics:

Day 1

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Concepts and Leadership Theories
  • Coaching Conversations
  • Leadership Career Roadmap
  • Value & Authenticity
  • Leadership book

Day 2

  • Leadership in H.E.
  • Facets of Superior Performance
  • Motivation
  • Climate and Culture
  • Collaborative Futures/Action Planning



Powerpoint Presentation (Day 1): Preparing for Leadership
Sandy Sparks, Learning and Development Centre 
8 November 2017

Powerpoint Presentation (Day 2): Preparing for Leadership  
Sandy Sparks, Learning and Development Centre
15 November 2017



 Feedback from the Leadership Follow up meeting on 13 June 2018


Further Details:

Preparing for Leadership Webpage

Date of last programme - 8 and 15 November 2017

Date of next workshop - to be announced


Other LDC Workshops/Programmes:

LDC offer workshops/programmes covering thematic areas including Leadership, Career Development, Skills, Diversity and Inclusion and Impact. To familiarise yourself with these and to apply please visit the RAS website.

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