I am delighted to inform you that the BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2021-22 launches next month. This is a 20 credit Level 7 unit for those who are new, existing or aspiring Programme Leaders. The aim of the unit is to offer experienced academics an opportunity to reflect on their skills as Programme Leaders, and to develop these further as role models and motivators for others to follow, creating a culture of creativity and continuous improvement. This past year participants have particularly appreciated the ability to network and to share experiences with other academics in a similar position to them in a safe and friendly environment.
Sessions take place on Friday afternoons and there will be one session per month. Initially the sessions will be delivered using Zoom.
The key dates are as follows:
- Launch: Friday 1st October 1.30-3
- Session 1: Friday 22nd October 1.30-4.30
- Session 2: Friday 19th November 1.30-4.30
- Session 3: Friday 10th December 1.30-4.30
- Session 4: Friday 14th January 1.30-4.30
- Session 5: Friday 11th February 1.30-4.30
- Session 6: Friday 11th March 1.30-4.30
We understand the pressures that Programme Leaders are under at the moment, and so participation in the programme is completely voluntary.
This is an academic award, and staff who successfully complete the course will receive a BU Certificate in Programme Leadership. Successful completion of the programme requires the submission of an appropriate assignment consisting of two case studies. These case studies can also be used as part of your application for Advance HE’s Senior HEA Fellowship. Furthermore, you will receive support and mentoring in working towards this Senior Fellowship goal.
More information can be found here