BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2022-23 is now open for expressions of interest

Dear Colleague,

I am delighted to inform you that the BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2022-23 is now open for expressions of interest.  This 20 credit Level 7 unit has been designed especially for Programme Leaders at BU and, based on previous feedback received, the content is focused upon leadership and reflection. This series of workshops is intended to focus on developing the ‘self’ as you explore your role as a Programme Leader.

The content comprises of seven half day sessions focusing on reflecting back and looking forward to preparation for future roles. Programme Leaders will be guided through the development of individual skills to best meet some of the challenges of the role and which can be used to progress to other posts in the future. At the moment it is anticipated that some sessions will be delivered face to face on campus will be online (via Zoom.) Participants will be consulted in relation to any changes in advance so please allow enough space in your timetable to attend in-person.

The key dates are as follows:

  • Launch: Friday 30thSeptember 1.30-3
  • Session 1: Friday 21st October 1.30-4.30
  • Session 2: Friday 18th November 1.30-4.30
  • Session 3: Friday 9th December 1.30-4.30
  • Session 4: Friday 13th January 1.30-4.30
  • Session 5: Friday 10th February 1.30-4.30
  • Session 6: Friday 10th 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, but should be included in your agreed workload planning.

The assessment of this unit is the creation of two reflective case studies for the submission of a HEA Senior Fellowship application or if the attendee already holds this status, a 3k word reflective assignment can be submitted as an alternative.

Those wishing to participate should gain approval of their line manager and then contact Organisational Development (OD) and Dr Parisa Gilani to indicate interest. OD will send an email with a link to a registration form. Once this is completed, OD will send Outlook calendar invitations to confirm your place on the Programme. As this programme is accredited you will also be enrolled as a student through the Faculty of Media & Communication.

Please contact  Organisational Development (OD) or Dr Parisa Gilani with any questions.

Dr Parisa Gilani – Senior Lecturer in HR and OB

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