Mark Goodwin talking about the importance of HoDs

Heads of Discipline development

We offer a structured programme designed to support and develop new HoDs and provide continuing development opportunities for existing HoDs. Background, aims and more detailed learning outcomes are described in the HoDs background document.

New HoDs 2017-18 Programme

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The programme features the following key topics (dates to follow where not shown):

  • Wellbeing and stress November 29th 1pm-3pm (invitations have been issued)
  • Academic leadership January 19th 2018 1pm-3pm (invitations will be issued shortly)
  • Managing people and performance
  • Finance surgery

Development for all HoDs

Networking events

New HoDs will be invited to join existing HoDs at our termly networking events where you can mingle, share experiences, ask questions or get help from HR and development professionals and hear from a guest speaker about useful topics relevant to your role.

Term 1 Dec 6th, 1.00-2.30pm Streatham Court 0.28

  • Welcome from Debra Myhill, PVC CSSIS
  • Guest speaker
  • Networking and support services

Term 2 March (end) Doodle Poll invitation pending

Term 3 June (end) Doodle Poll invitation pending

Informal learning

We are keen that you have the maximum opportunity to grow and develop as an academic leader so would like you to share your useful insights, hot tips, interesting articles and activities through the Yammer social media group (or send to us at We will curate this informal learning and publish in the HoD resources page.

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Further leadership development

We are planning some great new leadership development opportunities as part of our wider strategy. Information about this will be advertised on this page and through the HoD Yammer group.