Developing leadership at every level.

Academic Leadership and Management

Throughout your academic career you will require the skills and knowledge of leadership development. You can use these skills and knowledge to effectively manage yourself, projects, students, peers and teams. 

We provide a range of development opportunities tailored the needs of different roles and people at different stages of their careers.

Gaining Accreditation for leadership practice

Leading learning and teaching

The ASPIRE/HEA Senior Fellowship and ASPIRE/HEA Principal Fellowship recognise leadership in educational practice including module and programme leadership as well as leading educational teams and strategic educational activity.

Leading and managing people

We are currently reviewing our core offering of development that is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Development (ILM). We aim to offer ILM qualification routes at NQF Levels 3 and 5.

There are higher level qualificaiton and development routes available thorugh the NQF Level 6 Chartered Manager degree apprenticeship and NQF Level 7 Senior Leader degree apprenticeship.

Developing skills and knowledge as an Academic People Manager

A range of courses created to support our Global 100 vision by equipping our leaders with the core skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Support your ambitions and challenge you and your team
  • Reach the highest standards of scholarship and service with impact through active collaboration, a supportive inspirational community and new ways of thinking.

An understanding of the bigger picture and University strategies provides a platform for leading and managing in your area.

Our Strategy, Making the exceptional happen 2016 - 2021, establishes how we will work towards achieving our mission and lay the foundations for our future success as a Global 100 research leader.

The values describe our defining characteristics – what makes Exeter different.

A number of strategies underpin and support Our Strategy. These supporting Strategies outline how we will deliver world-class research and teaching, extend our international influence, enrich our students’ experience and invest in our estate, facilities and infrastructure.

This suite comprises a range of short courses for individuals with people management responsibilities, designed to equip them with the fundamental skills required to effectively manage individuals and teams within the University.

Developing support skills for staff and students:

This suite comprises a range of short courses for individuals with people management responsibilities, designed to equip them with the fundamental skills required to effectively manage individuals and teams within the University.

We enable managers and individuals to develop their teams through a range of opportunities. 

We can help you design team development sessions, conduct skills audits and training needs analyses, facilitate team activities and explore team profiles. Please contact the People Development Team for more details.

Alternatively take the opportunity to develop the way your team works and give something back to the local community through a Community Challenge or by undertaking other volunteering activities.

Developing skills and knowledge as an Academic Leader

The HEA co-facilitated a workshop with Exeter academics and professional colleagues (from Academic Development, Research Services, Researcher Development and Innovation Impact and Business) to explore the optimal characteristics of Exeter academic leaders and managers and to suggest how best to support the development of these skills, knowledge and behaviours. The key areas to develop our leaders were:

  • Separate pathways tuned to the distinct needs of people management, process and policy and people leadership.
  • Role specific development for HoDs and Academic Leads.
  • Academic Leadership programme that includes emotional and political awareness, inspirational leadership, resilience, ability to deliver and recognise transformational change.
  • Senior Leadership Development for high-performing colleagues.

Leadership courses in development

We are developing a suit of leadership courses for our academics. 

  • HoD programme
  • Academic Leads programme
  • Academic Leadership programme
  • Leadership Academy

For more information please contact People Development.