HoD Engage: The Heads of Department (HoD) Leadership Engagement Events

Following on from the success of the Heads of Department Away Day on the 19th June 2019, further events are being developed to continue the momentum. The Heads of Department (HoD) Leadership Engagement Events aims to continue to develop essential management and leadership skills, foster a sense of a Leadership Community, and create strategic engagement in University objectives. The series will:

  • Provide the Provost with regular opportunities to meet with Heads of Department and share the latest information from VCEG and the external environment. 
  • Focus on a particular leadership topic via a keynote specialist leadership speaker
  • Build and develop the HoD network, encouraging peer learning and collaboration through active learning sets.
  • Provide an opportunity to consult HoDs on wider issues that may be pertinent such as PWE, ED&I or communications.
  • Build the academic leadership ‘community’, signpost support and development opportunities.

Each event will be 2 hours in duration, twice termly, focussing on a particular theme linked to a university strategic priority.  They will be open to all Heads of Department and chaired by a different PVC.  HoDs will be surveyed regarding challenges faced, leadership topics of particular interest as well as general feedback.

 

2020/21 Programme Details

The 2020/21 Programme is still being developed. However, details will be posted here as and when they are confirmed. Please check back for the latest details, or email peopledevelopment@exeter.ac.uk if you have any queries. 

Session

Theme

Date

Keynote Speakers

1

Managing the Safe Return to Campus / Academic Professional Programme 2020-21

25th August 2020, 09:30 - 10:30

Prof. Neil Gow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact) and Prof. Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

2

Practicalities of Project Restart

7th October 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

Colleagues from IT, Education and HR

3

Covid-19 and ‘no-detriment’ in progression and progression discussion

17th November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Andrew Johnson, Assistant Director of HR, and Christian Carter, Head of Organisational Development

4

Wellbeing and Mental Health

2nd December 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

Christian Carter, Head of Organisational Development, and Prof. Barney Dunn, Professor of Clinical Psychology

5

Adjusting for the Differential Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic – A Guide for Leaders

2nd February 2021, 10:00 - 11:00

Christian Carter, Head of Organisational Development, and Janice Button, Learning & Development Manager for Exeter Academic

6

Plans for Teaching and Assessment, and Managing Workload

9th March 2021, 15:00 - 16:00

Prof. Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education); Prof. Rob Freathy, Academic Dean for Students; and Ian Blenkharn, Director of Education and Student Support

7

Overview of the Future of Work Programme

13th April 2021, 15:00 - 16:00

Toby Giles, Programme Manager, Strategic Delivery Unit

8

TBC

12th May 2021, 14:00 - 15:00

TBC

9

TBC

8th June 2021, 14:00 - 15:00

TBC

10

TBC

21st July 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

TBC

 

UPDATE - Changes to 2019/20 Programme

Due to the ongoing situation around Covid-19, our original programme was interrupted. A new, evolving programme has been put in its place, to respond rapidly to new demands and challenges. Below you can find a list of online HoD events. This list will be continually updated and revised, so please check back for the latest details, or email peopledevelopment@exeter.ac.uk if you have any queries. 

Session

Theme

Date

Keynote Speakers

1

Project Enhance 

28th April 2020

Prof. Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

2

Project Restart

14th May 2020

Prof. Neil Gow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)

3

Project Enhance cont.

18th May 2020

Prof. Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

4

Institutional Priorities

2nd June 2020

Prof. Janice Kay, Provost, and Deputy Vice-Chancellors

5

Workload, EDI, and Project Restart

17th June 2020

Prof. Janice Kay, Provost, and Deputy Vice-Chancellors

6

Workload Allocation

3rd July 2020

Prof. Janice Kay, Provost, and Deputy Vice-Chancellors

7

Priorities and Workload Guidance Review 

8th July 2020

Prof. Janice Kay, Provost, and Deputy Vice-Chancellors

 

Pre-Lockdown 2019/20 Programme Details:

Session

Theme

Date

Keynote Speakers

1

National Student Survey

29th October, 10:30 - 12:30

Prof. Lisa Harris, Professor of Digital Learning

2

Inclusion

6th December, 10:00 -12:00

Prof. Andrew McRae and Dr. Caitlin Kight

3

Mental Wellbeing and Stress

14th January, 10:00 - 12:00

Prof. Barney Dunn, Professor of Clinical Psychology

4

SWARM

12th March, 10:00 - 12:00

Steph Selway, PPBI Business Partner

5

University Finance

13th May, 13:00 - 15:00

Andrew Connolly, Chief Financial Officer

6

Creating a high performance culture

17th June, 13:00 - 15:00

Prof. Brit Grosskopf, Professor of Economics

 

HoD Engage sits within the wider HoD Development Programme running throughout 2019/20 which, in addition to the series, offers (on request):

  • Individual/small group HoD induction at College level,
  • “Bitesize” sessions (eg equality & diversity, finance, H&S) at College level
  • Professional Executive Coach (College Funded),
  • Formal Mentoring programme for HoDs.

For further information on this series or wider programme please email peopledevelopment@exeter.ac.uk