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We have a range of courses and programmes to provide you with professional development at every stage of your leadership and management career.

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Training opportunities

We offer a range of leadership and management development opportunities for you to develop your people-management and leadership skills. Our offer aims to provide the essential knowledge and understanding to perform roles effectively. Core themes include: managing and developing yourself, managing and developing others, and managing at St George’s.

An up-to-date list of leadership and management courses and programmes can be found in the staff development event schedule.
Aurora leadership development programme

The Aurora programme has been designed to enable women in academic and professional roles in the higher education sector to participate in leadership development at an earlier stage in their careers.

The development initiative, run by Advance HE, is aimed at all people who identify as a woman. The programme includes development days, action learning sets, self-directed learning that complements the key themes and supports participants’ own development needs, and in-house mentoring from the sponsoring organisation.

Aurora addresses core areas associated with leadership success:

  • understanding organisations and the sector

  • developing leadership behaviours, skills and knowledge

  • identifying and overcoming barriers and obstacles

  • growing confidence and a leadership identity

  • building networks, coalitions and support processes.

Application for this programme is advertised annually at St George’s and the application process is launched in May/June. The deadline for applications will be the end of August and offers will be made in September. To make an enquiry regarding this programme, email staff development.

Masterclasses for senior leaders

We commission a number of leadership masterclasses annually for senior leaders at St George’s. These sessions and events are facilitated by both internal and external experts, and offer you an opportunity to update and refresh your skills in key areas relating to your role. Masterclasses are scheduled regularly throughout the academic year.

Advance HE development programmes

Advance HE offers structured modular opportunities for those in leadership positions, from programme leaders to vice-chancellors. To find a course or programme to suit your needs please look at their programme and event calendar.

Coaching and mentoring support
Coaching and mentoring partnerships can enable managers and leaders to develop in their roles, manage change and become more solutions-focused. The approach and focus of a coach and a mentor are different, and it is important to understand these differences so you choose the most appropriate partnership/relationship to support you and your needs.
Steps into management

The purpose of this course is to give participants the opportunity to explore the role, responsibilities and competencies required of line managers at St George’s and to give them the opportunity to reflect on the direction of their career.

We run this programme twice a year. To book onto this one-day course, go to the staff development event schedule.



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