Tag: leadership

Sky-diving from College Building clock tower

sky-diving

I’ve done some exciting things during my thirteen (and a third) years at City, but I think this just about caps the lot. It was just before my last appraisal meeting that the idea of jumping off a tall building first came to mind. I was a little bit early for the meeting (I just…Continue Reading Sky-diving from College Building clock tower

Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice

We are now recruiting participants for the Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice module that will run as a double module as part of the MA Academic Practice from January 2016. Increasingly work in the HE sector is characterised by continuous change and uncertainty with high expectations and decreasing resources.  Consequently, it is vital for staff…Continue Reading Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice

The Science Behind Learning in the Outdoors

In LEaD we have a strong track record of using walking as an educational development tool.  This accessible and enlightening Farscape webinar explores the science behind learning in the outdoors.  It draws on a variety of academic sources including neuroscience, leadership theory and attention restoration theory.  Farscape offer leadership development through experiential learning.  They engage in…Continue Reading The Science Behind Learning in the Outdoors

Walking as learning ideas and guidance

Walking can add a dynamic element to the learning experience and can be particularly effective for active learning, creativity and reflective practice.  A University campus or city offer a variety of spaces for free roaming and stimulating sights and artefacts.  This post shares some guidance on planning a walking activity.  If you have experienced walking…Continue Reading Walking as learning ideas and guidance

Walking, learning and leadership development

Increasingly in Higher Education we work with uncertainty and complexity without simple solutions or clear trajectories.  Consequently to develop as leaders, our fundamental tool is reflective practice.  This involves creating a space to reflect on our progression and challenges, our values and strengths, and to experiment and connect with others.  In LEaD we have been…Continue Reading Walking, learning and leadership development

Leading the Learning Landscape Network

149 institutions participated in Changing the Learning Landscape, a HEFCE funded partnership programme supporting technology enhanced learning change initiatives.  The projects have now finished and the Leading the Learning Landscape Network aims to continue to support those engaged in innovation and experimentation, grow a community of practice and offer practical help to those involved in…Continue Reading Leading the Learning Landscape Network

Leadership and Change in the Public Eye

“There should be a prize for people who make the worst mistake and learn from it.”  This is a quote from Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, being interviewed by Professor Laura Empson, Director of the Cass Centre for Professional Service Firms, discussing organisational culture and risk. Tony Hall explained how allowing people to make mistakes…Continue Reading Leadership and Change in the Public Eye

Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Image from seminar series web page from Working Well

Perhaps love isn’t a word we usually associate with the workplace.  However, Gabriella Braun argues that leadership is about people and working with people demands a capacity for love.  The seminar Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It? is part of a series exploring the relationship between leadership and psychoanalysis.  The event I attended…Continue Reading Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice

We are now recruiting participants for the Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice module that will run as a double module as part of the MA Academic Practice from January 2015. Increasingly work in the HE sector is characterised by continuous change and uncertainty with high expectations and decreasing resources.  Consequently, it is vital for staff…Continue Reading Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice

Reflections on our inspiration day

In November, Anise, Annemarie and myself took a day out to try the technique of walking and learning, as outlined in Anise’s previous post.  The day was a fantastic opportunity to gain some thinking time as well as trying out a technique that I had read about from elsewhere and I wanted to use in…Continue Reading Reflections on our inspiration day