About the workshop

Excelling in today’s evolving Higher Education sector requires a wealth of adaptable skills to keep on top of innovative business transformation management and cultural change. In addition, the ability to provide strategic leadership is essential for delivering outcomes to portfolio areas.

This two-day intensive specifically addresses the required skills to become an efficient and influential faculty leader. It provides practical solutions to fast-track the acquisition of leadership essentials for managers to effectively contribute and lead teams at the executive management level within the Higher Education sector.

This toolkit will provide attendees with practical insights and applicable tips to achieve business management and leadership success.

Business & Leadership Skills for Higher Education Professionals

Academia in the Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation – academics in the innovation and creativity fog 

Research, Education, and Scholarship – reconciling the purist and pragmatists view

The academic in a Government funded research world

The academic and the Business World


Research and Human Centric Innovation

Understanding and managing change in a digitally transformed world

Digital transformation and academic research

Old and New Research tools and techniques

Digital Media and Reporting with Impact


Making It Happen – Delivering on the Promise

The Academic Value Stream – Triggers to Life Long Learning

Project and Portfolio Management Tools

Budgeting and Revenue Management

Beyond the bookshelf – Developing the Partnership


Stakeholder Management

Stakeholders Defined

Stakeholder Managers Toolkit – Communication, Influence and Negotiation

Stakeholder Management - mapping and managing

Walking a mile in yourself into the Stakeholder shoes -360 Degree View


Plenary Session

Academia, Business and Government – strange bedfellows or fruitful partnership

Curriculum and Research Development in the Global Economy

Funding Options – Academic Growth and Employment Creation

Building Brand and Creating Economic Advantage


Understanding the Transition from Manager to Leader

• The leadership pipeline: Critical transitions that successful leaders make

• Understanding the differences between technical management and people leadership

• The attributes of transformational leaders

Assessing Executive Potential

• How to assess the potential for successful leadership under challenging conditions

• Practical exercise around assessing executive potential

The Transformational Leader’s Toolkit: Dealing with the Challenges of Senior Leadership

• Understanding how you react to pressure

• A framework for developing self-regulation (CALMTM)

• How to manage competing priorities

Group discussion

• Individual feedback on your executive potential and group exercise understanding the challenges of senior leadership

The Transformational Leader’s Toolkit: Leading People under Pressure

• Dealing with difficult people

• Giving and receiving constructive feedback

• Conflict handling strategies

• The manager as ‘on-the-job’ coach

• Communicating change to employees

• Achieving improved leadership performance - Your personal action plan

Tailor Your Training Experience

To make sure you get the learning solution that’s right for you, we offer different levels of tailoring to suit your needs. Choose from three levels of customisation:

1.Off the Shelf

Love what you see? Great! Choose this option to take one of our most popular courses and bring it in-house for your team. Includes a pre-course consult session with our facilitator to make sure we hit the mark, and deliver the right learning experience for you.


Make sure you get the most from the course you choose, by tailoring the content to get the right fit for you. Speak to our team, who will work with you to pick and mix from a curated bank of training modules to help customise your learning experience.


Not on the list? Let us know what you’re looking for and we will find the right solution. Our team of learning specialists will work with you to develop a unique training course for your business. Through an in-depth consultation process, we will work with you to profile your learning needs and build a bespoke program from the ground up.

Speak with one of our team today to find which option is right for you.

Who Will Attend

Faculty General Manager / Chief Operating Officer / Faculty Manager
Heads of School
Deputy Heads of School
Associate Heads Of School
Vice Chancellors / Deputy Vice Chancellors / Pro Vice Chancellor

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