Leadership and management courses and resources

Leadership and management development

We recognise that colleagues lead and manage in many ways at Oxford. Perhaps you manage or lead a team? Maybe you have very few or no direct reports, but are responsible for delivering complex projects or programmes or are a thought leader in your field?
Whatever your role, you may find it helpful to consider this leadership framework, which describes the kinds of leadership activities and behaviours that colleagues across the University, in all roles, say are vital to success. 
 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

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Course Who is it for?

Managing people

Online course

I am:

an aspiring manager
managing one person
supervising temporary staff occasionally
short of time and looking to refresh my management skills

Introduction to management skills at Oxford (IMSO)

Face to face 1 day

I am:

new to managing a team or group
managing a team or group and looking to refresh my management skills (Likely to be at G5 and above)

ILM Level 3 Diploma in Management apprenticeship for existing staff

Interested? Find out more about all management apprenticeships

Any questions? Email wld@admin.ox.ac.uk

Complete your application form here

I am:

managing my first team (likely to be grade 5 or 6).
an employee of the University, in post between 6 and 18 months
an employee of the University, in post for at least the next 15-18 months (and therefore in a position to complete the course)
able to commit to a minimum of ten days face to face training over a year and further on the job learning

Developing management skills at Oxford (DMSO)

Face to face 3 days

I am:

a manager with at least a year’s experience of managing a team or group (likely to be at G6 and above)

Developing leadership and management practice (DLMP)

Face to face 6 days

I am:

in my first leadership role, with no previous leadership development (likely to be at G8 and above) 
an experienced leader looking to refresh my skills 
in a role with significant reach and responsibility but no line management

 

Have you considered?

 

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LEADERS
Course Who is it for?

Managing a productive research group: an introduction

Face to face 1 day

I am:

A postdoc aiming to become a PI 
A postdoc doing some line management or occasional management in my group

Research group leadership: leading a productive research group

Face to face 1 day

I am:

A new PI, about to lead a research group 
A PI with some experience of leading a group, and wanting to refresh my leadership skills

Academic leadership development programme

Face to face 4 days

I am:

Likely to be an Associate Professor, or a Senior Research Fellow or holding a senior academic role in a college 
Interested in taking on an academic leadership role

Heads of Department/Faculty Board Chairs

Face to face 8 short (2 hour) sessions

I am a new or incoming:

Head of an academic department or faculty 
Head of an administrative department 
Head of House 
Head of a sub-unit/large research institute 
Deputy head of an academic department or faculty in a role with significant reach and responsibility but no line management

 

Have you considered?

 

 

LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS

•    Using the leadership framework, try a self-assessment exercise and work out what you believe you do well and one thing you think you could improve
•    Ask a critical friend or colleague for their views to aid objectivity
•    Consider asking for a 360 review
•    Think about taking this information into your PDR for discussion with your reviewer

Have you considered?

•    A project management course
•    A management qualification in the Work, Learn, Develop scheme
•    Coaching or mentoring
•    Developing Myself toolkit
•    Developing Others toolkit
•    PDR
•    Self directed learning on Molly.com
•    Course listing
•    Support for researchers

 
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