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Support and Resources for HoDs

HoD Induction

We will explore key topics that are central to the effective delivery of the HoD role; enable you to draw on a range of practical suggestions and skills in managing people issues; develop your confidence in your ability and enable you to be effective from the start of your term of office; assist you in identifying sources of support (each other, former HoDs, mentors, key subject matter experts); and point you towards other information resources.

If you are interested in attending please contact Jean Bennett for more information on the content of this course.

Dates

Lunchtime Seminar Series

These seminars look at current issues from around the University and give HoDs the opportunity to talk directly with people in the know, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. A light lunch is usually provided so booking is required.

Please contact Jean Bennett for further details

Guidelines for Action Learning Sets

Action Learning is a method of problem solving for managers which offers scope for personal and organisational development. It is based on established peer support with the aid of an experienced facilitator.

Other useful workshops

  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Influencing skills
  • Recruiting the Best
  • Epigeum - on-line development programe

    Developed by Academic HoDs from across the UK. This on-line resource covers some of the basic skills and considerations you may need to use in your role. Evaluated by existing HoDs at Lancaster, they found this a "useful tool to dip in and out of as and when the need arose" It sits on moodle and so you will need to apply for access to have this added to your access list.

    Please contact Jean Bennett for further details

    Mentoring

    Mentoring can play a key role in your development - you may discover you need more than one mentor to help support the various aspects of this role. We do have a Lancaster Mentor Match schemes which could help you to find a suitable mentor and also to enable you to become a mentor for others.

    Alternatively you can contact Jean Bennett for more help in finding a a suitable mentor.

    Guidelines for Action Learning Sets

    Action Learning is a method of problem solving for managers which offers scope for personal and organisational development. It is based on established peer support with the aid of an experienced facilitator.

    Pansophix

    Pansophix provides useful online guides to help with your personal and your professional development. As a HoD you may find some of the modules useful as part of your continuing professional development.

    HEFCE site for information about REF

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