Support and Resources for HoDs
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.
- 01 & 02/04/14 - 09.30-16.30
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.
- 07/04/2014 - Content to be confirmed
- 19/05/2014 - Nicola Owen, Chief Administative Officer - open to all HoDs
- 17/06/2014 - Sarah Randall-Paley, Director of Finance - open to all HoDs
- 01/07/2014 - Professor Mark E Smith, Vice Chancellor - this session is specifically aimed at new incoming Academic HoDs.
Please contact Jean Bennett for further details
Other useful workshops
Epigeum - on-line development programeDeveloped 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 detailsMentor 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.