Working with the sector, Advance HE plans to develop a global survey for leadership in higher education, research institutes and related organisations.

The extraordinary events brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought into sharp focus the question ‘what works for leadership in higher education?’

Without reasonable clarity on this it is hard to invest in leaders, support leadership development, and recognise good practice in a consistent and reliable way. It is also difficult for organisations to plan leadership structures and capacity, and to grow the talent for tomorrow.

The project will generate a unique evidence base for leadership in higher education, highlight contextual variations across the sector and around the world and explore the impact of leadership development. It will also inform the development of a sector-led global leadership framework for enhancement and recognition.

As the first step, Advance HE has commissioned a scoping study that will be undertaken by a research team led by the University of Bristol and involving colleagues from the University of the West of England and Swansea University. This research study consisting of a literature review and a series of ten roundtable discussions will inform the survey design. 

For detail of dates and times, to download an information sheet, and to register an expression of interest is all available here.

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