Understanding and preparing for academic leadership roles

  • Patrick Burns (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesProfessional Development and Training


Course description : There are many opportunities for academic leadership at the University of Edinburgh. This event provides an opportunity for academics to develop a greater awareness and understanding of the academic leadership roles available to them within Edinburgh. Colleagues, currently, or formerly, in academic leadership roles will share their experiences of leadership, and what opportunities, challenges and benefits these roles have brought them. Participants will be able to discuss how and why they might put themselves forward for these roles and identify what more they need to consider before taking up these opportunities. Audience: Academic staff who have been nominated by or gained support from their Head of School and who are seeking information about academic leadership roles available to them. Aims of Programme: * to provide an introduction for academic staff to the range of academic leadership roles available to them in learning and teaching, research and leadership and management so that participants may begin to create a framework of options for their academic career at Edinburgh * to help staff increase their understanding of what is expected in these roles, what benefits the roles bring and how they can be used as stepping stones for their career * to provide a forum for staff to make connections with like-minded colleagues who may be interested in taking on these roles and identify what other support they might need to prepare for them. Format: short inputs from senior colleagues experienced in academic leadership roles, together with structured discussion and reflection about the opportunities and challenges of the academic leadership roles within Edinburgh.
Period23 Mar 2016
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomShow on map


  • Academic Leadership