Information for leaders and managers
The University is committed to developing and supporting all staff with responsibilities for leading, managing or supporting others. There are development opportunities for all, including team leaders, supervisors, first line and middle managers, Heads of Institution and those aspiring to senior leadership roles. The development opportunities comprise short courses, multi day courses, blended learning options (which incorporate on-line learning), nationally accredited programmes, more individualised programmes, coaching and a leadership masterclass series.
A range of information, resources and events are available for staff who are new to working in Cambridge.
Our Online Learning Centre provides a range of online courses that are suitable for managers and those with responsibilities for others, including Project Management, Time Management, Managing Diversity, Data Protection and Health and Safety.
A range of face to face workshops and courses on many topics that are required to ensure leaders and managers are skilled to address the challenging roles they hold can be found in our Course Directory.
Follow the links below to find out which of these programmes and activities are suitable for you:
The purpose of this programme is to develop senior leadership capacity within the University to ensure we have individuals who are best placed to take on senior roles in the future.
This leadership programme explores the complex leadership skills required by Heads of Institutions in carrying out their roles.
A Leadership Masterclass is held each term for managers and leaders who have taken part in one of the University's leadership and management development programmes.
We offer two accredited programmes: one for new and aspiting managers, and the other for practising or aspiring middle managers.
The University encourages all those with responsibilities for others to ensure they demonstrate good practice with regard to carrying out regular reviews of their team members, combined with effective development planning. Training for reviewers who are new to their role or who would like to enhance or brush up on their skills is available via face to face workshops or webinars (online seminars). Full details of these can be found in the Course Directory.
Supporting the process of Staff Review and Development (SRD) is the Career Pathways Project - this offers skills frameworks developed by job family which can be used by individuals and their managers to prepare for an SRD discussion. Assessment of skills using these frameworks can be used to identify development needs for current and future roles.
For more details, go to the Career Pathways web pages.