For Academic Leadership

For Academic Leadership

Leadership Development Programme
Enhancing Programme Leadership

The Leadership Development Programme is a 5-day practice-based initiative for academic leadership and professional staff that aims at building continuing academic leadership capacity and excellence within Schools/Departments.


The programme is both practical and engaging, using international case studies, toolkits and tactics in experience-based tasks mixed with inputs on different aspects of leading and leadership.


The dates of the upcoming events will be posted in this section. If you have any questions please contact us.







Here is what some participants shared in the anonymous survey following the LDP:

“The main takeaway for me from this workshop is an understanding of my own self and an appreciation of the context and constraints under which every actor in an organisation operates. I believe this will help me become a more effective and empathetic leader in the future”.

“I see this as a powerful professional development factor, developing an inventory of effective leadership skills and knowledge, to be able to apply those effectively as required in situational contexts”.

“If I were to choose one word about this programme, it would be support. Throughout the programme, I felt that I had a lot of support from the instructor as well as from the group. The area that I enjoyed the most and will use in practice is facilitating meetings”.

Enhancing Programme Leadership (by AdvanceHE) is an online programme designed to support Programme Leads/Chairs in gaining confidence in their leadership skills.


This 4-module programme offers synchronous and asynchronous sessions over a 3-months period:

  • Contextualising Leadership;
  • Engaging Stakeholders
    (with focus on Students as Partners);
  • Turning Problems into Opportunities;
  • Leading without Authority

The sessions for the current cohort started on January 12, 2023.


If you're working in programme leadership roles at NU and would like to advance your professional development, please contact our team for further information.