Aurora Leadership Development Programme

Posted by ac652 at Aug 30, 2016 02:34 PM |
Applications open until Friday 30 September.

Aurora is an established and successful programme which aims to improve the representation of women in senior leadership roles across the University. It is a joint initiative between the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) and universities in the UK and Ireland, and was launched in autumn 2013.

Aurora is designed to help women in their development of leadership skills in academic and professional roles such as lecturers, research fellows, senior lecturers and also professional service equivalent (Grade 7-9). It supports women to think of themselves as leaders and to begin the process of developing leadership strategies and skills. The programme is intended to develop all women with the potential for leadership.

Aurora addresses the following core areas, which are associated with leadership success:

  • Understanding organisations and the sector;
  • Developing leadership behaviours, skills and knowledge;
  • Identifying and overcoming barriers and obstacles;
  • Growing confidence and a leadership identity;
  • Building networks, coalitions and support processes.

The programme consists of workshops, an action learning set and self-directed study.

The University has agreed to sponsor up to 15 women centrally to participate in this initiative, drawn from across the institution.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a place on Aurora, please contact Sophie Mason via for more details.

The closing deadline for applications is Friday 30 September and candidates will receive the outcome of their application by Friday 14 October.

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