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Please note that the Leaders in Teaching programme will not be available in 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

For information, opportunities and resources on leadership development, please visit the University's Learning and Organisational Development website

Further information about support, resources and opportunities to support your teaching development is available at `Enhancing your teaching and learning at Manchester`.  

If you have any queries about the Leaders in Teaching programme, please contact the Institute of Teaching and Learning

Leaders in Teaching Programme

The Leaders in Teaching Programme supports and develops those involved in or aspiring to teaching and learning leadership positions. 

The programme will explore topics such as the development of teams and collaboration, effective communication, awareness and empathy and the ability to respond positively to challenges.

Over the course of six months, the programme offers a combination of:

  • Workshops to meet and work with a cohort of colleagues on topics of direct relevance to teaching and learning leadership
  • The opportunity to inform programme content so it offers what you need
  • Individual or group fieldwork between sessions to help you apply your learning and get the most out of the sessions
  • Online learning space (delivered through Teams) enabling you to access workshop resources and to discuss key topics from the sessions with your peers
  • Support and challenge from your peers, as well as from external and internal facilitators

Programme structure

The dates and times of the workshop sessions for the 2022 Leaders in Teaching programme are included below. There will be a mixture of online and in-person workshops. Please note that the programme content and order of workshops is flexible and may change depending on discussions during the first session to ensure that the programme meets the needs of the cohort.

1 Leading in Teaching - what's it all about? Setting a vision for the programme, and your role, in the context of the teaching and University environment. Wednesday 15 March 2023, 9.30am-1pm
2 Leading Change If learning and leadership both involve change, we need to understand and work with the change process. Monday 17 April 2023, 9.30am-1pm*
3 Communication and influence It's hard to think of any sets of skills and abilities that are more fundamental to teaching and leadership than these. Tuesday 16 May 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm
4 Being Well Tools and approaches to help with time, priorities and keeping an even keel. Tuesday 6 June 2023, 9.30am-1pm*
5 Teams, culture and development It's all very well having a leadership role, we also have to be able to work with different teams and groups of people. We look at and work with behaviours, culture and think about how to encourage positive change. Wednesday 5 July 2023, 9.30am-1pm*
6 Strategy, vision and goals Thinking about how to maintain and implement what has been learned on the programme and the network that has been built. Monday 17 July 2023, 9.30am-1pm

*workshops that will take place online

How to apply - deadline 6pm, Wednesday 8 February

To apply for a place on the programme please complete the online application form. You will need to include 250 words telling us why you think attending the programme would be beneficial to you and your role and how you plan to cascade the knowledge gained from this course through your area. It is also recommended that you gain your line managers approval to attend prior to applying.

The deadline for applications is 6pm, Wednesday 8 February 2023. The outcome of all applications will be communicated via email in the week beginning Monday 27 Februrary 2023. 

Please note that places on the programme are limited and will be allocated across the three Faculties and the Directorates. All applications will be reviewed by a panel.


For more information about the Leaders in Teaching programme please contact Holly Dewsnip-Lloyd