EAUC Emerging Leaders Programme

Date: 12 September 2017 10:00 - 15:30

Venue: Coventry University

Led by the University of Worcester this pioneering new programme will equip emerging sustainability professionals with the essential skills and knowledge they need to deliver change in their institutions.

Launched at the EAUC 2017 conference and commencing 12th September 2017 with the initial session at Coventry University, the programme will be delivered over a 10 month period with 5 delivered content sessions and 5 ‘action learning set’ sessions throughout the year. Each action learning set session will run around 2 weeks after its counterpart content session. One of the fundamental aims of action learning is to help participants develop the skills and make time for active reflection, using a real project as a basis to problem solve. This is a key element for ensuring you get the full benefit of the course.

An online platform will provide tools and guidance as well as an opportunity to share learning with your peers.

Who should attend?

The EAUC Emerging Leaders Programme is for sustainability professionals perhaps new in roles, and/or with mandates to lead on Organisation-wide campus-wide behaviour change. Often they have little or no ‘formal line management’ authority and may well work at levels in the hierarchy where the ability to influence those at more senior levels is an important requirement. More experienced sustainability leaders with an interest in developing their careers with a sustainability leaders standard qualification should also attend.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. As this is the pilot we are offering this to EAUC members at a heavily discounted rate. The pilot is only open to those within the Further and Higher Education sector. Future developments may be open to non-sector.

Through the programme you will gain a greater understanding of leadership practices with relevance to sustainability within the Further and Higher Education and allied sectors. You will receive guidance and support on expanding your networks to deliver projects with impact. Learning from others is an essential part of the programme; action learning sets and online knowledge sharing will provide the tools for this.

Learning outcomes:

  • Coaching skills 
  • Leadership models and theories
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Collaboration
  • Cross sector work and knowing your networks
  • Personal resilience
  • The business case
  • Negotiating skills
  • Emerging trends and models for sustainability
  • Effective communication

The programme will run as a pilot for 2017 – 18 and may adapt to take account of views form participants on content and format. We do welcome input from others to co-create this exciting new programme. 

Session Dates

  • 12th September 2017 - 10:00 - 15:00 at Coventry University
  • 30th November 2017 - 10:00 - 15:00 at  University of Worcester
  • 1st February 2018 - 10:00 - 15:00
  • 10th April 2018 - 10:00 - 15:00
  • 13th June 2018 - 10:00 - 15:00
 

Action Learning Dates:

  • 16th October 2017 - 10:30 - 12:30 (two locations University of Worcester/ City University of London – Angel)
  • 18th December 2017 - 10:30 - 12:30
  • 26th February 2018 - 10:30 - 12:30
  • 23rd April 2018 - 10:30 - 12:30
  • 25th June 2018 - 10:30 - 12:30 

As the programme is developed with the EAUC Midlands group the meetings will be held in the Midlands area for this pilot. However, you do not have to be in the Midlands area to join the pilot. Following the pilot, we hope to expand the programme to other areas in the future.

Once the programme is completed, as alumni, you can choose to continue with your chance to develop and deliver your own project based on the learning from year 1 as well as working with others, and knowledge sharing in the form of action learning sets. Skills you have developed such as knowing your networks, coaching and forensically analysing why projects achieve success will all be put into practice.

Programme Delivery

The course will be delivered with input from EAUC and visiting speakers with the core content led by:

Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at University of Worcester. Katy has led the development of wide ranging sustainability initiatives at the University of Worcester in her role as director of sustainability. Her work focuses on the campus, working in the community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum. Overseeing the development of students as partners on major sustainability change programs and building sustainability skills with students and student volunteers Katy’s work has won a number of national awards. 

Gill Slater, Director of Personal and Organisational Development at University of Worcester.  Gill has worked as a Director of HR for a university and in engineering, and has experience of developing and delivering workshops for range of delegates and across a wide subject area.

Selina Fletcher, Sustainability Manager at Coventry University. Selina leads the Environment Team and sustainability agenda at Coventry University, defining strategy and opportunities to further embed sustainability across the organisation. As well as energy and carbon reduction; resource efficiency, supply chain management, travel are all focus areas for the team. Working across key groups and partners Selina brings together wider objectives for sustainability relating to a responsible curriculum, community engagement, research opportunities and student skills. 

Note: If attendees wish to gain the full accreditation there will be an additional charge