EAUC Leadership Lab 2023 (In Person)

Date 21 March 2023 13:00 - 23 March 2023 13:00
Venue Cambridge
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About the Leadership Lab Programme
A transformational leadership and personal development programme to help develop expertise and confidence as a strategic sustainability leader in higher education or a related sector.  You will work directly with peers, explore complex transformation challenges and create pathways for change that lead to actionable solutions within your institution.

Who should attend?
From your role in a university or college setting, you will be involved in promoting sustainability through your work and seeking ways to accelerate your impact and reach. For example, you may be:
  • Working to connect sustainability efforts across your institution;
  • Involved in working with stakeholders in your city/region;
  • Working to bridge academic and operational efforts;
  • Involved in articulating the distinctiveness of your institution in creating global change agency;
  • Wanting to further your own personal and professional development as a leader. 

The programme is designed to:
  • Help participants develop expertise and confidence as change agents in a university/college setting;
  • Empower participants to close the gap from ‘knowing’ to ‘doing’, to promote sustainability for institutional value creation;
  • Support participants' contributions to the co-creation of thriving, sustainable communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally;
Drawing on the experience and needs of the cohort, participants will be invited to translate knowledge into their own institutional context, as well as benefiting from peer-to-peer support. The course will be illustrated with case studies from a range of sectors, providing real-world insight. Plenty of opportunities will be included as part of the programme that ensure ample time for participants to discuss and learn from one another and take time to refocus and think strategically about the next stage in their personal and institutional journey.

Course Content 
The course focuses on leaders as change agents, supporting the sustainable development of their university/college and wider community, and aims to advance the expertise and confidence of participants to act.  Programme themes are integrated to support strategic leadership towards sustainability and innovation, including:
  1. Rethinking Leadership – the Power of Humility and Scientific Thinking
  2. Change Management and Inspiring People
  3. Futuring and Scenario Planning
  4. Peer Group Learning Pods

Faculty Team
Chair: Professor Wendy M. Purcell PhD FRSA, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Educational member rate is £1,300 including accommodation on site
Non-member rate is £2,500 including accommodation on site
This includes fees, course materials, refreshment breaks, lunches on days 2 and 3 and dinners on days 1 and 2. 

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to extend their learning through 1 on 1 mentoring scheme, this is an extension of the training and comes at a nominal additional cost, should you wish to persue this opportunity. The mentoring will consist of 4 one to one sessions with an allocated mentor, and will give you the opportunity to continue to discuss any projects or leadership challenges you start to explore during the Leadership Lab residential offer.

As part of the EAUC's continuing drive to support and increase the diversity of thought leadership in the sector, we have some funding for delegates from underrepresented protected groups. Those wishing to apply for a place under this funding should include this in their application.*

*By application
*If you are interested in joining us, please provide us with a short statement (no more than 300-words) on why you want to attend, what you expect from the programme, and what you will bring to the group. Include a short biography (up to 100-words) and a headshot.

Please send your application to join the EAUC Leadership Lab 20203 cohort no later than November 30th, 2022.

​Applications should be sent to Claire de la Motte and will be reviewed by the Chair.

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