Management Development Courses
DESIGN OF THE LSHTM MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The LSHTM Management Development Programme has been designed to give a clear indication of what is appropriate at each stage of a person’s development, associated with their particular management role. It is designed in four stages for:-
STAGE 1- First line manager: for professional support staff (e.g. Department Administrators) and research fellows who supervise or line manage several staff or small teams.
STAGE 2- Middle managers: for lecturers and senior lecturers (in their first few years) who lead/manage research projects and teams, or organise Teaching Modules or MSc’s; and for professional support staff who manage people/teams (up to about Grade 6/7). Participants will generally have been in a management role for around a year or more.
STAGE 3-Senior managers: for senior lecturers/readers/professors and Professional Support Staff who have (or are soon to have) significant management responsibilities including Heads of Department/Office (Academic and Administrative), Heads of Research (or Consultancy) Programmes or Centres, Taught Course Directors, etc.
STAGE 4- Top Management (Senior Leadership Team).
The model that has been developed provides a core workshop programme in-house at Stages 1, 2 and 3, focussing mainly on people management skills, and further provides opportunities for follow-up development through specialist workshops, action learning groups, discussion forums, and continuing professional development. As a more recent addition we have developed an in-house programme called Management on the Horizon (MOTH) for Stage 1 participants (first line managers), which sits alongside a number of good courses run externally. MOTH consists of a combined course followed by separate progressions for research staff and professional support staff. This course is aimed at new and aspiring managers and those who wish to explore this area for their personal development.
Experience has shown that it is better to develop and consolidate skills at one stage before going onto the next. For staff who have not had access to management training before, it may be necessary to ‘catch up’ on skills not developed at a previous stage by going to single workshops focussing on the skill areas in need of development.
The aims of the programme are to:
Stages 1 and 2 - Help supervisors and managers develop competency in the six main areas outlined in the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership: Managing self and personal skills, Providing direction, Facilitating change, Working with people, Using resources and Achieving results.
Prior to May 2004 the standards were grouped under five headings: managing activities, resources, people, information and yourself. For ease of reference we have continued to use these headings in parts of the programme below.
Stages 3 and 4- This year we are delighted to introduce the new ‘VIP’ Programme specifically for senior managers. The core management development programme for senior managers has been fully revised to reflect the rapidly evolving challenge of senior leadership both in the School and in the sector more widely. Vision, Innovation and Performance (VIP) is a programme designed to help leaders think of themselves as leaders and to work creatively towards the future as it emerges. Colleagues who have undertaken the School’s core programme for senior managers
previously should regard this as a fresh development opportunity.