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Governance Development Online Networking Events
Governance Development Online Networking Events (Code: C0799)

This course is a series of online networking and development events for FE College Chairs to generate the sharing of innovative and creative thinking in order to assist them in their roles during these challenging and unprecedented times.

College Chairs can also join the Chairs' Development Network group on LinkedIn

Governance Development Programme
Governance Development Programme (Code: C0475)

This comprehensive training programme for college governors comprises 32 modules at core, proficient and advanced level, including workshops, online training, podcasts and more. To access the online modules, your institution needs to purchase the programme license on this page- only one booking is needed per organisation. This will then give you an access key to allow you full access to the full range of modules hosted on the Foundation Online Learning platform. To access additional one-off webinars, these will be charged at an additional £25 per person per webinar.

Governance Professionals' Leadership Programme
Governance Professionals' Leadership Programme (Code: C1225)

The Governance Professionals' Leadership Programme (GPLP) includes a 1-day conference titled 'The Future of Work and Learning'. The conference brings together the entire alumni community across all GPLP cohorts for an enriching peer learning and networking experience. Delivered at the Institute of Directors' flagship venue in central London and streamed live online, the event is eligible for CPD hours and includes a range of high-profile keynote speakers including FE Commissioner Shelagh Legrave CBE, panel discussions and interactive workshops. To book your place, please see below.

Graphs in maths
Graphs in maths (Code: C1257)

The Chief Examiner highlights that there appears to be little understanding of the relationship between equation and graph, between graphs, parallel lines, or finding an equation from a straight-line graph. Linear and quadratic graphs are important as they represent connections between variables.

This interactive course will explore activities that you can use with learners to develop their understanding and solve linear graphs, recognise and interpret graphical quadratic equations and solve everyday contexts represented by graphs.

Leading From The Middle
Leading From The Middle (Code: C0455)
Leading from the Middle is the FE and Skills sector's new high impact development programme for sector middle managers. With a focus on the skills, behaviours, competencies and awareness to succeed in middle leadership and management roles, this programme adopts an innovative and personalised approach to improving the professional effectiveness of this important tier of sector leadership. This is a solutions focussed programme that will encourage you to think and act differently.
New to Senior Leadership Programme
New to Senior Leadership Programme (Code: C1209)

This innovative New to Senior Leadership Programme has been designed for leaders who have taken up a senior leadership role or would like support to develop in their senior leadership role. Aligned to ETF's leadership pipeline, it will enable newly appointed senior leaders to take up their roles more effectively and forge a cross-sector cadre of leaders.

Preparing for CEO Programme
Preparing for CEO Programme (Code: C0270)
The role of a leader in the Further Education sector is a complex, challenging and rewarding one. CEOs and Principals require a range of skills, knowledge and experience to effectively lead institutions that are experiencing continued social, economic and technical change. This programme, delivered by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, is aimed specifically for experienced FE leaders who are looking to step-up to the role of Principal or CEO in the next 1-2 years.
Preparing for CEO Programme - Module 3
Preparing for CEO Programme - Module 3 (Code: C0517)
Module 3 is for those who have completed Modules 1 and 2 of the Preparing for CEO Programme and who would like to continue with their leadership development. Building on the groundwork of the first modules, module 3 provides an immersive and challenging experience to help prepare those planning to step into a senior leadership role. It covers themes such as the leadership of people, lessons from the first 90 days of CEOs/Principals, organisational design, personal impact, strategy and vision.
Stepping into Leadership
Stepping into Leadership (Code: C1326)

Stepping into Leadership is the Further Education and Skills sector's new development programme for first-time leaders.

The Further Education CFO Programme
The Further Education CFO Programme (Code: C0174)

As demands on the further education sector rise, the need for FDs and CFOs to step forward is clear. ICAEW have been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver a programme that will deliver a step change in the ability of CFOs and FDs in the sector to partner with their CEO to drive strategy forward.

The Technical Aspects of Being a Governance Professional - Expert Level Programme
The Technical Aspects of Being a Governance Professional - Expert Level Programme (Code: C1050)

This programme is designed for Governance professionals looking to better prepare themselves to move towards being a strategic enabler.  It will give them greater knowledge on the technical aspects of their role in regards to regulation, compliance and board business, as well as an understanding of the strategic context of their college in order to enable alignment of the decision making process in the boardroom with strategic intent.

Trauma-Informed Feminist Leadership Action Learning Set (ALS)
Trauma-Informed Feminist Leadership Action Learning Set (ALS) (Code: C1354)

Why trauma-informed feminist leadership?

The handling, inequalities, and increasing inequalities and impact of the pandemic have shown, current and future leaders need to be trauma-informed. Not trauma in the old heroic sense of disasters, but trauma as feminists have redefined it -calling out social beliefs about gender, class, race, disability, migrants that victim-blame and protect perpetrators.

Why action learning?

Action learning is a particularly effective way of learning how to deal with real-world problems.

This timely ALS will help you become a more trauma-informed leader.

'What Next? - supporting my leadership development'
'What Next? - supporting my leadership development' (Code: C1169)

Maybe you have attended our Women Up sessions and are wondering what to do next for your professional and personal development? Maybe you miss the networking opportunities and the warmth and support of other women on the courses? Or maybe you have never been on a Women Up course and you want to know what it can offer you?

The 'What Next' course is an opportunity to think and plan your professional development and have great conversations about leadership with other women in the sector. It is space and time for you.

WLN Women and Wellbeing Action Learning Set (ALS)
WLN Women and Wellbeing Action Learning Set (ALS) (Code: C1347)

This action learning set (ALS) is organisational development learning about real problems in real life with real people. It will bring you together with other women leaders and managers to work intensively on four occasions in a small group on the things that challenge you as a leader about maintaining your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others in the workplace, your career, working relationships, and life. Working alongside each other, you will find solutions and develop skills beyond the pandemic - skills for future leadership and management thinking, vision and practice.

Women and wellbeing during Covid-19 action learning set
Women and wellbeing during Covid-19 action learning set (Code: C1096)

The kinds of developmental activities managers, leaders, and organisations undertake are important to how we learn, survive and work with uncertainty and an ever-changing environment. Covid-19 restrictions, illness and deaths have exacerbated existing intersectional gendered inequalities for students and staff. Putting the voices of marginalised groups front and centre is vital to understanding and responding effectively and compassionately to the different ways people have experienced this global pandemic.

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