One of my favourite recurring jobs – the Leading Departments simulation run by Advance HE – has been rolled out since 2015.  This time we’re back in Bristol, helping, developing and supporting heads of departments in UK universities meet their operational and strategic challenges.

“The programme takes a practical hands-on approach to learning new skills and behaviours necessary for successful Department or School leadership. The core feature of the programme is a continuous and progressing simulation, which allows participants to experience the realities of leadership as a Head of Department or School in a risk-free environment.”

“This programme is unlike any other i have experienced. The opportunity to learn a technique, practice it in a very realistic scenario, receive instant feedback, and refine until you are confident with it is like gold-dust.” (Jennifer Stergiou, Head of Research Operations and Reporting, University of Leeds.)