Aspiring Heads of Department Training

Date for 2020/21: Thursday, 21st January 2021, Collyer's 

This is a one day training programme to address the development needs of those who would like to become Heads of Department.

This annual event takes place in Spring term and is designed to cater for that pool of latent talent amongst S7, which is made up of staff who are looking to achieve Heads of Department positions in the relatively near future.

A whole-day programme has been put together to focus on some of the key skills, knowledge, application, interview techniques and downright savvy approach needed by the would-be head of department. Topics covered include: making applications; addressing the skills needed to become a successful Head of Department as well as some of the skills needed once in post such as Leading the team and moving from team member to team leader.

All of these sessions are short and hands-on and delivered by very experienced members of senior staff who have run successful departments in the past.

In addition, a question and answer session with senior staff will be on offer for aspiring heads of department to hear what senior managers are particularly looking for in a head of department.

Specimen Programme for S7 Aspiring Heads of Department Training

If you are interested in attending this course please discuss it with your Staff Development Manager in your college.