Leadership Programme

Rescheduled dates for the 2020 cohort:

Day 4 will be a 1.5 day residential at Gorse Hill on Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th October 2021.
Day 5: Tuesday, 19th October 2021 at Gorse Hill

2022 dates (all at Gorse Hill):

Days 1 and 2 (residential): Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th January
Day 3: Tuesday, 22nd March
Day 4: Wednesday, 27th April
Day 5: Tuesday, 14th June

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The Leadership Programme is the S7 Consortium's tailored development programme for the S7 leaders of the future. It is aimed at heads of department and equivalent pastoral managers within the S7 Colleges, who currently have some sort of responsibility post that includes a team member or members within its scope.

The five day course has been carefully planned and considered by a team of S7 senior managers to focus as tightly as possible on the changing needs and expertise demanded of managers in the middle of S7 organisations. It is these key posts who often face some of the greatest pressures in juggling the demands of the classroom with delivering wider organisational goals and targets.

The S7 Leadership Programme takes place away from the pressures and pace of the College environment at a training venue set in the heart of the Surrey countryside near Woking. With a mix of delegates from across the S7 Colleges, all together in one place, it is hoped that there will be plenty of opportunity to make informal connections and networks to discuss and solve issues facing individuals in Colleges.

Commitment levels to this course are necessarily high.  All dates for the course will be compulsory - the programme has been designed such that each module will build on its predecessor.  In addition, each delegate will have their own mini research project to undertake, which will be an extension of their everyday work in their college.  This will be completed under the guidance of a mentor who will be a senior manager from another S7 college.  There will be a cost to your college for you to be part of this programme, so please make sure you first discuss with your Staff Development Manager your wish to attend.

Further information about the course and its content will be available to download soon.

If you are interested in attending the next S7 Leadership Programme please discuss it with your Staff Development Manager in your college.