Leadership and Management Development Framework


Effective leadership is critical to our success and forms an important part of the key strategic theme to enhance our effectiveness through our diverse and vibrant scholarly community. Together with the leadership charter and summits that guide the attributes and behaviours we expect from all leaders, the leadership and management development framework (LMDF) will enable every member of staff to identify leadership and management development appropriate to their current role, aspirational role, or to a specific skill area.

The LMDF is a framework for continuing professional development (CPD) consisting of three main sections: individual development by role, individual development by skill area, and team development.




The catalogue of individual development by role divides into three areas of focus: Academic Teaching and Learning, Academic Research and the Professional Services. Each of these divides into five roles and in turn sub-divides into three perspectives: aspiring (i.e. not yet in that role), early career (within the first 18 months to two years in that role), and experienced. This allows staff to access the parts of the framework relevant to them in their role and those they aspire to. Development opportunities are organised into sections for courses and programmes, activities and exercises, e-learning, policies and guidelines and resources.

The role-based framework sits within Blackboard, under My Development. Single sign-on is required. Select LMDF from the My Development Home Page and then choose your area of focus. The access this directly please click here. (To view the framework on a mobile or tablet or screen reader please use the optimised version for devices).

The Managers’ Toolkit is the resource for individual development by skill area. Provided by the Corporate Learning Consortium, the toolkit contains thousands of development resources relating to leadership and management. The toolkit is grouped into four main sections: Services, projects and operations, leadership and strategy, personal skills and development, and managing people and teams. The toolkit contains video and audio clips, case studies, “how to guides”, self-assessments. Templates, and top tips, many of which can be downloaded onto your desktop or mobile device.

The team development section of the LMDF catalogues a number of interventions for new and established teams, to meet a range of contexts such as project-team building to working together in pressurised situations.

To access this part of the framework, download this PDF. pdf(202 kb)







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