Managers as developers


Thursday 9 November 2017

9 : 30AM to 4 : 30PM


This engaging, challenging and participatory workshop offers you as a line manager, whether new or experienced, an opportunity to assess, reflect upon and focus your approach to staff development. You will explore various management and development techniques to support and engage your staff in continuous personal and professional growth. You will leave the workshop with practical and transferable techniques for engaging your staff, from the enthusiastic to the apathetic, and a personal action plan for empowering them to reach their full potential. Content delivery methods include formal and informal presentation, practical action (including worksheets, exercises and reflective challenge) peer-led reflection, and participant presentation.

The details

Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017

Time: 9:30 to 16:30

Venue: Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3AE

Member price: £245 +VAT

Non member price: £345 +VAT

What will I learn?

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

– Explore and critique potential barriers (for oneself and one’s staff) that limit development

– Understand how to build and maintain learning cultures within one’s team that are also embedded across the institution (and beyond)

– Identify techniques for ‘engaging the disengaged’; helping all staff access development

– Produce a personalised ‘development action plan’ for yourself and your staff

What Professional Behaviours will I develop?






Who will be speaking?

Dr Kenton Lewis MBE, Director and Principal Consultant, Kenton Lewis Associates

Kenton is an educational sociologist and an experienced manager, trainer and executive coach; his coaching client list includes middle and senior managers from across Higher Education. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Kenton worked for 18 years in higher education administration, management, leadership and governance. He has been a Trustee at the AUA, is a founding member and Trustee of The Bride Group (an independent, charitable social mobility policy association), and is a Lay Observer for the Ministry of Justice (PECS). Kenton holds Fellowship of the AUA, CMI and RSA, and is a Principal Fellow of the HEA. He has won multiple national and international awards for innovation in higher education, including the Lord Mayor of London Dragon Award, two e-Learning Age Awards, and the Guardian Public Service Award. He was recognised in the 2014 New Year Honours with an MBE for services to higher education.