Our Aim

We aim to create a culture in which great management and leadership is embedded at all levels and across all our Schools and Services. Our approach to development will help ensure our managers and leaders are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and behaviours to undertake their roles effectively, both now and in the future. We are driving an ambitious objective at our University: awarding CMgr status to 100% of our managers & leaders, and we are dedicated in supporting you to achieve this aim. We want to help create a community-learning environment across our Schools and Services in which staff are inspired to develop together, helping good management and leadership practice to be shared and poor practice to be challenged.


Our Vision

“To help grow and develop the best managers, leaders and leadership teams in the higher education sector.”

Leadership is a Choice

Huddersfield Leader Framework

The Huddersfield Leader Framework identifies what best practice in management and leadership at our University looks, feels and sounds like. It outlines the core competencies and behaviours for all managers, current and future. Each competency includes a brief description that every manager can use to guide them, and clearly outlines what staff can expect from their leaders and managers. To find out more, please watch this short introductory video.

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Our Partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

We have partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership. We are an accredited CMI Centre, which enables us to deliver CMI qualifications to University staff. Our management & leadership programmes not only support our University needs, but also reward the development efforts of our managers and leaders with internationally recognised qualifications.  

Our Management and Leadership Programmes

Strategic Leadership Programme (CMI Level 7)

Aimed at our senior and middle managers and rewarding successful participants with a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, as well as Chartered Manager status.

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First Line Management Programme (CMI Level 5)

Aimed at our first line managers, team leaders and supervisors and rewarding successful participants with a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, as well as Chartered Manager status.

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Inspiring Leaders Programme

Aimed at all staff who want to amplify their leadership strengths and increase their self-awareness.

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Continuous Professional Development for Chartered Managers

Chartered Managers need to engage with effective CPD - please visit our CPD webpage for more information about the range of opportunities available to you.

Interested? Please get in Contact …

If you would like to know more about management and leadership development, please contact our management and leadership lead, Helen Walker: through MS Teams, email H.L.Walker@hud.ac.uk

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