Our Vision

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


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.

Leadership is a Choice

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

Aimed at our senior and middle managers and rewarding participants with a CMI Level 7 qualification and Chartered Manager status. 

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First Line Management Programme

Aimed at our front line managers and rewarding participants with a CMI Level 5 qualification and 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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Our Community of Managers and Leaders


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.

Hear from some of our Chartered Managers ...

Ruth Sivori, Head of HR

Jenny Grainger, Director of Marketing & Communications

Michael Ginger, Dean - School of Applied Sciences


Interested in getting involved with the CMI North East Yorkshire & Humberside (NEYH) regional network?

Find out about forthcoming regional events for our University CMI members. 

CMI Membership

The Huddersfield Leader Framework

The Huddersfield Leader Framework identifies what best practice in management and leadership at our University looks like, feels like, and sounds like. It outlines the core behaviours for all managers, current and future. To find our more, please watch this short introductory video.


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