CPD > The Professional Service Directors' Programme 2022


The Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) has just launched the sixth iteration of its development programme targeted at new heads of service to help develop their leadership skills. The Professional Service Directors’ Programme, which has been informed by collaboration between AHUA, AUDE and a number of other professional associations, will start in January 2022. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2021. 

The programme has been designed to enhance and develop the existing leadership skills, knowledge, experience and mindset of early-career Directors and Heads within higher education professional services, to achieve greater personal impact and influence.

Through a range of tailored activities including individual sessions, action learning and whole group workshops featuring specialist guest contributors, participants will explore what’s needed to become more effective in their roles from a variety of different perspectives.

As a result of the programme, participants will acquire:

Feedback from those who have sponsored participants on previous programmes suggests that institutions gain more engaged and better networked leaders with increased self-awareness and a new range of key contacts across organisations and specialisations.

Programme sessions and times 

Deadline for nominations: Friday 26 November 2021

Programme Launch:

Individual 1-2-1 sessions

Residential Programme (Crewe Hall, Cheshire):

Action Learning Set Sessions:

Whole group workshop

Concluding 1-2-1 sessions

Programme Close

Fee: £5,750 (no VAT applicable)

For further information, see the below brochure and application form, visit the AHUA’s website, or speak to Catherine Webb, AHUA Executive Secretary, on 07785 286833.

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