Human Resources

StellarHE - Strategic Executive Development for Diverse Leaders in HE

The College is pleased to confirm that is will be supporting staff to complete the 2016/17 StellarHE – Strategic Executive Development for Diverse Leaders in HE.  The programme is targeted at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff who are in Professional and Support, Academic and Researcher staff groups and are currently in middle to senior management levels.

About StellarHE

StellarHE is a leadership development programme recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and endorsed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).  It is a tried and tested strategic executive development programme for Diverse Leaders (BAME) in Higher Education.  A range of HEIs are supporting BAME staff to participate in the Programme 

The programme has been designed to equip participants with the leadership competencies and strategies required to respond to the distinct challenges and experiences of BME academic and professional staff across the HE sector.  It runs from November 2016 to July 2017.

Key programme dates

Date Activity
24th Oct 2016 StellarHE Briefing in GOR 323
27th Oct 2016 Internal College application deadline (in order to be considered for funding by the College)
1st Nov 2016 Confirmation of College funding
8th Nov 2016 Deadline for submission of enrolment forms for selected participants to Diversity Practice
18th Nov 2016 Participant Orientation day – 11.00am to 5.30pm, venue University College London
Nov/Dec 2016 Manager Briefing Session – Teleconference
1st and 2nd Dec 2016 StellarHE R1 – Factor8™ Authentic Leadership (2 day Residential) venue: Lane End Conference Centre, Church Road, Lane End, High Wycombe HP14 3HH
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Complete Leadership Diagnostics and Coaching Session 1
26th and 27th Jan 2017 StellarHE R2 – 360 Inclusive leadership (2 day Residential) venue: Lane End Conference Centre, Church Road, Lane End, High Wycombe HP14 3HH
Feb 2017 StellarHE Impact Groups - Action Learning Session 1
Feb – Mar 2017 Work on Leadership Challenge Projects
Mar 2017 Coaching Session 2
4th and 5th April 2017 Stellar R3 – Beyond StellarHE, Creating Legacy (2 day non-residential) venue: The University of Manchester
July 2017 StellarHE Impact Groups - Post Programme - Action Learning Session 2

Inviting applications for 2016/17

The College is committed to sponsoring staff members to participate in this exciting initiative.  Applications are invited from BME staff in the groups below, who have already completed their probation:

  1. Academic staff at lecturer B through to Reader;
  2. Professional and support staff at Grades 6 to 9; and
  3. Research staff at Levels 3 and 4.    

Staff with fixed term contracts, who wish to apply for StellarHE, must have a contract that extends to the last module (July 2017).

Briefing session

A briefing/Q&A session has been organised on Monday 24th October 2016 between 12.30 and 1.30pm in Gordon Square, Room GOR 323.  Paul Anthony of StellarHE and the Equalities Manager will attend to answer any questions.

Interested applicants will be asked to fill in and complete the enrolment form and return their form to Kevin Coutinho, HR Strategy and Policy Partner and College E&D Lead by the Birkbeck application deadline: 27th October 2016.

If you are interested in applying for StellarHE, please speak with your Assistant Dean/Manager about your career development, before completing the enrolment form.        

Please click here for the enrolment form.  To find out more about StellarHE click here.

Please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Coutinho if you have any further questions.

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