The Jisc Digital Leaders programme, part of the Jisc Building Digital Capability project, has been informed by the collaborative work that was done through the highly successful Leadership Foundation – led Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) programme.
The Leadership Foundation’s director of programmes, Professor Paul Gentle sums up the provenance well:
“The CLL programme was a successful programme due to a number of factors, laying the foundations for a strong partnership with colleagues in Jisc. Working together on the Strategic Leadership Programme aspect of CLL allowed Leadership Foundation and Jisc colleagues to put together a strong development strand for participating senior leaders. It is apparent that the Jisc Digital Leaders Programme is being developed with in the same spirt of combining a balance of technology knowledge and use with elements of leadership theory and practice.”
The Jisc Digital Leaders Programme is currently a pilot programme, running in the autumn of 2015 and spring 2016. During the development phase the team have consulted widely with a broad range of stakeholders, but importantly, the Leadership Foundation have been advising closely on the specific leadership elements and how they will map on to their own leadership offerings.
Currently the final drafts of the programme are being developed and include a range of content including leadership issues around:
- Managing and Sustaining Change
- Cyber Security and Safety Online
- Leadership and Social Media
- Collaborating online at the leadership level
- Learning Analytics
- IPR and Copyright
- Digital Assessment
- Students as Partners
- Information governance, security and privacy concerns for leaders
- Digital resources
- Benefits & challenges of Open Research / Open Scholarship
- Developing Digital Visions and Strategies
Ultimately the material being developed will be able to be disaggregated and used within a range of programmes within institutions and by Jisc and the Leadership Foundation, feeding into a range of programmes at different levels.
To find out more about the CLL project, which was funded and sponsored by Hefce you can download the final report.