Benefits of leadership training - experiences from U4 Network


The role of leadership is a key issue for universities and leading and managing academics is challenging. Whether it’s a matter of heading up a research team, managing a department or shaping an entire institution, effective leadership is often required. This article aims to discuss answers to the question that sometimes is asked: “Why do I need leadership training?”

I do so by first discussing leadership and the different perspectives on leadership. As leadership is always dependent on the circumstances, we also need to understand the academic context and the huge changes that many universities are having to deal with. As a practical example of leadership training, this article focuses on a specific programme: the U4 Academic Leadership programme. How do participants in an international leadership development programme perceive this particular leadership programme? And what are the benefits leadership training?

Carin Eriksson Lindvalls article Why Do I Need Leadership Training?

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