Leadership programmes

Introduction to our leadership development programmes

The ETF’s leadership development programmes, funded by the Department for Education, have been developed with key experts in the sector and from the world of leadership management.

This includes key partners such as Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Wider leadership opportunities

Inclusive Leadership programme

The ETF has launched a new Inclusive Leadership programme to support leaders across the FE and Training sector to embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion as a personal priority, and to articulate their commitment to implementing change within their organisations and across the FE and Training sector.

The programme, designed with current and aspiring FE leaders in mind, delivered in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), aims to ensure that a diverse sector workforce is supported at all levels of organisations, including across leadership and management. It will equip those taking part with the tools to create an environment and culture of tolerance, acceptance and celebration of diversity and be a catalyst for change while enabling progress along the leadership pipeline – without bias against ethnicity, gender, sexuality and physical ability.

It will support participants in developing the knowledge and confidence to identify and challenge organisational bias and the concepts/behaviours which affect it, such as anchoring and institutional discrimination.

Leading Innovation workshops

The ETF has launched a series of Leading Innovation workshops for leaders in the FE and Skills sector to support across a range of themes to promote innovation and support leaders to implement and embed projects to improve outcomes.

Both the winter and summer series of the Leading Innovation workshops will be delivered by sector experts, membership bodies and our trusted partners to bring you the best learning and CPD opportunities.

These one day face to face workshops cover a range of topics, including:

  • Leading in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world
  • Thinking Differently
  • Creating a Culture of Wellbeing
  • Successful Regional Partnerships (specific for leaders operating in Mayoral Combined Authorities MCAs)
  • Digital Pedagogy and Ed-Tech
  • Impactful Presentations

Additional online resources and courses

We have a range of online resources specifically aimed at Leaders, Chairs and Governors.

The resources are designed to supplement and support your professional practice and development by providing you with easy access to online resources on a range of topics relevant to leadership and management in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector. These are aligned with the ETF’s Leadership Framework.