Management of HE Careers and Employability Services

This four-day residential course will enhance the understanding of the issues, influences, challenges and opportunities facing those in management roles in careers and employability services.

Delivered by established careers service leaders from a range of institutions, the course offers participants the opportunity to share and reflect on their own experience in a leadership and management context as well as to develop their skills and knowledge. Participants may already be managers (HOS/deputies, team leaders, programme managers) within careers and employability services or those who aspire to make the move into management in the near future.

The course is delivered in two blocks - both of which have to be attended. Prices cover BOTH parts of the course. 

Part 1 17:00 on Tuesday 19 February to 15:00 on Thursday 21 February 2019
Part 2 17:00 on Wednesday 8 May to 15:00 on Friday 10 May 2019

The course covers the following topics:

  • Current issues analysis of current issues within HE and beyond with particular focus on the impact on the participant's institution, service and stakeholders.
  • Leadership matrix management and 'influencing without authority'. Leadership within the context of careers services. Visibility and profile within the HEI. Understanding the values and motivations of others - colleagues, staff, other stakeholders, etc.
  • Business problem solving utilising a cutting-edge model, demonstrating and practising its application.
  • Strategy and policy understanding the strategic definition, development and deployment of a relevant evidence base. The development of strategy and policy as applied to the enhancement of careers service provision. An understanding of the variety of structures and delivery models for employability and career development learning within the HE sector and the underpinning pedagogy/theory. The development and application of these to the participants HEI and service.
  • Quality and impact assessment the development and application of service, institutional and national KPIs.

Here's what previous participants say they learned:

"I feel I have a much better understanding of wider context and how services operate within different HEIs. An understanding of stakeholders and how to work with them based on their interest/influence, a good understanding of my own skills and how I can better utilise them. Also given pointers to lots of good books/articles/reports both for wider reading in this topic but also given ideas for activities could use with students which was an added bonus!"

"Great to have time to reflect on the themes in HE that we are all working in."

"Data, data, data. Importance of longer term planning. Importance of contacts and networking at senior levels within the institution. Lots of careers work is about packaging up the messages in new and different ways to engage students."

The cost for this residential course includes the training sessions, refreshments, meals and en-suite accommodation for four nights. If you would like to stay at Warwick the night before, please contact Warwick Conferences on 024 7652 3222 directly.

The course is delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS. It is an optional module of the CEIGHE MA and PG Diploma and can also be undertaken as a PG Award. CEIGHE registrants are supported by materials and resources from both the AGCAS and The University of Warwick’s websites.

It is also open to non-registrants whose course support and materials will be provided solely by AGCAS.

Additional notes for CEIGHE registrants