Leading and Managing

The Excellence Through Our People Strategy commits to a University wide leadership approach that inspires and navigates change.

What are the expectations of me as a manager?

We aim to have high quality leadership and management capability and ask our managers and Team Leaders to be:-

  • Positive role models
  • Supportive of staff to help them reach the highest possible standards in their work
  • Promote collaboration, teamwork, innovation, flexibility and skills development
  • Align team values with University aims
  • Lead, guide and encourage teams to achieve results   

If you are a leader or manager or aspire to work in a leadership job role in future, you may be able to access the University leadership development programme.

If you can’t find the course you are looking for or would like to arrange development for your team please contact us.

Leadership Development Programme

There are a range of Leadership Development options available, depending upon your job role, level of accountability and responsibility, previous knowledge and qualifications gained. Formal leadership qualifications may be available by a Staff Development Apprenticeship. For more information contact staff.development@sunderland.ac.uk.

For support to enhance your practical capability and confidence as a manager in carrying out your day to day management duties access our .

You may feel that you need more individualised support such as 1:1 support, coaching or mentoring. For an informal discussion about this option contact us.

Before you apply to attend any of the Leadership development options, please discuss and agree with your line manager, which option is most appropriate.

This page was published on 7 May 2019