Course review: Leadership and Management Development Programme
4 April 2012
By course attendee Dr Joanna Shearer, Head of International Student Recruitment and Marketing (International Office)
Why did you go on the course?
When I was recruited to this newly developed student recruitment role three years ago, I was new to management. I had done a lot of teaching and thought it might be similar, but after a few months I realised it required a completely different set of skills.
What did you learn?
This has been the ideal course for me, as, over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to develop a new team from scratch. Everything I needed to do, from thinking about what roles I required, conducting recruitment and selection, to setting objectives for PRDPs and managing successful teams, has been contained within the course.
How has it been helpful in your role?
I hope this programme has allowed me to give my team the freedom in their roles that they deserve, whilst engaging them as a team to achieve common goals. I am incredibly proud of what they have accomplished over the past few years, and of their contributions and insight to the international student recruitment strategy.