Transforming middle leaders : connecting communities of leaders online
Robson, J.; Bassett, Martin
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Citation:Robson, J., & Bassett, M. (2016, October). Transforming middle leaders: connecting communities of leaders online. Paper presented at ULearn 16, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3736
We will explore the: ● importance of middle leaders ● proposed online components ● Middle Leader Inquiry ● Leadership Development & Appraisal opportunities Abstract: Middle leaders have a rewarding, multifaceted, and demanding role. They are responsible for the pedagogical leadership that impacts on student learning, yet often feel unprepared for this complex role. Whilst middle leaders contend with an increased workload, appraisal and leadership development combined, have the potential to equip leaders to carry out their role more effectively. According to research conducted by Bassett (2012) and Robson (2012), middle leadership is an undervalued, undeveloped and unprepared practice. In the absence of a national programme to develop middle leaders, they need to seek opportunities to ensure they are both held accountable and professionally developed. Therefore, we propose a specific, strategic, ongoing, contextualised and flexible national middle leadership programme, AND we want YOU to be part of the next stage - the prototyping. We aim to present aspects of the online course in a lively, practical workshop. Aspiring and current middle and senior leaders are welcome to learn together with us, connecting communities of leaders (online).