Leadership Academy Programme


Registration for the 2016/17 series of Leadership Academy seminars is now open.

The Leadership Academy Programme is predominantly aimed at 2nd and 3rd tier officers (or their equivalents in other agencies) from children’s services and aims to provide professional development opportunities, which are either themed to specific areas of policy and practice or focused on specific ‘wicked issues’ currently facing those in senior leadership positions in services for children, young people and families.

Leadership Academies are not conventional seminars, but rather aim to provide the opportunity for participants to work with peers, reflecting upon challenges facing the sector, exchanging practice and sharing ideas with each other.

Leadership Academies are characterised by all participants coming prepared to contribute as well as listen, and through this collaborative practice, enhance and extend the collective intelligence of the children’s services community. Each facilitated seminar lasts for 1 day and includes both formal and interactive contributions from practitioners, policy leads, contributors to other national leadership programmes and inputs from participants themselves. Through this blended learning approach, the College hopes to provide a balance between best professional practice and new learning challenges.

Further details about the 2016/17 programme seminar can be found below:

25th January 2017, Birmingham, ‘New models for school effectiveness: achieving excellence and equity’

2nd March 2017, Birmingham, ‘New learning and innovation in safeguarding practice’

4th May 2017, Leeds, ‘Improving health and wellbeing outcomes: the role of Children’s Services in developing integrated practice’ (cancelled)

14th June 2017, London, ‘Austerity, demand and resources: towards new public sector provision’

Places on the 2016/17 series of Leadership Academies are chargeable at £325 + VAT per seminar*.

For more information download a copy of the 2016/17 Leadership Academy Programme Flyer

If you would like to book your place please complete the booking form and return to the Staff College team via: hello@thestaffcollege.uk.

LA booking form

*A reduced rate is available for subscribing LAs, to find out more please click here.