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Senior Professional Services Women's Leadership network

A network for all women in professional services in leadership positions or aspiring to be in leadership positions

Aims of the network

  • provide a space for discussion around topics of interest
  • help build connections across the University
  • provide a forum to share opportunities, barriers and successes
  • be a forum to influence decision makers

The network is organised by Amanda Harper, Katy McKen and Jeanette Müller.

Who is it for?

The network is for all women in professional services (grade 8 or grade 9) in leadership positions or aspiring to be in leadership positions.

Network meetings

'2020 Vision':20 January 2020, 13.00-14.00, 3W4.7

Past meetings:

Christmas network meeting: 17 December 2019, 12.15-13.05, 1W 2.03

Join us and meet colleagues from across the University. Bring something to share along and a drink for yourself. We will regularly update this page with further meetings.

Network meeting with Pam Chesters CBE: 27 November, 12.15-13.05, 8 West 2.30

Pamela Chesters CBE, the University’s new Chair of Council, will join our Network Meeting to talk about the University’s ambition to be at the forefront of governance practice in the sector. There will be time for questions, please bring your lunch or tea/coffee.

Inaugural meeting: 5 November 2018, 13.15 - 14.00, 1 West 2.03

Professor Bernie Morley and Richard Brooks will attend the inaugural network meeting to launch the network. You are welcome to bring along your lunch or tea/coffee. You need to register for this event

Christmas network meeting: 19 December 2018, 14.15-15.05, 1W 2.102

Join us to celebrate and share your achievements in 2018 and meet colleagues from across the University. Bring something to share along and a drink for yourself.

Fostering Change in Universities: 6 February 2019, 12.15 - 13.05, 1W2.03

Helen Featherstone will share her experiences of creating a positive culture of public engagement with research. Public engagement with research is one of the few areas of university life with no formal rules and regulations which creates its own challenges when trying to create change. Culture change takes time, tenacity, frameworks for assessment, ambassadors, communications and an ability to learn with others. There will be an opportunity to discuss how you could apply Helen’s learning to you own work

Network meeting: 13 March 2019, 12.15-13.05, 3W4.7

A Chance to meet new colleagues and catch up with other Senior Professional Services Women across the University. You are welcome to bring your lunch along for this informal meeting of the network.

Mentoring: 9 April 2019, 12.15-13.05, 1W2.03

Jeanette Müller will give an introduction to mentoring looking at how to be a mentor and setting up a mentoring relationship but also at how to find a mentor. There will then be an opportunity to discuss your mentoring experiences and we will explore ways in which we can facilitate mentoring for professional services staff (that could be for us and/or staff we manage).

Network meeting with Professor Ian White: 21 May 2019, 13.15-14.05

Professor Ian White will join us for our network meeting in May. You are welcome to bring along your lunch or tea/coffee. As space is limited you need to register for this event

Summer Social (3 West 4.7): 18 July, 13.00-14.00

Come and join us to network!

Wellbeing as a Leadership and Management Behaviour: 18 September, 12.15-13.00, 3 West 4.7

In today’s pressured working environments, where so many demands are made on professionals, it is more important than ever that leaders and managers take care of their own wellbeing as well as that of their colleagues. Leadership and management are key to promoting good wellbeing at work and good leadership and management necessarily starts with self-management, this in turn offers the opportunity to be a role model. This session will enable you to consider your own wellbeing action plan (WAP) and how this might impact on your colleagues.

5 November, The three ‘EFs of Higher Education, 13.15-14.05, 3 West 4.7

Want to know more about the three ‘EFs of Higher Education but were afraid to ask? In this session we will have a brief overview of the three Frameworks from experts involved with both internal and external roles, followed by time for questions.

REF – Research Excellence Framework – Prof Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy and Chair of REF Main Panel C and Katy McKen, Head of Research Information & Impact and REF 2014 Panel Adviser

TEF – Teaching Excellence Framework - Dr Alan Hayes, Director of Teaching in Computer Science and TEF subject pilot panel member

KEF – Knowledge Exchange Framework – Ben Woods, Head of Research Commercialisation & Enterprise