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Leaders can learn to change with UDC

As public sector leaders are increasingly being called on to work collaboratively, University of Derby Corporate (UDC) is launching a new programme to help them through the transition.

For the Collaborative Leadership programme UDC has drawn on its extensive experience and worked with Shared Service Architects, a company which works with UK politicians and senior public sector managers to develop and carry out successful shared service solutions.

Workshops begin next month (October).

Angela Crawford, Business Development Manager at UDC, said: “With another £2.5bn worth of cuts announced by the Government and more to come in the years ahead, public sector leaders in local government face a daunting challenge.

“It is clear that a fundamentally different approach is required. We need leaders skilled at securing a collaborative advantage within their organisations, between partner organisations and across communities.”

UDC’s Public Sector Collaborative Leadership Programme is a suite of three workshops for senior leaders operating across local government, housing associations, health and care providers, the emergency services and other public sector organisations.

It will help leaders to sharpen their collaborative leadership skills and behaviour, enabling them to confidently lead beyond organisational boundaries.

Workshops will focus on increasing personal effectiveness, identifying and responding to collaborative opportunities and working more effectively in partnership with other organisations to deliver efficiency savings and improved service outcomes.

Those successfully completing the programme can go on to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership with UDC.

To find out more about the programme or the full postgraduate certificate, contact University of Derby Corporate on Freephone 0800 678 3311, or visit www.derby.ac.uk/collaborative or email ucdrya.kd@eb.cu.