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This NEWLEAD guide offers recommendations and reflections for university leaders, university sector representatives and policy makers interested in setting up a leadership development programme (LDP).

The Innovative Leadership and Change Management in Higher Education (NEWLEAD) project seeks to build the capacity of university leaders across Europe in steering change and addresses new priorities on the institutional transformation agenda. Previous analysis from the project has shown that leadership development programmes play an important role in supporting university leaders during major transformation processes and in achieving the multiple objectives of universities today.

To raise awareness and advance leadership development, this guide draws from interviews conducted in eight European systems (CH, DE, DK, IE, NL, PL, SE, NO), covering 10 system-level leadership development programmes. It presents a practical framework for implementing a leadership development programme, providing inspiration and valuable insights into its architecture, format, content, evaluation, and logistics.

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Implementing leadership development programmes for university leaders: an inspirational guide

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