Human Resources

First Steps into Leadership and Management

Do you want to enhance your skills and knowledge to lead, manage and motivate your team? This programme will help you develop your skills, knowledge and personal abilities you need to succeed as a manager. It will help improve your communication skills and ability to motivate and inspire your team.


As a result of completing the workshops and project work you will:

  • Learn more about yourself and your approach to management.
  • Gain a range of key management skills which you will have the opportunity to put into practice in your own role.
  • Build on your leadership capabilities - by being able to motivate and engage teams and manage relationships confidently.
  • Develop your leadership and management skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations.
  • Network with managers across the University.
  • Reflect on your learning and the impact this has had on you in the workplace through preparing for and delivering a presentation.

Entry requirements

This programme is aimed at those new to leadership and management and those in a leadership and management role who have not received this type of development previously.

This programme is suited to both Professional Services and Academic leaders and managers.

Applicants are required to attend all the workshops, participate in a group presentation and submit a leadership project.

Time commitment

Please note there is a commitment of 16 hours additional work over and above attendance at the workshops (3 - 4 hours between each workshop).


Date Time Venue
06 October 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm Room 1.21, Patersons Land, Moray House
02 November 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm Room 1.26, Patersons Land, Moray House
07 December 2017 9:15am - 4:45pm Room 1.27, Patersons Land, Moray House
18 January 2018 9:15am - 4:45pm Room 4.02, Charteris Land, Moray House
16 February 2018 9:15am - 2pm Room 4.20, Charteris Land, Moray House

Application process

If you are interested in First Steps you need to apply using the application form. This has to be endorsed by your line manager and to be sent to UHRS. Successful applicants will be notified.


If you have any queries please contact Lesley Dicker.

Email Lesley Dicker

Further reading

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