Human Resources

The Edinburgh Leader

The Edinburgh Leader provides a framework to develop the skills, knowledge and self-awareness required of a strategic leader. It also gives an opportunity to grow your network with other University of Edinburgh leaders. 

Programme Aims

  • To build leadership capability

  • To increase awareness and understanding of leadership and its importance within the University

  • To create a community of leaders

  • To link different roles and initiatives across the University to enable leaders to better support the performance and contribution of others to meet the University strategic objectives

  • Supporting leaders to take individual action in their own areas

  • Providing a collective voice for leaders across the University

Target Audience

The Edinburgh Leader is suited to both professional services and academic staff who are mid manager to early senior leaders including those in leadership roles who do not have direct line management responsibility but are required to influence across the University.

Professional services staff

  • Who lead a number of services or departments

Academic staff

  • Who contribute to the strategic leadership of their subject area, School, College or the University
  • With or without direct line management authority (examples include chairing committees and leading on key academic processes)

Time Commitment

The programme runs over 7 months.

Commitment includes:

  • 9 facilitated sessions (90 minutes)
  • 2-4 hours of self-directed learning between each of the sessions
  • 4 discussion groups (120 minutes)
  • Submission and peer review of leadership presentation

Information Pack

Programme Dates

New dates are now available in the document above for the next cohort beginning January 2023. Please click on the links below to complete the nominations forms.

Please note that both the delegate and nominating manager forms are required and applications will not be accepted without both. The closing date for applications is Friday the 18th of November.