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Oxford Saïd partners with Education and Training Foundation for new programme

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is delighted to announce a partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver the Further Education Strategic Leadership Programme.

The programme is open to Principals and CEOs across Further Education and is designed to raise leadership capability and resilience to help tackle some of the sector’s biggest issues. These include the skills challenge facing the nation after Brexit; policy changes such as the Sainsbury Review; the new apprenticeships system; and area reviews leading to more college mergers. An initial 100 places will be spread across three cohorts, with the first in June 2017.

‘It is increasingly apparent Further Education will have an important role to play in developing a skilled and diverse workforce, supporting a confident Great Britain in a changing geo political environment’ comments Dr Elaine Heslop, Director of Custom Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

The programme has been developed in close consultation with Further Education leaders after ETF engaged widely within the sector. Building on this work, Saïd Business School will design and deliver the programme using their expertise in partnering with institutions at critical points in their change journey, enabling them to develop the capabilities needed for long-term success.

Sir Frank McLoughlin, ETF Director of Leadership, said: ‘Leadership is the key to the success of any organisation. The leadership challenges in the public education system continue to grow in size and complexity. I know principals and CEOs will relish the opportunity to work with Saïd Business School, to raise their own leadership capacity, and the capability of the whole further education sector. Our long-term ambition is an inclusive programme that reaches every CEO in the sector.’