Digital leadership

Prepare your organisation for a digitally transformed future with our thought leadership, events and practical exercises from across the further and higher education sectors.

What is digital leadership and what makes a digital leader?​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Digital leadership is the act of leading an effective digital organisation (or part of an organisation) using digital to overcome barriers and make the most of opportunities.​​​​​​​

A digital leader has the insights and aptitude to motivate people, irrespective of their title or position. They ask questions at every level, encouraging others to consider different choices and envision what the future could be. 



Imagining new ways of working

We are here to help you adapt and respond to the digital challenges and opportunities your organisation may face. With training, workshops, events, and advice and guidance, we have the practical resources you need to confidently bring about change in your institution.

Training to suit your preferences

We deliver our training in several different ways. If you'd like to reduce travel time and costs then digital learning is an excellent option for you. Sessions are spread over several days and recorded to review later. Our in-person training offers you the opportunity to step away from the distractions of your home or office. While our tailored in-house delivery helps your institution target specific staff groups and focus on critical challenges. 

Digital leaders programme

The digital leaders programme will give you the tools and confidence to develop different, more flexible ways of delivering teaching and learning. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved in a set of engaging sessions. Find out more about the digital leaders programme.

Philip Peatling, head of digital learning
Boston College

“The vision for change workshop was an excellent way to start our journey as a college. It's given us thinking points and made us aware of ways to overcome early barriers." 

Goal planning with facilitated workshops

Our range of facilitated, collaborative workshops aim to improve your strategic planning and ensure your institution has a clear set of achievable goals

Vision for change

The vision for change workshop brings senior managers and leadership teams together to work on innovative approaches to strategic planning. The workshop helps leaders gain clarity and focus collectively on where they are now as an organisation and where they want to be going forward. Find out more about the vision for change workshop.

Planning for action

Planning for action takes the strategic objectives from the vision for change workshop, and starts to unpack the considerations, prioritising them and forming an owned action plan. Find out more about the planning for action workshop.

Retained expertise support

Retained expertise gives you access to an expert critical friend and mentor to help you achieve your project goals. Our subject specialists have the technical and sector-specific knowledge to support you in using digital technologies to achieve your operational goals. Find out more about retained expertise.

Working together across the sector

Take part in crafted events and activities with institutions across the sector via webinar, online communities and in-person events. Providing you with the opportunity to work with others and shape the future of education.

Digital leadership at Digifest 2022

Leading an effective digital organisation is a complex and challenging journey that requires a passion for technology and inspiring people from across your organisation. How do you achieve your digital goals? How have others done it? These are just some of the questions we will explore at Digifest 2022 (the UK’s leading edtech conference).

The importance of digital leadership webinar

Most UK universities and colleges want more direction from leadership with digital transformation, but what should this leadership look like? This webinar explores and discusses the attributes, skills, and drive needed for good digital leadership. Registration opening soon. 

Leading the digital capabilities and skills agenda workshop

An online workshop focused on uncovering the responsibilities and skills required to shape a practical skills agenda. How should these agendas be led? What are the key motivations? What needs to be taken into account? Who should lead?

From an individual and organisational perspective, we will hear from experts in the sector, hear real-world examples, and find out what practices and approaches can be most effective. Registration opening soon.

Trusted advice and guidance

Join the community

Share your digital leadership stories and learn from peers and sector experts.

Find out about our digital leaders community group