Digital leaders programme

Work together with like-minded peers to become a digitally-informed and empowered leader.

Course dates

Through the digital leaders programme you will learn how to help your organisation respond more effectively to technology-driven change. We'll give you the tools and confidence to develop different, more flexible ways of delivering teaching and learning. We deliver the course in three different formats each providing various ways to engage and collaborate, giving you the option to choose a method that fits your requirements:

Digital learning

Our online learning option offers the benefit to fully engage from home or office with reduced travel time and cost. These sessions are spread over several days. All sessions are recorded allowing you to review content at your convenience. Our online digital leaders programme is made up of eight sessions on Tuesdays (10:00 - 12:00) and Thursdays (14:00 - 16:00).

In-person learning

The in-person mode enables you to get together with like-minded peers from different organisations, in a relaxed ‘away day’ vibe with plenty of opportunities for networking including lunch and shared coffee/tea breaks.*subject to social distancing rules. Our face to face digital leaders programme is delivered over four days, split into two residentials. 

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In-house delivery

Finally, we can also offer a bespoke in-house version of the digital leaders programme for your institution. This is designed specifically to be tailored to your requirements and can be delivered either in person, online or through a combination of options to your preference. Contact training@jisc.ac.uk to discuss this option.

About the course

Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved in a set of engaging sessions. Using effective digital technologies and an active learning approach our course provides a fully immersive digital experience. Watch a roundup on our Twitter moment.

You will learn from Jisc experts and work actively with your peers to:

  • Explore how organisations can engage more effectively and creatively with digital technology – at both strategic and operational levels
  • Discover and reflect on how digital technology is changing the way your organisation operates – creating new leadership challenges and strategic opportunities
  • Learn to lead, manage and influence digitally driven change across organisations, departments, services and teams

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Whichever mode of delivery is for you, you can be sure to take part in a vibrant and practically orientated programme designed to help leaders with their digital journey. Take a look at our past participant testimonials which outline some of their experiences below.

Your digital leadership journey

Alumni experiences

Member story

“I wanted to do something that would give me more confidence"

Alicia Owen, digital learning manager at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, is using her experience of the digital leaders programme to drive forward change in her organisation.

Member story

"It's given me a better understanding of digital technologies"

Dr Alison Lawson, head of the division of marketing and operations at Derby Business School, shares her experience of the programme alongside other alumni.

Member story

"The programme enables you to meet like-minded people"

Jo Loss and Paula Kilburn, from Essex Adult Community Learning and the Education Training Collective, share their top tips for navigating the online digital leaders programme.

Course fees

Digital learning course fees

Jisc members (FE, HE and research institutions) - £950 + VAT.

Non-profits (eligible local government, public sector, independent education providers and non-profit customers) - £1,125 + VAT.

Commercial organisations (non-member commercial partners) - £1,475 + VAT.

In-person learning course fees

Jisc members (FE, HE and research institutions) - £1,150 + VAT.

Non-profits (eligible local government, public sector, independent education providers and non-profit customers) - £1,400 + VAT.

Commercial organisations (non-member commercial partners) - £1,900 + VAT.

Fees include lunch and refreshments.

Course tutors

  • Chris Thomson

    Chris Thomson

    Chris is is a subject specialist in digital practice with a particular focus on communication and collaboration.

  • John Sumpter

    John Sumpter

    John is a subject specialist in digital practice with a particular focus on leadership.

  • Zac Gribble

    Zac Gribble

    Zac is a subject specialist in digital practice with a particular focus on platforms.

  • Deborah Baff

    Debbie Baff

    Debbie is a subject specialist in digital practice.

Book your place

Join our June 2022 cohort.

Dates: 21, 23, 28, 30 June 2022 and 5, 7, 12 and 14 July 2022.

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Community of practice

We want to extend the benefit of the digital leaders programme to all members by piloting a community of practice. This will be an opportunity for you to share your digital leadership stories and learn from peers.

Find out more and join the community.

 

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  • Demonstrated digital credentials badge
  • Implemented digital credentials badge

By taking part in this course you can earn completed, demonstrated and implemented digital credentials.