Build your capacity to lead your institution’s learning and teaching strategy


The Leaders in Learning & Teaching Development Programme (LLT) helps those who are preparing for, or aspiring to, lead, manage and deliver high quality learning & teaching. Participants will gain a better understanding of the complexities of the role, build their leadership capacity, develop their research and practise profile and explore approaches to developing and implementing learning & teaching enhancement strategies.

LLT is a well-established and well-regarded learning and development programme for senior business school faculty. The sessions are a mixture of preparation, information, interaction and discussion. The topics and guest speakers will provoke reflection, thought and action, and the emphasis will be on collaboration and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme you will have deepened your understanding about the role of Director of Learning & Teaching and about the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are important in the role. In particular you will:

  • Gain insight into the changing HE landscape and contemporary issues in business school education
  • Identify your individual leadership characteristics and strengths
  • Plan your development goals for effective agile leadership and management of learning & teaching
  • Develop strategies to help you achieve your personal research and/or practice goals to  enhance personal profile within the business and management community
  • Identify the ways in which you can develop your business school's digital footprint to benefit students, staff and your business schools performance in the TEF
  • Learn strategies for supporting the needs and attainment of diverse student cohorts

By participating in the programme you will have the opportunity to build your network of colleagues from business schools across the UK.

Participants are also encouraged to get involved in relevant CMBE sessions as an added reflective lens on their personal development through the programme.

Session outlines

Session One: Agile Leadership: Personal and Leadership Development
25-26 January

This session will focus on understanding the HE landscape, and provide context for shaping your development goals. You will consider your role and responsibilities, discuss your institution within the wider HE policy landscape, and explore the characteristics required for leadership in complexity. You will reflect on and apply the principles to your personal objectives for the future, identifying strengths and areas for development.

Session Two: The Changing Teaching and Learning Landscape 
7-8 March

This session will prepare you to adapt to the changing policy and external environment in which business schools operate. You will explore the digital student experience, leading dispersed teams, creating and supporting communities of practice in digital spaces and reflecting on the profiles of staff and students that may be excluded. The implications for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) will also be examined, with reflections on the appropriateness of quality assurance processes such as student partnership approaches.

Session Three: Nurturing and supporting staff talent and student achievement
2-3 May

This session will support you to better understand how EDI, meaningfully embracing technology, the changing graduate employment landscape and mental health awareness have required leaders in HE to think differently about how they both nurture staff, and support students to achieve. Using frameworks of expertise, this session will focus on how you can create and manage environments that enable authentic self to thrive.

Session Four: Personal Career Planning
13-14 June

By exploring ideas of credibility, this session will focus on building a personal profile in learning & teaching through research and/or practise. You will be supported in identifying areas of research/practise that align with personal and institutional targets, as well as exploring how to build a credible portfolio of scholarly output and contributions in teaching & learning.

Session format

All modules are 24 hour 'lunch-to-lunch' sessions, the usual format being:

Day One

12:00 Registration & lunch

13:00 Day One session starts

The programme will include break(s)

17:00 Day One session concludes

19:00 Dinner

Day Two

08:30 Refreshments

09:00 Day Two session starts

The programme will include break(s)

13:00 Day Two programme concludes with lunch after which participants depart

 >>The programme fee includes Dinner and accommodation on the evening of Day One<<

Professor Sally Everett CMBE
Professor of Business Education and Vice Dean (Education), King’s Business School

Sally is Professor of Business Education and Vice Dean (Education) at King’s Business School, King’s College London. Sally was the Academic Lead for Inclusive Education for King’s College London (2019-2023) and runs the business school’s gender network (Women@KBS). Sally is a National Teaching Fellow (2017), Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013), Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence award holder (team lead, 2016) and is the Equality Officer for the Association of National Teaching Fellows. Sally is a member of the Chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equality Working Group and their Equality and Diversity Committee. Sally was the Deputy Dean (Quality and Student Experience) for the business school at Anglia Ruskin University, and a previous Head of Department (Marketing, Events and Tourism) at the University of Bedfordshire. In her various university management roles she has led on numerous transformational education change projects and innovative pedagogic initiatives. Sally has also widely published on inclusive education, student employability, diversity, events and tourism. She is a regular keynote speaker on inclusive pedagogy and decolonising curricula, and is a trustee for the Enabled Archaeology Foundation and sits on the SS Great Britain Trust’s education committee.

Programme fee: £4,390*

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does the programme fee include?

The fee includes all course materials and learning resources. It also includes, for each of the four modules, all venue fees, accommodation (1 night) and a dinner with fellow participants.

Can 2 people from the same institution attend this programme?

Due to the nature of the programme which focuses on personal development and encourages frank and open discussion, it may not always be suitable for two participants to attend from the same institution. If we receive two registrations from individuals at the same institution we will notify the institution and the participants, taking account of when the registrations were received, and ask for guidance on whether one or both can attend on the same programme.

What will happen to my booking if some/all of the programme cannot take place as planned?

Before the programme starts: If, due to Covid-19 regulations, we are unable to commence the programme on the scheduled start date we will either postpone to a later date, or consider making LLT a blended, hybrid or fully online programme. The decision will depend on the nature of the situation. In the case of postponement registered participants will automatically be transferred to the new dates. If some/all of the programme is moved online participants will have the option of transferring their booking or receiving a full refund.

Once the programme has started: If, due to Covid-19 regulations, we are unable to run Sessions 2-4 as in-person events on the scheduled dates we will either postpone one or more of the sessions to later dates; or we will complete the programme in a blended, hybrid or fully online way. The decision will depend on the nature of the situation. Registered participants will be consulted before any decisions are made and will automatically be transferred to the new arrangements. If the programme can be completed on new dates or wholly/partially online we will not offer full or partial refunds.

If you have any queries, please contact Chartered ABS Enquiries (

*We do not charge VAT so this represents the full cost.

“This was really enjoyable and I've met and connected with a lot of people from across all parts of the sector. There is no judgment or ego amongst the cohort, just everyone at the same place in their careers enjoying themselves and learning from each other. This is a fantastic course and I would recommend it to anyone."

Dr Matthew Jones, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Data Analytics, UCL School of Management


“Simply, this programme is essential to gain great leadership skills in HE sector.”

Dr Mohamed Saeudy, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Bedfordshire


“A fantastic opportunity to meet others in similar leaders of learning and teaching roles, share experiences, reflect on your own role and develop your skills.”

Professor W David McCausland, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Aberdeen Business School


“The course offered a rare opportunity to step outside of my institution to share ideas and reflect on issues across the sector with the benefit of expert speakers to prompt discussion and debate. As well as an introduction to a new professional network, I am leaving the course with broader knowledge of the sector, a few new strategies in my toolkit, and a clearer sense of how I might shape the next stage of my career.”

Charlotte Harrison, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth


“An excellent opportunity to discuss topical issues with like-minded colleagues.”

Beverly Vickerstaff, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University


“I felt energized by the inspirational speakers, course content and amazing participants who shared their considerable knowledge and experience.”

Dr Andrew Jenkins, Subject Leader, Huddersfield Business School