Professional Development

Whether your focus is on teaching, research, business engagement, executive education, or the leadership of business schools, the Charted ABS provides opportunities that will help you develop strategy, gain confidence, build strong networks with colleagues from different institutions, and share excellent practices to enhance your personal effectiveness and the reputation of your business school.

Our Development Programmes are co-designed with expert colleagues and participants. We aim to build capacity in the business school community to encourage knowledge sharing and insights and to support you professionally and personally in your busy schedule. UK business schools are working in a more competitive global environment with major disruptions in business models, funding, technology, and demands for life-long learning and innovation for growth.

We will optimise your time to reflect on your business school’s strategy through stimulating dialogue with peers and collaborate with expert facilitators about your experiences. We draw on our latest reports, data analysis, so that you return to work confident and re-energised with practical action plans, useful tools and invaluable contacts.

If you have a query relating to one of our development programmes, please email

Leaders in Learning and Teaching (LLT) Programme

Learning outcomes include:

  • Devise and deliver learning & teaching strategies and innovations that reflect the opportunities and challenges that have been caused by Covid-19
  • Lead your learning & teaching teams with authority and agility
  • More effectively support students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups
  • Recruit, nurture and develop teaching talent
  • Develop your individual leadership characteristics and strengths

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Programme starts: 25-26 January 2024

Facilitator: Professor Sally Everett

Deans and Directors’ Development Programme (3DP)

Learning outcomes include:

  • The complex relationship that exists between business schools, parent universities and the broader business community and how to create a distinctive value proposition for your school
  • Practical ways in which Deans can build their senior teams and manage complex relationships between different teams, departments and between faculty and professional services
  • How to recruit, nurture and promote under-represented and disadvantaged groups and build a diverse, inclusive working culture
  • Creating robust learning & teaching strategies that blend online and face-to-face learning in innovative ways
  • The evolving research environment and the role of the Dean in supporting and enabling a school’s research mission and impact agenda

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Programme starts: 18-19 January

Facilitator: Professor Julia Clarke

Executive Education Leadership Programme (EELP)


Learning outcomes include:

  • How to develop or review the strategy, marketing plans and business model for their executive education function
  • Preparing a personal development plan to build on your strengths as leaders
  • A deeper understanding of best practice in business development and the design and delivery of executive education learning experiences





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Programme starts: 8-9 February

Facilitator: Steve Ludlow

Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) - in partnership with BAM

Learning outcomes include:

  • Build and enhance the skills and competencies required to be an effective Director of Research
  • Understand how the current external research, funding and policy environment affects your strategy for business and management research
  • Gain confidence in managing internal pressures, relationships, faculty performance and HR
  • Explore approaches to managing the REF process from strategy, implementation and the presentation of result

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Programme starts: 30 November - 1 December

Facilitator: Professor Natasha Mauthner