Andy Forbes

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Further Education College Leadership in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented fundamental questions about the nature of leadership. Leaders across all sectors have had to grapple with considerable challenges as they look to steer their organisations through the disruption presented by a once in a century global pandemic.

College Principals were not exempt from having to adapt their leadership styles to try and meet the moment. In this latest Collab Group document, Andy Forbes presents some of his own reflections on what it has been like to lead a college through this new world of mandatory lockdowns and remote working.

Some key considerations from the document include:

  • The benefits of and limitations of remote working within a college context
  • The importance of place and in-person working to build a shared organisational culture
  • A theory of college leadership situated within a need to adapt to transformational change

The essay collection is an insightful rendering of some of the key issues facing leaders in the further education sector. To check out the document, please follow the link below: