Collab Group Launches programme for the next generation of College leaders

Today, Collab Group is delighted to announce the launch of a new programme designed to support the next generation of leadership talent in the further education sector.

Last year, Collab Group successfully piloted a programme for aspiring further education leaders. The programme was established to support college managers who have the potential to become a CEO or Principal. In 2021, the programme will be rolled out to a record number of participants.

At the heart of the programme is a commitment to leveraging current FE leaders' skills and insights to inform programme participants' professional development. This is facilitated through a programme of mentoring and shadowing in which participants can learn directly from the experience of current FE leaders.

Alongside this, the programme facilities masterclasses centred around a range of pertinent issues including further education policy, diversity and inclusion, legal issues and aligning curriculum to the needs of the local economy.

We are also delighted that NCFE has come on board as the exclusive programme sponsor. As part of this partnership, NCFE will play an active role in developing programme content to ensure it meets the complex and varied needs of aspiring further education Principals and CEOs.

Ian Pretty, CEO of Collab Group, said: "Our college leaders have identified succession planning as a key priority for their institutions and the wider further education sector. This is why we are pleased to launch the programme across the Collab Group network. We are also delighted to welcome NCFE on board as the programme sponsor; their expertise will strengthen the programme's content and relevance overall."

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