Category Archives: Leadership

Beyond Metaphor: New Iterations of #JiscDigLead

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

co-authored by Donna Lanclos,  James Clay, and Chris Thomson It’s been three years since we ran the the first Jisc Digital Leaders Programme. During the programme we have have emphasised the need for leaders in education to model the behavioural change that they wish to see in digital. “Be more digital”, “Write a digital strategy”, […] Read more

Being a Trustee…

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

I’ve been a trustee and company director of several animal and educational charities over the last 25 years.   You get involved as a trustee at first because you are passionate about the “cause” or perhaps invited because you have a skill set, or you are elected (as happened in two educational charities I was a […] Read more

Who wants change?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Image by Alan O’Rourke This week I have been preparing for the second residential of the Jisc Digital Leaders course. Whilst the course is premised on role of digital, digital is actually a lens through which we look at institutional strategy and practice. We started off the course with a brief framing of digital and […] Read more

Strategy is multimodal

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

One of the things I hear working with leaders in organisations is “I need to write the <insert term> strategy” — it doesn’t actually matter which strategy it is, or what flavour of a strategy it is. When you start working at a certain level, you have to start writing strategies, or parts of strategies; […] Read more

Digital innovation: choosing what’s likely to fly

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

With such rapid development in technology and limited resources in education, it’s hard for leaders to know which innovations in technology are likely to succeed and potentially transform learning, professional practice and the effectiveness of their institution. Looking forward to this year’s Jisc Digital Leaders programme, Chris gives some simple guidance on identifying the projects that are likely to make a difference.

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Development not Training: an approach to social media for leaders

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

The Jisc Digital Leaders course is running again in May. Whenever we have run the course we have always had lots of questions about social media, especially Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin (sic). These three particular platforms perhaps embody one of the key issues – and causes of angst – for many people both working in education […] Read more

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Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

…just words and a tune I was re-reading Marcus Ellliott’s blog post last night, “Singing along, but I don’t know the words” seeing if I could spot any more spelling mistakes ;-). It was nice to be included on a list of “contemporaries” such as that. I started thinking about what are the common elements […] Read more

Vulnerability in the Curriculum: No one cares about your soup!

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Fourth Reflections Vulnerability comes from the latin vulnerare, “to wound” and is defined as “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally” I’ve been discussing vulnerability as a part of authenticity for a while now and thinking about it in my own […] Read more

Leading Change in Libraries: A keynote for UXLibs 2

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

We all have experience of change initiatives at one level or another. After being involved in more than 200 change projects across the higher education sector, and working with senior staff at more than 60 universities, this keynote was trying to communicate some general principles around leading change. A lot of people helped me in […] Read more