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Aurora - women-only leadership development programme


The Aurora programme is for women up to senior lecturer level or professional services equivalent who wish to develop their leadership skills. Aurora is designed to engage with women at an earlier stage in their careers, the content has not been designed for women already in a leadership role.

Participants on Aurora will experience a blend of education and mentoring providing them with a learning experience with more enduring impact. By developing potential and building confidence Aurora will help institutions plug the ‘leaky pipeline’ that characterises women’s progression into leadership roles in higher education. Aurora provides a positive experience of leadership and encourages participants to recognise their talent and capabilities and ‘step-up’ to promoted posts.

The Aurora programme aims to enable a wider range of women to think of themselves as future leaders, to develop the skills they will need, and to help their institutions to maximise the use of the skills they acquire. This initiative is a response to sector wide research which shows there are fewer women in the most senior positions in higher education than ten years ago and identifies features that could be addressed to change this.

For further information about the Aurora programme, please contact Jena Dady in Learning and Organisational Development, (ext.3395)

More about Aurora at Kent here.