Leading in a complex world: enabling leadership practices to support innovation, change and resilience

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Academic leaders in Higher Education (HE) have faced a sustained period of unprecedented change due toCOVID-19. Two of us presenting this work are associate deans (for learning and teaching), and at the start ofthe pandemic found ourselves working at pace to meet the daily challenges brought about by system shock.One approach to self-care was to make time for reflective peer-to-peer dialogue. These conversations wererecorded, and analysis was supported by our third co-author (M.BD.) with expertise in Complexity LeadershipTheory (CLT). We used CLT to support our reflections and leadership development (Howden et al., 2021). The CLT framework proposes three leadership functions: operational, entrepreneurial and enabling (Uhl-Bien &Arena, 2017). We used CLT’s these as reference points to evaluate critical incidents and experiences.
Period7 Sept 2022
Event titleBritish Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference 2022
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational