Leadership in Action: Online seminar series

The NCCPE is pleased to launch a new series of ‘Leadership in Action’ online seminars.

Over the next year, we are inviting people who have led successful public engagement initiatives in their institutions to share the lessons learned, and their reflections, on what good leadership of public engagement looks like. The sessions will be full of practical and inspirational ideas about leadership.

Aimed at individuals who have responsibility for embedding thoughtful engagement into the fabric of their institutions, the seminar series will create an opportunity to reflect on the leadership tactics needed for sustained change. 

We welcome individuals in leadership roles outside of public engagement, including those working in knowledge exchange, higher education and research.

Past events

Public Engagement at the heart of a University’s strategic approach: Warwick Institute of Engagement

10th November 2022, 1.30 - 3pm

The second session in the series is hosted by Professor Michael Scott and Dr Andrew Todd, Directors of the Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE).

Michael and Andrew will discuss how they have, over the last 2 years, developed WIE as a pan-University hub for public and community engagement, supporting the delivery of the University of Warwick’s strategic objectives.

Along with other speakers from the University and from the local region, they will share how WIE delivers comprehensive training and a curated public events programme for staff and students, in collaboration with regional partners, and key public and community engagement programmes and initiatives - the goal being high-quality engagement, collaboration and co-production across the University and its community partners.

Leadership in Action: Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

21st September 2022, 1.30 - 3pm

Our launch session was hosted by Heather Doran and Niamh Nic Daeid, from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee.

Heather and Niamh told the story of the centre and its distinctive ambition to embed public engagement in their practice and philosophy from the outset. They shared their journey and the issues they have had to tackle to embed their distinctive ethos and ways of working - within the university and with their many partners.

Participants also engaged in a more informal conversation with Heather and Niamh, a chance to go ‘behind the scenes’ and reflect on the challenges and benefits of their approach.