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Leadership development

We have extensive experience delivering a variety of leadership development solutions. The team is qualified to offer a range of tools to develop the full potential of your leaders.


Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

The Organisational & Staff Development Unit at the University of Strathclyde is approved to deliver and accredit the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications. ILM are the UK’s top leadership and management qualification specialist, developing more leaders than anyone else. Our current ILM portfolio offers qualifications in Leadership and Management, Enterprise and Coaching and Mentoring.

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Educational development

With more than 40 years of experience, the Education Development team has a proven track record of enhancing practice and building capacity within and outside Higher Education. Accredited internally by The Strathclyde Institute of Education and externally by Advance HE, the team is a sector leader in developing and delivering bespoke offerings related to teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange, as well as other aspects of career and professional development.

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Lego Serious Play

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) methodology is an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. 

OSDU has 5 trained facilitators in LSP methods and materials that enable the use of Lego® bricks to promote innovative approaches to learning, problem-solving and decision-making. 

The methodology can involve thinking, building, storytelling, and reflection, and can enable communication and dialogue so that everyone in a group or team is given a voice.

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Modern Apprenticeships

At the University of Strathclyde, we work in partnership with employers to deliver Modern Apprenticeships for their staff to help develop new employees or upskill existing ones. As an experienced training provider, we can help to deliver the skills and experience employers are looking for through our Modern Apprenticeship programme.

Visit the Modern Apprenticeships page for more information.

Useful Pedagogies: Sharing Teaching and Learning Practice

Useful Pedagogy is a curated collection of easy-to-access, bite-sized scholarship outputs that can inspire and assist colleagues to enhance their approach(s) to teaching and learning while, at the same time, inviting colleagues to engage in discourse and debate around key topics in teaching and learning. Useful Pedagogy has evolved from Strathclyde’s Micro-CPD Mondays, which is a weekly CPD programme, exclusively for Strathclyde staff, that has been running successfully for a number of years.

Visit the Useful Pedagogies page to read some of our outputs.