In order to pinpoint and more clearly define what Lund University is to offer in terms of leadership development, I tasked Maria Flores and Andreas Bryngelsson at the start of the year with carrying out the investigation, Leadership in the Future. The aim of the investigation was to draw up proposals for the content, structure and scope of Lund University’s leadership development. Maria and Andreas have done an outstanding job and their report will be published in the near future.
Their proposals for the University include the setting up of a special leadership programme and the creation of a clearer organisation for leadership development.
At this point, I do not know what concrete changes the report will lead to. We will fine-tune the details next year – and I will provide more information on this at a later date.
A web portal for managers is taking shape on the Swedish version of the Staff Pages. It is still under construction, but is a fantastic digital space that brings together information on topics such as the manager’s role, support for managers and different leadership courses.
The HR Division now has a team for managerial and leadership development consisting of Johan Sjö, Annica Ollerstam, Kristian Bergén and Cecilia Agrell. I would like to take the opportunity to extend a special thank you to Cecilia Agrell. Cecilia has worked for many years at the University on leadership matters and, among other things, has developed and led several leadership and career programmes. She is currently leading HELP, the national leadership programme of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF). From the start of next year, Cecilia’s work will focus exclusively on SUHF and I wish her the very best of luck. Her achievements for Lund University are unforgettable.
This text is a part of LU News 20 - 2022