Development Programme for Leaders of Engagement (DPDoE) 2023-2024    

DPDoE supports those leading, or aspiring to lead, on engagement within their institution to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities to manage engagement performance, strategy, and funding in a rapidly changing engagement landscape. This programme has been designed for both academics and those working in professional services within the global business school community, and aims to create a self-sustaining international cohort through a combination of expert input, peer support and networking opportunities.

The new DPDoE is delivered as four sessions intended to explore and inspire participants to think imaginatively about how they lead engagement in their own business schools, by creating a culture that encourages, enables and supports colleagues to engage with individuals and organisations in what they do. The programme is structured around the following topics:

  • What is engagement and where does it take place?
  • Engagement as strategy
  • Engaging with who, why & how
  • Supporting and scaling engagement
  • Embedding engagement
Participant comments from the inaugural cohort

'Loved hearing from delegates about the other areas of engagement.'

'These sessions are generating loads of ideas for me!'

'Some really great access to key thoughtleaders in the field'


Further details will be published soon. For information on the 2022-2023 programme, please click here


Professor Tim Vorley OBE

Professor Tim Vorley OBE

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Oxford Brookes Business School


Who should apply?

Engagement is an activity that has relevance to all portfolios, so whether leading or aspiring to lead the engagement portfolio or looking to better understand more about how engagement enhances teaching and research, the DPDoE programme will add value and provide actionable insights.

This programme has been designed for participants within the global business school community both professional services and academics.


Dates and Location

DPDoE 2023/24 dates and locations are tbc. It is expected the programme will start in November 2023.

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. A participant will not be awarded a certificate of completion if they fail to attend more than one session.


Fees and Enquiries

Programme fee: tbc.

Please note: Due to the nature of the programme which focuses on personal development and encourages frank and open discussion, it may not always be suitable for two participants to attend from the same institution. If we receive more than one registration from individuals at the same institution we will notify the institution and the participants, taking account of when the registrations were received, and ask for guidance on whether one or both can attend in the same cohort. The cohort is limited to a maximum of 25. Once all places are taken, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


Expressions of Interest

If you are interesting in attending the 2023-24 programme and would like to be notified when registration is open and the fees and dates are confirmed, please complete your expression of interest by clicking here

If you have any queries, please contact the BAM Office at [email protected].