Olena Kvas, Valeriya Milyayeva, Tetiana Pantiuk


The current development of higher education in Ukraine is conditioned by such key requirements as professionalization of university management and staff development of the university (new staff  policy). Purpose of the article: to research and to justify the development system of departments leadership potential as an instrument for professional management of higher education. Methods: theoretical methods: theoretical and terminological analysis, strategic sessions, interviews, Thomas PPI method (International Certified Test) by R. Belbin; mathematical methods for analyzing empirical data.

The development system of University departments leadership potential includes the following vectors: designing of the departments development strategy; analysing of internal and external resources; team - building; strategy implementing; results monitoring. Planning, implementing, evaluating and reflecting are the stages of departments leadership development. Planning: defining of strategic and operational goals; implementing: analysing of PESTLE and human resources; evaluating: identifying of strengths and weaknesses, responses to changes, cohesion; reflecting: educational quality assesing by round-up survey.

Leadership’s potential development of departments of the university is a complex and non-linear educational system related to the university’s leadership potential. The attempt to explore it is made in our research. The units, goals, values and university development are realized by developing the leadership’s potential. The leadership’s potential of the university is an actual product of the article. It is determined that the scientific basis of the problem underlined in the research is sufficient to select the appropriate methodology (systematic approach), definition of the content, stages of the research, conclusions formation. The readiness to change, subordinate personal goals to team tasks, learn new and form actual competencies, help others, destroy stereotypes and accept challenges need the development. It is possible in terms of team leadership. It is grounded that the professionalization of university management is an actual and unresolved problem. It requires further research and implementation of European experience in the practice of higher education in Ukraine.

The professionalization of university management is an urgent and unresolved problem. It requires further research and implementation of European experience in the practice of higher education in Ukraine. The presented development system of departments leadership potential in higher educational institutions is value-oriented. It is based on trust and responsibility. The implementation in university practice will provide the institutional leadership of higher education of Ukraine and its further integration into the European space.



development of leadership potential; educational space; institutional leadership; leadership management; leadership potential

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