TMP came highly recommended and it more than lived up to expectations. I find its benefit extends well beyond its content and beyond me as an individual.
Professor Sharon Huttly TMP 23
Dean of Studies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Top Management Programme (TMP) is the Leadership Foundation’s flagship programme and has an established track record in developing strategic leaders in higher education. Over 50 of the current UK vice-chancellors/principals are TMP alumni, with many of the other past participants of TMP holding some of the most senior posts throughout higher education.
TMP is intended to be challenging, providing an opportunity to broaden perspectives and to act as a force for change at institutional, personal and professional level. The programme is designed to provide long-term benefit to the university or higher education college.
Participants in TMP require the full support of the institution/organisation and the vice-chancellor/principal or CEO.
Participants will automatically become members of the TMP alumni (currently over 600 members) and continue to benefit from a vibrant support network.
We are currently working on TMP 36 and applications will open shortly for TMP 37. TMP was redesigned from TMP 32, find out more here: TMP32 Questions and Answers
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Dr Paul Gentle becomes programme director for the Top Management Programme in 2013-14, and leads a team of experienced facilitators in a newly-designed approach to enhancing institutional change through developing strategic leaders at the most senior levels.
Paul is director of programmes at the Leadership Foundation, and is responsible for our portfolio of developmental programmes, events and networks. He is also programme manager of Changing the Learning Landscape, a sector-wide partnership project aimed at bringing about step change in the way higher education providers lead strategy around technology-enabled learning and teaching. Funded by Hefce, the project works collaboratively with the National Union of Students (NUS), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Jisc and the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).
He has led in higher education since 1990, when he joined the University of Central Lancashire. After several years as head of languages and international studies, he moved to the University of St Mark & St John as dean of international education and subsequently director of regional affairs.
Paul’s doctoral research was based on investigating Action Learning Sets as a strategic leadership enabler in higher education. He believes strongly in working with universities to build capacity for evaluating the impact of leadership development activity, and this commitment informs the design of the Top Management Programme.
Key Associate and Programme Director, TMP
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Louisa brings almost three decades of organisational experience to her consultancy, including work in the fields of law and architecture before finding her professional home in psychology. Prior to moving into consultancy, Louisa worked in social housing, the NHS, local government and the BBC. Alongside directing Living Potential Consulting and working as a Key Associate with the Leadership Foundation, she also works as a Programme Director with London Business School and as an Associate with Ashridge Consulting and the Centre for Innovation in Health Management at the University of Leeds. Louisa is also on the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s Individual and Board/Team coaching registers.
She is passionate about developing creative and engaging interventions that deliver improved individual and organisational performance. Blending commercial realism with psychological insight, her clients span a range of sectors including health, central and local government, broadcasting, publishing, professional services, transport, social housing, higher education, retail, distribution, membership organisations, trades unions and the police. Current client work includes the design and delivery of innovative leadership programmes, culture change, top team development, executive coaching and coach/consultant supervision. She has particular experience of and interest in supporting leadership confidence, credibility and creativity and in whole systems development.
Louisa is qualified to use MBTI, FIRO-B, SDI, EI and the NHSQ and brings a deep understanding of individual, group and organisational change and development cultivated through studies in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, an MSc in Coaching Psychology and current Gestalt psychotherapeutic studies and practice. Her work is also influenced by Tavistock thinking in systems psychodynamics.
Key Associate and Programme Director, TMP
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Rosemary Stamp (MA MSc MIoD MCIPR FAUA FCIM) advises higher education, public and private sector organisations throughout Europe on strategic planning, effective leadership, brand competitiveness and positioning, stakeholder engagement, policy response and strategic communications. Her wide-ranging career has spanned the public and private sectors, encompassing leadership within higher education services through to pioneering roles in global commercial communications agencies and strategic consultancy services.
Current assignments range from leadership development to competitive analysis and strategic planning programmes for leadership teams facing critical market or cultural change. She has assisted institutions in the development of international branch campus initiatives and an assessment of the implications for corporate strategy, leadership and culture. She is a specialist advisor to the executive boards of several higher education institutions and also advises international companies working within the global higher education sector, as partners, service providers or innovators.
As Leadership Foundation associate, and in addition to being part of the Top Management Programme delivery team, Rosemary also regularly presents on the Governor Development, Senior Strategic Leadership and Research Centre Directors programmes. She also runs the Marketing Essentials seminar and the Power and Politics module of the Aurora leadership programme.
Rosemary is a visiting professor at Nottingham Business School and has served as a sub panel and impact assessor for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for UK higher education. She also teaches on the Institute of Education's MBA in Higher Education Management and the University of Warwick's International Programme in HE Management.
Before founding her own consultancy in 2006, Rosemary was director of the Strategic Consulting Group within the communications agency Euro RSCG Riley. She also held the roles of group brand director and national director for education marketing. Before joining Euro in 1998, Rosemary was director of student marketing, research and recruitment for the University of Warwick.