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.
TMP 35 is now open for nominations, the following document provides you with some further information on the changes for TMP, from TMP 32 onwards:
TMP32 Questions and Answers
Dates and venues for TMP 33
Dates and vernue for TMP 34
Director of Programme and Programme Director, TMP
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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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Jenny has worked as a consultant within Higher Education for twenty years during which she has had extensive experience of working with very senior staff. She has designed and delivered leadership programmes, coached extensively on a 1:1 basis and facilitated action learning sets and retreats for top teams. She has worked with a wide range of universities on a long-term basis.
Prior to working within HE Jenny worked with the National Health Service as a development consultant for the King`s Fund. She also spent two years as a staff consultant with a major consultancy during which she was involved in large and wide-ranging change management programmes and was the technical adviser on a film concerned with having difficult conversations.
Jenny`s leadership experience was gained within the Public Sector in a very challenging and changing environment during which time she developed a particular interest in change management.
Jenny holds a postgraduate degree in Public Policy Studies and Organisational Development. Her MSc. dissertation focused on the process of change management both towards and within multi-disciplinary groups. She is a trained counsellor and has undertaken training with the Institute for Group Analysis.