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 the sector. Over 40 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 roles throughout higher education.
TMP is intended to be challenging, providing an opportunity to broaden perspectives and to act as a force for change at both a personal and professional level. The programme is designed to provide long-term benefit to both the individual, the university or higher education college and the wider higher education sector.
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 500 members) and continue to benefit from a vibrant support network.
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Director, Strategy, Research and International
M: 07785 388314
Since 2004, Robin has been seconded half-time to the Leadership Foundation as Director, Strategy, Research and International. In these roles, she is responsible for contributing to and having oversight of the Leadership Foundation’s overall strategy, for commissioning research on leadership, management and governance and for developing the Leadership Foundation’s international strategy, working with colleagues and Associates in Leadership Foundation, with HEIs and with wider stakeholder groups. She also holds the position of Professor of Higher Education at Kingston University which she joined in July 2007. Prior to that Robin was at the University of Surrey.
Robin has undertaken a range of roles including head of a large continuing education centre, head of a national policy group, member of senior management teams and university committees.
Strategic (national and international):
With Tom Kennie, Robin has co-designed and directed the Top Management Programme since its inception in 1999. She has been involved in a range of leadership development work over the past 15 years including:
Leadership Foundation Key Associate
Tom Kennie is a founding director of Ranmore Consulting Group (www.ranmore.co.uk). He works with a range of organisations particularly in higher education but also in the professional service sector (e.g. firms of chartered surveyors, lawyers and software companies). Tom is also a Key Associate of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
For the past nine years he has been co-director of the Leadership Foundation’s Top Management Programme (TMP). In addition he has experience of working with over fifty higher education institutions on leadership and management development activities. His work ranges from:
Prior to moving into consultancy thirteen years ago he spent six years as Director of Human Resources for DTZ Debenham Thorpe, an international firm of property advisors and two years as Group Training and Development Manager for Balfour Beatty an international engineering company. He has also been a full-time academic spending eight years as Head of Surveying in the School of Engineering at the University of Surrey and four years at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. In his earlier career he worked as a chartered surveyor in the construction and offshore oil and gas sectors.
Tom’s academic background has included studying geography and topographic sciences (BSc, MAppSci, of Glasgow), remote sensing and GIS (PhD, Imperial College, London) and business management (MBA, Roffey Park Management Institute, University of Sussex). Professionally he is qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and a member of the Institute of Management Consulting (Certified Management Consultant (CMC)).
He is a visiting Professor at Nottingham Business School and in the School of the Built Environment at University of Salford. From 1996-2003 he was one of three Vice Presidents of the International Federation of Surveyors, a NGO which represents the surveying profession.