Extremely beneficial programme for team building across all levels of the management team. It made me feel valued and a part of the university's future and eased me into a management role that was totally new to me.
Previous Participant, Bespoke Programme
Whatever your institution's objectives are we can work with you to design and deliver an in-house programme that delivers results.
At a time when everyone is searching for value for money bespoke programmes can be a cost effective way of enhancing the leadership skills of a larger number of participants on a programme in their own environment where they will be focused on their institution's needs.
Below you can hear from Mark Crabtree, Assistant HR Director, Durham University, and Lynne Howlett, Assistant HR Director, Newcastle University, who worked together with the Leadership Foundation to develop a bespoke leadership programme, the 'Academic Leaders Programme', for recently appointed academic leaders. The clip provides insight into Mark and Lynne's journey, including how the programme came about and the impact it has had within their respective institutions. It also features Professor Simon Hackett, Durham University, and Professor Nigel Harkness, Newcastle University, previous participants of the Academic Leaders Programme.
For more information on the Academic Leaders Programme, please see here.
What can we do for you?
Contact Sweta Purohit-Jina, Head of Consultancy and Bespoke Programmes, to find out more.
Over the last five years we have designed and run many bespoke leadership programmes for a wide range of universities with great success. We can design and deliver leadership programmes matched to your unique requirements. If our national programmes don't quite meet your requirements, we can work with you to design and deliver leadership programmes to your specific needs. Examples of recent bespoke programmes include:
International Leadership Development
Corporate Services Management
Academic Heads of Department Leadership
Team Building for Academic Leaders
Our wide range of open programmes are suitable for all your leaders and teams, whether they are academics or in professional services units. The following programmes are examples of those available on a tailored in-house basis:
We offer all our major open programmes (except Top Management Programme) on a tailored basis to be run in-house for your leaders, both academic and professional. Our most popular programmes include Strategic Leadership Programme, Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Departments (formerly known as Head of Departments) and many more.
A bespoke or tailored programme puts you in control of the leadership learning experience. It can be:
directly linked to your leadership development strategy
designed to your specific requirements.
based upon your own 360° feedback data and organisational climate surveys.
designed for specific groups of participants in your organisation (such as registrars, academics, research staff, professional services, etc.).
provided/designed for mixed groups of academics and professional staff.
Support for your university, further education college or organisation can come in a number of forms:
Download your copy of the bespoke programmes brochure
Assistant Director Operations (Consultancy and Bespoke Programmes)
T: 020 3468 4823
Sweta supports the development of leadership excellence in the higher education sector by working with institutions in the UK and internationally to design and deliver bespoke initiatives centred on their institutional needs and aspirations.
Sweta’s primary role is to manage the consultancy business and project manage the delivery, marketing and evaluation of consultancy services to clients/ HEI members. Sweta leads a small dynamic team and works closely with our associates, coaches as well as clients to ensure delivery of high quality: bespoke leadership development programmes, organisational development, Coaching and consultancy support. She also supports the Director of Consultancy to develop & grow new business streams. Sweta has developed over 10 years’ experience project managing training design and delivery; ensuring programmes meet cost and quality requirements; developing and managing key client partnerships; acting as a business unit manager for training development activities.