For me, my understanding of leadership has become much richer, in ways you wouldn't find in a textbook! I am now aware, and value, leadership skills that empower others and bring the best out of them. I am also more aware of leadership that communicates vision well, and gives the team a feeling of 'safety' and constructive positivism.
Professor Kamila Hawthorne
Associate Dean for Medical Education &
Director for Community Learning
Executive Leaders is for individuals whose next role will be on the senior management or executive team in their institution. It will prepare participants for the rigour of a top leadership position by enhancing their impact and influence both within their institution and beyond.
Working with the programme directors, participants will develop the insights and knowledge required to be effective in this environment, whilst connecting with peers from across the sector in a safe, confidential, space.
Executive Leaders has its own online resource environment, containing all course materials, which will be accessible during and after the programme.
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Watch Carolyn Donoghue, college registrar at Cardiff University, talk about her experience of the programme.
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Kevin is Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at the University of Hertfordshire, a member of Faculty on the Hertfordshire Business School MBA Programme, an Associate with the Leadership Foundation, and Director of his own management consultancy business.
For the best part of two decades, Kevin has specialised in developing the effectiveness of individuals and teams across private, charitable, and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas. As a member of the Complexity Research Group, at the University of Hertfordshire, Kevin brings a very different perspective to leadership and organisation development than that found in the mainstream.
Kevin’s practice is underpinned by a career-long study of management, an interest that was initially sparked by his desire to make sense of what he was being asked to do as a young manager in the financial services industry. This research interest broadened to include management development as he was enticed into the first of several development roles. And it deepened with his doctoral research exploring how to go about developing in leaders the capacities for sense-making, reflexivity, and practical judgement. Kevin’s current research interests include the use of learning technologies, and the importance of action learning, coaching, and conversation in leadership development interventions.
His forthcoming book is entitled Leadership Development: A Complexity Approach.
Leadership Foundation Associate
Lisa is a business author, creative thinker and international consultant in leadership and organisational development. She was a founder of, and has been a director at Robin Ryde Consulting Ltd since 2008, and has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors in the UK, and across the rest of the world.
She works with businesses to raise levels of employee engagement and increase organisational agility and innovation in response to the rapid change and volatility that characterises the modern business environment. She is also a presenter and coach for the Clore Social Leadership Fellowship (a prestigious development programme for leaders working to make a positive impact in society) and a trainer with the Civil Service College.
Her book, ‘Creating Authentic Organisations: Bringing Meaning and Engagement Back to Work’, which she co-authored with Robin Ryde, was published in October 2014 by Kogan Page. The book makes the compelling argument for the positive impact of individual authenticity on businesses and sets out the management task of creating the conditions to allow employees to fulfil their roles with greater authenticity. Lisa was also the main researcher for ‘Never Mind the Bosses; Hastening the Death of Deference for Business Success’, authored by Robin Ryde, which was published by Wiley in 2012.