TMP challenged and supported me to reflect deeply upon my own approach to university leadership and to explore ideas and practice beyond my comfort zone. There is no doubt that the programme enlarged my leadership toolkit significantly and developed my capacity to operate in a creative, strategic and impactful way.
Dr Claire Taylor TMP 35
The Top Management Programme 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.
Applicants require the full support of the institution/organisation and the vice-chancellor/principal or CEO.
Top Management Programme Benefits
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 and provide long-term benefit to the university or higher education college.
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Director of Leadership Development
Vijaya Nath is the Director of Leadership Development at Leadership Foundation and leads a team who work on Leadership Development and related interventions and projects. The team’s aim is to enable leaders, managers and governors in higher education to manage and lead organisational and personal change and to enable the system’s capacity for identifying, nurturing and developing future leaders at a strategic level.
She brings over 26 years of experience in developing leaders in the private and not-for-profit sector. For the past 18 years she has worked with leaders in health and care, in the four countries of the United Kingdom and internationally. She has significant experience in the design and development of innovative leadership programmes and senior organisational development consultancy.
As Director of Leadership Development at The King's Fund, London, Vijaya established a portfolio of interventions including networks, open programmes and thought leadership in medical leadership. She has led a number of international study tours that feature learning from health and non-health organisations that are leading-edge in quality innovation and leadership.
Vijaya has published and written a number of papers on Leadership Development and has influenced thought leadership in the areas of Medical Engagement, Quality Improvement in Health, Equality & Diversity, and the importance of advancing Women in Leadership. She is a visiting professor at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management and is a facilitator and chair for Windsor Leadership.
Vijaya was appointed as a Trustee of Windsor Leadership in 2017 and also serves as Chair on the Chairs and Facilitators Executive (CAFE).
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Key Associate and Programme Director, TMP
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Louisa is a respected leadership consultant, coach and facilitator, working with international clients in the public and private sectors to achieve real learning and change. She was an early Key Associate with the Leadership Foundation, has contributed to TMP since 2009 and been Programme Director since TMP 32. Within the sector, Louisa also directs internal Leadership Development for several Universities, coaches Executive Team members and facilitates senior team development. She is currently facilitating the Leading Places project to develop collaborative leadership between Universities and civic partners in Brighton, Coventry and Gloucestershire.
Alongside her work with the Leadership Foundation, Louisa is a NHS Leadership Academy Faculty member, where she is Programme Director for InterSect, a system leadership programme and also contributes to the New Chief Executives’, Directors’ and Nye Bevan Programmes. In addition, she is a lead associate with Ashridge Hult Business School, where she is a coach developer and supervisor. In 2000 she founded her change leadership consultancy, Living Potential Consulting, to work with innovative, knowledge-based, organisations whose work aims to improve lives.
She is passionate about her work and aims to design creative and engaging interventions that deliver improved individual and organisational performance. Blending organisational realism with psychological insight, her clients span a range of sectors, currently including higher education, health, central and local government, broadcasting, publishing, professional services, transport, social housing, charities, utilities, membership organisations, trades unions and the police.
Louisa brings a deep understanding of individual, group and organisational dynamics and change, cultivated through a unique combination of study and experience. She has MScs in Organisational Psychology, Change Agency and Coaching Psychology and is currently completing programmes in Gestalt psychotherapy and Tavistock systems psychodynamics.
Before her consultancy career, Louisa worked in the fields of Law and Social Housing, latterly working as HR Director for a London Housing Association and as Organisational Development Director for the Health Education Authority and within the BBC.
Her most recent work on influencing beyond positional power will be published in the forthcoming book ‘How to Be a Nurse Leader’ by Wiley in February 2017.
Key Associate and Programme Director, TMP
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Rosemary’s career has spanned the public and private sectors, encompassing leadership within higher education, through to pioneering roles in commercial communications agencies and strategic consulting.
As a policy advisor, leadership mentor, coach and change-facilitator, Rosemary advises higher education, public and private sector organisations worldwide on strategic planning, effective leadership, policy development and market competitiveness. Assignments range from leadership development and high level dispute resolution through to strategic planning for leadership teams facing critical market or cultural change. She is a specialist advisor to the Executive Boards of several higher education institutions and advises international companies working within the global higher education sector, as partners, service providers or innovators. She has advised European institutions in the development of international branch campuses, for example, within SE Asia, assessing implications for corporate strategy, brand positioning, talent management, stakeholder relations, leadership and culture. Her comparative strategy and leadership analysis assignments have encompassed higher education institutions within the US, Canada, Germany and Sweden.
Rosemary is a Visiting Professor at the Nottingham Business School and served on the Business and Management Sub Panel as an Impact Assessor for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for UK higher education. Her pro bono board memberships include the Advisory Boards of the Nottingham Business School, UK, and the Executive Board of the Equality Challenge Unit, which works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in UK higher education.
Rosemary contributes to the UCL Institute of Education's MBA in Higher Education Management and the University of Warwick's International Programme in HE Management. As a Leadership Foundation Key Associate, she is a Programme Director of the Top Management Programme and contributes to the Governor Development and Strategic Leadership programmes, and is director of the Power and Politics module of the Aurora HE leadership programme. Rosemary’s coaching interests include the Psychology of Leadership, the Psychology of Coaching, plus Behavioural Change. She is also an accredited 360 assessment coach.
Rosemary publishes and lectures extensively on strategic management, leadership, stakeholder engagement and competitive strategy. She is a contributory author to; 'The Library Marketing Toolkit', published by Facet,'A Practical Guide to University and College Management: Beyond Bureaucracy', published by Routledge and 'The State of UK Higher Education: Managing Change and Diversity', published by the OUP.
Before founding Stamp Consulting in 2006, Rosemary was Director of the Strategic Consulting Group within the communications agency Euro RSCG. 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, UK.