Are you a manager or leader in Higher Education and:

  • Have you ever wondered how your leadership might impact on staff and student wellbeing and affect productivity and outcomes?
  • Would you like to develop your capacity to take up your role with more confidence, authority and resilience?
  • Would you like to increase your understanding around what goes on beneath the surface in teams, across teams and within organisations and how to manage this?
  • Are you interested in looking at this and developing your leadership and management skills?

If the answers are yes, then this leadership development programme may be for you.  This course provides an opportunity to reflect upon your leadership style, understand how to lead in a way that builds resilience and confidence both in yourself and your staff and develop skills to lead and manage in a way that enhances productivity.

What previous attendees have said about this course:

I started the course feeling depleted, deskilled, marginalised and undermined as a leader.  The balance of reflection, experiential learning and theory has helped and supported me to feel more skilled and has given me a rounded understanding of the context I work in.  I feel better able to consider and understand the challenges, changes and the structure of the services that I work in.

Head of Mental Health and Psychological Therapy Services, May 2021 attendee

This programme increased my confidence and capability in understanding team dynamics and the role of leadership in generating and maintaining healthy, performing teams.

Academic Director, May 2021 attendee

The programme will focus on the following:

- How to fully take up your role as leader; how to manage your authority in role, hold individuals and teams to account, manage boundaries, and encourage quality engagement with the work.
- How to understand team dynamics, create and maintain an environment that supports wellbeing and enhances performance and outcomes.
- How to understand dynamics across different parts of the organisation and the impact on your team / department.
- How to understand the impact of external influences upon your institution, your department / team, your staff and your role.
- How to lead and support teams through change and uncertainty.
- How to use a coaching style approach to enhance performance and develop staff and students.

Participants will have the opportunity to build a supportive peer learning group as they progress through the programme. There will be work to complete in between modules.

This programme is for you if you are a manager or leader in an academic department or support services in Higher Education.

The next cohort of this programme will be announced shortly. If you would like to be notified when bookings open, please get in touch.

Fees: £1250.
Reductions available for multiple participants from one organisation.

Booking for this programme is now open and can be done so by clicking the link in the box below. All bookings are taken via Eventbrite.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email or fill in the enquiry form below.

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte is an organisational consultant and coach at Tavistock Consulting and brings 20 years’ experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and leader. She has extensive experience working as a clinician and leader in Higher Education, most recently she led, and successfully developed, a busy counselling service in a London University. She has also worked in the third sector and the NHS, providing counselling, supervision and training for children, adults and staff.

In her current role at Tavistock Consulting, she provides Executive coaching and consultancy to leaders and teams across sectors, alongside developing and delivering bespoke training. She teaches on the Masters in Leading and Consulting in organisations and has previously taught on counselling courses. Charlotte is a qualified and BACP accredited counsellor, an EMCC accredited coach and has completed the ORSC practitioner certificate in systems coaching.

Charlotte is one of the few Welsh speaking organisational consultants in the UK and is often invited as a guest to speak in Welsh on programmes broadcast by BBC Radio Cymru discussing matters around mental health.

Dr Robyn Vesey

Robyn has over fifteen years’ experience as a clinician and trainer and brings a psychological and relational focus to her work. Robyn specialises in individual and team development, which enables people to get in touch with their capacities for collaboration and for leadership, within their particular work contexts. She works across sectors, from consultation with charity boards to coaching senior leaders in public services, from training in global companies to supervising free-lance coaches. Her expertise lies in using the systems-psychodynamic approach in a relevant and accessible way, to promote productive and sustainable change. Robyn has worked with senior leaders and academic staff in London universities and draws upon her experience of working in lectureship and research posts.

Prior to joining Tavistock Consulting in 2014 Robyn was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, and she continues to work in private practice. She has wide-ranging experience in training and tutoring on professional training programmes, and is currently a visiting lecturer for the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, a research tutor on the Professional Doctorate in advanced practice and research: consultation and the organisation at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and delivers Masterclasses through the Trust's Digital Academy. She is an occasional contributor to national media on the psychology of the workplace, including in the Guardian, Times and Financial Times.

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