Summer Course Leadership & People Management


Following the success of the ‘Leadership & people management’ course delivered in 2016, King’s is re-offering this intensive programme which blends expert academic and practitioner input, including an in-depth experiential workshop directed by the Tavistock Institute, the country’s leading institution in developing and supporting organisational leadership in an applied and practical way.
Course participants learn, apply, participate and reflect on the principles and lived experience of leadership, both in the sessions themselves and then through an individual work-related project, supported by a coach. A final autumn session combines a certificate ceremony with an opportunity to present, network and re-cap.

Theory and evidence
  • Contemporary perspectives on leadership including authentic and destructive leadership.
  • The role of emotions in leadership (e.g. developing and utilising emotional intelligence).
  • Understanding organisations as political entities and how leadership operates in that context.

Experiences of Leadership

An in-depth simulation of an organisational system in which participants

  • Experiment in organisational life, stepping back, observing and noticing.
  • Work and lead across organisational boundaries.
  • Research and reflect upon the impact of their leadership on others.

Leadership in practiceSuccessful leaders from the professions share lessons in

  • Turning a failing institution around. Jan Filochowski, previous CEO of 3 major NHS trusts/ author of Too Good to Fail?
  • Poachers and gamekeepers: Creating new loyalties Adrian Percival: CEO, Haberdasher’s Aske’s Foundation


Academic presentations and seminars from keynote speakers; Practice orientated, experiential learning amongst peers; Relevant sector-focused practical applications.
  • Develop personal leadership skills
  • Apply cutting-edge theory to own workplace
  • Focus on the professions
  • Understand dynamics of leadership and team-working
  • Obtain credits towards a King’s Masters degree
Professor Alison Wolf
Professor Baroness Wolf CBE is Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management and a cross-bench peer. She has been a frequent consultant to governments and professional associations in the UK and abroad, and has a particular interest in the management of the professions.

Dr Ali Budjanovcanin, King’s College London
Ali Budjanovcanin is a Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and Public Sector Management. She holds a PhD in Management Studies and her research interests focus on leadership in organisations, careers in private and public sector organisations, as well as emotions in the workplace.

Camilla Child, The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Camilla Child is a Principal Consultant and a Director of the Institute’s Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change Programme (P3C). She focuses on organisational change, using system dynamics to support behaviour and culture change. She is also an executive coach and accredited mediator.

Juliet Scott, The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Juliet Scott is the TIHR Business Development Manager and Director of the Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change Programme (P3C) in the UK and Argentina. Her particular interest is in organisational culture and in supporting and developing creativity using cultural methods and inquiry.

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