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Leading Through Complexity - Executive Leaders Masterclass Series

A series of leadership workshops looking at shaping responses to challenges that take account of day-to-day realities and underlying strategic aspirations.

Leading Through Complexity

Leading Through Complexity is our new offer for TMP alumni and executive leaders, which brings together a series of workshop sessions and masterclasses based on what you have told us about your current priorities and challenges.

Using expert facilitators respected for their expertise in higher education, but also in navigating complexity and providing solutions, these sessions will provide a safe space opportunity for beneficial insight but with provocation and exploration of alternative approaches and solutions alongside peers.

Each workshop will also offer an optional added opportunity to extend engagement and support via coaching, action learning sets or sessions within the TMP network.

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Masterclasses

Reframing Strategy in ‘Polycrisis’

Facilitators: Professor Chris Husbands and Professor Janice Kay CBE

Right now, higher education is facing its biggest challenge as a number of factors all collide to create a perfect storm that requires stringent assessment of the status quo in way not seen before. 

All institutions have defined missions with strategic programmes to realise them, but both strategy and mission are now hugely challenged by the sheer pressure and number of operational decisions to be made. 

This masterclass will equip leaders to address the gap between strategic purpose and operational challenge, to help identify where institutions need to transform, adapt and or hold steady. Led by the hugely experienced team of Professor Chris Husbands, previously Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University and Professor Janice Kay, previously Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter this is an intensely practical masterclass focused on exploring implementable solutions. 

Format:

Full-day masterclass: 

16 May 2024, 10:00 - 16:00.

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Leading with Resilience

Facilitator: Katy Murray

Leading institutions through the current complex operating environment of higher education requires energy, focus and resilience. This masterclass led by a highly experienced facilitator and author in the field of leadership resilience and well being will allow you to take a step back and see your institutions’ wellbeing from an individual leadership and collective systems perspective. Bringing fresh insight and energy into your leadership and institutional oversight through connection, wisdom and best practices from your peers, you’ll leave with a toolkit of resources and strategies that actually make a difference. You will generate a next steps insights and action plan to share with your leadership team and leave feeling enriched and energised.

Format:

Two half-day masterclasses:

20 June 2024, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

27 June 2024, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

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Navigating Strategic Finance for Executive Leaders

Facilitator: Phil McNaul

How universities are funded, determine their future financial and business planning approaches in line with strategy and drive best value has never been more under the spotlight or been more vital for institutional financial sustainability. 

This masterclass brings together a multi faceted approach to equipping executive leaders via a facilitated module and action learning session help answer these questions, building on content delivered within TMP placed in the current financial context.

Aimed at those based in executive teams with responsibilities for financial planning and shared responsibility to plan, monitor and deliver institutional performance and led by Phil McNaul, previously at the University of Edinburgh this masterclass will provide leaders with the insight needed to effectively lead from a strategic finance perspective, able to collaboratively shape decision making with the right financial insights alongside those executive team peers such as the COO or Director of Finance and board members.

Format:

Two half-day masterclasses & two half-day Action Learning Sets (ALS):

5 June 2024 (Masterclass 1)

10, 11 or 12 June 2024 (ALS 1)

3 July 2024 (Masterclass 2)

8, 9 or 10 July 2024 (ALS 2)

(Additional coaching option available upon booking)

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Navigating Strategic Finance for Executive Leaders

Facilitator: Phil McNaul

How universities are funded, determine their future financial and business planning approaches in line with strategy and drive best value has never been more under the spotlight or been more vital for institutional financial sustainability. 

This masterclass brings together a multi faceted approach to equipping executive leaders via a facilitated module and action learning session help answer these questions, building on content delivered within TMP placed in the current financial context.

Aimed at those based in executive teams with responsibilities for financial planning and shared responsibility to plan, monitor and deliver institutional performance and led by Phil McNaul, previously at the University of Edinburgh this masterclass will provide leaders with the insight needed to effectively lead from a strategic finance perspective, able to collaboratively shape decision making with the right financial insights alongside those executive team peers such as the COO or Director of Finance and board members.

Format:

Two half-day masterclasses & two half-day Action Learning Sets (ALS):

5 June 2024 (Masterclass 1)

10, 11 or 12 June 2024 (ALS 1)

3 July 2024 (Masterclass 2)

8, 9 or 10 July 2024 (ALS 2)

(Additional coaching option available upon booking)

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Speakers

Professor Janice Kay, CBE

Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
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University of Exeter
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Professor Janice Kay is the Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter.

She is a Professor of cognitive neuropsychology, first appointed to Exeter through a Wellcome Trust University Lectureship. Her research, which has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, is concerned with theoretical modelling, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of perception, speech, language and memory.