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Leadership and People Management


King’s College London is renowned for working closely with leading practitioners across a range of professions and is delighted to offer this short course in Leadership & People Management.

This intensive programme 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 capstone sessions combines an opportunity to present, network and re-cap with a certificate ceremony.

Key benefits:

The programme is designed for mid-career professionals who are taking on new responsibilities or a larger workforce.

  • Develop personal leadership skills
  • Apply cutting-edge theory to own workplace
  • Focus on the professions
  • Understand dynamics of leadership and team-working
  • Learn alongside managers and leaders from other sectors

Course sessions cover:

Theory and Evidence: 

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

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.

Key course facts


3 – 6 November

Capstone Day: 21 December


Three and a half days in November plus Capstone Day (includes feedback session, wrap up and certificate ceremony

 Entry requirements

Relevant professional experience, evidenced through application form

2:1 degree or equivalent desirable 

 Credit value

The course is CPD accredited and can be undertaken for 15 credits.


Case study from participants' own work environment


Bush House, Strand Campus


£2,500 (10 per cent alumni discount)


Open for applications now. 


Please email the Executive Education programme team at

Course facilitators

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.

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.

Anne is an organisational, team and leadership development consultant, executive coach and clinician with 30 years’ experience of working primarily in and with the health and social care sector. Alongside her consultancy and development work she has a small private practice as a Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist.

Juliet integrates her background in the arts with a systems psychodynamic approach when working with leaders and supporting groups and organisations through complex cultural change. She is a director of TIHR professional development programmes in the UK and internationally.

 Evaluations and Testimonials 

"The course helped me to reflect on my own leadership style and recognise areas for improvement." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2018

"I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and talks from different leaders. Their honesty and openness about things that have gone wrong and what they have learnt as a leader." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2018

"Thank you so much for your valuable comments and input on my paper. It was very helpful. I would like to thank you for all your help and guidance throughout the programme. I have learned so much from the programme and I am truly grateful." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2017

"It has encouraged me to think outside of the box with regards to my own leadership. Looking in directions which take me out of my comfort zone." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2017.

"Provided a space to reflect on personal style and current organisational challenges. It presented me with opportunity to attempt different styles of influence." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2017

“I particularly like the variety of the course; the theory, simulation and the discussions. Thank you." - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2016

 “Thank you, everyone was very friendly and approachable.” - Participant from Leadership & People Management 2016

More information

Dates: 3 – 6 November + (optional) Capstone day 21 December

Fee: £2,500 (10 per cent alumni discount) 


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