KPED offers a wide variety of courses to help people hone the skills they need to take the next step in their career, from upskilling in leadership and people management to specific custom designed courses for organisations that want to tap into King’s expertise. Here we speak to alumni and professionals who have taken the plunge into Executive Education.
King’s Business School Emotional Intelligence for Leadership
A practical short course developing leadership skills for more productive working relationships. As a leader, emotional intelligence is crucial in building high performance teams, conflict resolution and managing effectively. Contrary to opinion, emotional intelligence is a skill that can be learned and honed, to help you to become more emotionally adept and manage challenges.
King’s Intelligence Studies
Bryony Macleod (MA Intelligence & International Security, 2019) is an Intelligence Analyst at HM Revenue & Customs. Having already studied for her master’s degree at King’s, when offered the opportunity to apply for extra training Bryony knew exactly where she wanted to go.
‘I came to King’s to study for my master’s in Intelligence & International Security - it’s a really interesting course and one of the few programmes available on this topic in the UK. In addition to our lectures, we benefitted from a lot of fantastic speakers and had access to a vast number of interesting papers. While at the tail end of my degree, I secured a role as an Intelligence Analyst at HMRC. I’ve now been here for two years and become very involved in the professional development opportunities, which has enabled me to tap into my King’s connections to arrange events and conferences with guest speakers.
I returned to King’s to do the Intelligence Studies programme - it’s an opportunity that’s available to other professionals, and I was quite unusual in having already taken the master’s, but the course covers different topics and gives great additional insight, often from world renowned experts. Alongside the lectures and seminars, there is also the opportunity to complete an essay at the end of the course, and I took the opportunity to revisit and rework an essay from my master’s. This has gone on to be published in a recently released journal within the profession, having been selected as one of only three significant academic pieces. This has reached a really high-level audience, which in terms of a development opportunity is brilliant.’
King’s Forensics, Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
The Bolashaq Bespoke Programme in Forensic Science, Law and Intellectual Property first started at King’s in 2018 under the direction of Dr Nunzianda Frascione. The first course welcomed a cohort of 28 participants funded by the Bolashaq International Scholarship, which was established in 1993 by the President of Kazakhstan in order to educate talented students at the best universities in the world. Participants spent 12 months learning from King’s and UK forensic and scientific experts and conducting individual research projects. King’s is currently hosting its second cohort.