Dates and Venues

Day One: 25 February 2019 - 09:30-13:00 (Lunch from 13:15)
170, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5HF.

Day Two: 21 March 2019 - 09:30-17:30
The Crowne Plaza London Kensington, 100 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ER

Day Three: 22 March 2019 - 09:30-16:30
The Crowne Plaza London Kensington, 100 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ER

This is an invitation-only event based on HoD nominations, however if you would like to find out more about other leadership programmes at Imperial, please visit our website or email:

Welcome to the Academic Leadership Programme (ALP)

This 3 day programme is hosted by the Learning and Development Centre. The programme has been designed in partnership with the Faculty of Natural Sciences to support Imperial staff to become successful leaders in academia.

Tom WeltonWelcome from Professor Tom Welton, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

"I am delighted to announce the third year of the Academic Leadership Programme, commencing in February 2019. The College aims to support its staff to achieve their full potential in progressing their careers.  To achieve this, we need to develop and support our diverse community to succeed across research, education and operations. 
We developed this programme in close consultation with Heads of Department and other senior academics across the Faculty and the course structure has been designed around the behaviours and attributes of successful leaders in academia.  The course will take the form of a half-day workshop, followed by a two-day residential course, for 18 academic staff from across the Faculties of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. I and my colleagues across the College will be involved in the delivery of the course and I am excited about welcoming the third round of delegates in February."

Sessions Overview

  • Explore personal leadership styles and how to flex according to context
  • Understand motivation models, and discuss how to use influence effectively 
  • Consider techniques to get the best out of others
  • Develop and practice skills in dealing with difficulty and conflict at work
  • Hear from senior academics about their leadership experiences
  • Share experience and learning with peers across the College