MBTI survey

As part of the preparation for the programme you will be asked to complete a Myers Briggs Type Indicator survey (MBTI). You will receive an email from OPP (an external company) asking you to complete this.
What is an MBTI? https://www.opp.com/en/tools/MBTI.
MBTI 1-1 debrief booking. Following completion of the survey you will receive a 1:1 debriefing session. Please complete this Doodle poll to let us know when you would like to schedule this session.
If you have recently completed a MBTI or cannot attend the dates provided on the doodle poll, please contact Sian Christina to discuss.

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Welcome to the FoNS Academic Leadership Programme (ALP)

This 3 day programme is organised by FoNs in partnership with the Learning and Development Centre, and is designed to support FoNs staff to become successful leaders in academia. 

Invited delegates are expected to attend the full 3 day programme. If you have received an invitation to this programme please check the dates below and confirm your attendance with Mary Scott as soon as possible. Please also promptly add your name to the 1-1 MBTI feedback session doodle poll (see sidebar).

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 the LDC website or contact Sian Christina to discuss.

tom weltonIntroduction by Professor Tom Welton - Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

"I am delighted to announce the pilot of the FoNS Academic Leadership Programme, commencing in March 2017. The Faculty’s staff strategy is to recruit the very best scientists and mathematicians and to help them to achieve their full potential.  To achieve this, we need to develop and support our diverse community of staff to succeed across research, education and operations.
We have developed the 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 Faculty. I and my colleagues across the Faculty will be involved in the delivery of the course and I am excited about welcoming the first delegates in March."

Sessions overview

The Academic Leadership Programme (ALP) was developed in collaboration with senior FoNs leaders. The 3 ALP sessions reflect this collective opinion and experience and will give delegates the opportunity to:

  • 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 FoNs academics about their leadership experiences
  • Share experience and learning with peers across the Faculty

Schedule and course materials


Day one

Date: 8th March 2017
Times: 09:30 - 14:00
Venue: 58, Prince's Gate, South Kensington Campus
Directions: location #23 on the Map of South Kensington Campus [pdf]

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Day two

Date: 23rd March 2017
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Petersham Hotel,  Nightingale Lane, Richmond TW10 6UZ

This includes dinner and overnight stay at the Petersham Hotel.
If an overnight stay is a problem for you please let Mary Scott know as soon as possible.

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Day three

Date: 24th March 2017
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Petersham Hotel,  Nightingale Lane, Richmond TW10 6UZ