Management and Leadership Development
Effective management and leadership are vital to the success of Imperial. Managers and leaders need to create a positive working environment for our colleagues that drives high performance and builds an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive regardless of their background, experience, role, or status. We expect managers and leaders to act as positive role models, demonstrating our values in their behaviours of Respect, Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation and setting high standards for their teams.
Being a manager is not enough; one also needs people and leadership skills to maximise their staff’s potential and achieve results.
The re-designed management and leadership development offer helps to build self-awareness and self-reflection to be an effective and inclusive people manager and positively impact wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, delegate, build a team, or have the necessary conversations.
Choose what you need when you need it. Aspiring managers, Welcome toolkit for managers, Management fundamentals, Leadership skills, Coaching, and mentoring are relevant to all job families: Academic, Research, Learning and teaching, Operational Services, Professional Support, and Technical service.
Management and Leadership development pathways:
Aspiring managers: For those who would like to be managers in the future
Welcome toolkit for new managers
Welcome toolkit for new managers: For those who stepped up to a management role or joined Imperial as managers.
Management fundamentals: Aligned to the employee life cycle:
- Guide to leading and managing at Imperial and Self-assessment
- Imperial Values and Behaviours
- Imperial Values and Behaviours - e-learning
- Enabling Compliance – Imperial Essentials
- Recruitment & selection
- Performance management cycle
- Managing sickness absence
- Inclusive leader
- Managing remote and hybrid teams
- Building effective teams (previously Introduction to managing teams
- Managing Difficult Conversations
- Managing underperformance
- Disciplinary and grievance – The Investigation Officer
- Improving business operations:
Leadership skills: As a people manager, you are encouraged to develop your leadership skills to inspire and empower those you manage to perform at their best.
- Leading self
- Emotional Intelligence for Managers
- Knowing yourself as a leader (Lumina Spark psychometric)
- Resilient leader
- Strengths leadership
- Leading others
- Coaching skills for managers
- The Imperial College and Corndel Executive Development Programme
- Remote collaborative working
- Influencing skills
- Managing remote and hybrid teams
- Maximising your Impact as a Leader
- Leading through feedback
- Leading with mental health in mind
- Managing a manager
- Managing for wellbeing
To suit different learning needs and to meet managers (1) at the point of their need, we now offer a blended and self-directed approach to development:
- e-learning (internal and curated, e.g. via Linked Learning)
- Facilitated sessions (2)
- Evidence-based articles, podcasts, books recommendations, etc.
(1) A manager: formal management positions and/or: has dotted line management responsibilities, allocates work to others, monitors and gives feedback on the work of others, contributes to or conducts the PRDP of other staff, manages PhD students
(2) Managers who book a place on a facilitated session will be required to complete the allocated online e-learning module before attending (facilitated sessions focus on peer to peer learning and follow on from the e-learning module)