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Top Management Programme celebrates 50th milestone

10 May 2023 | Advance HE Former participants of Advance HE’s executive leadership programme gathered in London on 10 May to celebrate the achievement of reaching the 50th cohort milestone.

Alumni of the Top Management Programme for Higher Education (TMP HE) joined the current 50th cohort at a special event convened to celebrate the programme which has supported over 1,000 executive leaders from the UK and around the globe since 2001.

TMP HE is designed to equip senior leaders with the necessary skills to extend their thinking and practice, and to face the challenges of modern HE leadership. More than 60 current and former UK Vice-Chancellors and Principals are alumni, with many other past participants holding some of the most senior posts throughout higher education. 

Alison Johns, Advance HE Chief Executive, said, “We’ve been delighted to welcome TMP alumni and members of the current cohort to mark this 50th milestone.

"TMP is continually adapting to the changing HE landscape and sector challenges, supporting leaders to develop their leadership to make an impact in their institution and beyond. It’s great to hear from delegates today how much they value their TMP experience.”

Speakers at the TMP 50th celebration included renowned leadership experts Dr Margaret Heffernan and Professor Keith Grint who challenged delegates to think about the future of leadership and facilitated discussions on solutions to critical issues.

Guests were able to network with alumni from other cohorts throughout the day and explore current thinking on contemporary leadership practice.

Professor Marcia Wilson, Dean of EDI at the Open University, said, “I am thoroughly enjoying and learning so much on TMP. It’s a great development opportunity and fantastic network to be a part of. This celebratory day to mark the 50th cohort is a reflection of all that positivity.”

TMP HE 50 began in December 2022 and concludes in July 2023 with a special overseas visit to higher education institutions in Australia.


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