UCL Human Resources


University Leaders Programme

Improve leadership capability through self-awareness and effective strategies to drive higher performance from diverse teams and deliver successful organisational change.

University Leaders combines self-directed pre-work, group sessions, action learning, sub-group work, journaling, and individual coaching. It aims to develop reflective practice and enhance adaptability to complex systems and cultures.

About the programme

  • Designed to improve personal and organizational leadership skills by promoting self-awareness and successful strategies to increase team performance and implement organizational changes.
  • Enables the application of leadership development through a UCL-sponsored business-critical project.
  • Allows delegates from various disciplines to collaborate to achieve UCL's strategic priorities.

Learning outcomes

As a result of undertaking this leadership programme, you will have:

  • Gained a comprehensive comprehension of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required for effective leadership in evolving situations.
  • Shared experiences for building resilience and driving successful change
  • Strengthened reputation/personal brand
  • More significant impact through sponsorship of business-critical projects that deliver impact
  • Expanded your network across disciplines and enhanced collaboration.


Leaders at Grade 9 or 10 who have the potential to progress within the next 12-18 months.

Learning Hours

c. 60 hours over 7 Months, including online and face-to-face workshops, with an option for 360-degree feedback exercise

How to apply

Applications for 2023-24 are now closed. Applications for our 2024-25 programmes will open in Summer 2024.