The Imperial College and Corndel

Executive Development for the Third Sector (Senior Leadership)

A world-class executive leadership programme for the Third Sector brings together the academic excellence of a world-leading university and the expertise of the UK’s largest management training provider.

Our mission is to upskill and empower inspirational third sector leaders

A world-class executive leadership and management programme

For the Third Sector

Imperial College Business School and Corndel have formed a powerful new partnership to revolutionise leadership and management skills across the Third Sector in the UK. This new approach combines academic rigour with exceptional vocational training delivering tangible business impact, delivered by dedicated coaches who have Third Sector leadership experience. The programme can be entirely funded through the Apprenticeship Levy. 

The strategic partnership breaks down the silo between academic excellence and vocational training, giving a new generation of Third Sector leaders the opportunity to gain business school thinking, an understanding of management and an insight from other sectors regarding the skills required for today’s workplace.

Learner experience

A transformative and personalised development journey

Masterclasses from Imperial College Business School experts

Award-winning delivery

Professional accreditation

Blended, flexible delivery to fit around work schedules

Imperial College and Corndel Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practise and Chartered Fellow Status (CMgr FCMI)

Executive Education Alumni Status with Imperial Business School

Who is the programme for?

Designed for ambitious Third Sector managers with 5+ years of experience. These managers will be working alongside the Board and high-level C-Suite executives, who are wanting to take the next step in their leadership journey. 

The curriculum equips participants with the skills and knowledge required to become effective business leaders and improve performance through entrepreneurial leadership. 

Meet our Experts… World-class thinkers, mentors and educators

Lisa Barry

Lisa Barry is an Executive Coach, Business Psychologist and learning professional who has 15 years experience as Head of Learning and Development for a large UK charity. Lisa has lead a team of 16 people and has extensive experience in leadership development and coaching from a number of different perspectives, including developing and delivering content, supporting senior leaders to role model organisational values, developing internal coaches and coaching leaders at all levels of an organisation.

Louise Clarke

Louise Clarke has 10 years experience in the Voluntary Sector in a range of leadership roles including Programme Management, Business Development and more recently Interim CEO. Louise has 10 years experience in publishing both in the UK and South Africa, leading both start-ups and turnaround Management. She has 4 years experience in financial services and 3 years working in the UK as a freelance consultant and Executive Coach.

Nicola Percy

Nicola Percy has a Diploma in Transformational Life Coaching, B.Ed + QTS Primary Teaching, National Professional Qualification of Headship and Advanced Skills Teacher. Nicola is passionate about learning, leadership and people. She has experience working for the Ministry of Defence and being the Founding Principal of England’s first Free School in 2011.

Programme Overview

The Corndel & Imperial College Business School Partnership Imperial College Business School and Corndel’s strategic partnership brings together the academic excellence of a world-leading University and the coaching expertise of the UK’s largest management training provider.  

The prestigious programme provides a transformative and personalised development journey from an internationally renowned University, integrated with one-to-one mentoring and support through Corndel’s award-winning coaching model.  

Testimonials and Case Studies What people say about us

"The learning from this course has been invaluable in my day-to-day work. I have put into practice many aspects including conflict management, time management, and active listening skills."
Corndel Learner
NSPCC: Executive Development for the Third Sector