Tempus Elite Centre for Leadership and Enterprise

The Tempus ELITE project aims to develop theory and practice to strengthen universities' roles in the implementation of Public HRD Policy.

Tempus Project No. 544343-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-LT-TEMPUS-SMHES

The Tempus ELITE project aims to strengthen the role of HEIs in Ukraine in the implementation of Public Policy on Human Resource Development (HRD) as engines for the development of society through leadership and organizational development (L&OD). The specific objective of the programme is to develop theory and practice to strengthen universities' roles in the implementation of Public HRD Policy.

This is a 3 year collaborative programme (2014-2017) involving partners within Europe and Ukraine and coordinated by Kaunas University (Lithuania). In addition to the University of Greenwich (Centre for Leadership and Enterprise), partners include Ranmore Consulting Ltd., Estonian Business School and the University of Tampere (Finland). Partners in Ukraine comprise: 40 Ukraine Universities, the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of the Educational Sciences of Ukraine, the British Council in Ukraine, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK) with the assistance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Ukraine.

Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme: Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine

Kiev: Project Meetings in Kiev

  • Meeting 1: 1 - 4 December 2014
  • Meeting 2: 8 - 10 November 2016

Kaunas: Project Meetings in Kaunas

Meeting 1: 4 - 7 May 2015

7 May 2015 - You Tube video of presentations uploaded by KTU E.mokymosi technologijų centras
KTU E.mokymosi technologijų centras

"Advanced Learning Technologies" – ALTA'2015 - YouTube

Meeting 2: 4 - 6 May 2016

London Summer Schools for Leadership Coaches


Project Meeting in Ternopil 5 - 8 September 2015

Message from Dr Linda Burke PVC Faculty of Education and Health (25 September 2015)

I am pleased to report back on the excellent work that Professor Ian McNay and Francia Kinchington are doing as part of the Tempus ELITE Project in Ukraine.

 'They spent some days early in the month in Ternopil in Ukraine, about 140 kilometres from Lviv in the west of   the country. Rather disconcertingly, the locals pronounce it to sound like Chernobyl. The visit was part of an EU funded project aiming to establish, initially, seven centres for leadership development, in education, public administration and enterprises. The third link below has Ian and Francia on regional television, with the Ukrainian voiceover cutting in. Francia is also seen visiting a local school, and both were involved in presenting certificates to those who had developed teaching materials for use in the centres. The project has also set up a journal: The International Journal of Universities and Leadership. The first issue will have an article by Ian on 'Leading the Autonomous University' – last year's Higher Education Law gave more fiscal autonomy to universities in the Ukraine. Staff from Ukraine have twice visited Greenwich. Other countries involved include Estonia, Finland and Lithuania'.




You Tube Videos:

Francia Kinchington University of Greenwich interview at the International Conference "University and Leadership" in Ternopil 

Nataliya Rumyantseva University of Greenwich interview at the International Conference "University and Leadership" in Ternopil

Odessa Conference

June 26 - 30 2017

The concluding conference for the ELITE Tempus project took place at the University of I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University in Odessa to an invited audience of fifty participants from universities and partners in Ukraine, Finland, Estonia, UK, and Lithuania. The four-day programme included presentations and leadership development surgeries by Professor Ian McNay, Francia Kinchington, Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva from the University of Greenwich, and  Dr Tom Kennie from Ranmore Consulting Ltd. who shared interesting international case studies for leadership development including his experience of work in Medellin in Columbia. The programme also included presentations from university staff participants from Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland and presentations by PhD students from the University of Tampere (Finland). See programme below for full details. The University of Greenwich team were supported prior, during and following the conference by Nadine Crawford-Piper  who provided essential project management support including update of the website (in compliance with WP6).

The Conference was superbly hosted by Dr Tanya Stepanova and her team, both in terms of the organisation of the conference itself and in offering a unique opportunity to experience Odessa.

Centre for Leadership and Enterprise is part of the Faculty of Education & Health, University of Greenwich.