Examples of our work

Strategic Leadership Programme

Times Higher Education award winning Strategic Leadership Programme addressing the complex challenges facing higher education and sustaining a high performing university.

Building a World-Class Department

Times Higher Education award winning leadership programme focused on improving the strategic management of academic departments framed around a model of world-class excellence.

Engaged Strategic Planning

A whole system strategic planning process and approach for strategy engagement and cultural change following a merger of academic departments.

Leading Through Change

Equipping managers and leaders to deliver a new strategic aspiration and contribute to identifying current issues, future challenges and practical solutions.

Engaging for Business Process Improvement and Organisation Design

Delivering a better student experience, cost efficiencies and cultural shift through a business process improvement and organisation design approach based on engagement and collaboration.

Engaged Strategic Planning

Developing a legitimate well understood new strategy with clear priorities capable of successful implementation.

Review of Efficiency and Effectiveness

Research into the efficiency and effectiveness of a University keen to identify areas for cost improvement and revenue enhancement.  Mapping and diagnosing the organisational culture of a university to better understand the culture required for continued success.

Review of Academic Working Practices

A review of academic working practices and facilitation of the top team in implementing the recommendations.

Top Team Development for Professional Services

An approach to support a professional services top team to become a more integrated and joined up group capable of making effective decisions and taking actions in the context of intensifying global competition.

Academic Leadership Programme

Leadership Development tailored for academic leaders to develop their practice, learn together and take forward the strategic aims of the University. 

Engaged Strategic Planning through Scenario Planning

A scenario planning approach facilitated for a University that wished to achieve input into the strategic planning process with a wide range of people with knowledge, experience and expertise to model four possible futures for the University and from this finalise the new strategy and way forward.

Top Team Development for University Services

A top team development approach for a group of professional services senior managers to build a stronger collective and collaborative way of working.  The approach aimed to break down functional silos and thereby producing better solutions for customers, partners and stakeholders.

Top Team Development

A top team development programme for senior leaders of a post-1992 University to enable the successful implementation of a newly directed strategic plan.

  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The Big Lottery Trust
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • University of East Anglia
  • European Consortium of Innovative Universities
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Infineum
  • University of Manchester
  • Milton Keynes College
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • OdgersBerndtson
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The University of Southampton
  • University of the West of England
  • The University of York

"Elementa were highly organised and developed the design of engagement events in a consultative way. Valuable written feedback from events was returned within two to three working days, in a format that could be circulated and enabling momentum to be sustained." 

Professor Val Lattimer, Head of School of Nursing Sciences