The programme provided each of us with the space to share and explore issues in our own environment secure in the knowledge that advice and comments would remain confidential. Using these examples in the context of the greater insight into personality types, emotional and political intelligence has equipped me with the tools to be a more effective head of department
Leading Departments is a revised and updated programme, replacing our long-standing Head of Department programme (HoD).
Being a Head of Department is a significant step on the leadership career ladder. Leading Departments (LDs) is a development programme, delivered in two, two-day modules, designed to engage support and develop heads to meet the operational challenges of leading and managing academic, research or support teams.
The programme draws on recent research by the Leadership Foundation on the work of heads of department in order to focus on individualised consideration, paying close attention to followers' needs, recognising personal differences and encouraging potential.
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Programme Director and Associate Director, Scotland
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Ginnie oversees key Leadership Foundation open programmes, including Senior Strategic Leadership, Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Departments, Introduction to Head of Department and, most recently, our dedicated programme for women leaders, Aurora. She is the Leadership Foundation's co-director for Scotland and represents the organisation on a number of UK-wide committees. Ginnie joined the Leadership Foundation in 2007 following nine years as director of training and development at the University of Stirling. Having previously worked at the University of Aberdeen and in the financial services sector, Ginnie is well-versed in the nuances of the Scottish higher educational sector and accustomed to working across diverse organisations at all levels.
Leadership Foundation Associate
Paul has worked for many years designing and delivering training and consultancy across a wide range of public and private sector organisations to develop management, leadership and communications skills.
He had a successful career in Investment Management as a Director for Allianz Dresdner and continues to work as a consultant in the Financial Services Sector. He is also an experienced professional actor with a wide variety of stage and film credits.
His belief is that training should be engaging, based on sound theory and practical enough to give participants skills that will be immediately applicable in the workplace and beyond. He has found this approach to be particularly effective in the areas in which he specialises; interviewing, appraisal, feedback, coaching, conflict resolution, influencing, sales and negotiation for clients as diverse as the Legal Services Commission and Goldman Sachs.
Paul is an accomplished musician and singer and sings Bass harmony for ‘The Few’, a twelve voice cappella group who perform regularly in London.