I found PSSL to be both hugely enjoyable and useful. It provided training and advice on an outstanding mix of 'hard' and 'soft' skills. An insight into the major issues facing higher education was supplemented by focused advice on strategy; while I believe that the lessons learned from the sessions on influencing and negotiating will remain with me always. I would thoroughly recommend PSSL, both to those who are sure that their future careers lie in senior university management and those who are still undecided.
Professor Alison Wride
Deputy Head of the School of Business and Economics
University of Exeter
Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership (PSSL) is designed to engage and assist those facing the challenges of the corporate leadership, planning and change agenda. The programme emphasises innovation and creativity as a means to implementing effective and sustainable change, and gives particular attention to intellectual stimulation as a focus for leaders.
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Doug took up the post of Programme Director at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on 1 January 2013. Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London). This was a wide-ranging senior role that included responsibility for academic development, educational development, leadership development and core workplace skills.
Doug has worked in adult learning and development for over fifteen years. With experience across a range of organisations and sectors, from the civil service to the arts, from large UK charities to Higher Education, he has explored and considered leadership from a wide range of perspectives: academic leadership, educational leadership, medical leadership, the leadership of public services, leadership in the arts, and leadership in a not-for-profit, voluntary sector environment. He has been responsible for leadership and management development in a variety of public sector roles, including on accredited programmes, and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Alongside his passion for leadership development, Doug has also demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Course Director of the highly successful Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a course he designed and launched in 2006.
Doug’s work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine also included contributing to development work with colleagues based overseas and at collaborating institutions. He delivered workshops and provided advice on both leadership development and educational development at events in South Africa and Tanzania.
Through his experience across a range of organisations and sectors, Doug has developed a passionate interest in the development of inspirational and transformational leadership and the impact of leadership styles and values upon the performance of individuals, teams and organisations.
Rebecca Nestor is regional co-ordinator for the South-East and Eastern regions of England and an international associate for the Leadership Foundation. She is also honorary associate, Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford.
Rebecca has particular interests in equality and diversity issues, environmental sustainability, and the role of values in leadership. Her first degree is in English Literature. She has an MBA from the Open University, is a chartered fellow of the CIe, OPD, and is qualified in the use of the personality preference tools Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Team Management Profile for individual and team development. She has undertaken projects for the LF on succession management, leadership in small and specialist institutions, the leadership of sustainability, and the careers of those who have taken part in the Top Management Programme. She is programme co-director for Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership and is part of the core team for Aurora.
Rebecca runs her own consultancy business, Learning for Good.