It was a privilege to take part. The facilitators were excellent. The sessions on narrative/leadership and creativity in writing were very powerful and I think will stay with all the participants long after the course finishes
Head of Strategic Planning
Institute for Development Studies
University of Brighton
SSL is designed to engage and assist those who are charged with ensuring that the strategy and change agenda at the corporate level are delivered through others.
In its focus on those who set the tone of leadership within the institution, the programme emphasises securing commitment through inspirational motivation.
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Programme Director and Associate Director, Scotland
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Ginnie is the Programme Director for key Leadership Foundation open programmes, Senior Strategic Leadership, Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Departments and Introduction to Head of Department. She acts as co director for Scotland and represents the Leadership Foundation on a number of UK-wide committees, and has provided in-house consultancy on a range of topics for a number of HEIs. She is also qualified to administer a number of diagnostic tools (including the Transformational Leadership Questionnaire, TLQ) which are key components of many programmes.
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. Whilst her professional interests are leadership and management development, her various roles have covered diversity and equal opportunities, organisation development and the implementation and management of change.
Alastair is an organisational development consultant with considerable experience of higher education. In his early career he ran a private language school in Devon and then worked for two blue chip manufacturing companies in Edinburgh. He went on to spend 14 years at the University of St Andrews as Personnel Officer, then Academic Registrar, Vice-Principal and University Secretary.Since 2005, he has been an independent consultant across the higher education sector. He has recently completed an assignment as Interim Academic Registrar at the University of Stirling.
Alastair is an honours graduate in English from the University of St Andrews; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; and he holds the Certificate in Advanced Process Consultancy from the Tavistock Consultancy Service.
Alastair has worked on a range of Leadership Foundation national programmes, including Heads of Department, Senior Strategic Leadership and the Top Management Programme; was Associate Director for Leadership Foundation activities in Scotland; and is currently engaged in a number of in-house consultancy projects across the higher education sector.
Outside Higher Education, Alastair has clients in the Scottish Government, NHS and Social Care sectors.