13 November 2012
The names of the first 6 Fellows of the Leadership Foundation have been announced today (Tuesday 13 November.) Fellows are the alumni of the Leadership Foundation’s programmes who chose to undertake an LF Fellowship in order to further develop their leadership knowledge and skills. This involves the participant in a personalised range of leadership development activities that is supported by the Leadership Foundation and their own institution.
LF Fellowship was initiated earlier this year to strengthen leadership throughout higher education. There are a further 45 participants already on the LF Fellowship programme and we anticipate that over the next 2 years there will be 150 Fellows of the Leadership Foundation In addition to full working lives, Fellows are committing themselves to working actively to become better leaders, while supporting the leadership development of others within their university.
Dr Paul Gentle, director of programmes for the Leadership Foundation, said:
"I'm delighted that we can now recognise and celebrate the immense effort made by our participants to development their leadership capabilities. The impact this is having on practice across higher education represents real capacity-building for the challenges ahead."
On Tuesday 13 November, as part of the Leadership Foundation’s Unlocking Learning conference, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) will present each Fellow with a specially commissioned artwork.
The artwork has been designed and created by ceramic artist Leonora Richardson, whose work explores the relationship between art and science.
Full details of how to become an LF Fellow are at www.lfhe.ac.uk/lffellows
A photo of the new cohort will be available on 14 November. To request a copy or for more information and interview requests with Dr Paul Gentle, please contact Tricia Wombell 020 7849 6904 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leadership Foundation was founded in 2004 to provide a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK’s universities and higher education colleges. Dr Paul Gentle has been leading programme development since the beginning of 2012. Ewart Wooldridge CBE, the founding chief executive, retires at the end of 2012, and the Board is led by Sir Andrew Cubie.
The first Fellows of the Leadership Foundation are:
· Professor Julie Sanders, Head of School of English
University of Nottingham
· Meriel Box, Head of Staff Development
Liverpool John Moores University
· Dr Noel Purdy, Principal Lecturer and Team Leader, Special Education
Stranmillis University College
· Nicholas Jones, Director of Estates
London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
· Professor Taraneh Dean, Director of Research
University of Portsmouth
· Harri ap Rees, Director of Strategic Planning
University of Surrey