In 2013, the University was about to introduce a new University-wide strategy alongside a new financial strategy, and the recently-appointed Chief Operating Officer was keen to engender a service management approach across the professional services. A significant investment in building capacity for change was being made with the creation of a new ‘change team’ of secondees from across the University and the Change Academy process was intended to support: greater involvement in change projects across the academic and professional staff groups and students; development of business or action plans for resource investment, prioritisation and project delivery; professional development for participants, including the change team.
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Director, Membership and Organisational Development
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Lesly is Director of Membership and Organisational Development at the Leadership Foundation. She works across the organisation, with our network of national and regional Assistant Directors, Membership and with our 155 member institutions, to ensure delivery of high quality membership benefits and services. Lesly is also lead contact for institutions in the South West of England. She leads on investments for members such as the Small Development Projects and Innovation and Transformation Fund in partnership with other sector bodies such as Hefce, Universities UK, UHR and UCEA.
Lesly also leads on Change Academy, one of our strategic consultancy services, and manages and facilitates our Leadership Development Academy in Ukraine with the British Council and Institute of Higher Education in Kiev.
A doctor of education, Lesly has 30 years’ experience in higher education roles spanning staff development, digital technologies, teaching and research, in the UK and internationally. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the AUA.
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Dr Lesly Huxley
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