In 2011-12, the significant changes on the HE horizon were clear, and the University recognised the need for effective collaborative working between academic and professional staff to improve flexibility and ability to adapt to change. The Change Academy process was intended to: facilitate improvements in the student and staff experience; enable a rolling cycle of ideas generation and implementation to encourage innovation and create or enhance sustainable practice; facilitate an opportunity for all staff groups to shape changes in behaviours; challenge the status quo and enhance emergent cultural change.
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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.
Lesly has been leading in-house Change Academy processes in the UK and overseas since 2010 and was a member of the national Change Academy team.
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