Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre

Issue date: 07 November 2014


Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre

Thursday 13 November 2014, 17:00 at Leigh Court.

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Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contemporary society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate.

Addressing these issues at its inaugural launch event, is the newly established Bristol Leadership Centre, based at the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School. It is one of the largest such centres in the country, delivering support and guidance for individuals and organisations grappling with the challenges of change, complexity and uncertainty.

Centre Director, Professor Richard Bolden, says, “UWE Bristol has a long and impressive history of leadership education, research and business engagement. The launch of Bristol Leadership Centre offers a great opportunity to extend this work to many more individuals and organisations within and beyond the region.”

Alongside their teaching and research commitments members provide key contributions to business engagement and knowledge exchange, including the delivery of Executive Development Programme , ILM accredited programmes and professional short courses.

Organisations can also take advantage of the research and organisational consultancy service offered by the Centre, by contacting BLC@uwe.ac.uk to discuss their requirements.

The Centre also runs a calendar of engaging free events including the Research Seminar Series, speakers including: Dr Ajit Nayak (University of Exeter), 10 December, 14:30-16:00, n 'Wisdom and leadership'.

Read Professor Bolden's column – Turbulence is difficult for leading well in SouthWest Business.

This event precedes the next lecture in the Bristol Distinguished Address Series at Leigh Court (18:00). Guest speaker, Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer, CMI will give a talk entitled –'Stop managing. Start achieving. Why management needs a makeover'. Register for this event.

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