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Leadership skills recognised with qualification

Leadership skills recognised with qualification

Staff from across the Department of Engineering have successfully completed a nationally recognised leadership course from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Staff have embraced the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and strategic thinking, for the benefit of their colleagues, the wider University and their own personal development.

Emma Stone, Director of Human Resources

This is the first time that a cohort from the Department has taken the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. The course forms part of the University’s programme of personal and professional development for staff. 

The two-month course, which was delivered by Susan Norman, an accredited ILM5 tutor at Orion Business School, is designed to develop the leadership skills of practising and aspiring middle managers. Topics covered during training workshops included leadership concepts, trust and motivation, emotional intelligence, negotiation and self-development. The Award focused on understanding different leadership styles, adopting the most effective leadership style in order to motivate staff, and achieving organisation goals.

Nine staff members from the Department, some of whom are pictured below, were presented with their certificates recently by Emma Stone, Director of Human Resources at the University of Cambridge. 

Back row: Stefan Savage, Madga Charytoniuk. Middle row, from left, Dee Dee Frawley, Vicky Houghton, Dan Sexton, Emma Stone. Front row, from left, Barbara Paschalis, Maggie Harriss, Susan Norman.

Emma said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and reward staff from across the Department of Engineering who have embraced the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and strategic thinking, for the benefit of their colleagues, the wider University and their own personal development."

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