North East & Yorkshire Staff Development Partnership
Group Representative Profile – Chris Pickard
Hello and welcome to ‘NEYSDP’ – a network of organisational and people development practitioners, representing Higher Education Institutions across the North East and Yorkshire region.
I am a People and Organisational Development Co-ordinator at Leeds Beckett University. The role and its responsibilities are extremely diverse and range from designing and hosting the University induction, delivering project-based initiatives such as our annual Colleague Survey, management of the online learning and development offer, management of our corporate development offer and leadership programmes and co-ordinating our internal coaching network.
I am particularly interested in coaching and have recently completed my ILM Level 5 coaching and mentoring qualification. I am also now an accredited practitioner of the psychometric tool Spotlight, developed by Mindflick.
I’ve been at Leeds Beckett since I was 18, when I joined to study Physical Activity, Exercise and Health at Undergraduate level. I then became a Graduate Trainee here and prior to joining the People and OD Team I worked in the Operations and then Systems teams within HR.
I love sport (mainly watching these days!) and, although I’m a proud Yorkshireman who now lives in Leeds, I’ve supported Manchester United all my life.
I can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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