In our new roles, Lorna and I hope to bring together the knowledge and expertise from a variety of professional bodies, our academic experts and own professional expertise.
We are next due to meet in March where conference planning and preparation will be in full swing. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Scotland and Edinburgh in April!!
In the meantime, here is a bit about us:
Group Representative Profiles
Development Partner, Edinburgh Napier University
BA Hons HRM Chartered CIPD
I have worked in an HR environment for over 14 years initially as an HR Adviser with a generalist remit and for the past 8 years as a Learning and Development specialist. I also continue to act in an HR advisory capacity to a small business.
My qualifications include Chartered CIPD member, BA Hons in Human Resources Management, MBTI accredited practitioner, ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management, ILM5 Coaching and Mentoring (due to complete Feb 2015), Executive Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.
Throughout my career, I have led or been involved in a number of key projects internally, externally and collaboratively that have had a significant impact for the organisations I have worked in, their customers and staff.
I have always greatly valued my professional experiences for my own development so that I can maintain an external and broad focus of what’s happening with in my profession, external to the organisation I work for and internally across other service areas.
Organisation Development Partner, The University of Stirling
LLM MSc BSc (hons) Fellow CIPD aMAC
I am a qualified and experienced OD professional with over 25 years of people management and development experience. I have contributed across both the commercial and public sectors and have specialised in the higher education sector for the last 11 years delivering individual, team and (formally assessed) leadership development solutions at all leadership levels – as well as organisational development projects and initiatives. I am an established practical expert on development and use my experience to make links for individual development and enhancing performance.
Building on my comprehensive theoretical background – I gained a BSc (hons) in Social and Management Science, specialised in HRM and gained my MSc in HRM and latterly gained my LLM in Employment Law. In 2006, I was awarded Fellow status of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and have been an active CIPD committee member since 2004, most recently contributing as Branch Chair.
I am currently a CIPD Assessor within the CIPD Professional Upgrading team. An experienced leadership coach, I gained an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and is am a member of the Association for Coaches. I enhance my coaching with development psychometrics, and is am qualified in BPS Level A and B as well as EQi Emotional Intelligence Assessor. Dedicated to ongoing personal development, I recently gained her Certificate in Neuroleadership with the Institute of Neuroleadership.