LOCSU locates the leaders of tomorrow

20 May 2014

Disruptive technologies, influencing strategies and handling difficult conversations were among the topics under discussion at a successful Leadership Development Day hosted in London in April by LOCSU.

The group of 10 delegates explored strategic tools and completed PESTEL analysis from the perspectives of LOCs, independent practices, and multiples.

The event, led LOCSU Learning and Development Consultant Gill Brabner and East Yorkshire LOC Clinical Governance Lead, Jane Gray, is part of LOCSU's Leadership Skills for Optical Professionals aiming to identify and develop leaders for the optical profession.

Students gave progress reports on the research they are currently conducting for their leadership projects. The group heard a personal view on leadership from Henrietta Alderman, Association of Optometrists CEO while LOCSU Chairman Alan Tinger’s programme slot meant participants heard his insight on the future shape of the sector looking at innovative and disruptive technology, shopping habits, business models, and the impact on education and regulation in optics.

Since it was piloted in 2011, the course has rapidly developed a reputation for helping candidates into leadership roles. Recent years’ successes include: Abi Page and Stewart Townsend appointed as LOCSU Board members, Angela Henderson, now an LEHN Chair, and Chris Newall joining the Optical Leads team.

The Leadership Development programme is a 20-credit postgraduate module and is part of WOPEC's MSc programme at Cardiff University. 

To find out more or to register your interest in next year’s course, email Gill Brabner, LOCSU’s Learning and Development Consultant, at gillbrabner@locsu.co.uk.

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Suffolk LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Ipswich, London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0UA

Annual AGM

2018-10-02 18:30:00 - 2018-10-02 21:00:00

Contact name: Liz Mears

Contact email: sec@suffolkloc.org.uk

Solihull LOC's AGM

St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT

Annual AGM

2018-10-03 19:00:00 - 2018-10-03 21:30:00

Contact name: Cathy Pike

Contact email: solihull.loc@hotmail.co.uk

National Optical Conference 2018

Chesford Grange hotel, Nr Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

Annual NOC for LOC officers and its members

2018-11-14 17:00:00 - 2018-11-15 17:30:00

Contact email: info@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

East Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull HU4 7DY

Annual AGM

2018-11-19 18:30:00 - 2018-11-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Ean Blair

Contact email: ean@optometrics.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 07768 492806

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