Leadership module draws in DOs

7 February 2017

LOCSU has announced the list of successful candidates who will receive funding for this year’s Leadership Skills module. Around half of the 2017 cohort is made up of Dispensing Opticians.

It reflects a growing number of opticians who are getting involved in LOCs and now moving into leadership roles, says LOCSU Learning and Development Consultant, Gill Brabner.

“LOCSU has been promoting the involvement of Dispensing Optician on LOCs for a number of years now,” Gill said “They bring something different to the table; business acumen, communication, motivation, persuasion and people skills are a crucial part of the mix to develop successful pathways.

“And hopefully we are now seeing that filter through to leadership roles in optics which are so important for the sector.”

The four DOs are Richard Rawlinson (Walsall LOC), Saima Naroo (Sandwell LOC) Simone Mason, (Solihull LOC) and Rob Rohu (East Lancashire LOC).

In addition, optometrists Terence Evans (Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich LOC), Assam Shweiki (Kensington Chelsea Westminster Hammersmith &Fulham), Habiba Bham (Leeds LOC) and Mark Simpson (Cheshire LOC) along with Jonathan Drew, business manager from Devon LOC, form the 2017-funded group.

LOCSU’s Leadership Skills for Optical Professionals is a 20-credit postgraduate module and is part of WOPEC’s MSc programme at Cardiff University. For more information, visit the Learning & Development pages of the LOCSU website.

Potential candidates can also read the Case Study on page 9 of the 2015-15 LOCSU Annual Report in which Divya Sudera gives a personal perspective on the benefits of participating on the module.

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Carlton Park Hotel, 102-104 Moorgate Rd, Rotherham S60 2BG

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2018-05-01 19:00:00 - 2018-05-01 21:00:00

Contact name: Tony Wing

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The Courtyard – Studio Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

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2018-04-25 14:30:00 - 2018-04-25 18:30:00

Contact name: Nick Black

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Calderdale and Kirklees LOC's AGM

Bertie's Banqueting Rooms, Brook Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9AW

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2018-04-25 18:30:00 - 2018-04-25 21:30:00

Contact name: Russell Ramsden

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Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

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2018-04-25 18:30:00 - 2018-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

North East London LOC's AGM

Best Western Plus Epping Forest Hotel, 30 Oak Hill, Woodford Green, London IG8 9NY

Annual AGM

2018-04-26 18:30:00 - 2018-04-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Gaynor Mendolson

Contact email: info@nelondonloc.com

North & North East Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

The Humber room, The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton-on-humber

Annual AGM

2018-04-27 18:30:00 - 2018-04-27 21:00:00

Contact name: Ralph Worfolk

Contact email: rw@smithwalker.co.uk

Sefton LOC's AGM

Pioneer Bar, 107 Liverpool Rd, Crosby, L23 5TD

Annual AGM

2018-04-30 18:00:00 - 2018-04-30 21:00:00

Contact name: Paul Newell

Contact email: sefton.loc@gmail.com

Kent & Medway LOC's AGM

Charlotte Room, Marriott Tudor Park, Ashford Road, Bearsted, ME14 4NQ

Annual AGM

2018-05-01 18:00:00 - 2018-05-01 21:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Cumbria LOC's AGM

Greenfields Hotel, Wigton, Cumbria

Annual AGM

2018-05-01 18:00:00 - 2018-05-01 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

Contact email: braveryoptom@talktalk.net

Manchester LOC's AGM

The Chancellors Hotel, Chancellors Way, Moseley Way, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NN

Annual AGM

2018-05-02 18:30:00 - 2018-05-02 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

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