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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Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX

AGM

2017-03-28 19:15:00 - 2017-03-28 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

Contact email: apglynn@tiscali.co.uk

Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham LOC's AGM

Cole Court, 150 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1HD

AGM

2017-03-29 19:00:00 - 2017-03-29 21:00:00

Contact name: Anna Buxton

Contact email: krtloc3@gmail.com

North Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge YO51 9LB

AGM

2017-04-04 18:30:00 - 2017-04-04 21:00:00

Contact name: Sarah Ashworth

Contact email: nylocsecretary@gmail.com

Herefordshire LOC's AGM

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

AGM

2017-04-19 14:30:00 - 2017-04-19 17:00:00

Contact name: Nick Black

Contact email: nick_black@btinternet.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

The Floyd Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

AGM

2017-04-19 18:15:00 - 2017-04-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Surrey LOC's AGM

Ripley Village Hall, High Street, Ripley, Woking , Surrey GU23 6AF

AGM

2017-04-24 18:30:00 - 2017-04-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Sarah Jane Minter

Contact email: loc.surrey@btinternet.com

Ashton, Leigh & Wigan LOC's AGM

The Greyhound Sporting Lodge Hotel, Warrington Rd, Leigh. WN7 3XQ

AGM

2017-04-24 18:30:00 - 2017-04-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Alex Whitter

Contact email: secretary@alwloc.co.uk

Hillingdon LOC's AGM

Anoopam Mission, The Lea, Western Avenue, Denham, UB9 4NA

AGM

2017-04-25 18:15:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Harsh Shah

Contact email: hs.eyewise@hotmail.co.uk

Dorset LOC's AGM

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

AGM

2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

Cheshire LOC's AGM

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Rd, Knutsford WA16 0SU

AGM

2017-04-25 18:15:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Sandie McBennett

Contact email: sandiemcbennett.cheshireloc@gmail.com

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