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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Salford & Trafford LOC's AGM

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel, Walkden Road, Manchester, M28 2QT

AGM

2017-05-24 18:30:00 - 2017-05-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: salford.traffordloc@hotmail.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NB

AGM

2017-06-06 18:00:00 - 2017-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

Bentley Hotel, Lincoln Rd, S Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH

AGM

2017-06-07 18:45:00 - 2017-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN

AGM

2017-06-08 18:00:00 - 2017-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Alderson

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 4UE

AGM

2017-06-12 18:00:00 - 2017-06-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Dylan Barton

Contact email: dylan.barton@nhs.net

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

AGM

2017-06-13 18:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Cumbria LOC's AGM

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW

AGM

2017-06-13 19:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

Contact email: braveryoptom@talktalk.net

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing & Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JZ

AGM

2017-06-14 18:30:00 - 2017-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

Essex LOC's AGM

The Northumberland Suite, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH

AGM

2017-06-15 18:00:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Katie Kingcott

Contact email: enquiries@essex-loc.org

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AB

AGM

2017-06-15 18:30:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

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