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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