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Leadership is a people business: Towards a fairer Britain, 28th September 2010

Tuesday 28th September, Woodlands Suite, The Albany Learning and Conference Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DS.

This conference enabled us to share learning and stimulate debate with a wider audience. This event was free to attend and attended by over 40 participants from a variety of backgrounds.
The event featured inputs from Steve Reicher, Carol Craig and Zoe van Zwanenberg. The event was chaired by Derek Goldman, who led the Action Enquiry group in Glasgow.
Steve is a Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews and joint author of 'The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power' which was published in September 2010. He spoke on the issues of leadership. Carol is the Chief Executive at the Centre for Confidence and Well-being and author of 'The Scots' Crisis of Confidence' and 'The Tears that made the Clyde'. Carol spoke about equality, confidence and well-being. Zoe then discussed her findings from the Appreciative Inquiry interviews that she had carried out in relation to the project and research on leadership. 

The half day event finished at 4.30pm after a showing of a DVD which featured some of the participants. Shared learning from the Action Enquiry process was then carried out in groups. The discussion was facilitated by Isobel MacNaughton, who led the Action Enquiry groups in Aberdeen.

The aims of this conference were as follows: 

1. To develop new insights into what leadership is about.
2. Re-think leadership developments to make it more inclusive.
3. Challenge traditional values, attitudes and assumptions about leadership and leadership development.
4. Share learning to stimulate new approaches and build on good practice.

The Power Points and the shared learning discussion points from the event can be found here and the DVD can be accessed here.

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