The Open University
Stand Number : D39
Open University Transform Leadership at Angus Council
Angus Council wished to promote leadership among its staff. They wanted to keep up to date with the latest developments in management theory in a manner that would have minimal impact on its service provision.
The Open University provided a management programme, comprising a ‘blended’ solution of online content, distance-learning materials and tutorials held at Angus Council’s offices.
Staff took the course within their own time, which minimised impact on service provision. Participants commented that their learning was relevant, aspirational (encouraging them to consider line management) and caused them to reflect on the bigger picture of the whole service provision. The course was also useful to staff who were not managers, who felt that they too benefited from the training.
The programme was delivered as part of an ongoing working relationship with Angus Council, which the organisation wishes to continue as a result of this training:
“We’ve built up an excellent relationship with The Open University for a number of years. They know our needs. We know what we’re going to get from The Open University, and I’m hoping that we’ll continue with this partnership over a number of years and build on it.”
Isobel Anderson, Assessment Centre Manager, Angus Council.