The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mike Thomas will deliver the 2017 Elizabeth Bryan Memorial Lecture entitled Kindness and Compassion, Challenges in Leadership Roles.
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 2HE
Professor Thomas, who has carried out years of academic research into the area of compassion and kindness in leadership, said: “I’m truly honoured to have been asked to present the 2017 Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust Memorial Lecture. Throughout my career I’ve always been interested in these topics so to be able to help lend my support to such a worthy cause is fantastic.” His lecture will encompass the variables that develop, support and challenge kind and compassionate leadership and include authenticity, relational management, equity, gender, organisational ethos and people development. Professor Thomas will contextualise kindness and compassion challenges within the structures of digital technological developments, time and resilience.
Professor Thomas joined UCLan in the summer of 2014 and supervises a number of PhD students who explore management and leadership with particular emphasis on stewardship, values and resilience. As an ex-submariner, he has also worked on projects for many years which support military discharged service personnel to find new life and career opportunities. He works with a team of active ex-service academics and those with a special interest or specialism in the field of transition support and is the Director of the College for Veterans and Emergency Services.
Introduced by Professor Dame Betty Kershaw, Past President of the Royal College of Nursing and Chair of the Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust.
Further information: www.uclan.ac.uk/news/vice-chancellor-memorial-lecture.php
Drinks and canapés will be served from 5.30pm, while the lecture, which will include a Q&A session, will commence at 6.00pm. The event is free to attend and free parking will also be available.
For further details, and to register online go to www.ebftmemoriallecture.eventbrite.co.uk