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People and Organisational Development Team

Meet the Team

We are committed to developing and supporting all colleagues at Leeds Beckett. We are situated in Room G05, Leighton Hall at Headingley Campus - you are welcome to drop in or contact us on 0113 81 25438.

The People Development Team 

People and OD Team Aims and Objectives

  • Implementation of leadership, management and coaching development programmes that meet our University's needs.
  • Delivering an interactive, ever-developing programme of development activity, tailored according to the training needs fed through our annual PDR cycle.
  • Enhancing the induction experience of our new colleagues, at both University and school/service level.
  • Providing excellent learning opportunities for our colleagues with our programme of development.
  • Supporting our schools and services with development that enhances team and individual effectiveness.
  • Evaluating learning and development to ensure it is fit for purpose and in response to our University's training needs.
Kathy Ashton - Head of Organisational Development

Kathy Ashton - Head of Organisational Development

0113 81 29320 k.a.ashton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Kathy about - 
-  Coaching and Team Coaching
-  Organisational Development
- High Performing Teams
- Networking
 Our HR Strategy

Kathy's Mastermind specialist subject - 
- France. Plus St Helens RLFC

Sue O'Boyle - Leadership Development Manager

Sue O'Boyle - Leadership Development Manager

0113 812 9236 s.oboyle@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Sue about - 
-  Leadership Development
-  Building Effective Leadership Teams
- Fierce Conversations
- Psychometric Profiles
360 Degree Feedback

Sue's Mastermind specialist subject - 
- Horses
Paul Tyrer - People and OD Manager

Paul Tyrer - People and OD Manager

0113 81 29227 p.tyrer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Paul about - 
-  Colleague Survey
-  Organisational Development
- Mentoring
People Development Programme
 EQi 2.0

Paul's Mastermind specialist subject - 
- Wigan
Chris McLay - People Development Facilitator

Chris McLay - People Development Facilitator

0113 81 25889 c.mclay@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Chris about - 
- Bespoke Team Development 
-  Customer Service Excellence
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Mental Health First Aid
- Future Leaders

Chris' Mastermind specialist subject - 
- British Horror Films 1950 - 1980
Chris Pickard - People and OD Co-ordinator

Chris Pickard - People and OD Co-ordinator

0113 81 25542 c.pickard@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Chris about - 
-  People Development Online
-  Induction
- Leadership Masterclasses
Evaluation
Colleague Survey

Chris' Mastermind specialist subject - 
- Manchester United FC 1992-onwards

Amie Harrison - People and OD Administrator (Wednesday-Friday)

0113 81 25438 A.A.Harrison@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Amie about - 
-  People & OD enquiries for the team
-  People Development Programme
- Coaching and Mentoring activities
Events including inductions, Masterclasses
Aurora Network and events

Amie's Mastermind specialist subject - 
- Friends the TV series


Leigh Beales - People and OD Administrator (Monday-Wednesday)

Leigh Beales - People and OD Administrator (Monday-Wednesday)

0113 812 3186 L.D.Beales@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Ask Leigh about - 
- People & OD enquiries for the team
- People Development Programme
- Coaching and Mentoring activities
- Events including inductions, Masterclasses
- Aurora Network and events

Leigh's Mastermind specialist subject - 
- Guns N' Roses back catalogue

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