Professor Jeffrey Gold, Professor

Professor Jeffrey Gold


Jeff Gold is Professor of  Organisation Learning at Leeds Business School. He is a strong advocate of the need for actionable knowledge that is rigorously developed but relevant for practice.

He has designed and delivered a wide range of seminars, programmes and workshops on culture shift, talent management and development, change, strategic learning, futures and foresight, management and leadership development with a particular emphasis on participation and distribution. 

He has worked closely with organisations such as Skipton Building Society, Hallmark Cards, the NHS, the Police Service, Leeds Bradford Boiler Company, Lights4Fun and a host of others. 

His current interests concern strategy development and effective implementation that includes a futures learning process. In addition he is interested in collaboration within and between organisations on the future of work relating to artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things.

Current Teaching

Jeff Gold is the Director of the DBA programme and teaches methodology for DBA research projects.

Research Interests

Recent and current research projects reflect Jeff's interests and approach. He employs action approaches such as appreciative inquiry and action learning to shift culture in West Yorkshire Police; action research to reduce poverty in the Leeds City Region for Joseph Rowntree; and action research and action learning for implementing predictive analytics in West Yorkshire Police.

Professor Jeffrey Gold, Professor

Selected Outputs

  • Rodgers H; Stewart J; Iles P; Gold J; Holden R; Kershaw Solomon H (2013) Strategic HRD and the Learning and Development function. In: Beardwell J; Gold J; Holden R; Iles P; Stewart J ed. Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan,

  • Yeo R; Gold J (2012) Action in action learning. In: Pedler M ed. Action Learning in Practice. Farnham: Gower Publishing, Ltd.,

  • Anderson L; Gold J; Gibb A (2012) Action learning in SME development. In: Pedler M ed. Action learning in practice. Farnham: Gower Publishing Company, Limited,

  • Bratton J; Gold J (2012) Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. 5th Edition Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.