Institute for Social Responsibility

CPD Workshop for Public & Non-Profit Sector Managers:

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Philosophy and Rationale

This workshop will explore how leadership and governance in the public and not for profit sector is being shaped by recent changes in the political, social and working environment. It will help identify the challenges and opportunities that these changes have generated and how those working as leaders and/or managers in these sectors can develop their skills and knowledge to respond to the changing environment on a personal and organisational level.

The workshop will draw on relevant theories and frameworks to explore how those participating can make sense of these changes and adapt strategically to them; work collaboratively and across boundaries; consider what ‘good’ governance might look like in a changing world; build personal and organisational resilience and explore how trust can be built or rebuilt with employees, stakeholders and service users/clients.

The approach to the workshop is one of co-production, encouraging the joint exploration of aspects of leadership and governance within the public space. Relevant theories will be introduced but the emphasis will be on practice, on learning together and identifying ways forward to develop both self and the organisations we work in as we face the current challenges.


We invite senior and middle-management and team leaders from across the public and not-for-profit sector. The workshop is designed for collaborative, cross-sector learning so we are looking for participation across a range of services.  Places will be limited to 15 participants.

Programme Leads

Dr Joy Tweed

Joy has spent over 15 years developing and running training and short courses in the health and public sector, most recently a leadership course for safeguarding professionals. Joy originally trained as a nurse before working in the voluntary sector and then gaining an MA in community development.

With a strong interest in patient and public involvement, as well as all aspects of health and social care, Joy was a member of the Health Scrutiny Support Programme, Centre for Public Scrutiny (2004 – 2010), providing consultancy support to health overview and scrutiny committees. She then continued in a freelance capacity to offer training and support to organisations such as Healthwatch and CCGs.

Joy’s PhD is in public sector governance and she continues to research governance and leadership in the public/social enterprise sectors.

She was a course leader for an MSc in Governing, Leading and Managing Healthcare and is now a course leader (designate) for an MSc Social Enterprise at the University of Westminster. Joy ‘s academic role is informed both by her research interests and nearly 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director on healthcare-related boards.

Her current roles include serving as a board member of her local hospice. Previous roles include serving on the Health and Care Professions Council and as a non-executive director of a Primary Care Trust, including Chairing the Community Services board.

Jon Pike

Jon has retired recently after 25 years as a Faculty member of Westminster Business School. Prior to that he had a career in market research, transport economics and consultancy, including 5 years at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

During his time at Westminster, he held positions as the leader of a Masters course in Marketing Communications, Director of Post Graduate Studies, and Director of Internationalisation, in which he was responsible for developing and managing partnerships. This generated a strong interest in transnational education. His teaching subject specialities have been in marketing research, marketing communications, business strategy and cross-cultural studies. He has also been involved in developing and delivering short courses in management and leadership and digital marketing.

In recent years, Joy and Jon have worked together at The University of Westminster on various transnational educational short courses and workshops for the British Council in both the UK and Thailand. These have formed the basis for research into the drivers for successful implementation of double degrees between UK and Thai Universities. A key finding from the research is the role played by those responsible for managing the programmes in coping with cultural differences, variations in regulations and the need to build trust and resilience in the process of developing partnerships.


DATE:  2022

LOCATION: Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP (Directions).



Enquiries: [email protected]

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