The Leadership Hub is a highly skilled team of individuals with a passion for and expertise in: creative facilitation; developmental coaching; and the enhancement of professional practice in leadership development and research. The unique selling point of the Hub is its ability to rapidly mobilise bespoke multi-disciplinary teams to deliver leadership interventions, led by Dr Eliza Morgan (Leadership Hub Director, Reader in Innovation and Enterprise).
Our work to date has included the strategic development of senior leaders and managers in public sector organisations; facilitated sessions; team development in the outdoors; individual coaching for senior managers; group coaching; leadership development of front line supervisors and CMI accredited programmes; leadership masterclasses and project management.
Lego® Serious Play®
Lego®Serious Play® methodology gives those sat around the table the ability to construct innovative and personalised solutions to the complex problems facing their organisation. A focus on the Lego bricks and models created keeps meetings on topic and maximises engagement from all in attendance, something we call the ‘lean in’ culture. With Lego®Serious Play®, everyone builds a metaphorical model and everyone shares the story of their model, this unlocks more of the collective knowledge in the room and creates an environment where everyone feels valued. At the end of the session your organisation will have created more actionable ideas; better understanding of complex problems; increased participation in meetings; greater ownership of decisions and fewer conflicts through improved engagement.
The Lego bricks are the vehicle or structure for the meeting, the content, questions or obstacles come from the partnership that develops between the organisation and the Leadership Hub, that journey awaits.
The University of Central Lancashire has world leading status for research and education in outdoor and adventurous coaching and leadership, therefore it makes sense that the Leadership Hub incorporate some of this expertise into the team. There’s no standard formula for facilitation in the outdoors because the opportunities and options are almost limitless. Sessions could range from simple use of adventure to more sophisticated forms of education exploring complex themes such as learnacy, reflective practice or decision making. Simply hosting a meeting looking out over the mountains might create new energy and innovation within a team, or by making use of an adventurous environment to have a shared experience that, with skilled facilitation, could allow more honest and engaging discussion within a group, or carefully planned sessions with a learning centred approach to cover relevant theories in an adaptable manner for future contexts, such as leadership. The benefits of outdoor education are widely acknowledged but rarely understood, the Leadership Hub aim to change this.
Psychometric and ability testing
A CV, application letter, or an interview only tell half a story when it comes to trying to recruit high quality employees to your organisation. The same is true of making sure the best people are focusing on the best fit role for them and you. The cost of getting this wrong can have dire consequences. Psychometric and ability testing offers employers an accurate way of measuring a person’s capabilities, work style or values in order to acquire the best results for your organisation. In fact, according to the British Psychological Society, research demonstrates that these objective measures provide the most accurate way of measuring individuals.
At the Leadership Hub, our dedicated BPS accredited team of psychometric and ability testers will work with you to select and deploy appropriate measures to make sure your recruitment and development needs are met. We offer a full range of experience in delivering high quality psychometric testing solutions including numerical, verbal, diagrammatic, and situational reasoning tests through to the personality type indicator, the MBTI (a framework for understanding individual differences and strengths) for professional and personal development of your staff.
Belbin Team Roles
We’ve all been involved in a team that just doesn’t seem to work. Belbin Team Roles is used in thousands of organisations all over the world to help put a stop to this costly behaviour. The Belbin Team Roles explores the preferred roles undertaken when working in teams. It is used to identify people’s behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace (and those entering the workplace), and to examine how these can be used to create the most effective team for your organisation. At the Leadership Hub, with this knowledge we are able to look at ways in which your teams can work more effectively. This is achieved by producing team role reports and using these to deliver interactive training solutions.
Project and public value management 360˚
Within the Leadership Hub team is the capability to deliver recognised Project Management qualifications and can also engage those in non-traditional project management roles through a creative facilitation approach. Part of our unique 360˚ offering includes Public Value Management. Public Value Management provides powerful insights into how to maximise and manage the wider public value of projects. This approach explores the impact of a project, product or service upon individuals and communities, specifically the relationship between individual value requirements and the impact on a project on the public sphere to meet those requirements.
The Leadership Hub works in collaboration with UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit at UCLan’s Westlakes Campus in a project funded by the Samuel Lindow Foundation. Public Value Management 360˚ has an innovative, robust methodology based upon extensive scholarship and commercial application in large-scale infrastructure projects.
This breadth of expertise enables us to create tailored offerings to meet the specific needs of organisations.
Coaching and Mentoring
Our team has experienced and qualified coaches and mentors whose experience spans a range of industries. We offer: Coaching in the Outdoors; Executive; Individual and Team coaching and mentoring; and bespoke Coaching/Mentoring Programmes for organisations, supporting organisation to develop a coaching culture. Within the confidential coaching/mentoring relationship: it addresses an individual’s current professional concerns; provides space and time for individuals to reflect on and evaluate the professional task; offers employees help with career appraisal and development; explores professional and personal boundaries.
The University is proud to collaborate with the Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust, whose work in Mentoring is led by Professor Patrick Pietroni. This Mentoring programme promotes the well-being and effectiveness of individuals and the systems around them, specifically in the Medicine and Health sectors.
Dr Eliza Morgan, Reader in Innovation and Enterprise, Leadership Hub Director
Dr Morgan is a highly experienced learning, educational and development specialist with a proven track- record of improving individual and organisational capability through: analysing organisational and individual learning needs; creating bespoke organisational and generic sectoral interventions; leading the delivery and evaluation of interventions; blending interventions designed for organisational needs with the enhancement of individual learning and higher educational attainment.
Eliza’s friendly and collaborative approach delivers effective results and is now central to the establishment and maintenance of relationships with clients from a range of commercial sectors. She is responsible for the creation and delivery of learning interventions and is an engaging facilitator, coach, lecturer and researcher.
Eliza has over 15 years of experience of supporting leadership development through the use of psychometric instruments including MBTI Step 1 & 2 and FIRO-B. She is also an accredited Lego® Serious Play® Practitioner. Her current research interests include the cartography of leadership and the efficacy of leadership development approaches.
Louise Varley, Project Officer
Louise brings skills from Psychology, Business and Management to the Leadership Hub, with comprehensive experience of assessment and development centres and their role in leadership. She has worked with a clients from a range of sectors: education, military, emergency and health services, and company executives. Within this client base she has operated 360o appraisals and is qualified for both Level A and Level B psychometric tests.
Within the Leadership Hub, Louise is central to mapping out the journey of clients to ensure that their individual needs are accommodated within our programmes and that the projects run smoothly to ensure a client’s needs are met.
Ann Marie Ward, Project Officer
Ann Marie has a background in training and organisational development within the public sector. As a qualified trainer, she has held a range of people-centred roles that involve, group facilitation; coaching; practice development and interpersonal skill development.
Experience in Organisational development and Project management has enabled Ann Marie to successfully lead projects supporting human resources and training teams to improve opportunities for all employees Lancashire probation service, including developing a coaching programme, amending the appraisal process, supporting internal communications and adopting an apprenticeship scheme.
At UCLan, Ann Marie has supported the project management of a Euro-China collaborative research project on ageing-in-place, coordinating multi-disciplinary research teams in the UK, France and China. Within the Leadership Hub, Ann Marie supports the design and delivery and evaluation of leadership development and project management programmes.
TAPP: Testing for Ability and Personality Psychometrics
Project and Public Value Management 360˚
CMI Accredited Programmes
Coaching and Mentoring
Ann Marie Ward
Gaynor WoodCaroline Hart
Dr Rick Wylie
Toby WeymouthAnn Marie Ward
Dr Eliza Morgan
Francesca WalkerNeil Wharmby
Dr Eliza Morgan
Caroline HartJane Samson
“An excellent three day course, that framed the delivery very well and met my expectations”
“Very good format of the team delivery to attempt delivery styles and refresh delivery styles. All lecturers delivered at a good pace. Acknowledged the needs of the group providing breaks and further explanations as required”
“Lego building helped express opinions/ideas constructively”
“It was very beneficial to “discover my preferences and how they may affect my leadership skills at work”
“Very good level of knowledge demonstrated by all the trainers, which made the learning experience enjoyable"
“The team at the Leadership Hub helped us to plan an innovative and inspiring session for a diverse group of our charity’s stakeholders, and delivered the workshops on the day with focus and creativity. Their input and guidance helped us avoid the trap of repeating the ‘same old’ tactics, and brought a fresh approach to tackling some of the key questions our communications strategy needed to address. The facilities at our fingertips in the Media Innovation Studio also helped facilitate open and honest contributions from all delegates, which was so important to the overall success of the day.”