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Master class: Leadership for Future Generations


The Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act will require new mind-sets and close attention to organisational cultures in order to bring about the changes needed to embed the new behaviours and values required to make it a reality for Wales.

Professor Sharon Turnbull will share her research into how ancient and indigenous wisdoms can help leaders in today’s world to adopt a more sustainable and responsible ways of thinking and acting. The leadership wisdoms of stewardship, trusteeship, and learning can be traced back more than two thousand years. Underpinning these wisdoms are the mind-sets: analysis, collaboration, worldly thinking, and action that have also been shown to be critical for enabling leaders to sustain their organisations and shape their futures in responsible ways. In this workshop we will consider how these can be applied to the changes required to embed the Act.

Learning outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the cultural changes that will be needed in their own organisations to shape the new behaviours and values required. We will also explore how to tackle resistance to change.

The workshop will be highly interactive, and participants will be encouraged to start work on their action plans for change.

Learning resources

Professor Sharon Turnbull

Sharon is a leadership development specialist and academic who has published widely, and whose interests are in leadership and organisational change, leadership in higher education, and global executive development.

Following a successful corporate career in HR and Management Development, Sharon directed and taught on executive MBAs and other corporate executive programmes at Lancaster University Management School for almost ten years. In 2003, she joined The Leadership Trust, where she was Director of Research until January 2011. Sharon continues as associate Head of Research and Fellow at The Leadership Trust.

She is Cycle Director for the well-known global International Masters Programme in Practicing Management (IMPM). She also works as Organisational Development Advisor for the innovative charity, Caplor Horizons. This work has already taken her to Kenya to run a leadership development programme for African Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.

Sharon has a PhD in Management and an MBA from Lancaster University. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Gloucestershire, Worcester, and University of West of England, and a Fellow of Lancaster Leadership Centre.

Who should attend?

This series of master classes are directed at executive level leadership and senior managers across Welsh Public Services.


There are no costs involved but spaces are limited.

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