Open University transform leadership at Angus Council

Angus Council wished to promote leadership among its staff, keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in management theory in a manner that would have minimal impact on its service provision.

The Open University provided a management programme, comprising a ‘blended’ solution of online content, distance-learning materials and tutorials held at Angus Council’s offices.

Staff took the course within their own time, which minimised impact on service provision. Participants commented that their learning was relevant, aspirational (encouraging them to consider line management) and caused them to reflect on the bigger picture of the whole service provision. The course was also useful to staff who were not managers, who felt that they too benefited from the training.

The programme was delivered as part of an ongoing working relationship with Angus Council, which the organisation wishes to continue as a result of this training:

Isobel Anderson, Assessment Centre Manager, Angus Council said, “We’ve built up an excellent relationship with The Open University for a number of years. They know our needs. We know what we’re going to get from The Open University, and I’m hoping that we’ll continue with this partnership over a number of years and build on it.”

If you would like to know more about driving organisational change from the top down, please visit Open University at stand C36 at the Public Sector Show on 26th June, at Excel London.