Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Stimulating ideas on sustainable leadership

Recently IFLAS has been promoting discussion on sustainable leadership through a series of articles by Professor Jem Bendell.

"Financial technology start-ups need power of the EU behind them" appeared in the Daily Telegraph business pages, to bring attention to how regulators can help or hinder innovations in finance and technology with social implications.

"How can we fund the Sustainable Development Goals?" appeared on the World Economic Forum's website, to stimulate discussion on the need to align rules for capital markets with the need for heavy investment in achieving the climate and sustainability goals adopted by member states of the UN last year.

"Our Planet Needs a Purposeful Private Sector, confirms UN" appeared in the Huffington Post to invite discussion on why and how the capital markets can support companies that seek to achieve public goals as well as private profit.

"Does capitalism need some Marxism to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution?"  appeared on the World Economic Forum website to trigger discussion on what a fresh approach to economic governance could involve in light of digitisation and automation.

All of these articles connect with the more radical political economy agenda that Professor Bendell, in his book Healing Capitalism, invites the corporate sustainability profession and academe to engage with.

"Carry on Flying: why activists should take to the skies" appeared in OpenDemocracy, to stimuate discussion on what authenticity means for sustainability professionals. It triggered a range of responses.

We welcome your thoughts on the issues raised in these articles, via posting in the Sustainable Leaders LinkedIn group

To discuss these ideas in a learning context with expert peers, then please consider our Sustainable Leadership course, 6 days in the English Lake District, starting September 9th.    

Monday, 6 June 2016

Cumbria Research and Enterprise Conference in Lancaster July 8th

Real World Research & Innovation
We are delighted to announce the Cumbria Research & Enterprise 2016 event, the annual celebration of the university's research and enterprise activity. The conference will take place on Friday 08 July 2016, at the University's Lancaster Campus on Bowerham Road.  The focus for this year’s event will be "Real World Research & Innovation" with sub-themes Engaging Researchers, Business engagement, Collaborative engagement and Creative agency
Presentations and posters will consider individuals, economies and communities from an impact and influence perspective. The programme follows below. More information on the presentation on corporate sustainability from IFLAS founder Professor Bendell is here. To register for this free event please book on-line here.
Conference Programme

09.00 Registration, refreshments and Market Place AXB Gallery

09.30 Welcome HPLT

09.45 Keynote & discussion: John Porter HPLT

10.30 Choice of parallel sessions

            Business Engagement 
            Chair: Alison Marshall AXB003 

Enterprise Zones and Sustainable Development
Jem Bendell, IFLAS

The impact of telemedicine services on the workforce: implications for teaching health professionals
Alison Marshall, CaCHeT

Real World Research: Developing school teaching as research-informed practice
Pete Boyd, Research Office & Graduate School, Institute of Education

Collaborative Engagement 
Chair: Diane Cox AXB006

Practitioner action research in leading children's centres - creative tools to promote learning and action
Kaz Stuart, Health, Psychology & Social Studies; Liz Applin, Hertsmere Leisure; Megan Wilcox, Herts for Learning

Bridging the academic-clinical research gap: A case study from a collaborative research project
Kevin Wilson-Smith, Health, Psychology & Social Studies; Karen King, Consultant Midwife NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Academic Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness & Progressing Your Academic Career
Poonam Malik, Research Office & Graduate School

Collaborative Engagement 
Chair: Paul Armstrong AXB030

Evaluating Widening Participation at the University of Cumbria
Tom Grimwood, HASCE

Local Food Supply Chain: what is it and how do we help?
Keith Jackson, CRED; Jacqui Jackson Lancaster University

Collaboration with clients in the research process: experience in regional development
Frank Peck, CRED, Gail Mulvey, CRED; Keith Jackson, CRED

11.45 Refreshments & Market Place AXB Gallery

12.00 Choice of parallel sessions

Engaging Researchers 
Chair: Pete Boyd AXB003

All downhill from here: does the recent fall in oil prices disprove the concept of Peak Oil?
Ian Chapman Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

Developing a mobile phone app to help foresters use the National Vegetation Classification
Andrew Weatherall, Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

The Reality of the ‘Real’ and the Worldliness of the ‘World’ in Real World Research: Six Months Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE)
Tom Grimwood, HASC

Collaborative Engagement 
Chair: Hilary Constable AXB006

Fetal telemedicine: the challenges of remote collaboration between NHS Trusts
Elaine Bidmead, CaCHeT

The Cumbria Rural Health Forum: developing and implementing a Cumbria-wide strategic approach
Alison Marshall, CaCHeT; Jae-Llane Ditchburn, CaCHeT; Tom Bell, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Lorraine Smyth, Action for Communities in Cumbria; Keith Jackson, CRED; Frank Peck, CRED; Alan Lillie, Cumbria Partnership Foundation NHS Trust; Peter Knock, Cumbria County Council; John Roebuck, Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, Andrew Sullivan, CaCHeT; Elaine Bidmead, CaCHeT

Turning Research into a Mobile Application
Karen Morris, Health, Psychology & Social Studies

Business Engagement 
Chair: Rachel Lowthian AXB030

I didn’t know you did that” What do we offer to an organisation? Where’s the value to a business? How do we do it? Why should we be bothered?
John Berry, Enterprise and Business Development, Sarah Stables, Enterprise and Business Development

Using Deliberative Methodology in Public Sector Research
Rob Ewin, Health, Psychology and Social Studies

The Multifaceted Nature of Enterprise & Business Development
Dianne Mardell, Enterprise and Business Development, John Berry, Enterprise and Business Development; Vicki Goodwin Enterprise and Business Development, Steve Wood, Enterprise and Business Development

13.15 Lunch & Market Place AXB Gallery

14.15 Choice of parallel sessions

          Engaging Researchers
          Chair: Diane Mardell AXB003

Developing Research Leaders for Tomorrow- Leadership in Action for Doctoral Researchers and Academic Research Staff
Poonam Malik, Research Office & Graduate School

Researching Female Nurses Experiences and Perceptions of Personal and Professional Development (PPD) in the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa
Lindy Hatfield, Nursing Health & Professional Practice

Collaborative Engagement Chair: Sarah Stables AXB006
Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes within the UK
Elizabeth Bates, Health, Psychology & Social Studies

What is an ‘impact’? Some reflections on the evaluation of clinical skills training programmes
Naomi Pierce, HASCE

Occupational engagement within a woodland project: belonging and wellbeing
Fiona Cole, Health, Psychology & Social Studies; Mark Christie, Medical & Sports Sciences

15.30 Plenary

15.45 Close

To register for this event please book on-line here.