New partnership for Liverpool Hope University and The Leader

Wed, April 5th, 2017

University and Leaders Club to tackle social and economic challenges

Liverpool Hope University is set to work with The Leaders Club in a bid to bring some of the UK’s best minds together to tackle social and economic challenges.

Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor & Rector of Liverpool Hope University, Professor Ian Vandewalle, Head of the Liverpool Hope Business School, and Leaders Club Founder Stephen Fletcher met to finalise the new partnership.

The Leaders Club is a national networking organisation, whose members are encouraged to use their expertise and experience to inspire leaders of the future. The Club has 100 founder members, 450 ordinary members and has held more than 80 gatherings. Topics tackled by the network have previously included Brexit and the NHS.

Liverpool Hope University researchers will share their expertise at the network’s regular ‘Question Time’ and think-tank style meetings in Liverpool, London and Bristol. They will join panels looking at the best ways to respond to issues around health, education, social care and economic equality.

There are also plans for an annual Leadership Awards ceremony, guest lectures and mentoring. Students at the University will be invited to the events and will have the opportunity to meet and hear from members of the Leaders Club.

Stephen Fletcher, JP FRSA, Founder of the Leaders Club said: “Liverpool Hope’s willingness to work with others, and the passion of its academics for sharing their expertise for the greater good is exemplary. The Club will benefit from access to some of the UK’s best academics, and our members in turn will use their practical expertise to inform research and help inspire students. A major part of our remit, and the University’s, is to shape and inspire the leaders of the future, and we believe that we can both benefit from doing this together.”

Professor Ian Vandewalle, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Liverpool Hope University’s Business School said: “We want Liverpool Hope University to become a beacon for leadership in the UK. This partnership means that our students will experience leadership and problem solving in action, as our academics will be working with the Club’s high calibre network to look seriously at challenges facing future leaders, and help offer informed solutions."

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