Abermed Ltd
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Limited is a market leader in the provision of remote medical support services to the energy industry and provides occupational health services across the UK. [...]
David Fraser
David Fraser
Dr David Fraser is a Chartered Engineer, business coach, certified mediator, facilitator and author of "Relationships Made Easy for the Business Professional". He works with organisations and individuals assisting them in taking a holistic approach to projects, programmes, change and interpersonal effectiveness. He was Programme Director for the Type 45 Destroyer Programme for BAE in the late 90's and has experience of the new enterprise sector. He also recently assisted the MoD and Babcock develop their "partnering" approach at the Clyde Naval Base over a 2-3 year period. More info at http://www.drdavidfraser.com. [...]
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian has a background of experience in 4 key sectors: Education, Sustainable Development, Enterprise and the Landbased Industries. Originally from Huddersfield , with a rural upbringing, he first studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in the 70s, and after having worked on a number of farms around the UK, worked as a farms manager involving research, development and demonstration farms running commercial intensive agricultural livestock enterprises. These farms were a “tourist attraction” of a sort, and Adrian really enjoyed explaining to fellow livestock producers what the farms were doing. After becoming totally disillusioned with intensive livestock production Adrian took up a farm management lecturer post in Falkirk and Central Scotland. Over the next few years Adrian developed a range of enterprises producing free range eggs, organic medicinal herbs, worms, gourmet Scottish natural foods, as well as keeping Rare Breeds of sheep. Adrian returned t [...]
aenrolensiff
aenrolensiff
Aidan Ward
Aidan Ward
Aidan is an organisational systems consulting, diagnosing organisational problems and designing solutions especially in multi-agency systems. His special interest is trust and the transparency of work systems. In public life Aidan's focus is the failure of public bodies to commission services effectively and the much simpler, cheaper and more effective alternative mechanisms that are available. [...]
AlanHughes
AlanHughes
AlanJones
AlanJones
I am the Director of Tennent's Training Academy in Glasgow, which is a privately operated £1 million hospitality training establishment. I'm also the Director of Training & Projects at the G1 Group, which is a large Scottish based hospitality and leisure business. My background is in education and industry [...]
albmolinar
albmolinar
AliCoates
AliCoates
AlisonSmith
AlisonSmith
Alan Pippenger
Alan Pippenger
Professional speaker on life and work of W. Edwards Deming. Transformation to Deming Philosophy took place in 2004. Founding member, Deming Collaboration. President, Professional Speakers Workshop. Forty years sign and graphic experience. Graphics, web design, product creation, development. [...]
AllanTaylor
AllanTaylor
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndyColville
AndyColville
After two decades of formal studies in psychology, integrated with a range of work roles, Andy now applies his knowledge and understanding of the subject to the Business and Workplace domain. He provides professional support services to individuals, SMEs, and large organisations across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Currently supporting clients in the Games, Oil & Gas (Energy) and Manufacturing industries, and the Financial, Retail, Legal and Voluntary sectors to develop effective solutions to operational issues, and employee relations and engagement issues. Andy is committed to optimising organisations' business performance through enhancing the working lives of their employees. He developed the W.I.S.E.R. (Workplace Initiatives to Strengthen Employment Relations) programme; a comprehensive suit of connected interventions to address the many unsubstantiated and damaging practices that have came to be accepted as the norm in business; t [...]
AndyFerguson
AndyFerguson
Andy Lippok
Andy Lippok
I am Andy Lippok, and for many years worked in Human Resources at various levels of responsibility until I realised belatedly I was working on the symptoms rather than the root causes for organisational issues – I had the right intention, but the wrong thinking! Since the day of my “enlightenment” for a number of years I have worked in organisations that have used a novel and potent approach that has delivered significantly better service, reduced costs and increased employee morale. The approach was based on research undertaken by amongst others W Edwards Deming, developed further by Toyota into their now famous production system, and which since then John Seddon and his team have adapted for service organisations. The Vanguard systems thinking Method is all about working with people to redesign the work. On meeting, knowing and working with all the members of Unreasonable Learners and the networks beyond, gives me a deep sense of privilege and I am profoundly grateful! [...]
angelahampson
angelahampson
Angela had an extensive career in Social Housing in Glasgow, having been employed by Glasgow City Council and latterly Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) for over 34 years until August 2010. At the time of her early retirement she was the first accredited internal consultant for GHA in the Vanguard method of Systems Thinking. This methodology looks at everything from the customer’s perspective and dictates that services are designed around customer demands. An example of how this can transform services was in 2008 where she led the redesign of the rental income system; reducing rent arrears by £2.4 million in 2009/10 while delivering an improved service. Angela is Vice Chair of Glasgow Credit Union – the largest in the UK with membership approaching 30,000 and total assets just about to hit £100 million. She has been involved with her Credit Union since its inception in 1989. With her fellow directors, her role on the Board is to drive the strategic direction while ensuring t [...]
AngusDouglas
AngusDouglas
Accomplished and energetic leader, CA qualified, with over 15 years of international commercial and financial management experience in the strategic development and delivery of improved performance, including LEAN methodology, for a portfolio of complex capital equipment and contracting businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. A genuine developer of talent achieved through engagement and collaboration with international management teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil and Asia. In depth cross-cultural experience within the BRIC economies as well as throughout the EMEA region developing customer relationships, business start up, expansion, turnaround and M&A projects. [...]
AnnAstell
AnnAstell
Business psychologist, based in Edinburgh Working as a consultant under two limited companies; for specialist psychology services = The St. Andrews Consultancy Ltd; for improving organisational performance = Engage and Align Ltd [...]
AnneM
AnneM
degree in environmental engineering from the University of Strathclyde; degree in social sciences from Open Uni; Masters in Management; PgC in Strategic Management; member of various institutions and contributor to several systems journals and discussion forums. Book Reviewer for several journals including Viable Systems Journal. Chair of Education and Training Committee of an institution and member of a National Working Group on "multi skilled building operative" qualification structure. Happy to contribute any way I can! [...]
Anne McTaggart
Anne McTaggart
Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts
Anthony Winney
Anthony Winney
AttillbourA
AttillbourA
beverleycliftons
beverleycliftons
BillAtkinson
BillAtkinson
Careers in the military, defence manufacturing and financial services in leadership and development roles before starting up my own consultancy in 2000. I appear to have a tendency to be the piece of grit in the works as I enjoy learning through robust discussion. [...]
BillyOneill
BillyOneill
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
BrianMurray
BrianMurray
with a career moving from welder to mathematician to R&D management to IT strategy and management consulting (now completing an Energy MSc out of interest) - I am hoping I can give some interesting perspectives on relevant discussions [...]
Brian Sherwood Jones
Brian Sherwood Jones
My career has been largely concerned with integrating people and complex technical systems. For some of this time, it has also been concerned with integrating people, technology, and regulation. Central has been the development and application of Human Centred Design, in the context of systems thinking and use of tools for managing complexity. My hope with the UL is to apply these resources to the problems and opportunities around me in Ayrshire. [...]
bupebycle
bupebycle
CallumFindlay
CallumFindlay
Interested in renewables, innovation, mountains, boats, fresh air, holistic strategy, Scotland, and using good process to deliver great results [...]
Cameron Leask
Cameron Leask
Carol Craig
Carol Craig
Dr Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being which was launched in December 2004 at the highly successful Scotland's Tipping Point conference. Prior to taking up this post Carol ran her own training and development business specialising in personal and team development. Carol is also author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: a handbook for professionals working with young people and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. In the first few years of operation the Centre’s work was particularly centred on Positive Psychology. Now the Centre, under Carol's leadership, is broadening its agenda and forging new ways to think about confidence and well-being. Carol has a B.A. in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh. More info at www.centreforconfidence.co.uk [...]
CaroleCarrick
CaroleCarrick
Trying to become enlightened. [...]
CarolineRuiz
CarolineRuiz
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp, BA (Hons), PGDip, PhD is the Director of Research for Real, an Edinburgh based action research consultancy that delivers high quality, theoretically-informed and practical research and consultancy projects across diverse fields of public action and policy. Cathy has a strong interest in the use of action research to support whole system change in complex social and organisational settings, including extending participatory practice, experiential learning and public service reform. She has recently completed two large Scottish Government funded evaluations of the Fife Alcohol Partnership Project, and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (Cedar) national pilot programme. See www.research-for-real.co.uk [...]
cenrolensiff
cenrolensiff
ChrisAlder
ChrisAlder
I see myself as an evolving being who is trying to become the fullest and widest version of myself in order to help bring about change and transformation in the world. This means I am committed to spiritual, emotional, psychological, cognitive and physical growth in all areas of my life. I am a Certified Integral CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada and am also studying Core Integral by Clint Fuhs and Ken Wilber. I am co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, Integral Scotland and have my own coaching business with my wife, Integral Leadership Development (www.integral-coach.co.uk), where we specialize in helping people develop into inspirational leaders. All these companies are dedicated to transforming the culture we live in by applying Integral perspectives and evolutionary principles. [...]
ChrisMilburn
ChrisMilburn
ClaudiaMacdonald
ClaudiaMacdonald
coesyHeetly
coesyHeetly
ColinCampbell
ColinCampbell
CraigBrown
CraigBrown
ctemple
ctemple
School Adviser Learning and Teaching (Melbourne, Australia). Follow the philosophy of Quality Learning and systems thinking. [...]
David Buchan
David Buchan
DavidCaskie
DavidCaskie
Daviddale
Daviddale
Managing Director with Turriff Contractors and Smart Services. All companies have recently been acquired by May Gurney. I am responsible for operational delivery of all utility work in Scotland. I have a keen interest in behavioural science along with the work of Deming and systems thinking. I am keen on working out how to get the best from people and creating the right environment for people to thrive in. I concentrate on getting the strategy correct and aligned with the operational delivery through the processes and behaviours of people. How this all works together as a system is continual learning every single day. Trying to get people to understand how dysfunctional behaviour affects the whole system is my daily challenge [...]
DavidErdal
DavidErdal
DavidHood
DavidHood
Competitiveness Specialist | Global Marketing Network Director Online/CPD | Marketing Director Aqua Energy (Sc) | Author. He co-creates enhanced competitiveness for your proposition and organisation. He finds your best, current U.S.P, (unique selling point) and a better, sustainable one that can be quickly and easily applied. Holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in both Enterprise Development and International Marketing. Author of the new books 'The Marketing Manifesto' and 'Competitive SME', published by Kogan Page Check them out here. [...]
DavidKerr
DavidKerr
David McAra
David McAra
I started in engineering, migrated through training into management and organisation development. The older I get, the less I know. [...]
David Millar
David Millar
10 years of experience developing, deploying, sustaining and maturing Knowledge Management and continuous improvement initiatives with major companies in the oil and gas industry. Kicked off career as a director of business intelligence for BizBites, a company based in Aberdeen and Hyderabad, India before joining Agip KCO (a large joint venture involving Shell, Exxonmobil, Total, eni, KazMunaiGaz, ConocoPhillips and Inpex) where I worked as head of Knowledge Management in Milan. For the last 2 years I have been the global organisational learning specialist at BP until recently joining Wood Group PSN as Global Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management and an MSc in Knowledge Management from RGU. [...]
David Miller
David Miller
In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland Learning, a member of the Scottish Government’s CfE Excellence Group, and is working with Glasgow University on a project exploring varieties of literacy in 21st learning and teaching. David is a Judge for the UK Teaching Awards, the Scottish Education Awards, for the Institute of Ideas – Debating Mattes, and for Jamie Oliver’s Dream Teacher. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters in Teaching and Learning for Edgehill University, an Advanced Higher Marker for the Scottish Qualification Authority and a Visiting Tutor to students of the PGDE, [...]
Derek Park
Derek Park
Derek has 35 years experience of operational and organisational management in the oil, process and utilities industry. Prior to becoming a consultanthe provided Operations Management services and Strategic Asset Management services for an oil major which included offshore production platforms, major pipelines and onshore facilities. Subsequently he led an operational re-organisation at a major UK petrochemical site and was part of a team which delivered a cultural and operational transformation to an endangered power station. He is a creator and developer of effective organisations and is driven by a strong belief that many people spend too much of their time working on things that do not make a difference. He often works directly with front line staff and offers a ‘bottom up’ approach to transformation, complementary to the typical structural techniques. He specialises in engaging people in the process, recognising that sustainable cultural change can only happen when people are s [...]
Dorcas de Koning
Dorcas de Koning
dougmorwood
dougmorwood
Dumunusty
Dumunusty
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Whitehead
Duncan Whitehead
EleanorRutherford
EleanorRutherford
EthanBlack
EthanBlack
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson is a chartered engineer who, following his curiosity and instincts gained through a varied career, now works in the broad field of innovation. Ewan is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies, on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He has worked overseas extensively and has run his own manufacturing and consulting businesses and is a lead facilitator in Systematic Inventive Thinking and associated innovation techniques. His passion is to ‘legitimise’ innovation and make it a normal organisational process, rather than a disruptive distraction. Ewan is a keen sportsman, especially where water is concerned, and is a Board Member of a sport National Governing Body in Scotland. [...]
fiona savage
fiona savage
I trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for a number of years after qualifying. I then spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a range of sales and marketing roles including sitting on ABPI Scotland and managing new product entries in to the devolved counters. I was held the post of Account Director for government and charity help lines including the for runner of NHS 24 , which was known as the NHS Helpline, HEBS a NO Smoking helpline and The National Meningitis help and more. I am also a key member of the Unreasonable Learners Network organising many of their activates and recently I hosted a Kick of Event for The B team, Plan B for business Co-founded by Richard Branson. I have started my own consultancy supporting organisation to enable them to become a connected enterprise. I am dyslexic and this has it pros and cons but has forced me to developed my lateral thinking! That said, my dyslexia can produce some amusing faux pas moments. I recently t [...]
Fiona Gifford
Fiona Gifford
For over 20 years I delivered strategic change, performance and personal development in the complex environment of global corporations.I have a passion for creating and developing the conditions for performance excellence through coaching and working with leaders, teams and individuals. I have personally built and led several cross-functional and cross-cultural teams engaged in the passionate pursuit of exceptional service quality and ultimate productivity. For the last 8 years I have focused on team and leadership coaching and development and have coached many leaders and leadership teams to higher effectiveness and greater impact. I have also designed and delivered development programmes for leaders at all levels. Specialties: leadership and emergent talent development, teams, organisation development and change, 1:1 and team coaching, performance improvement, facilitation. Writing: I am the author of several workbooks for leaders including: Purposeful Leadership, My Board o [...]
Fran
Fran
Fran Ackermann is a Professor of Strategy and Management Science at Strathclyde Business School and is interested in methods for working with messy complex problems (strategy and policy making being two very big complex problems!). She has developed with colleagues a number of approaches and has written and consulted widely [...]
frank
frank
I am employed in Dundee City Council's Environment Department as a Performance and Strategy Manager. The department was created in July 2011 and has over 1000 employees 850 of whom are crafts and manual workers.The department consists of three operational divisions of Environmental Protection,Environmental Management and Construction.Fleet Management is part of the department and this function manages the Council's entire vehicle fleet.I work in the Support Services division. I have a keen interest in the practical application of Whole Systems Thinking. I am also interested in how the systems approach would help to clarify the complex interelations between the environment,health and climate change. [...]
Fred Best
Fred Best
FvMarketer
FvMarketer
garrymoore
garrymoore
geoff elliott
geoff elliott
GeoffMawdsley
GeoffMawdsley
Geraldine Wooley
Geraldine Wooley
Gill Gray
Gill Gray
GordonHall
GordonHall
Gordon is the CEO of the Deming Learning Network in Aberdeen. In studying W Edwards Deming over the past 20+ years he has identified with Deming's fundamental aim of encouraging the search for "knowledge" in context of "management." The recognition is that, as a society, our organisations have not been utilising the considerable knowledge that has been developed over the past decades. This is in spite of many excellent initiatives and exemplar projects. We do need to ask ourselves why. Gordon believes that there are many forward thinkers in Scotland, and world-wide, and that we should work together so that we create a critical mass that will positively influence the structures and methods utilised in our organisations. Our fundamental aim is to create a society within which our organisations are continually learning. [...]
GraemeBodys
GraemeBodys
HeatherMacLeod
HeatherMacLeod
Heather started her career in nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1977 and worked in the National Health Service before moving into clinical research in 1990. Heather has over 22 years of experience in research, business management at senior level (mainly in project management), and directing and managing international projects. Heather is a Glasgow Highlander, her family coming from the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Arran, the granddaughter of a Crofter and a Gamekeeper. Heather has seen poverty – and it’s effects - at first hand, and the issues which trap generations in poverty. Within her family she has experienced the difficulties which mental illness brings to a family; the issues which young carers face and the isolation which it can bring, as she herself was a carer from a young age. She has experienced the effects of addiction on the family personally. Through her strong inner faith she has a determination to succeed, to support. Her journey and her life experienc [...]
HeatherSim
HeatherSim
I created Space Unlimited after nearly 20 years in economic and business development. I had become intrigued by innovation and change, and especially in what holds us back, when humans are, by nature, creative evolutionary beings. So I decided to do something about this paradox and Space Unlimited was born as a new social enterprise in September 2006, a spin out from Scottish Enterprise. We have pioneered the use of youth-led enquiry as a catalyst for collaborative change, in settings such as education, health & well-being, employability and place-making. We believe that society needs resilient individuals, organisations and communities. Our work is about enabling authentic dialogue, shared responsibility and healthy systems - where everyone is continuously learning about themselves and about their living and working environment. We are passionate about the Art of Not Knowing, see http://www.spaceunlimited.org/about-us/why-we-work-this-way [...]
Helen Monaghan
Helen Monaghan
HellenDogers
HellenDogers
INSECREMI
INSECREMI
Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell
JacquiMitchell
JacquiMitchell
Jacqui is passionate about changing the way capitalism operates. She is a specialist in employee ownership and project manages the transition process for business owners who wish to sell their companies to the employees as well as working with companies where employees are given a meaningful stake. Employee ownership isn’t just about owning shares but more importantly includes the sharing of information and power. Jacqui also works with an organisation called the Great Game of Business which enables organisations to build a strong ownership culture where everyone think, feels and acts like an owner although they may not necessarily be shareholders. This proven methodology is based on the principle of open book management and the lessons that have been learnt from SRC Holdings, a US company which has been employee owned for almost 30 years. [...]
JamesBoyd
JamesBoyd
JamesMiller
JamesMiller
Jamie Mallan
Jamie Mallan
JanetFyfe
JanetFyfe
I work in Further Education in Scotland. Experienced in managing elearning and eassessment and particularly interested in learning design and the use of new technologies. [...]
JanKolling
JanKolling
Curiculum Vitae: Name: Jan Kölling Born: In the City of Haarlem. Country: The Netherlands. Profession: Artist / / Poet. Company: Tanglewood / Paradox productions. I offer: Visual Art. About: "THIS WHOLE WORLD IS WITHOUT ORIGIN AND WITHOUT DESTRUCTION". ( santideva ) "PROCESSING THE EMPTY TITLE" Technique(s): Digital Camera / Computer / Self Developed Software. The artist has a degree in Digital Design and has devised his own software coding to create his work. Education: Private education in Sculpture making and Painting. 1981 - 1991 - Worked as an Art Curator at the "Stelling Gallery Foundation" in the City of Leiden in the Netherlands and in the City of Köln in Germany. Created over one hundred exhibitions during that period with for the most; young and unknown Artists. 1980 -2000 - Made Exhibitions all [...]
jeannie buckingham
jeannie buckingham
Jen Jenkins
Jen Jenkins
Jill Booth
Jill Booth
Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett
Jim is an international Health and Well-Being Leadership Speaker, consultant, writer, cartoonist and Chartered Safety Engineer. As a performance catalyst he empowers individuals and organisations to deliver value, grow and have fun within a safe learning environment. More info at jimbennettspeaker.com [...]
JimMather
JimMather
I am a chartered accountant, who spent most of his career in the IT Sector. Latterly, I founded the ComputerLand businesses in Scotland before going into politics in 2003. In the political phase I was both a Highland & Island MSP (2003-07)and MSP for Argyll & Bute (2007-11). When the SNP formed its first administration in 2007 I was appointed Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism - a post I held till i retired from politics in 2011. My contribution in this latter political phase was totally guided by systems thinking, mediation and the belief that these disciplines could improve both results and the political process. I am now walking the walk by chairing Gael and helping others see the merit in this thinking. [...]
Johanna Holtan
Johanna Holtan
JohnCarlisle
JohnCarlisle
JohnCorrigan
JohnCorrigan
JohnHutchison
JohnHutchison
John Raven
John Raven
John Raven has, for just over 50 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy (especially in relation to sustainability), and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. The outcomes of his work in the educational area are summarised in Managing Education for Effective Schooling: The Most Important Problem is to Come to terms with Values. (Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York [but also available from the author].) His more general work was summarised in: The New Wealth of Nations: The Societal Learning Arrangements Needed for a Sustainable Society. (Bloomfield Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, but also available from he author.) More recently, he has been most heavily involved in studying and mapping the networks of hidde [...]
johnvandemolegraaf
johnvandemolegraaf
"Scotland is a small country on the map, but a big country in the mind." Can’t put it better, it tells in a way my love for this country, the people and their natural environment. Further more I believe Scotland has an important role to play in the renewable energy sector in Europe. Personally I believe Scotland should be like Germany at the front. Like the Germans they have the capability, the strength and the know how. From begin '80 I enjoy coming over to Scotland. It has won my heart and passion. Once worked with IBM in Greenock lived in Largs. Due to family circumstances I had to go back to the Low Lands (The Netherlands:-) I wish to build on my career and I believe that the renewable energy sector is able to offer that. Details of my working background can be found on LinkedIn. Momentarily working as a Management Secretary in the health and care sector in The Netherlands. Again involved in changing the culture of thinking. At the moment active networking in finding a [...]
JonesStephen
JonesStephen
Josphine Bisono
Josphine Bisono
Juliette Summers
Juliette Summers
I am a lecturer in the Institute for Socio-Management at Stirling University, where my work looks at employee ownership, community participation, and social identity. I am also a community councillor & a board member for a community company. [...]
Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini
I'm an independent, ethical HR and employment taxes adviser with a lot to offer employers. I work UK wide with employers in all sectors. My main aim is to make the workplace a better place and encourage employers to use the right techniques to get the most out of their employees without breaking the bank. Being a tax adviser means i can also advise employers on the tax implications of what they are doing. Aside from that, I love running and walking, I have two dogs and I spend any spare time I can get in Tuscany with my husband. I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish as well as German and Italian. I sing classical music and can be commissioned to sing at events (please go to http://justinericcomini.wix.com/singer) and I am currently raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am trying to do something about animal welfare, especially for the terrible cruelty inflicted on dogs in China, which is grotesque. [...]
KamillaKvinge
KamillaKvinge
Currently a part-time history student, reading Chinese history & British politics. Discovered my entrepreneurial side after completing a Coaching Training course - was around this time that I discovered my true potential, proactivity & passion for making positive change in society. Spent a majority of the summer business planning & mind mapping business models. Shall shortly seek funding, start expanding my company COFOS & crack on with building a team & professional organization [...]
KarenBarr
KarenBarr
KarenBirch
KarenBirch
I started my working life in the medical industry, then established a marketing agency to cater for the needs of the emerging biotechnology sector, was Director General of the Scottish Biotechnology Industry Association, a role I combined with assisting new companies bring technologies from university to market. I went on to found a highly successful on-line retail business. I retired from e-commerce in 2006 to concentrate on my artwork and continue to sell pieces in galleries across the country. I now run The3rdimagazine, a fantastic collaborative project, with support from an amazing group of women from across the UK. To reflect the nature of the project the3rdimagazine is a member owned co-operative dedicated to building value, equality and shared equity. I also teach meditation and work to promote ethical business practices using the principles of Ethiconomics I am a board member at Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Library and an advisory board member at Co-operative [...]
KateLacka
KateLacka
KathleenKing
KathleenKing
Katie McWilliam
Katie McWilliam
Kennie
Kennie
a lifelone learner [...]
KennyWiggins
KennyWiggins
KenTait
KenTait
Kepayemaply
Kepayemaply
Kevin Kjellerup
Kevin Kjellerup
I have over 25 years of experience in training and program development specializing in leadership, operations, quality management, and strategic planning. More info at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkjellerup [...]
KirstenNeilsen
KirstenNeilsen
KirstyBogle
KirstyBogle
KjetilRossavik
KjetilRossavik
LaurenceReid
LaurenceReid
A Scot now located in Houston as Senior Manager for Product Strategy with Halliburton's Landmark Software & Solutions PSL delivering integrated operations solutions for E&P assets. Previously; Director for HSE systems and performance, Manager for Quality and Business Excellence with KBR and Production Services (became PSN) based in Aberdeen. Initial career in heavy manufacturing as industrial engineer with Babcock Energy. [...]
Lesley Boyd
Lesley Boyd
LesleyWhelan
LesleyWhelan
LiamRedford
LiamRedford
LindaMcLean
LindaMcLean
Linda trained in Nursing in the 1970’s and worked extensively in both Renal Medicine and Intensive Care, before studying orthopedics and becoming Ward Sister in an Orthopedic hospital. The ward specialized in major arthroplasty and complex spinal operations, such as lumbar and cervical osteotomies. Teaching formed an important part of her role. Patients came from as far afield as the Arab Emirates, so Culture and Diversity were a necessary part of Nurse Education. She has fifteen years experience in Community Care, the last five of these as a Care Coordinator. In this role she delivered care and accommodation to a severely disabled and ventilated patient, assisting with the development of High Dependency/Intensive Care in the Community model. Over the years she trained thirty staff to work within this template to the requisite standard. She was trained by Strathclyde Police and worked with them for two years as an Adviser. She has organized a local epilepsy group for peer supp [...]
LizMcConnell
LizMcConnell
Lorna
Lorna
Having worked in the food industry then the voluntary care sector (managing training and development), Lorna went back to higher education to do a PhD in public health. She is now a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University. [...]
lotchoomy
lotchoomy
LouieGardiner
LouieGardiner
Partnering leaders navigating through complex personal, organisational and whole system challenges and transformation. Have worked in all sectors over last 25 years learning about and applying the art of leading, facilitating and coaching people, teams and organisations through change. Drawing on complexity sciences, and using simple models and methods from the expanding field of Human Systems Dynamics, I am able to support leaders to influence change in complex systems creating whole system transformation - in surprisingly efficient, inexpensive yet highly effective ways. [...]
lqukmooeve
lqukmooeve
Lynn Railston
Lynn Railston
Eric McLean
Eric McLean
A hugely disruptive learner. *smiling* My background is change, organisation development, strategy and company culture. Worked for a number of leading blue-chip organisations, across a number of industry sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and investment banking. Worked in the USA, Brussels, London and the Gulf. Just returned to Edinburgh after an exile of almost thirty years. Looking forward to great changes in Scotland over the next thirty years. Currently writing and consulting. Specialising in Culture Change and Organisation Development. See my Web pages for more information. www.mclean.co [...]
macaulaypearson
macaulaypearson
macaulaytippins
macaulaytippins
Malcolm Dickson
Malcolm Dickson
MalcolmYoung
MalcolmYoung
ManfredHellrigl
ManfredHellrigl
MargaretWilliamson
MargaretWilliamson
MarilynAitkenhead
MarilynAitkenhead
MarkBourke
MarkBourke
MarkDouglas
MarkDouglas
Mark is a change management specialist and coach with a track record of delivering significant business improvements and results. His business, Blue Ptarmigan, works across the UK and partners companies and individuals to ‘unlock their potential and unleash growth’. He believes that 'Your Success is Our Success' and this ethos drives his approach. Two quotes that he often uses drives his interest in the Unreasonable Learner. Firstly, 'I'm not young enough to know everything', #Barrie and secondly, 'The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic' #Drucker. [...]
MarkEyre
MarkEyre
MauriceHolt
MauriceHolt
Originator of Slow Education concept (in Kappan, December 2002), currently active as member of team presenting and promoting this idea in England (www.sloweducation.co.uk). Previously professor of curriculum theory at U. of Colorado, Denver (1990-1998); director, American Academy, Larnaca, Cyprus; director, ten schools project, Plymouth (U. of Exeter, Marjon); independent consultant; author of several books on curriculum: head, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Herts (1969-78). [...]
MelanieNewdick
MelanieNewdick
Mel Harris
Mel Harris
Kilvert Croft
Kilvert Croft
Working in the distinctive field of Transpersonal Coaching, Mentoring & Training is both rewarding and a delight. Developing new horizons and achievements for individuals, organisations & businesses that recognise the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in life & work, is a privilege. In addition to the material and financial gains, together we also focus on the service of something greater than ourselves, which leads to fulfilment and an enjoyment of life itself. As a Doctor of Metaphysical Theology as well as a coach, mentor and trainer,, this is a special time to be involved within my profession, a time of great discovery - about ourselves, our universe and the power of our Minds. There are now so many people, who, like me, feel passionately that we humans can and should have a greater influence for good in our lives, relationships and with our businesses, organisations, societies and communities. Clients can share the experiences of my fulfilling and rewar [...]
MichaelCushman
MichaelCushman
No sense in reinventing anything. See my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcushman. I do believe the book I'm writing, The Age of Unlearning, is aligned with the views of Unreasonable Learners, and it perhaps will move the ball a little further down the court. Looking forward to meeting others here and hearing their ideas for improving work as we know it. [...]
MichaelHeaney
MichaelHeaney
Michael King
Michael King
Michael lives in Canberra, Australia, and is passionate about improving the quality of learning in our school education systems based on the work of Dr. W Edwards Deming. He has devoted over two decades to learning about the practical application or Dr Deming's ideas to organisation improvement, and the past sixteen years to learning about their application in school education. [...]
MikeBell
MikeBell
My mission is to make people think differently about work and question why they do the things they do. There is a better way and I want to help everyone see it. My experience spans roles as a research chemist, project manager, site director and as a corporate trainer; although I should probably add gravedigger to that list as I learned a lot about teamwork in that job. I have been fortunate to live and work in England, Australia, the US, Italy and Scotland and I have tried to understand and distil the best practices from each of those cultures. My particular skill is in making complex ideas accessible and simple enough to be used by everyone [...]
mikemccarron
mikemccarron
MutteguachRat
MutteguachRat
Neil Cameron
Neil Cameron
Neil Ferguson
Neil Ferguson
Neil MacInnes
Neil MacInnes
Neil Warren
Neil Warren
http://www.linkedin.com/in/neilwarren [...]
NicholasJohnston
NicholasJohnston
I'm Chief Executive of ECC, a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation in the higher and further education and related sectors. We provide our members with a unique mix of high quality role design and analysis products and bespoke consultancy and training services to enable them to deliver best practice in people management. I have more than 15 years experience of developing and delivering practical and successful business plans. Before joining I spent several years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3000 staff across 40 sites. My earlier career experience includes marketing, economic development, business consultancy, and designing and delivering training. [...]
NickAnanin
NickAnanin
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89608822 [...]
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener is now based in England but has lived and worked in Scotland. Nick attended his first Deming seminar in 1991 and right away saw the power behind Deming's ideas. Since then he has continued to deepen his own understanding of successful management. He believes that there is strong evidence of the interdependence between statistical thinking and psychology when correctly understood in a system. He has used this approach to improve results for quality, risk management and health & safety in many diverse enterprises. He enjoys bringing the ideas to life and showing their innovative power to help transform organisations that want to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world. Nick is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2008 he was awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hutchison Medal. He compleated the Munros and furths in 2004. He is currently a director of RI Solutions Limited, a [...]
Nigel Wallace
Nigel Wallace
Norman Speirs
Norman Speirs
2000- to date European Director - Management Wisdom Distributors of the Deming Video Library and Course Director of “Conformance to Performance”. An important new e-learning product for the 21st century helping to create the organisational culture within which transformation and continual improvement can be introduced and sustained. How systems, variation, knowledge and people interdepend and interact to improve how organisations work. 1994- 2000 National Accounts Consultancy Gainsborough Director- mainly involved with research and recruitment assignments.  Latterly employed solely in research 1992 - 1993 Chivers Hartley Histon Cambridgeshire Trade Marketing Manager. Developing/implementing Trade Marketing plan. 4 direct reports – Multiple retailers/ Foodservice. 1991 -1992 Dairy Produce Packers Coleraine N Ireland National A [...]
Nuseemelo
Nuseemelo
Oliwia
Oliwia
PatriciaSpencer
PatriciaSpencer
Patrick Balfour
Patrick Balfour
PaulineWeddell
PaulineWeddell
Paul Summers
Paul Summers
Currently employed by an English local authority, I am a part time PhD candidate applying systems thinking to driving performance improvement. [...]
peterahunter
peterahunter
If you have ever experienced or learnt something which you then knew was instinctively right - you will never have forgotten it. Peter Hunter learned something years ago which, regrettably, most of us have still yet to learn. When we do - once we have understood the simplicity of 'Breaking the Mould' - it will transform our lives forever! [...]
PhilipOakley
PhilipOakley
I'm a Chartered Engineer (MIET) working as a Systems engineer in the design of electro-optic systems. My view of systems is outward looking to its environment, rather than inward looking at its components. It is the emergent properties that make a system / person / learner what they are. I'm an active volunteer for the IET and advise those seeking professional registration. In my spare time I also coach paddlesports (kayak & canoe) [...]
Peter Troxler
Peter Troxler
RamkumarViswanathan
RamkumarViswanathan
Raul
Raul
RezaMohammadi
RezaMohammadi
RichardBrewster
RichardBrewster
Richard Sheahan
Richard Sheahan
Based in London, I work as an independent consultant helping companies (large and small, in several sectors and countries), charities and public bodies to understand their customers and then organise themselves to respond in ways that achieve everyone's goals and that are sustainable. My approach was developed in commercial/marketing/CRM roles, so a different background and perspective from trained systems thinkers. There are differences in language and tools, but we seem to converge in our purpose, and in the goals we work towards with an organisation - for example including customers as part of the 'system' rather than as its subject or victim. I like to think that I also share the desire to understand and address complexity rather than assume simplicity. [...]
Richard Thorns
Richard Thorns
Richard originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. He has worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years he has been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. Richard’s philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. He works to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work. His competence lies in his understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better [...]
RobertIngram
RobertIngram
Robert
Robert
Robert is a Change Leader at ArranJay Consulting and ArranJay Management Services. With a background of work in the public sector and NHS he enjoys improving systems to help services to do the right things better, for their customers. [...]
RosemaryRowley
RosemaryRowley
RossDeighton
RossDeighton
SamSmith
SamSmith
SandyMcCurdy
SandyMcCurdy
I'm a business adviser with Perth & Kinross Council & am involved with Dundee University GYm as a faculty member & honorary lecturer. Also I'm a committee member of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. My background is in sales. marketing, training & I play blues in occasional bands. [...]
Sandy Watson
Sandy Watson
SarahDeas
SarahDeas
SarahIngham
SarahIngham
ScottTorrance
ScottTorrance
SheilaFraser
SheilaFraser
Sheila Fraser Associates designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to ensure the training design is friendly to the brain. She explores recent brain research and crystallises this knowledge to create tools and activities that are at the edge of science. She takes time to ensure that activities are inclusive for individuals who require support with communication. The results are training activities that work and key messages stick. "My facilitation sessions are now clear and focused. I was amazed how Sheila backed up the information with scientific facts and demonstrated clearly why we should do it a particular way". "Sheila's training adds a 3rd dimension to learning' and 'The session resulted in itself bringing about a high level of energy amongst the Board and staff." "Sheila is an inspiration. She demonstrates how to bring colour and fun to any form of learning. " [...]
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim is a statistician with specific interest and experience in Performance Measurement and Benchmarking, on each of which he has written a book for practitioners. Tim has had careers in the manufacturing, mining and oil industries but since setting up his own company in 1990 has worked with a wide variety of clients. Having sold his company in 2010, Tim now works only for selected clients as an independent trainer and consultant. [...]
Stella
Stella
hello, I have been given the opportunity to study on a part time basis for the MA in art history at St Andrews University. This is a move from doing fine art as it transpired that I really like being a bit of ferret in the how,why who and what of the art world.My main interest is in the use of visual art in the field of propoganda and this is what I hope to explore as my studies develop.Geographically, I have a home near Dornoch, currently work and live in Aberdeen .Interests outside being an Art ferret are music ,rugby and motorbikes ,printmaking and my latest discovery chocolate flavoured wine!!! [...]
Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles
I've been in the QA field since 1979, having worked for a wide range of companies from multi-national corporations to SMEs. Nowadays, specialise in assessing the effectiveness of management systems (either through audits on behalf of purchasers or through direct consultancy) or guiding the development of effective, integrated quality and safety management systems. I also teach for the CQI Diploma in Quality Management. And, speaking of the CQI, I'm also quite involved with that organisation, both at local and national (UK) level - at time of writing this I'm chair of the CQI advisory Council. Areas of special expertise include management system auditing QHSE, process mapping, customer satisfaction and effective usage of IT. Specialist sector experience includes upstream oil & gas exploration (onshore & offshore). [...]
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Murphy
Stephen Murphy
I have spent most of my career working in semiconductor manufacturing,Texas Instruments, Motorola,DEC and even the Swatch Group. This lead me to World Class Manufacturing and the practical application of statistics. I have two business interests at the moment. First I represent Datalyzer in the UK. Datalyzer is a private company that develops software for quality applications,SPC,FMEA,OEE and gauge Capability. Secondly I work as an independent consultant offering continuous improvement skills to manufacturing organisations of any size. [...]
Stephen Priddle-Higson
Stephen Priddle-Higson
SteveBorris
SteveBorris
Steveh
Steveh
loves finding interesting ideas and people. Knitting. Gardening. Trying to make the world a better place. Learning to be Delightful ....and delightful to be learning. Dreams: Creating a world where good ideas flourish and poor ideas perish Ambitions: Growing a thriving economy in Scotland, based upon 21st Century technologies & services seeking to deliver ever increasing levls of customer delight. Next 12 months Goal: To help more companies thrive than last year. Successes: Ranging from crafting strategies for a billion growth to a million to a thousand and helping many be achieved. Coaching many folk at all ages and levels to become and do more. Specialties Thinking differently,creative problem solving, opportunity finding, facilitation, project management, root cause analysis Strategy development, strategic marketing, demand creation, facilitation, business improvement, people development, coaching. An avid user of tools and techniques helping to turn th [...]
TamaraMulherin
TamaraMulherin
TerryWeight
TerryWeight
My home is in Herefordshire, UK I retired June 2010. I have kept myself interested through my involvement with the Alliance of Deming Consultants and linked organisations. Work History 2003-10 Royal Dutch Shell, Senior Internal Consultant (Business Improvement) 2001-03 AstraZeneca UK Manufacturing, Senior Statistical Adviser 1992-2001 Process Management International (PMI), director and senior consultant 1980-1992 ICI / Zeneca Agrochemicals, Senior Manager of Computing, Statistics and Scientific Information Services 1969-1980 ICI, Statistician in several different divisions including 3 years in Germany Expertise I am an extremely experienced applied Statistician who has practised in a huge variety of industrial and business types and departments within them. I also have considerable experience as a senior manager in such settings. I subsequently built a much wider consultant role from this base. My role as a consultant was as a facilitator, adviser, trainer and [...]
TestNewEditor
TestNewEditor
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TestNewUser
TestNewUser
This is a user created for test purposes. [...]
The Free University
The Free University
the new iphone 5
the new iphone 5
The realdavidcameron
The realdavidcameron
David Cameron has established himself as a leading voice in education. He has led reviews and presented at conferences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, but he remains committed to working with teachers and learners. David has extensive experience as a teacher, a senior manager in schools and in local authorities, most recently as Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. He has been extensively involved in Curriculum for Excellence and, notably, in the review of Devolved School Management. As an independent consultant, he has maintained that level of involvement and further broadened his experiences. He can be contacted at therealdavidcameron@gmail.com [...]
Thom Young
Thom Young
TimBrooks
TimBrooks
Tom Duncan
Tom Duncan
TonyDolan
TonyDolan
Tony Miller
Tony Miller
2014: Just finished editing a book by the late Jim Duffy entitled 'Knowing & Applying'. In the process of arranging a publisher. 2013: In collaboration with Gordon Hall and Carol Craig, published the short book "Letting Go: Breathing new life into organisations" as part of the "Postcards from Scotland" series, edited by Carol Craig. Previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. (retired September 2012) Previously worked for GEC Express Lifts, helping to computerise their control gear with a multi-processor system, afterwards moving to Holland to work as a Systems Consultant with Logica bv. The involvement with large software projects led me to study complex technical systems, and then on to socio/technical systems and management. - At RGU I studied system safety & reliability, developing a Reliability Description Language (RDL) which could simulate the availability of complex engineering systems. 1991: My interest in so [...]
Triclerip
Triclerip
trox
trox
Ursula Pretsch
Ursula Pretsch
vecchiasebourn400
vecchiasebourn400
WendyMill
WendyMill
I am originally from a physiotherapy/Ergonomics background specialising in occupational health. I went on to study a diploma in Corporate and Life Coaching and I am a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Through years of experience and learning I now have a keen interest in the workplace and the effects it has on human behaviour. My company Positive Performance offers communication/ interpersonal skills training, strategies for positive change and team coaching for successful workplace dynamics. Over the years I have published and lectured widely on work related health. In the past i was frequently interviewed on television (ITN & BBC News, Channel 4, Sky News, Focus on Britain, GMTV) and radio (Medicine Now, Jimmy Young show, Michael Van Stratton show, LBC Health phone in). Along with many published articles, i have also written a self-help book published by Thorsons – Harper Collins. [...]
YvonneBostock
YvonneBostock
ZaraKitson
ZaraKitson
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Limited is a market leader in the provision of remote medical support services to the energy industry and provides occupational health services across the UK. [...]
David Fraser
David Fraser
Dr David Fraser is a Chartered Engineer, business coach, certified mediator, facilitator and author of "Relationships Made Easy for the Business Professional". He works with organisations and individuals assisting them in taking a holistic approach to projects, programmes, change and interpersonal effectiveness. He was Programme Director for the Type 45 Destroyer Programme for BAE in the late 90's and has experience of the new enterprise sector. He also recently assisted the MoD and Babcock develop their "partnering" approach at the Clyde Naval Base over a 2-3 year period. More info at http://www.drdavidfraser.com. [...]
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian has a background of experience in 4 key sectors: Education, Sustainable Development, Enterprise and the Landbased Industries. Originally from Huddersfield , with a rural upbringing, he first studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in the 70s, and after having worked on a number of farms around the UK, worked as a farms manager involving research, development and demonstration farms running commercial intensive agricultural livestock enterprises. These farms were a “tourist attraction” of a sort, and Adrian really enjoyed explaining to fellow livestock producers what the farms were doing. After becoming totally disillusioned with intensive livestock production Adrian took up a farm management lecturer post in Falkirk and Central Scotland. Over the next few years Adrian developed a range of enterprises producing free range eggs, organic medicinal herbs, worms, gourmet Scottish natural foods, as well as keeping Rare Breeds of sheep. Adrian returned t [...]
aenrolensiff
aenrolensiff
Aidan Ward
Aidan Ward
Aidan is an organisational systems consulting, diagnosing organisational problems and designing solutions especially in multi-agency systems. His special interest is trust and the transparency of work systems. In public life Aidan's focus is the failure of public bodies to commission services effectively and the much simpler, cheaper and more effective alternative mechanisms that are available. [...]
AlanHughes
AlanHughes
AlanJones
AlanJones
I am the Director of Tennent's Training Academy in Glasgow, which is a privately operated £1 million hospitality training establishment. I'm also the Director of Training & Projects at the G1 Group, which is a large Scottish based hospitality and leisure business. My background is in education and industry [...]
albmolinar
albmolinar
AliCoates
AliCoates
AlisonSmith
AlisonSmith
Alan Pippenger
Alan Pippenger
Professional speaker on life and work of W. Edwards Deming. Transformation to Deming Philosophy took place in 2004. Founding member, Deming Collaboration. President, Professional Speakers Workshop. Forty years sign and graphic experience. Graphics, web design, product creation, development. [...]
AllanTaylor
AllanTaylor
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndyColville
AndyColville
After two decades of formal studies in psychology, integrated with a range of work roles, Andy now applies his knowledge and understanding of the subject to the Business and Workplace domain. He provides professional support services to individuals, SMEs, and large organisations across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Currently supporting clients in the Games, Oil & Gas (Energy) and Manufacturing industries, and the Financial, Retail, Legal and Voluntary sectors to develop effective solutions to operational issues, and employee relations and engagement issues. Andy is committed to optimising organisations' business performance through enhancing the working lives of their employees. He developed the W.I.S.E.R. (Workplace Initiatives to Strengthen Employment Relations) programme; a comprehensive suit of connected interventions to address the many unsubstantiated and damaging practices that have came to be accepted as the norm in business; t [...]
AndyFerguson
AndyFerguson
Andy Lippok
Andy Lippok
I am Andy Lippok, and for many years worked in Human Resources at various levels of responsibility until I realised belatedly I was working on the symptoms rather than the root causes for organisational issues – I had the right intention, but the wrong thinking! Since the day of my “enlightenment” for a number of years I have worked in organisations that have used a novel and potent approach that has delivered significantly better service, reduced costs and increased employee morale. The approach was based on research undertaken by amongst others W Edwards Deming, developed further by Toyota into their now famous production system, and which since then John Seddon and his team have adapted for service organisations. The Vanguard systems thinking Method is all about working with people to redesign the work. On meeting, knowing and working with all the members of Unreasonable Learners and the networks beyond, gives me a deep sense of privilege and I am profoundly grateful! [...]
angelahampson
angelahampson
Angela had an extensive career in Social Housing in Glasgow, having been employed by Glasgow City Council and latterly Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) for over 34 years until August 2010. At the time of her early retirement she was the first accredited internal consultant for GHA in the Vanguard method of Systems Thinking. This methodology looks at everything from the customer’s perspective and dictates that services are designed around customer demands. An example of how this can transform services was in 2008 where she led the redesign of the rental income system; reducing rent arrears by £2.4 million in 2009/10 while delivering an improved service. Angela is Vice Chair of Glasgow Credit Union – the largest in the UK with membership approaching 30,000 and total assets just about to hit £100 million. She has been involved with her Credit Union since its inception in 1989. With her fellow directors, her role on the Board is to drive the strategic direction while ensuring t [...]
AngusDouglas
AngusDouglas
Accomplished and energetic leader, CA qualified, with over 15 years of international commercial and financial management experience in the strategic development and delivery of improved performance, including LEAN methodology, for a portfolio of complex capital equipment and contracting businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. A genuine developer of talent achieved through engagement and collaboration with international management teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil and Asia. In depth cross-cultural experience within the BRIC economies as well as throughout the EMEA region developing customer relationships, business start up, expansion, turnaround and M&A projects. [...]
AnnAstell
AnnAstell
Business psychologist, based in Edinburgh Working as a consultant under two limited companies; for specialist psychology services = The St. Andrews Consultancy Ltd; for improving organisational performance = Engage and Align Ltd [...]
AnneM
AnneM
degree in environmental engineering from the University of Strathclyde; degree in social sciences from Open Uni; Masters in Management; PgC in Strategic Management; member of various institutions and contributor to several systems journals and discussion forums. Book Reviewer for several journals including Viable Systems Journal. Chair of Education and Training Committee of an institution and member of a National Working Group on "multi skilled building operative" qualification structure. Happy to contribute any way I can! [...]
Anne McTaggart
Anne McTaggart
Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts
Anthony Winney
Anthony Winney
AttillbourA
AttillbourA
beverleycliftons
beverleycliftons
BillAtkinson
BillAtkinson
Careers in the military, defence manufacturing and financial services in leadership and development roles before starting up my own consultancy in 2000. I appear to have a tendency to be the piece of grit in the works as I enjoy learning through robust discussion. [...]
BillyOneill
BillyOneill
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
BrianMurray
BrianMurray
with a career moving from welder to mathematician to R&D management to IT strategy and management consulting (now completing an Energy MSc out of interest) - I am hoping I can give some interesting perspectives on relevant discussions [...]
Brian Sherwood Jones
Brian Sherwood Jones
My career has been largely concerned with integrating people and complex technical systems. For some of this time, it has also been concerned with integrating people, technology, and regulation. Central has been the development and application of Human Centred Design, in the context of systems thinking and use of tools for managing complexity. My hope with the UL is to apply these resources to the problems and opportunities around me in Ayrshire. [...]
bupebycle
bupebycle
CallumFindlay
CallumFindlay
Interested in renewables, innovation, mountains, boats, fresh air, holistic strategy, Scotland, and using good process to deliver great results [...]
Cameron Leask
Cameron Leask
Carol Craig
Carol Craig
Dr Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being which was launched in December 2004 at the highly successful Scotland's Tipping Point conference. Prior to taking up this post Carol ran her own training and development business specialising in personal and team development. Carol is also author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: a handbook for professionals working with young people and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. In the first few years of operation the Centre’s work was particularly centred on Positive Psychology. Now the Centre, under Carol's leadership, is broadening its agenda and forging new ways to think about confidence and well-being. Carol has a B.A. in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh. More info at www.centreforconfidence.co.uk [...]
CaroleCarrick
CaroleCarrick
Trying to become enlightened. [...]
CarolineRuiz
CarolineRuiz
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp, BA (Hons), PGDip, PhD is the Director of Research for Real, an Edinburgh based action research consultancy that delivers high quality, theoretically-informed and practical research and consultancy projects across diverse fields of public action and policy. Cathy has a strong interest in the use of action research to support whole system change in complex social and organisational settings, including extending participatory practice, experiential learning and public service reform. She has recently completed two large Scottish Government funded evaluations of the Fife Alcohol Partnership Project, and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (Cedar) national pilot programme. See www.research-for-real.co.uk [...]
cenrolensiff
cenrolensiff
ChrisAlder
ChrisAlder
I see myself as an evolving being who is trying to become the fullest and widest version of myself in order to help bring about change and transformation in the world. This means I am committed to spiritual, emotional, psychological, cognitive and physical growth in all areas of my life. I am a Certified Integral CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada and am also studying Core Integral by Clint Fuhs and Ken Wilber. I am co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, Integral Scotland and have my own coaching business with my wife, Integral Leadership Development (www.integral-coach.co.uk), where we specialize in helping people develop into inspirational leaders. All these companies are dedicated to transforming the culture we live in by applying Integral perspectives and evolutionary principles. [...]
ChrisMilburn
ChrisMilburn
ClaudiaMacdonald
ClaudiaMacdonald
coesyHeetly
coesyHeetly
ColinCampbell
ColinCampbell
CraigBrown
CraigBrown
ctemple
ctemple
School Adviser Learning and Teaching (Melbourne, Australia). Follow the philosophy of Quality Learning and systems thinking. [...]
David Buchan
David Buchan
DavidCaskie
DavidCaskie
Daviddale
Daviddale
Managing Director with Turriff Contractors and Smart Services. All companies have recently been acquired by May Gurney. I am responsible for operational delivery of all utility work in Scotland. I have a keen interest in behavioural science along with the work of Deming and systems thinking. I am keen on working out how to get the best from people and creating the right environment for people to thrive in. I concentrate on getting the strategy correct and aligned with the operational delivery through the processes and behaviours of people. How this all works together as a system is continual learning every single day. Trying to get people to understand how dysfunctional behaviour affects the whole system is my daily challenge [...]
DavidErdal
DavidErdal
DavidHood
DavidHood
Competitiveness Specialist | Global Marketing Network Director Online/CPD | Marketing Director Aqua Energy (Sc) | Author. He co-creates enhanced competitiveness for your proposition and organisation. He finds your best, current U.S.P, (unique selling point) and a better, sustainable one that can be quickly and easily applied. Holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in both Enterprise Development and International Marketing. Author of the new books 'The Marketing Manifesto' and 'Competitive SME', published by Kogan Page Check them out here. [...]
DavidKerr
DavidKerr
David McAra
David McAra
I started in engineering, migrated through training into management and organisation development. The older I get, the less I know. [...]
David Millar
David Millar
10 years of experience developing, deploying, sustaining and maturing Knowledge Management and continuous improvement initiatives with major companies in the oil and gas industry. Kicked off career as a director of business intelligence for BizBites, a company based in Aberdeen and Hyderabad, India before joining Agip KCO (a large joint venture involving Shell, Exxonmobil, Total, eni, KazMunaiGaz, ConocoPhillips and Inpex) where I worked as head of Knowledge Management in Milan. For the last 2 years I have been the global organisational learning specialist at BP until recently joining Wood Group PSN as Global Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management and an MSc in Knowledge Management from RGU. [...]
David Miller
David Miller
In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland Learning, a member of the Scottish Government’s CfE Excellence Group, and is working with Glasgow University on a project exploring varieties of literacy in 21st learning and teaching. David is a Judge for the UK Teaching Awards, the Scottish Education Awards, for the Institute of Ideas – Debating Mattes, and for Jamie Oliver’s Dream Teacher. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters in Teaching and Learning for Edgehill University, an Advanced Higher Marker for the Scottish Qualification Authority and a Visiting Tutor to students of the PGDE, [...]
Derek Park
Derek Park
Derek has 35 years experience of operational and organisational management in the oil, process and utilities industry. Prior to becoming a consultanthe provided Operations Management services and Strategic Asset Management services for an oil major which included offshore production platforms, major pipelines and onshore facilities. Subsequently he led an operational re-organisation at a major UK petrochemical site and was part of a team which delivered a cultural and operational transformation to an endangered power station. He is a creator and developer of effective organisations and is driven by a strong belief that many people spend too much of their time working on things that do not make a difference. He often works directly with front line staff and offers a ‘bottom up’ approach to transformation, complementary to the typical structural techniques. He specialises in engaging people in the process, recognising that sustainable cultural change can only happen when people are s [...]
Dorcas de Koning
Dorcas de Koning
dougmorwood
dougmorwood
Dumunusty
Dumunusty
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Whitehead
Duncan Whitehead
EleanorRutherford
EleanorRutherford
EthanBlack
EthanBlack
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson is a chartered engineer who, following his curiosity and instincts gained through a varied career, now works in the broad field of innovation. Ewan is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies, on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He has worked overseas extensively and has run his own manufacturing and consulting businesses and is a lead facilitator in Systematic Inventive Thinking and associated innovation techniques. His passion is to ‘legitimise’ innovation and make it a normal organisational process, rather than a disruptive distraction. Ewan is a keen sportsman, especially where water is concerned, and is a Board Member of a sport National Governing Body in Scotland. [...]
fiona savage
fiona savage
I trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for a number of years after qualifying. I then spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a range of sales and marketing roles including sitting on ABPI Scotland and managing new product entries in to the devolved counters. I was held the post of Account Director for government and charity help lines including the for runner of NHS 24 , which was known as the NHS Helpline, HEBS a NO Smoking helpline and The National Meningitis help and more. I am also a key member of the Unreasonable Learners Network organising many of their activates and recently I hosted a Kick of Event for The B team, Plan B for business Co-founded by Richard Branson. I have started my own consultancy supporting organisation to enable them to become a connected enterprise. I am dyslexic and this has it pros and cons but has forced me to developed my lateral thinking! That said, my dyslexia can produce some amusing faux pas moments. I recently t [...]
Fiona Gifford
Fiona Gifford
For over 20 years I delivered strategic change, performance and personal development in the complex environment of global corporations.I have a passion for creating and developing the conditions for performance excellence through coaching and working with leaders, teams and individuals. I have personally built and led several cross-functional and cross-cultural teams engaged in the passionate pursuit of exceptional service quality and ultimate productivity. For the last 8 years I have focused on team and leadership coaching and development and have coached many leaders and leadership teams to higher effectiveness and greater impact. I have also designed and delivered development programmes for leaders at all levels. Specialties: leadership and emergent talent development, teams, organisation development and change, 1:1 and team coaching, performance improvement, facilitation. Writing: I am the author of several workbooks for leaders including: Purposeful Leadership, My Board o [...]
Fran
Fran
Fran Ackermann is a Professor of Strategy and Management Science at Strathclyde Business School and is interested in methods for working with messy complex problems (strategy and policy making being two very big complex problems!). She has developed with colleagues a number of approaches and has written and consulted widely [...]
frank
frank
I am employed in Dundee City Council's Environment Department as a Performance and Strategy Manager. The department was created in July 2011 and has over 1000 employees 850 of whom are crafts and manual workers.The department consists of three operational divisions of Environmental Protection,Environmental Management and Construction.Fleet Management is part of the department and this function manages the Council's entire vehicle fleet.I work in the Support Services division. I have a keen interest in the practical application of Whole Systems Thinking. I am also interested in how the systems approach would help to clarify the complex interelations between the environment,health and climate change. [...]
Fred Best
Fred Best
FvMarketer
FvMarketer
garrymoore
garrymoore
geoff elliott
geoff elliott
GeoffMawdsley
GeoffMawdsley
Geraldine Wooley
Geraldine Wooley
Gill Gray
Gill Gray
GordonHall
GordonHall
Gordon is the CEO of the Deming Learning Network in Aberdeen. In studying W Edwards Deming over the past 20+ years he has identified with Deming's fundamental aim of encouraging the search for "knowledge" in context of "management." The recognition is that, as a society, our organisations have not been utilising the considerable knowledge that has been developed over the past decades. This is in spite of many excellent initiatives and exemplar projects. We do need to ask ourselves why. Gordon believes that there are many forward thinkers in Scotland, and world-wide, and that we should work together so that we create a critical mass that will positively influence the structures and methods utilised in our organisations. Our fundamental aim is to create a society within which our organisations are continually learning. [...]
GraemeBodys
GraemeBodys
HeatherMacLeod
HeatherMacLeod
Heather started her career in nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1977 and worked in the National Health Service before moving into clinical research in 1990. Heather has over 22 years of experience in research, business management at senior level (mainly in project management), and directing and managing international projects. Heather is a Glasgow Highlander, her family coming from the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Arran, the granddaughter of a Crofter and a Gamekeeper. Heather has seen poverty – and it’s effects - at first hand, and the issues which trap generations in poverty. Within her family she has experienced the difficulties which mental illness brings to a family; the issues which young carers face and the isolation which it can bring, as she herself was a carer from a young age. She has experienced the effects of addiction on the family personally. Through her strong inner faith she has a determination to succeed, to support. Her journey and her life experienc [...]
HeatherSim
HeatherSim
I created Space Unlimited after nearly 20 years in economic and business development. I had become intrigued by innovation and change, and especially in what holds us back, when humans are, by nature, creative evolutionary beings. So I decided to do something about this paradox and Space Unlimited was born as a new social enterprise in September 2006, a spin out from Scottish Enterprise. We have pioneered the use of youth-led enquiry as a catalyst for collaborative change, in settings such as education, health & well-being, employability and place-making. We believe that society needs resilient individuals, organisations and communities. Our work is about enabling authentic dialogue, shared responsibility and healthy systems - where everyone is continuously learning about themselves and about their living and working environment. We are passionate about the Art of Not Knowing, see http://www.spaceunlimited.org/about-us/why-we-work-this-way [...]
Helen Monaghan
Helen Monaghan
HellenDogers
HellenDogers
INSECREMI
INSECREMI
Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell
JacquiMitchell
JacquiMitchell
Jacqui is passionate about changing the way capitalism operates. She is a specialist in employee ownership and project manages the transition process for business owners who wish to sell their companies to the employees as well as working with companies where employees are given a meaningful stake. Employee ownership isn’t just about owning shares but more importantly includes the sharing of information and power. Jacqui also works with an organisation called the Great Game of Business which enables organisations to build a strong ownership culture where everyone think, feels and acts like an owner although they may not necessarily be shareholders. This proven methodology is based on the principle of open book management and the lessons that have been learnt from SRC Holdings, a US company which has been employee owned for almost 30 years. [...]
JamesBoyd
JamesBoyd
JamesMiller
JamesMiller
Jamie Mallan
Jamie Mallan
JanetFyfe
JanetFyfe
I work in Further Education in Scotland. Experienced in managing elearning and eassessment and particularly interested in learning design and the use of new technologies. [...]
JanKolling
JanKolling
Curiculum Vitae: Name: Jan Kölling Born: In the City of Haarlem. Country: The Netherlands. Profession: Artist / / Poet. Company: Tanglewood / Paradox productions. I offer: Visual Art. About: "THIS WHOLE WORLD IS WITHOUT ORIGIN AND WITHOUT DESTRUCTION". ( santideva ) "PROCESSING THE EMPTY TITLE" Technique(s): Digital Camera / Computer / Self Developed Software. The artist has a degree in Digital Design and has devised his own software coding to create his work. Education: Private education in Sculpture making and Painting. 1981 - 1991 - Worked as an Art Curator at the "Stelling Gallery Foundation" in the City of Leiden in the Netherlands and in the City of Köln in Germany. Created over one hundred exhibitions during that period with for the most; young and unknown Artists. 1980 -2000 - Made Exhibitions all [...]
jeannie buckingham
jeannie buckingham
Jen Jenkins
Jen Jenkins
Jill Booth
Jill Booth
Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett
Jim is an international Health and Well-Being Leadership Speaker, consultant, writer, cartoonist and Chartered Safety Engineer. As a performance catalyst he empowers individuals and organisations to deliver value, grow and have fun within a safe learning environment. More info at jimbennettspeaker.com [...]
JimMather
JimMather
I am a chartered accountant, who spent most of his career in the IT Sector. Latterly, I founded the ComputerLand businesses in Scotland before going into politics in 2003. In the political phase I was both a Highland & Island MSP (2003-07)and MSP for Argyll & Bute (2007-11). When the SNP formed its first administration in 2007 I was appointed Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism - a post I held till i retired from politics in 2011. My contribution in this latter political phase was totally guided by systems thinking, mediation and the belief that these disciplines could improve both results and the political process. I am now walking the walk by chairing Gael and helping others see the merit in this thinking. [...]
Johanna Holtan
Johanna Holtan
JohnCarlisle
JohnCarlisle
JohnCorrigan
JohnCorrigan
JohnHutchison
JohnHutchison
John Raven
John Raven
John Raven has, for just over 50 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy (especially in relation to sustainability), and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. The outcomes of his work in the educational area are summarised in Managing Education for Effective Schooling: The Most Important Problem is to Come to terms with Values. (Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York [but also available from the author].) His more general work was summarised in: The New Wealth of Nations: The Societal Learning Arrangements Needed for a Sustainable Society. (Bloomfield Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, but also available from he author.) More recently, he has been most heavily involved in studying and mapping the networks of hidde [...]
johnvandemolegraaf
johnvandemolegraaf
"Scotland is a small country on the map, but a big country in the mind." Can’t put it better, it tells in a way my love for this country, the people and their natural environment. Further more I believe Scotland has an important role to play in the renewable energy sector in Europe. Personally I believe Scotland should be like Germany at the front. Like the Germans they have the capability, the strength and the know how. From begin '80 I enjoy coming over to Scotland. It has won my heart and passion. Once worked with IBM in Greenock lived in Largs. Due to family circumstances I had to go back to the Low Lands (The Netherlands:-) I wish to build on my career and I believe that the renewable energy sector is able to offer that. Details of my working background can be found on LinkedIn. Momentarily working as a Management Secretary in the health and care sector in The Netherlands. Again involved in changing the culture of thinking. At the moment active networking in finding a [...]
JonesStephen
JonesStephen
Josphine Bisono
Josphine Bisono
Juliette Summers
Juliette Summers
I am a lecturer in the Institute for Socio-Management at Stirling University, where my work looks at employee ownership, community participation, and social identity. I am also a community councillor & a board member for a community company. [...]
Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini
I'm an independent, ethical HR and employment taxes adviser with a lot to offer employers. I work UK wide with employers in all sectors. My main aim is to make the workplace a better place and encourage employers to use the right techniques to get the most out of their employees without breaking the bank. Being a tax adviser means i can also advise employers on the tax implications of what they are doing. Aside from that, I love running and walking, I have two dogs and I spend any spare time I can get in Tuscany with my husband. I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish as well as German and Italian. I sing classical music and can be commissioned to sing at events (please go to http://justinericcomini.wix.com/singer) and I am currently raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am trying to do something about animal welfare, especially for the terrible cruelty inflicted on dogs in China, which is grotesque. [...]
KamillaKvinge
KamillaKvinge
Currently a part-time history student, reading Chinese history & British politics. Discovered my entrepreneurial side after completing a Coaching Training course - was around this time that I discovered my true potential, proactivity & passion for making positive change in society. Spent a majority of the summer business planning & mind mapping business models. Shall shortly seek funding, start expanding my company COFOS & crack on with building a team & professional organization [...]
KarenBarr
KarenBarr
KarenBirch
KarenBirch
I started my working life in the medical industry, then established a marketing agency to cater for the needs of the emerging biotechnology sector, was Director General of the Scottish Biotechnology Industry Association, a role I combined with assisting new companies bring technologies from university to market. I went on to found a highly successful on-line retail business. I retired from e-commerce in 2006 to concentrate on my artwork and continue to sell pieces in galleries across the country. I now run The3rdimagazine, a fantastic collaborative project, with support from an amazing group of women from across the UK. To reflect the nature of the project the3rdimagazine is a member owned co-operative dedicated to building value, equality and shared equity. I also teach meditation and work to promote ethical business practices using the principles of Ethiconomics I am a board member at Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Library and an advisory board member at Co-operative [...]
KateLacka
KateLacka
KathleenKing
KathleenKing
Katie McWilliam
Katie McWilliam
Kennie
Kennie
a lifelone learner [...]
KennyWiggins
KennyWiggins
KenTait
KenTait
Kepayemaply
Kepayemaply
Kevin Kjellerup
Kevin Kjellerup
I have over 25 years of experience in training and program development specializing in leadership, operations, quality management, and strategic planning. More info at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkjellerup [...]
KirstenNeilsen
KirstenNeilsen
KirstyBogle
KirstyBogle
KjetilRossavik
KjetilRossavik
LaurenceReid
LaurenceReid
A Scot now located in Houston as Senior Manager for Product Strategy with Halliburton's Landmark Software & Solutions PSL delivering integrated operations solutions for E&P assets. Previously; Director for HSE systems and performance, Manager for Quality and Business Excellence with KBR and Production Services (became PSN) based in Aberdeen. Initial career in heavy manufacturing as industrial engineer with Babcock Energy. [...]
Lesley Boyd
Lesley Boyd
LesleyWhelan
LesleyWhelan
LiamRedford
LiamRedford
LindaMcLean
LindaMcLean
Linda trained in Nursing in the 1970’s and worked extensively in both Renal Medicine and Intensive Care, before studying orthopedics and becoming Ward Sister in an Orthopedic hospital. The ward specialized in major arthroplasty and complex spinal operations, such as lumbar and cervical osteotomies. Teaching formed an important part of her role. Patients came from as far afield as the Arab Emirates, so Culture and Diversity were a necessary part of Nurse Education. She has fifteen years experience in Community Care, the last five of these as a Care Coordinator. In this role she delivered care and accommodation to a severely disabled and ventilated patient, assisting with the development of High Dependency/Intensive Care in the Community model. Over the years she trained thirty staff to work within this template to the requisite standard. She was trained by Strathclyde Police and worked with them for two years as an Adviser. She has organized a local epilepsy group for peer supp [...]
LizMcConnell
LizMcConnell
Lorna
Lorna
Having worked in the food industry then the voluntary care sector (managing training and development), Lorna went back to higher education to do a PhD in public health. She is now a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University. [...]
lotchoomy
lotchoomy
LouieGardiner
LouieGardiner
Partnering leaders navigating through complex personal, organisational and whole system challenges and transformation. Have worked in all sectors over last 25 years learning about and applying the art of leading, facilitating and coaching people, teams and organisations through change. Drawing on complexity sciences, and using simple models and methods from the expanding field of Human Systems Dynamics, I am able to support leaders to influence change in complex systems creating whole system transformation - in surprisingly efficient, inexpensive yet highly effective ways. [...]
lqukmooeve
lqukmooeve
Lynn Railston
Lynn Railston
Eric McLean
Eric McLean
A hugely disruptive learner. *smiling* My background is change, organisation development, strategy and company culture. Worked for a number of leading blue-chip organisations, across a number of industry sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and investment banking. Worked in the USA, Brussels, London and the Gulf. Just returned to Edinburgh after an exile of almost thirty years. Looking forward to great changes in Scotland over the next thirty years. Currently writing and consulting. Specialising in Culture Change and Organisation Development. See my Web pages for more information. www.mclean.co [...]
macaulaypearson
macaulaypearson
macaulaytippins
macaulaytippins
Malcolm Dickson
Malcolm Dickson
MalcolmYoung
MalcolmYoung
ManfredHellrigl
ManfredHellrigl
MargaretWilliamson
MargaretWilliamson
MarilynAitkenhead
MarilynAitkenhead
MarkBourke
MarkBourke
MarkDouglas
MarkDouglas
Mark is a change management specialist and coach with a track record of delivering significant business improvements and results. His business, Blue Ptarmigan, works across the UK and partners companies and individuals to ‘unlock their potential and unleash growth’. He believes that 'Your Success is Our Success' and this ethos drives his approach. Two quotes that he often uses drives his interest in the Unreasonable Learner. Firstly, 'I'm not young enough to know everything', #Barrie and secondly, 'The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic' #Drucker. [...]
MarkEyre
MarkEyre
MauriceHolt
MauriceHolt
Originator of Slow Education concept (in Kappan, December 2002), currently active as member of team presenting and promoting this idea in England (www.sloweducation.co.uk). Previously professor of curriculum theory at U. of Colorado, Denver (1990-1998); director, American Academy, Larnaca, Cyprus; director, ten schools project, Plymouth (U. of Exeter, Marjon); independent consultant; author of several books on curriculum: head, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Herts (1969-78). [...]
MelanieNewdick
MelanieNewdick
Mel Harris
Mel Harris
Kilvert Croft
Kilvert Croft
Working in the distinctive field of Transpersonal Coaching, Mentoring & Training is both rewarding and a delight. Developing new horizons and achievements for individuals, organisations & businesses that recognise the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in life & work, is a privilege. In addition to the material and financial gains, together we also focus on the service of something greater than ourselves, which leads to fulfilment and an enjoyment of life itself. As a Doctor of Metaphysical Theology as well as a coach, mentor and trainer,, this is a special time to be involved within my profession, a time of great discovery - about ourselves, our universe and the power of our Minds. There are now so many people, who, like me, feel passionately that we humans can and should have a greater influence for good in our lives, relationships and with our businesses, organisations, societies and communities. Clients can share the experiences of my fulfilling and rewar [...]
MichaelCushman
MichaelCushman
No sense in reinventing anything. See my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcushman. I do believe the book I'm writing, The Age of Unlearning, is aligned with the views of Unreasonable Learners, and it perhaps will move the ball a little further down the court. Looking forward to meeting others here and hearing their ideas for improving work as we know it. [...]
MichaelHeaney
MichaelHeaney
Michael King
Michael King
Michael lives in Canberra, Australia, and is passionate about improving the quality of learning in our school education systems based on the work of Dr. W Edwards Deming. He has devoted over two decades to learning about the practical application or Dr Deming's ideas to organisation improvement, and the past sixteen years to learning about their application in school education. [...]
MikeBell
MikeBell
My mission is to make people think differently about work and question why they do the things they do. There is a better way and I want to help everyone see it. My experience spans roles as a research chemist, project manager, site director and as a corporate trainer; although I should probably add gravedigger to that list as I learned a lot about teamwork in that job. I have been fortunate to live and work in England, Australia, the US, Italy and Scotland and I have tried to understand and distil the best practices from each of those cultures. My particular skill is in making complex ideas accessible and simple enough to be used by everyone [...]
mikemccarron
mikemccarron
MutteguachRat
MutteguachRat
Neil Cameron
Neil Cameron
Neil Ferguson
Neil Ferguson
Neil MacInnes
Neil MacInnes
Neil Warren
Neil Warren
http://www.linkedin.com/in/neilwarren [...]
NicholasJohnston
NicholasJohnston
I'm Chief Executive of ECC, a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation in the higher and further education and related sectors. We provide our members with a unique mix of high quality role design and analysis products and bespoke consultancy and training services to enable them to deliver best practice in people management. I have more than 15 years experience of developing and delivering practical and successful business plans. Before joining I spent several years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3000 staff across 40 sites. My earlier career experience includes marketing, economic development, business consultancy, and designing and delivering training. [...]
NickAnanin
NickAnanin
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89608822 [...]
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener is now based in England but has lived and worked in Scotland. Nick attended his first Deming seminar in 1991 and right away saw the power behind Deming's ideas. Since then he has continued to deepen his own understanding of successful management. He believes that there is strong evidence of the interdependence between statistical thinking and psychology when correctly understood in a system. He has used this approach to improve results for quality, risk management and health & safety in many diverse enterprises. He enjoys bringing the ideas to life and showing their innovative power to help transform organisations that want to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world. Nick is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2008 he was awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hutchison Medal. He compleated the Munros and furths in 2004. He is currently a director of RI Solutions Limited, a [...]
Nigel Wallace
Nigel Wallace
Norman Speirs
Norman Speirs
2000- to date European Director - Management Wisdom Distributors of the Deming Video Library and Course Director of “Conformance to Performance”. An important new e-learning product for the 21st century helping to create the organisational culture within which transformation and continual improvement can be introduced and sustained. How systems, variation, knowledge and people interdepend and interact to improve how organisations work. 1994- 2000 National Accounts Consultancy Gainsborough Director- mainly involved with research and recruitment assignments.  Latterly employed solely in research 1992 - 1993 Chivers Hartley Histon Cambridgeshire Trade Marketing Manager. Developing/implementing Trade Marketing plan. 4 direct reports – Multiple retailers/ Foodservice. 1991 -1992 Dairy Produce Packers Coleraine N Ireland National A [...]
Nuseemelo
Nuseemelo
Oliwia
Oliwia
PatriciaSpencer
PatriciaSpencer
Patrick Balfour
Patrick Balfour
PaulineWeddell
PaulineWeddell
Paul Summers
Paul Summers
Currently employed by an English local authority, I am a part time PhD candidate applying systems thinking to driving performance improvement. [...]
peterahunter
peterahunter
If you have ever experienced or learnt something which you then knew was instinctively right - you will never have forgotten it. Peter Hunter learned something years ago which, regrettably, most of us have still yet to learn. When we do - once we have understood the simplicity of 'Breaking the Mould' - it will transform our lives forever! [...]
PhilipOakley
PhilipOakley
I'm a Chartered Engineer (MIET) working as a Systems engineer in the design of electro-optic systems. My view of systems is outward looking to its environment, rather than inward looking at its components. It is the emergent properties that make a system / person / learner what they are. I'm an active volunteer for the IET and advise those seeking professional registration. In my spare time I also coach paddlesports (kayak & canoe) [...]
Peter Troxler
Peter Troxler
RamkumarViswanathan
RamkumarViswanathan
Raul
Raul
RezaMohammadi
RezaMohammadi
RichardBrewster
RichardBrewster
Richard Sheahan
Richard Sheahan
Based in London, I work as an independent consultant helping companies (large and small, in several sectors and countries), charities and public bodies to understand their customers and then organise themselves to respond in ways that achieve everyone's goals and that are sustainable. My approach was developed in commercial/marketing/CRM roles, so a different background and perspective from trained systems thinkers. There are differences in language and tools, but we seem to converge in our purpose, and in the goals we work towards with an organisation - for example including customers as part of the 'system' rather than as its subject or victim. I like to think that I also share the desire to understand and address complexity rather than assume simplicity. [...]
Richard Thorns
Richard Thorns
Richard originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. He has worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years he has been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. Richard’s philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. He works to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work. His competence lies in his understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better [...]
RobertIngram
RobertIngram
Robert
Robert
Robert is a Change Leader at ArranJay Consulting and ArranJay Management Services. With a background of work in the public sector and NHS he enjoys improving systems to help services to do the right things better, for their customers. [...]
RosemaryRowley
RosemaryRowley
RossDeighton
RossDeighton
SamSmith
SamSmith
SandyMcCurdy
SandyMcCurdy
I'm a business adviser with Perth & Kinross Council & am involved with Dundee University GYm as a faculty member & honorary lecturer. Also I'm a committee member of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. My background is in sales. marketing, training & I play blues in occasional bands. [...]
Sandy Watson
Sandy Watson
SarahDeas
SarahDeas
SarahIngham
SarahIngham
ScottTorrance
ScottTorrance
SheilaFraser
SheilaFraser
Sheila Fraser Associates designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to ensure the training design is friendly to the brain. She explores recent brain research and crystallises this knowledge to create tools and activities that are at the edge of science. She takes time to ensure that activities are inclusive for individuals who require support with communication. The results are training activities that work and key messages stick. "My facilitation sessions are now clear and focused. I was amazed how Sheila backed up the information with scientific facts and demonstrated clearly why we should do it a particular way". "Sheila's training adds a 3rd dimension to learning' and 'The session resulted in itself bringing about a high level of energy amongst the Board and staff." "Sheila is an inspiration. She demonstrates how to bring colour and fun to any form of learning. " [...]
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim is a statistician with specific interest and experience in Performance Measurement and Benchmarking, on each of which he has written a book for practitioners. Tim has had careers in the manufacturing, mining and oil industries but since setting up his own company in 1990 has worked with a wide variety of clients. Having sold his company in 2010, Tim now works only for selected clients as an independent trainer and consultant. [...]
Stella
Stella
hello, I have been given the opportunity to study on a part time basis for the MA in art history at St Andrews University. This is a move from doing fine art as it transpired that I really like being a bit of ferret in the how,why who and what of the art world.My main interest is in the use of visual art in the field of propoganda and this is what I hope to explore as my studies develop.Geographically, I have a home near Dornoch, currently work and live in Aberdeen .Interests outside being an Art ferret are music ,rugby and motorbikes ,printmaking and my latest discovery chocolate flavoured wine!!! [...]
Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles
I've been in the QA field since 1979, having worked for a wide range of companies from multi-national corporations to SMEs. Nowadays, specialise in assessing the effectiveness of management systems (either through audits on behalf of purchasers or through direct consultancy) or guiding the development of effective, integrated quality and safety management systems. I also teach for the CQI Diploma in Quality Management. And, speaking of the CQI, I'm also quite involved with that organisation, both at local and national (UK) level - at time of writing this I'm chair of the CQI advisory Council. Areas of special expertise include management system auditing QHSE, process mapping, customer satisfaction and effective usage of IT. Specialist sector experience includes upstream oil & gas exploration (onshore & offshore). [...]
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Murphy
Stephen Murphy
I have spent most of my career working in semiconductor manufacturing,Texas Instruments, Motorola,DEC and even the Swatch Group. This lead me to World Class Manufacturing and the practical application of statistics. I have two business interests at the moment. First I represent Datalyzer in the UK. Datalyzer is a private company that develops software for quality applications,SPC,FMEA,OEE and gauge Capability. Secondly I work as an independent consultant offering continuous improvement skills to manufacturing organisations of any size. [...]
Stephen Priddle-Higson
Stephen Priddle-Higson
SteveBorris
SteveBorris
Steveh
Steveh
loves finding interesting ideas and people. Knitting. Gardening. Trying to make the world a better place. Learning to be Delightful ....and delightful to be learning. Dreams: Creating a world where good ideas flourish and poor ideas perish Ambitions: Growing a thriving economy in Scotland, based upon 21st Century technologies & services seeking to deliver ever increasing levls of customer delight. Next 12 months Goal: To help more companies thrive than last year. Successes: Ranging from crafting strategies for a billion growth to a million to a thousand and helping many be achieved. Coaching many folk at all ages and levels to become and do more. Specialties Thinking differently,creative problem solving, opportunity finding, facilitation, project management, root cause analysis Strategy development, strategic marketing, demand creation, facilitation, business improvement, people development, coaching. An avid user of tools and techniques helping to turn th [...]
TamaraMulherin
TamaraMulherin
TerryWeight
TerryWeight
My home is in Herefordshire, UK I retired June 2010. I have kept myself interested through my involvement with the Alliance of Deming Consultants and linked organisations. Work History 2003-10 Royal Dutch Shell, Senior Internal Consultant (Business Improvement) 2001-03 AstraZeneca UK Manufacturing, Senior Statistical Adviser 1992-2001 Process Management International (PMI), director and senior consultant 1980-1992 ICI / Zeneca Agrochemicals, Senior Manager of Computing, Statistics and Scientific Information Services 1969-1980 ICI, Statistician in several different divisions including 3 years in Germany Expertise I am an extremely experienced applied Statistician who has practised in a huge variety of industrial and business types and departments within them. I also have considerable experience as a senior manager in such settings. I subsequently built a much wider consultant role from this base. My role as a consultant was as a facilitator, adviser, trainer and [...]
TestNewEditor
TestNewEditor
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TestNewUser
TestNewUser
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The Free University
The Free University
the new iphone 5
the new iphone 5
The realdavidcameron
The realdavidcameron
David Cameron has established himself as a leading voice in education. He has led reviews and presented at conferences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, but he remains committed to working with teachers and learners. David has extensive experience as a teacher, a senior manager in schools and in local authorities, most recently as Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. He has been extensively involved in Curriculum for Excellence and, notably, in the review of Devolved School Management. As an independent consultant, he has maintained that level of involvement and further broadened his experiences. He can be contacted at therealdavidcameron@gmail.com [...]
Thom Young
Thom Young
TimBrooks
TimBrooks
Tom Duncan
Tom Duncan
TonyDolan
TonyDolan
Tony Miller
Tony Miller
2014: Just finished editing a book by the late Jim Duffy entitled 'Knowing & Applying'. In the process of arranging a publisher. 2013: In collaboration with Gordon Hall and Carol Craig, published the short book "Letting Go: Breathing new life into organisations" as part of the "Postcards from Scotland" series, edited by Carol Craig. Previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. (retired September 2012) Previously worked for GEC Express Lifts, helping to computerise their control gear with a multi-processor system, afterwards moving to Holland to work as a Systems Consultant with Logica bv. The involvement with large software projects led me to study complex technical systems, and then on to socio/technical systems and management. - At RGU I studied system safety & reliability, developing a Reliability Description Language (RDL) which could simulate the availability of complex engineering systems. 1991: My interest in so [...]
Triclerip
Triclerip
trox
trox
Ursula Pretsch
Ursula Pretsch
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vecchiasebourn400
WendyMill
WendyMill
I am originally from a physiotherapy/Ergonomics background specialising in occupational health. I went on to study a diploma in Corporate and Life Coaching and I am a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Through years of experience and learning I now have a keen interest in the workplace and the effects it has on human behaviour. My company Positive Performance offers communication/ interpersonal skills training, strategies for positive change and team coaching for successful workplace dynamics. Over the years I have published and lectured widely on work related health. In the past i was frequently interviewed on television (ITN & BBC News, Channel 4, Sky News, Focus on Britain, GMTV) and radio (Medicine Now, Jimmy Young show, Michael Van Stratton show, LBC Health phone in). Along with many published articles, i have also written a self-help book published by Thorsons – Harper Collins. [...]
YvonneBostock
YvonneBostock
ZaraKitson
ZaraKitson
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Limited is a market leader in the provision of remote medical support services to the energy industry and provides occupational health services across the UK. [...]
David Fraser
David Fraser
Dr David Fraser is a Chartered Engineer, business coach, certified mediator, facilitator and author of "Relationships Made Easy for the Business Professional". He works with organisations and individuals assisting them in taking a holistic approach to projects, programmes, change and interpersonal effectiveness. He was Programme Director for the Type 45 Destroyer Programme for BAE in the late 90's and has experience of the new enterprise sector. He also recently assisted the MoD and Babcock develop their "partnering" approach at the Clyde Naval Base over a 2-3 year period. More info at http://www.drdavidfraser.com. [...]
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian has a background of experience in 4 key sectors: Education, Sustainable Development, Enterprise and the Landbased Industries. Originally from Huddersfield , with a rural upbringing, he first studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in the 70s, and after having worked on a number of farms around the UK, worked as a farms manager involving research, development and demonstration farms running commercial intensive agricultural livestock enterprises. These farms were a “tourist attraction” of a sort, and Adrian really enjoyed explaining to fellow livestock producers what the farms were doing. After becoming totally disillusioned with intensive livestock production Adrian took up a farm management lecturer post in Falkirk and Central Scotland. Over the next few years Adrian developed a range of enterprises producing free range eggs, organic medicinal herbs, worms, gourmet Scottish natural foods, as well as keeping Rare Breeds of sheep. Adrian returned t [...]
aenrolensiff
aenrolensiff
Aidan Ward
Aidan Ward
Aidan is an organisational systems consulting, diagnosing organisational problems and designing solutions especially in multi-agency systems. His special interest is trust and the transparency of work systems. In public life Aidan's focus is the failure of public bodies to commission services effectively and the much simpler, cheaper and more effective alternative mechanisms that are available. [...]
AlanHughes
AlanHughes
AlanJones
AlanJones
I am the Director of Tennent's Training Academy in Glasgow, which is a privately operated £1 million hospitality training establishment. I'm also the Director of Training & Projects at the G1 Group, which is a large Scottish based hospitality and leisure business. My background is in education and industry [...]
albmolinar
albmolinar
AliCoates
AliCoates
AlisonSmith
AlisonSmith
Alan Pippenger
Alan Pippenger
Professional speaker on life and work of W. Edwards Deming. Transformation to Deming Philosophy took place in 2004. Founding member, Deming Collaboration. President, Professional Speakers Workshop. Forty years sign and graphic experience. Graphics, web design, product creation, development. [...]
AllanTaylor
AllanTaylor
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndyColville
AndyColville
After two decades of formal studies in psychology, integrated with a range of work roles, Andy now applies his knowledge and understanding of the subject to the Business and Workplace domain. He provides professional support services to individuals, SMEs, and large organisations across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Currently supporting clients in the Games, Oil & Gas (Energy) and Manufacturing industries, and the Financial, Retail, Legal and Voluntary sectors to develop effective solutions to operational issues, and employee relations and engagement issues. Andy is committed to optimising organisations' business performance through enhancing the working lives of their employees. He developed the W.I.S.E.R. (Workplace Initiatives to Strengthen Employment Relations) programme; a comprehensive suit of connected interventions to address the many unsubstantiated and damaging practices that have came to be accepted as the norm in business; t [...]
AndyFerguson
AndyFerguson
Andy Lippok
Andy Lippok
I am Andy Lippok, and for many years worked in Human Resources at various levels of responsibility until I realised belatedly I was working on the symptoms rather than the root causes for organisational issues – I had the right intention, but the wrong thinking! Since the day of my “enlightenment” for a number of years I have worked in organisations that have used a novel and potent approach that has delivered significantly better service, reduced costs and increased employee morale. The approach was based on research undertaken by amongst others W Edwards Deming, developed further by Toyota into their now famous production system, and which since then John Seddon and his team have adapted for service organisations. The Vanguard systems thinking Method is all about working with people to redesign the work. On meeting, knowing and working with all the members of Unreasonable Learners and the networks beyond, gives me a deep sense of privilege and I am profoundly grateful! [...]
angelahampson
angelahampson
Angela had an extensive career in Social Housing in Glasgow, having been employed by Glasgow City Council and latterly Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) for over 34 years until August 2010. At the time of her early retirement she was the first accredited internal consultant for GHA in the Vanguard method of Systems Thinking. This methodology looks at everything from the customer’s perspective and dictates that services are designed around customer demands. An example of how this can transform services was in 2008 where she led the redesign of the rental income system; reducing rent arrears by £2.4 million in 2009/10 while delivering an improved service. Angela is Vice Chair of Glasgow Credit Union – the largest in the UK with membership approaching 30,000 and total assets just about to hit £100 million. She has been involved with her Credit Union since its inception in 1989. With her fellow directors, her role on the Board is to drive the strategic direction while ensuring t [...]
AngusDouglas
AngusDouglas
Accomplished and energetic leader, CA qualified, with over 15 years of international commercial and financial management experience in the strategic development and delivery of improved performance, including LEAN methodology, for a portfolio of complex capital equipment and contracting businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. A genuine developer of talent achieved through engagement and collaboration with international management teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil and Asia. In depth cross-cultural experience within the BRIC economies as well as throughout the EMEA region developing customer relationships, business start up, expansion, turnaround and M&A projects. [...]
AnnAstell
AnnAstell
Business psychologist, based in Edinburgh Working as a consultant under two limited companies; for specialist psychology services = The St. Andrews Consultancy Ltd; for improving organisational performance = Engage and Align Ltd [...]
AnneM
AnneM
degree in environmental engineering from the University of Strathclyde; degree in social sciences from Open Uni; Masters in Management; PgC in Strategic Management; member of various institutions and contributor to several systems journals and discussion forums. Book Reviewer for several journals including Viable Systems Journal. Chair of Education and Training Committee of an institution and member of a National Working Group on "multi skilled building operative" qualification structure. Happy to contribute any way I can! [...]
Anne McTaggart
Anne McTaggart
Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts
Anthony Winney
Anthony Winney
AttillbourA
AttillbourA
beverleycliftons
beverleycliftons
BillAtkinson
BillAtkinson
Careers in the military, defence manufacturing and financial services in leadership and development roles before starting up my own consultancy in 2000. I appear to have a tendency to be the piece of grit in the works as I enjoy learning through robust discussion. [...]
BillyOneill
BillyOneill
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
BrianMurray
BrianMurray
with a career moving from welder to mathematician to R&D management to IT strategy and management consulting (now completing an Energy MSc out of interest) - I am hoping I can give some interesting perspectives on relevant discussions [...]
Brian Sherwood Jones
Brian Sherwood Jones
My career has been largely concerned with integrating people and complex technical systems. For some of this time, it has also been concerned with integrating people, technology, and regulation. Central has been the development and application of Human Centred Design, in the context of systems thinking and use of tools for managing complexity. My hope with the UL is to apply these resources to the problems and opportunities around me in Ayrshire. [...]
bupebycle
bupebycle
CallumFindlay
CallumFindlay
Interested in renewables, innovation, mountains, boats, fresh air, holistic strategy, Scotland, and using good process to deliver great results [...]
Cameron Leask
Cameron Leask
Carol Craig
Carol Craig
Dr Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being which was launched in December 2004 at the highly successful Scotland's Tipping Point conference. Prior to taking up this post Carol ran her own training and development business specialising in personal and team development. Carol is also author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: a handbook for professionals working with young people and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. In the first few years of operation the Centre’s work was particularly centred on Positive Psychology. Now the Centre, under Carol's leadership, is broadening its agenda and forging new ways to think about confidence and well-being. Carol has a B.A. in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh. More info at www.centreforconfidence.co.uk [...]
CaroleCarrick
CaroleCarrick
Trying to become enlightened. [...]
CarolineRuiz
CarolineRuiz
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp, BA (Hons), PGDip, PhD is the Director of Research for Real, an Edinburgh based action research consultancy that delivers high quality, theoretically-informed and practical research and consultancy projects across diverse fields of public action and policy. Cathy has a strong interest in the use of action research to support whole system change in complex social and organisational settings, including extending participatory practice, experiential learning and public service reform. She has recently completed two large Scottish Government funded evaluations of the Fife Alcohol Partnership Project, and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (Cedar) national pilot programme. See www.research-for-real.co.uk [...]
cenrolensiff
cenrolensiff
ChrisAlder
ChrisAlder
I see myself as an evolving being who is trying to become the fullest and widest version of myself in order to help bring about change and transformation in the world. This means I am committed to spiritual, emotional, psychological, cognitive and physical growth in all areas of my life. I am a Certified Integral CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada and am also studying Core Integral by Clint Fuhs and Ken Wilber. I am co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, Integral Scotland and have my own coaching business with my wife, Integral Leadership Development (www.integral-coach.co.uk), where we specialize in helping people develop into inspirational leaders. All these companies are dedicated to transforming the culture we live in by applying Integral perspectives and evolutionary principles. [...]
ChrisMilburn
ChrisMilburn
ClaudiaMacdonald
ClaudiaMacdonald
coesyHeetly
coesyHeetly
ColinCampbell
ColinCampbell
CraigBrown
CraigBrown
ctemple
ctemple
School Adviser Learning and Teaching (Melbourne, Australia). Follow the philosophy of Quality Learning and systems thinking. [...]
David Buchan
David Buchan
DavidCaskie
DavidCaskie
Daviddale
Daviddale
Managing Director with Turriff Contractors and Smart Services. All companies have recently been acquired by May Gurney. I am responsible for operational delivery of all utility work in Scotland. I have a keen interest in behavioural science along with the work of Deming and systems thinking. I am keen on working out how to get the best from people and creating the right environment for people to thrive in. I concentrate on getting the strategy correct and aligned with the operational delivery through the processes and behaviours of people. How this all works together as a system is continual learning every single day. Trying to get people to understand how dysfunctional behaviour affects the whole system is my daily challenge [...]
DavidErdal
DavidErdal
DavidHood
DavidHood
Competitiveness Specialist | Global Marketing Network Director Online/CPD | Marketing Director Aqua Energy (Sc) | Author. He co-creates enhanced competitiveness for your proposition and organisation. He finds your best, current U.S.P, (unique selling point) and a better, sustainable one that can be quickly and easily applied. Holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in both Enterprise Development and International Marketing. Author of the new books 'The Marketing Manifesto' and 'Competitive SME', published by Kogan Page Check them out here. [...]
DavidKerr
DavidKerr
David McAra
David McAra
I started in engineering, migrated through training into management and organisation development. The older I get, the less I know. [...]
David Millar
David Millar
10 years of experience developing, deploying, sustaining and maturing Knowledge Management and continuous improvement initiatives with major companies in the oil and gas industry. Kicked off career as a director of business intelligence for BizBites, a company based in Aberdeen and Hyderabad, India before joining Agip KCO (a large joint venture involving Shell, Exxonmobil, Total, eni, KazMunaiGaz, ConocoPhillips and Inpex) where I worked as head of Knowledge Management in Milan. For the last 2 years I have been the global organisational learning specialist at BP until recently joining Wood Group PSN as Global Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management and an MSc in Knowledge Management from RGU. [...]
David Miller
David Miller
In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland Learning, a member of the Scottish Government’s CfE Excellence Group, and is working with Glasgow University on a project exploring varieties of literacy in 21st learning and teaching. David is a Judge for the UK Teaching Awards, the Scottish Education Awards, for the Institute of Ideas – Debating Mattes, and for Jamie Oliver’s Dream Teacher. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters in Teaching and Learning for Edgehill University, an Advanced Higher Marker for the Scottish Qualification Authority and a Visiting Tutor to students of the PGDE, [...]
Derek Park
Derek Park
Derek has 35 years experience of operational and organisational management in the oil, process and utilities industry. Prior to becoming a consultanthe provided Operations Management services and Strategic Asset Management services for an oil major which included offshore production platforms, major pipelines and onshore facilities. Subsequently he led an operational re-organisation at a major UK petrochemical site and was part of a team which delivered a cultural and operational transformation to an endangered power station. He is a creator and developer of effective organisations and is driven by a strong belief that many people spend too much of their time working on things that do not make a difference. He often works directly with front line staff and offers a ‘bottom up’ approach to transformation, complementary to the typical structural techniques. He specialises in engaging people in the process, recognising that sustainable cultural change can only happen when people are s [...]
Dorcas de Koning
Dorcas de Koning
dougmorwood
dougmorwood
Dumunusty
Dumunusty
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Whitehead
Duncan Whitehead
EleanorRutherford
EleanorRutherford
EthanBlack
EthanBlack
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson is a chartered engineer who, following his curiosity and instincts gained through a varied career, now works in the broad field of innovation. Ewan is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies, on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He has worked overseas extensively and has run his own manufacturing and consulting businesses and is a lead facilitator in Systematic Inventive Thinking and associated innovation techniques. His passion is to ‘legitimise’ innovation and make it a normal organisational process, rather than a disruptive distraction. Ewan is a keen sportsman, especially where water is concerned, and is a Board Member of a sport National Governing Body in Scotland. [...]
fiona savage
fiona savage
I trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for a number of years after qualifying. I then spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a range of sales and marketing roles including sitting on ABPI Scotland and managing new product entries in to the devolved counters. I was held the post of Account Director for government and charity help lines including the for runner of NHS 24 , which was known as the NHS Helpline, HEBS a NO Smoking helpline and The National Meningitis help and more. I am also a key member of the Unreasonable Learners Network organising many of their activates and recently I hosted a Kick of Event for The B team, Plan B for business Co-founded by Richard Branson. I have started my own consultancy supporting organisation to enable them to become a connected enterprise. I am dyslexic and this has it pros and cons but has forced me to developed my lateral thinking! That said, my dyslexia can produce some amusing faux pas moments. I recently t [...]
Fiona Gifford
Fiona Gifford
For over 20 years I delivered strategic change, performance and personal development in the complex environment of global corporations.I have a passion for creating and developing the conditions for performance excellence through coaching and working with leaders, teams and individuals. I have personally built and led several cross-functional and cross-cultural teams engaged in the passionate pursuit of exceptional service quality and ultimate productivity. For the last 8 years I have focused on team and leadership coaching and development and have coached many leaders and leadership teams to higher effectiveness and greater impact. I have also designed and delivered development programmes for leaders at all levels. Specialties: leadership and emergent talent development, teams, organisation development and change, 1:1 and team coaching, performance improvement, facilitation. Writing: I am the author of several workbooks for leaders including: Purposeful Leadership, My Board o [...]
Fran
Fran
Fran Ackermann is a Professor of Strategy and Management Science at Strathclyde Business School and is interested in methods for working with messy complex problems (strategy and policy making being two very big complex problems!). She has developed with colleagues a number of approaches and has written and consulted widely [...]
frank
frank
I am employed in Dundee City Council's Environment Department as a Performance and Strategy Manager. The department was created in July 2011 and has over 1000 employees 850 of whom are crafts and manual workers.The department consists of three operational divisions of Environmental Protection,Environmental Management and Construction.Fleet Management is part of the department and this function manages the Council's entire vehicle fleet.I work in the Support Services division. I have a keen interest in the practical application of Whole Systems Thinking. I am also interested in how the systems approach would help to clarify the complex interelations between the environment,health and climate change. [...]
Fred Best
Fred Best
FvMarketer
FvMarketer
garrymoore
garrymoore
geoff elliott
geoff elliott
GeoffMawdsley
GeoffMawdsley
Geraldine Wooley
Geraldine Wooley
Gill Gray
Gill Gray
GordonHall
GordonHall
Gordon is the CEO of the Deming Learning Network in Aberdeen. In studying W Edwards Deming over the past 20+ years he has identified with Deming's fundamental aim of encouraging the search for "knowledge" in context of "management." The recognition is that, as a society, our organisations have not been utilising the considerable knowledge that has been developed over the past decades. This is in spite of many excellent initiatives and exemplar projects. We do need to ask ourselves why. Gordon believes that there are many forward thinkers in Scotland, and world-wide, and that we should work together so that we create a critical mass that will positively influence the structures and methods utilised in our organisations. Our fundamental aim is to create a society within which our organisations are continually learning. [...]
GraemeBodys
GraemeBodys
HeatherMacLeod
HeatherMacLeod
Heather started her career in nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1977 and worked in the National Health Service before moving into clinical research in 1990. Heather has over 22 years of experience in research, business management at senior level (mainly in project management), and directing and managing international projects. Heather is a Glasgow Highlander, her family coming from the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Arran, the granddaughter of a Crofter and a Gamekeeper. Heather has seen poverty – and it’s effects - at first hand, and the issues which trap generations in poverty. Within her family she has experienced the difficulties which mental illness brings to a family; the issues which young carers face and the isolation which it can bring, as she herself was a carer from a young age. She has experienced the effects of addiction on the family personally. Through her strong inner faith she has a determination to succeed, to support. Her journey and her life experienc [...]
HeatherSim
HeatherSim
I created Space Unlimited after nearly 20 years in economic and business development. I had become intrigued by innovation and change, and especially in what holds us back, when humans are, by nature, creative evolutionary beings. So I decided to do something about this paradox and Space Unlimited was born as a new social enterprise in September 2006, a spin out from Scottish Enterprise. We have pioneered the use of youth-led enquiry as a catalyst for collaborative change, in settings such as education, health & well-being, employability and place-making. We believe that society needs resilient individuals, organisations and communities. Our work is about enabling authentic dialogue, shared responsibility and healthy systems - where everyone is continuously learning about themselves and about their living and working environment. We are passionate about the Art of Not Knowing, see http://www.spaceunlimited.org/about-us/why-we-work-this-way [...]
Helen Monaghan
Helen Monaghan
HellenDogers
HellenDogers
INSECREMI
INSECREMI
Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell
JacquiMitchell
JacquiMitchell
Jacqui is passionate about changing the way capitalism operates. She is a specialist in employee ownership and project manages the transition process for business owners who wish to sell their companies to the employees as well as working with companies where employees are given a meaningful stake. Employee ownership isn’t just about owning shares but more importantly includes the sharing of information and power. Jacqui also works with an organisation called the Great Game of Business which enables organisations to build a strong ownership culture where everyone think, feels and acts like an owner although they may not necessarily be shareholders. This proven methodology is based on the principle of open book management and the lessons that have been learnt from SRC Holdings, a US company which has been employee owned for almost 30 years. [...]
JamesBoyd
JamesBoyd
JamesMiller
JamesMiller
Jamie Mallan
Jamie Mallan
JanetFyfe
JanetFyfe
I work in Further Education in Scotland. Experienced in managing elearning and eassessment and particularly interested in learning design and the use of new technologies. [...]
JanKolling
JanKolling
Curiculum Vitae: Name: Jan Kölling Born: In the City of Haarlem. Country: The Netherlands. Profession: Artist / / Poet. Company: Tanglewood / Paradox productions. I offer: Visual Art. About: "THIS WHOLE WORLD IS WITHOUT ORIGIN AND WITHOUT DESTRUCTION". ( santideva ) "PROCESSING THE EMPTY TITLE" Technique(s): Digital Camera / Computer / Self Developed Software. The artist has a degree in Digital Design and has devised his own software coding to create his work. Education: Private education in Sculpture making and Painting. 1981 - 1991 - Worked as an Art Curator at the "Stelling Gallery Foundation" in the City of Leiden in the Netherlands and in the City of Köln in Germany. Created over one hundred exhibitions during that period with for the most; young and unknown Artists. 1980 -2000 - Made Exhibitions all [...]
jeannie buckingham
jeannie buckingham
Jen Jenkins
Jen Jenkins
Jill Booth
Jill Booth
Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett
Jim is an international Health and Well-Being Leadership Speaker, consultant, writer, cartoonist and Chartered Safety Engineer. As a performance catalyst he empowers individuals and organisations to deliver value, grow and have fun within a safe learning environment. More info at jimbennettspeaker.com [...]
JimMather
JimMather
I am a chartered accountant, who spent most of his career in the IT Sector. Latterly, I founded the ComputerLand businesses in Scotland before going into politics in 2003. In the political phase I was both a Highland & Island MSP (2003-07)and MSP for Argyll & Bute (2007-11). When the SNP formed its first administration in 2007 I was appointed Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism - a post I held till i retired from politics in 2011. My contribution in this latter political phase was totally guided by systems thinking, mediation and the belief that these disciplines could improve both results and the political process. I am now walking the walk by chairing Gael and helping others see the merit in this thinking. [...]
Johanna Holtan
Johanna Holtan
JohnCarlisle
JohnCarlisle
JohnCorrigan
JohnCorrigan
JohnHutchison
JohnHutchison
John Raven
John Raven
John Raven has, for just over 50 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy (especially in relation to sustainability), and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. The outcomes of his work in the educational area are summarised in Managing Education for Effective Schooling: The Most Important Problem is to Come to terms with Values. (Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York [but also available from the author].) His more general work was summarised in: The New Wealth of Nations: The Societal Learning Arrangements Needed for a Sustainable Society. (Bloomfield Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, but also available from he author.) More recently, he has been most heavily involved in studying and mapping the networks of hidde [...]
johnvandemolegraaf
johnvandemolegraaf
"Scotland is a small country on the map, but a big country in the mind." Can’t put it better, it tells in a way my love for this country, the people and their natural environment. Further more I believe Scotland has an important role to play in the renewable energy sector in Europe. Personally I believe Scotland should be like Germany at the front. Like the Germans they have the capability, the strength and the know how. From begin '80 I enjoy coming over to Scotland. It has won my heart and passion. Once worked with IBM in Greenock lived in Largs. Due to family circumstances I had to go back to the Low Lands (The Netherlands:-) I wish to build on my career and I believe that the renewable energy sector is able to offer that. Details of my working background can be found on LinkedIn. Momentarily working as a Management Secretary in the health and care sector in The Netherlands. Again involved in changing the culture of thinking. At the moment active networking in finding a [...]
JonesStephen
JonesStephen
Josphine Bisono
Josphine Bisono
Juliette Summers
Juliette Summers
I am a lecturer in the Institute for Socio-Management at Stirling University, where my work looks at employee ownership, community participation, and social identity. I am also a community councillor & a board member for a community company. [...]
Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini
I'm an independent, ethical HR and employment taxes adviser with a lot to offer employers. I work UK wide with employers in all sectors. My main aim is to make the workplace a better place and encourage employers to use the right techniques to get the most out of their employees without breaking the bank. Being a tax adviser means i can also advise employers on the tax implications of what they are doing. Aside from that, I love running and walking, I have two dogs and I spend any spare time I can get in Tuscany with my husband. I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish as well as German and Italian. I sing classical music and can be commissioned to sing at events (please go to http://justinericcomini.wix.com/singer) and I am currently raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am trying to do something about animal welfare, especially for the terrible cruelty inflicted on dogs in China, which is grotesque. [...]
KamillaKvinge
KamillaKvinge
Currently a part-time history student, reading Chinese history & British politics. Discovered my entrepreneurial side after completing a Coaching Training course - was around this time that I discovered my true potential, proactivity & passion for making positive change in society. Spent a majority of the summer business planning & mind mapping business models. Shall shortly seek funding, start expanding my company COFOS & crack on with building a team & professional organization [...]
KarenBarr
KarenBarr
KarenBirch
KarenBirch
I started my working life in the medical industry, then established a marketing agency to cater for the needs of the emerging biotechnology sector, was Director General of the Scottish Biotechnology Industry Association, a role I combined with assisting new companies bring technologies from university to market. I went on to found a highly successful on-line retail business. I retired from e-commerce in 2006 to concentrate on my artwork and continue to sell pieces in galleries across the country. I now run The3rdimagazine, a fantastic collaborative project, with support from an amazing group of women from across the UK. To reflect the nature of the project the3rdimagazine is a member owned co-operative dedicated to building value, equality and shared equity. I also teach meditation and work to promote ethical business practices using the principles of Ethiconomics I am a board member at Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Library and an advisory board member at Co-operative [...]
KateLacka
KateLacka
KathleenKing
KathleenKing
Katie McWilliam
Katie McWilliam
Kennie
Kennie
a lifelone learner [...]
KennyWiggins
KennyWiggins
KenTait
KenTait
Kepayemaply
Kepayemaply
Kevin Kjellerup
Kevin Kjellerup
I have over 25 years of experience in training and program development specializing in leadership, operations, quality management, and strategic planning. More info at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkjellerup [...]
KirstenNeilsen
KirstenNeilsen
KirstyBogle
KirstyBogle
KjetilRossavik
KjetilRossavik
LaurenceReid
LaurenceReid
A Scot now located in Houston as Senior Manager for Product Strategy with Halliburton's Landmark Software & Solutions PSL delivering integrated operations solutions for E&P assets. Previously; Director for HSE systems and performance, Manager for Quality and Business Excellence with KBR and Production Services (became PSN) based in Aberdeen. Initial career in heavy manufacturing as industrial engineer with Babcock Energy. [...]
Lesley Boyd
Lesley Boyd
LesleyWhelan
LesleyWhelan
LiamRedford
LiamRedford
LindaMcLean
LindaMcLean
Linda trained in Nursing in the 1970’s and worked extensively in both Renal Medicine and Intensive Care, before studying orthopedics and becoming Ward Sister in an Orthopedic hospital. The ward specialized in major arthroplasty and complex spinal operations, such as lumbar and cervical osteotomies. Teaching formed an important part of her role. Patients came from as far afield as the Arab Emirates, so Culture and Diversity were a necessary part of Nurse Education. She has fifteen years experience in Community Care, the last five of these as a Care Coordinator. In this role she delivered care and accommodation to a severely disabled and ventilated patient, assisting with the development of High Dependency/Intensive Care in the Community model. Over the years she trained thirty staff to work within this template to the requisite standard. She was trained by Strathclyde Police and worked with them for two years as an Adviser. She has organized a local epilepsy group for peer supp [...]
LizMcConnell
LizMcConnell
Lorna
Lorna
Having worked in the food industry then the voluntary care sector (managing training and development), Lorna went back to higher education to do a PhD in public health. She is now a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University. [...]
lotchoomy
lotchoomy
LouieGardiner
LouieGardiner
Partnering leaders navigating through complex personal, organisational and whole system challenges and transformation. Have worked in all sectors over last 25 years learning about and applying the art of leading, facilitating and coaching people, teams and organisations through change. Drawing on complexity sciences, and using simple models and methods from the expanding field of Human Systems Dynamics, I am able to support leaders to influence change in complex systems creating whole system transformation - in surprisingly efficient, inexpensive yet highly effective ways. [...]
lqukmooeve
lqukmooeve
Lynn Railston
Lynn Railston
Eric McLean
Eric McLean
A hugely disruptive learner. *smiling* My background is change, organisation development, strategy and company culture. Worked for a number of leading blue-chip organisations, across a number of industry sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and investment banking. Worked in the USA, Brussels, London and the Gulf. Just returned to Edinburgh after an exile of almost thirty years. Looking forward to great changes in Scotland over the next thirty years. Currently writing and consulting. Specialising in Culture Change and Organisation Development. See my Web pages for more information. www.mclean.co [...]
macaulaypearson
macaulaypearson
macaulaytippins
macaulaytippins
Malcolm Dickson
Malcolm Dickson
MalcolmYoung
MalcolmYoung
ManfredHellrigl
ManfredHellrigl
MargaretWilliamson
MargaretWilliamson
MarilynAitkenhead
MarilynAitkenhead
MarkBourke
MarkBourke
MarkDouglas
MarkDouglas
Mark is a change management specialist and coach with a track record of delivering significant business improvements and results. His business, Blue Ptarmigan, works across the UK and partners companies and individuals to ‘unlock their potential and unleash growth’. He believes that 'Your Success is Our Success' and this ethos drives his approach. Two quotes that he often uses drives his interest in the Unreasonable Learner. Firstly, 'I'm not young enough to know everything', #Barrie and secondly, 'The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic' #Drucker. [...]
MarkEyre
MarkEyre
MauriceHolt
MauriceHolt
Originator of Slow Education concept (in Kappan, December 2002), currently active as member of team presenting and promoting this idea in England (www.sloweducation.co.uk). Previously professor of curriculum theory at U. of Colorado, Denver (1990-1998); director, American Academy, Larnaca, Cyprus; director, ten schools project, Plymouth (U. of Exeter, Marjon); independent consultant; author of several books on curriculum: head, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Herts (1969-78). [...]
MelanieNewdick
MelanieNewdick
Mel Harris
Mel Harris
Kilvert Croft
Kilvert Croft
Working in the distinctive field of Transpersonal Coaching, Mentoring & Training is both rewarding and a delight. Developing new horizons and achievements for individuals, organisations & businesses that recognise the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in life & work, is a privilege. In addition to the material and financial gains, together we also focus on the service of something greater than ourselves, which leads to fulfilment and an enjoyment of life itself. As a Doctor of Metaphysical Theology as well as a coach, mentor and trainer,, this is a special time to be involved within my profession, a time of great discovery - about ourselves, our universe and the power of our Minds. There are now so many people, who, like me, feel passionately that we humans can and should have a greater influence for good in our lives, relationships and with our businesses, organisations, societies and communities. Clients can share the experiences of my fulfilling and rewar [...]
MichaelCushman
MichaelCushman
No sense in reinventing anything. See my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcushman. I do believe the book I'm writing, The Age of Unlearning, is aligned with the views of Unreasonable Learners, and it perhaps will move the ball a little further down the court. Looking forward to meeting others here and hearing their ideas for improving work as we know it. [...]
MichaelHeaney
MichaelHeaney
Michael King
Michael King
Michael lives in Canberra, Australia, and is passionate about improving the quality of learning in our school education systems based on the work of Dr. W Edwards Deming. He has devoted over two decades to learning about the practical application or Dr Deming's ideas to organisation improvement, and the past sixteen years to learning about their application in school education. [...]
MikeBell
MikeBell
My mission is to make people think differently about work and question why they do the things they do. There is a better way and I want to help everyone see it. My experience spans roles as a research chemist, project manager, site director and as a corporate trainer; although I should probably add gravedigger to that list as I learned a lot about teamwork in that job. I have been fortunate to live and work in England, Australia, the US, Italy and Scotland and I have tried to understand and distil the best practices from each of those cultures. My particular skill is in making complex ideas accessible and simple enough to be used by everyone [...]
mikemccarron
mikemccarron
MutteguachRat
MutteguachRat
Neil Cameron
Neil Cameron
Neil Ferguson
Neil Ferguson
Neil MacInnes
Neil MacInnes
Neil Warren
Neil Warren
http://www.linkedin.com/in/neilwarren [...]
NicholasJohnston
NicholasJohnston
I'm Chief Executive of ECC, a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation in the higher and further education and related sectors. We provide our members with a unique mix of high quality role design and analysis products and bespoke consultancy and training services to enable them to deliver best practice in people management. I have more than 15 years experience of developing and delivering practical and successful business plans. Before joining I spent several years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3000 staff across 40 sites. My earlier career experience includes marketing, economic development, business consultancy, and designing and delivering training. [...]
NickAnanin
NickAnanin
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89608822 [...]
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener is now based in England but has lived and worked in Scotland. Nick attended his first Deming seminar in 1991 and right away saw the power behind Deming's ideas. Since then he has continued to deepen his own understanding of successful management. He believes that there is strong evidence of the interdependence between statistical thinking and psychology when correctly understood in a system. He has used this approach to improve results for quality, risk management and health & safety in many diverse enterprises. He enjoys bringing the ideas to life and showing their innovative power to help transform organisations that want to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world. Nick is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2008 he was awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hutchison Medal. He compleated the Munros and furths in 2004. He is currently a director of RI Solutions Limited, a [...]
Nigel Wallace
Nigel Wallace
Norman Speirs
Norman Speirs
2000- to date European Director - Management Wisdom Distributors of the Deming Video Library and Course Director of “Conformance to Performance”. An important new e-learning product for the 21st century helping to create the organisational culture within which transformation and continual improvement can be introduced and sustained. How systems, variation, knowledge and people interdepend and interact to improve how organisations work. 1994- 2000 National Accounts Consultancy Gainsborough Director- mainly involved with research and recruitment assignments.  Latterly employed solely in research 1992 - 1993 Chivers Hartley Histon Cambridgeshire Trade Marketing Manager. Developing/implementing Trade Marketing plan. 4 direct reports – Multiple retailers/ Foodservice. 1991 -1992 Dairy Produce Packers Coleraine N Ireland National A [...]
Nuseemelo
Nuseemelo
Oliwia
Oliwia
PatriciaSpencer
PatriciaSpencer
Patrick Balfour
Patrick Balfour
PaulineWeddell
PaulineWeddell
Paul Summers
Paul Summers
Currently employed by an English local authority, I am a part time PhD candidate applying systems thinking to driving performance improvement. [...]
peterahunter
peterahunter
If you have ever experienced or learnt something which you then knew was instinctively right - you will never have forgotten it. Peter Hunter learned something years ago which, regrettably, most of us have still yet to learn. When we do - once we have understood the simplicity of 'Breaking the Mould' - it will transform our lives forever! [...]
PhilipOakley
PhilipOakley
I'm a Chartered Engineer (MIET) working as a Systems engineer in the design of electro-optic systems. My view of systems is outward looking to its environment, rather than inward looking at its components. It is the emergent properties that make a system / person / learner what they are. I'm an active volunteer for the IET and advise those seeking professional registration. In my spare time I also coach paddlesports (kayak & canoe) [...]
Peter Troxler
Peter Troxler
RamkumarViswanathan
RamkumarViswanathan
Raul
Raul
RezaMohammadi
RezaMohammadi
RichardBrewster
RichardBrewster
Richard Sheahan
Richard Sheahan
Based in London, I work as an independent consultant helping companies (large and small, in several sectors and countries), charities and public bodies to understand their customers and then organise themselves to respond in ways that achieve everyone's goals and that are sustainable. My approach was developed in commercial/marketing/CRM roles, so a different background and perspective from trained systems thinkers. There are differences in language and tools, but we seem to converge in our purpose, and in the goals we work towards with an organisation - for example including customers as part of the 'system' rather than as its subject or victim. I like to think that I also share the desire to understand and address complexity rather than assume simplicity. [...]
Richard Thorns
Richard Thorns
Richard originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. He has worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years he has been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. Richard’s philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. He works to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work. His competence lies in his understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better [...]
RobertIngram
RobertIngram
Robert
Robert
Robert is a Change Leader at ArranJay Consulting and ArranJay Management Services. With a background of work in the public sector and NHS he enjoys improving systems to help services to do the right things better, for their customers. [...]
RosemaryRowley
RosemaryRowley
RossDeighton
RossDeighton
SamSmith
SamSmith
SandyMcCurdy
SandyMcCurdy
I'm a business adviser with Perth & Kinross Council & am involved with Dundee University GYm as a faculty member & honorary lecturer. Also I'm a committee member of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. My background is in sales. marketing, training & I play blues in occasional bands. [...]
Sandy Watson
Sandy Watson
SarahDeas
SarahDeas
SarahIngham
SarahIngham
ScottTorrance
ScottTorrance
SheilaFraser
SheilaFraser
Sheila Fraser Associates designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to ensure the training design is friendly to the brain. She explores recent brain research and crystallises this knowledge to create tools and activities that are at the edge of science. She takes time to ensure that activities are inclusive for individuals who require support with communication. The results are training activities that work and key messages stick. "My facilitation sessions are now clear and focused. I was amazed how Sheila backed up the information with scientific facts and demonstrated clearly why we should do it a particular way". "Sheila's training adds a 3rd dimension to learning' and 'The session resulted in itself bringing about a high level of energy amongst the Board and staff." "Sheila is an inspiration. She demonstrates how to bring colour and fun to any form of learning. " [...]
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim is a statistician with specific interest and experience in Performance Measurement and Benchmarking, on each of which he has written a book for practitioners. Tim has had careers in the manufacturing, mining and oil industries but since setting up his own company in 1990 has worked with a wide variety of clients. Having sold his company in 2010, Tim now works only for selected clients as an independent trainer and consultant. [...]
Stella
Stella
hello, I have been given the opportunity to study on a part time basis for the MA in art history at St Andrews University. This is a move from doing fine art as it transpired that I really like being a bit of ferret in the how,why who and what of the art world.My main interest is in the use of visual art in the field of propoganda and this is what I hope to explore as my studies develop.Geographically, I have a home near Dornoch, currently work and live in Aberdeen .Interests outside being an Art ferret are music ,rugby and motorbikes ,printmaking and my latest discovery chocolate flavoured wine!!! [...]
Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles
I've been in the QA field since 1979, having worked for a wide range of companies from multi-national corporations to SMEs. Nowadays, specialise in assessing the effectiveness of management systems (either through audits on behalf of purchasers or through direct consultancy) or guiding the development of effective, integrated quality and safety management systems. I also teach for the CQI Diploma in Quality Management. And, speaking of the CQI, I'm also quite involved with that organisation, both at local and national (UK) level - at time of writing this I'm chair of the CQI advisory Council. Areas of special expertise include management system auditing QHSE, process mapping, customer satisfaction and effective usage of IT. Specialist sector experience includes upstream oil & gas exploration (onshore & offshore). [...]
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Murphy
Stephen Murphy
I have spent most of my career working in semiconductor manufacturing,Texas Instruments, Motorola,DEC and even the Swatch Group. This lead me to World Class Manufacturing and the practical application of statistics. I have two business interests at the moment. First I represent Datalyzer in the UK. Datalyzer is a private company that develops software for quality applications,SPC,FMEA,OEE and gauge Capability. Secondly I work as an independent consultant offering continuous improvement skills to manufacturing organisations of any size. [...]
Stephen Priddle-Higson
Stephen Priddle-Higson
SteveBorris
SteveBorris
Steveh
Steveh
loves finding interesting ideas and people. Knitting. Gardening. Trying to make the world a better place. Learning to be Delightful ....and delightful to be learning. Dreams: Creating a world where good ideas flourish and poor ideas perish Ambitions: Growing a thriving economy in Scotland, based upon 21st Century technologies & services seeking to deliver ever increasing levls of customer delight. Next 12 months Goal: To help more companies thrive than last year. Successes: Ranging from crafting strategies for a billion growth to a million to a thousand and helping many be achieved. Coaching many folk at all ages and levels to become and do more. Specialties Thinking differently,creative problem solving, opportunity finding, facilitation, project management, root cause analysis Strategy development, strategic marketing, demand creation, facilitation, business improvement, people development, coaching. An avid user of tools and techniques helping to turn th [...]
TamaraMulherin
TamaraMulherin
TerryWeight
TerryWeight
My home is in Herefordshire, UK I retired June 2010. I have kept myself interested through my involvement with the Alliance of Deming Consultants and linked organisations. Work History 2003-10 Royal Dutch Shell, Senior Internal Consultant (Business Improvement) 2001-03 AstraZeneca UK Manufacturing, Senior Statistical Adviser 1992-2001 Process Management International (PMI), director and senior consultant 1980-1992 ICI / Zeneca Agrochemicals, Senior Manager of Computing, Statistics and Scientific Information Services 1969-1980 ICI, Statistician in several different divisions including 3 years in Germany Expertise I am an extremely experienced applied Statistician who has practised in a huge variety of industrial and business types and departments within them. I also have considerable experience as a senior manager in such settings. I subsequently built a much wider consultant role from this base. My role as a consultant was as a facilitator, adviser, trainer and [...]
TestNewEditor
TestNewEditor
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TestNewUser
TestNewUser
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The Free University
The Free University
the new iphone 5
the new iphone 5
The realdavidcameron
The realdavidcameron
David Cameron has established himself as a leading voice in education. He has led reviews and presented at conferences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, but he remains committed to working with teachers and learners. David has extensive experience as a teacher, a senior manager in schools and in local authorities, most recently as Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. He has been extensively involved in Curriculum for Excellence and, notably, in the review of Devolved School Management. As an independent consultant, he has maintained that level of involvement and further broadened his experiences. He can be contacted at therealdavidcameron@gmail.com [...]
Thom Young
Thom Young
TimBrooks
TimBrooks
Tom Duncan
Tom Duncan
TonyDolan
TonyDolan
Tony Miller
Tony Miller
2014: Just finished editing a book by the late Jim Duffy entitled 'Knowing & Applying'. In the process of arranging a publisher. 2013: In collaboration with Gordon Hall and Carol Craig, published the short book "Letting Go: Breathing new life into organisations" as part of the "Postcards from Scotland" series, edited by Carol Craig. Previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. (retired September 2012) Previously worked for GEC Express Lifts, helping to computerise their control gear with a multi-processor system, afterwards moving to Holland to work as a Systems Consultant with Logica bv. The involvement with large software projects led me to study complex technical systems, and then on to socio/technical systems and management. - At RGU I studied system safety & reliability, developing a Reliability Description Language (RDL) which could simulate the availability of complex engineering systems. 1991: My interest in so [...]
Triclerip
Triclerip
trox
trox
Ursula Pretsch
Ursula Pretsch
vecchiasebourn400
vecchiasebourn400
WendyMill
WendyMill
I am originally from a physiotherapy/Ergonomics background specialising in occupational health. I went on to study a diploma in Corporate and Life Coaching and I am a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Through years of experience and learning I now have a keen interest in the workplace and the effects it has on human behaviour. My company Positive Performance offers communication/ interpersonal skills training, strategies for positive change and team coaching for successful workplace dynamics. Over the years I have published and lectured widely on work related health. In the past i was frequently interviewed on television (ITN & BBC News, Channel 4, Sky News, Focus on Britain, GMTV) and radio (Medicine Now, Jimmy Young show, Michael Van Stratton show, LBC Health phone in). Along with many published articles, i have also written a self-help book published by Thorsons – Harper Collins. [...]
YvonneBostock
YvonneBostock
ZaraKitson
ZaraKitson
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Ltd
Abermed Limited is a market leader in the provision of remote medical support services to the energy industry and provides occupational health services across the UK. [...]
David Fraser
David Fraser
Dr David Fraser is a Chartered Engineer, business coach, certified mediator, facilitator and author of "Relationships Made Easy for the Business Professional". He works with organisations and individuals assisting them in taking a holistic approach to projects, programmes, change and interpersonal effectiveness. He was Programme Director for the Type 45 Destroyer Programme for BAE in the late 90's and has experience of the new enterprise sector. He also recently assisted the MoD and Babcock develop their "partnering" approach at the Clyde Naval Base over a 2-3 year period. More info at http://www.drdavidfraser.com. [...]
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian has a background of experience in 4 key sectors: Education, Sustainable Development, Enterprise and the Landbased Industries. Originally from Huddersfield , with a rural upbringing, he first studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in the 70s, and after having worked on a number of farms around the UK, worked as a farms manager involving research, development and demonstration farms running commercial intensive agricultural livestock enterprises. These farms were a “tourist attraction” of a sort, and Adrian really enjoyed explaining to fellow livestock producers what the farms were doing. After becoming totally disillusioned with intensive livestock production Adrian took up a farm management lecturer post in Falkirk and Central Scotland. Over the next few years Adrian developed a range of enterprises producing free range eggs, organic medicinal herbs, worms, gourmet Scottish natural foods, as well as keeping Rare Breeds of sheep. Adrian returned t [...]
aenrolensiff
aenrolensiff
Aidan Ward
Aidan Ward
Aidan is an organisational systems consulting, diagnosing organisational problems and designing solutions especially in multi-agency systems. His special interest is trust and the transparency of work systems. In public life Aidan's focus is the failure of public bodies to commission services effectively and the much simpler, cheaper and more effective alternative mechanisms that are available. [...]
AlanHughes
AlanHughes
AlanJones
AlanJones
I am the Director of Tennent's Training Academy in Glasgow, which is a privately operated £1 million hospitality training establishment. I'm also the Director of Training & Projects at the G1 Group, which is a large Scottish based hospitality and leisure business. My background is in education and industry [...]
albmolinar
albmolinar
AliCoates
AliCoates
AlisonSmith
AlisonSmith
Alan Pippenger
Alan Pippenger
Professional speaker on life and work of W. Edwards Deming. Transformation to Deming Philosophy took place in 2004. Founding member, Deming Collaboration. President, Professional Speakers Workshop. Forty years sign and graphic experience. Graphics, web design, product creation, development. [...]
AllanTaylor
AllanTaylor
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndreySpegoaleglide
AndyColville
AndyColville
After two decades of formal studies in psychology, integrated with a range of work roles, Andy now applies his knowledge and understanding of the subject to the Business and Workplace domain. He provides professional support services to individuals, SMEs, and large organisations across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Currently supporting clients in the Games, Oil & Gas (Energy) and Manufacturing industries, and the Financial, Retail, Legal and Voluntary sectors to develop effective solutions to operational issues, and employee relations and engagement issues. Andy is committed to optimising organisations' business performance through enhancing the working lives of their employees. He developed the W.I.S.E.R. (Workplace Initiatives to Strengthen Employment Relations) programme; a comprehensive suit of connected interventions to address the many unsubstantiated and damaging practices that have came to be accepted as the norm in business; t [...]
AndyFerguson
AndyFerguson
Andy Lippok
Andy Lippok
I am Andy Lippok, and for many years worked in Human Resources at various levels of responsibility until I realised belatedly I was working on the symptoms rather than the root causes for organisational issues – I had the right intention, but the wrong thinking! Since the day of my “enlightenment” for a number of years I have worked in organisations that have used a novel and potent approach that has delivered significantly better service, reduced costs and increased employee morale. The approach was based on research undertaken by amongst others W Edwards Deming, developed further by Toyota into their now famous production system, and which since then John Seddon and his team have adapted for service organisations. The Vanguard systems thinking Method is all about working with people to redesign the work. On meeting, knowing and working with all the members of Unreasonable Learners and the networks beyond, gives me a deep sense of privilege and I am profoundly grateful! [...]
angelahampson
angelahampson
Angela had an extensive career in Social Housing in Glasgow, having been employed by Glasgow City Council and latterly Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) for over 34 years until August 2010. At the time of her early retirement she was the first accredited internal consultant for GHA in the Vanguard method of Systems Thinking. This methodology looks at everything from the customer’s perspective and dictates that services are designed around customer demands. An example of how this can transform services was in 2008 where she led the redesign of the rental income system; reducing rent arrears by £2.4 million in 2009/10 while delivering an improved service. Angela is Vice Chair of Glasgow Credit Union – the largest in the UK with membership approaching 30,000 and total assets just about to hit £100 million. She has been involved with her Credit Union since its inception in 1989. With her fellow directors, her role on the Board is to drive the strategic direction while ensuring t [...]
AngusDouglas
AngusDouglas
Accomplished and energetic leader, CA qualified, with over 15 years of international commercial and financial management experience in the strategic development and delivery of improved performance, including LEAN methodology, for a portfolio of complex capital equipment and contracting businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. A genuine developer of talent achieved through engagement and collaboration with international management teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil and Asia. In depth cross-cultural experience within the BRIC economies as well as throughout the EMEA region developing customer relationships, business start up, expansion, turnaround and M&A projects. [...]
AnnAstell
AnnAstell
Business psychologist, based in Edinburgh Working as a consultant under two limited companies; for specialist psychology services = The St. Andrews Consultancy Ltd; for improving organisational performance = Engage and Align Ltd [...]
AnneM
AnneM
degree in environmental engineering from the University of Strathclyde; degree in social sciences from Open Uni; Masters in Management; PgC in Strategic Management; member of various institutions and contributor to several systems journals and discussion forums. Book Reviewer for several journals including Viable Systems Journal. Chair of Education and Training Committee of an institution and member of a National Working Group on "multi skilled building operative" qualification structure. Happy to contribute any way I can! [...]
Anne McTaggart
Anne McTaggart
Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts
Anthony Winney
Anthony Winney
AttillbourA
AttillbourA
beverleycliftons
beverleycliftons
BillAtkinson
BillAtkinson
Careers in the military, defence manufacturing and financial services in leadership and development roles before starting up my own consultancy in 2000. I appear to have a tendency to be the piece of grit in the works as I enjoy learning through robust discussion. [...]
BillyOneill
BillyOneill
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
Bonnie Lawson-Brown
BrianMurray
BrianMurray
with a career moving from welder to mathematician to R&D management to IT strategy and management consulting (now completing an Energy MSc out of interest) - I am hoping I can give some interesting perspectives on relevant discussions [...]
Brian Sherwood Jones
Brian Sherwood Jones
My career has been largely concerned with integrating people and complex technical systems. For some of this time, it has also been concerned with integrating people, technology, and regulation. Central has been the development and application of Human Centred Design, in the context of systems thinking and use of tools for managing complexity. My hope with the UL is to apply these resources to the problems and opportunities around me in Ayrshire. [...]
bupebycle
bupebycle
CallumFindlay
CallumFindlay
Interested in renewables, innovation, mountains, boats, fresh air, holistic strategy, Scotland, and using good process to deliver great results [...]
Cameron Leask
Cameron Leask
Carol Craig
Carol Craig
Dr Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being which was launched in December 2004 at the highly successful Scotland's Tipping Point conference. Prior to taking up this post Carol ran her own training and development business specialising in personal and team development. Carol is also author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: a handbook for professionals working with young people and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. In the first few years of operation the Centre’s work was particularly centred on Positive Psychology. Now the Centre, under Carol's leadership, is broadening its agenda and forging new ways to think about confidence and well-being. Carol has a B.A. in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh. More info at www.centreforconfidence.co.uk [...]
CaroleCarrick
CaroleCarrick
Trying to become enlightened. [...]
CarolineRuiz
CarolineRuiz
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp, BA (Hons), PGDip, PhD is the Director of Research for Real, an Edinburgh based action research consultancy that delivers high quality, theoretically-informed and practical research and consultancy projects across diverse fields of public action and policy. Cathy has a strong interest in the use of action research to support whole system change in complex social and organisational settings, including extending participatory practice, experiential learning and public service reform. She has recently completed two large Scottish Government funded evaluations of the Fife Alcohol Partnership Project, and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (Cedar) national pilot programme. See www.research-for-real.co.uk [...]
cenrolensiff
cenrolensiff
ChrisAlder
ChrisAlder
I see myself as an evolving being who is trying to become the fullest and widest version of myself in order to help bring about change and transformation in the world. This means I am committed to spiritual, emotional, psychological, cognitive and physical growth in all areas of my life. I am a Certified Integral CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada and am also studying Core Integral by Clint Fuhs and Ken Wilber. I am co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, Integral Scotland and have my own coaching business with my wife, Integral Leadership Development (www.integral-coach.co.uk), where we specialize in helping people develop into inspirational leaders. All these companies are dedicated to transforming the culture we live in by applying Integral perspectives and evolutionary principles. [...]
ChrisMilburn
ChrisMilburn
ClaudiaMacdonald
ClaudiaMacdonald
coesyHeetly
coesyHeetly
ColinCampbell
ColinCampbell
CraigBrown
CraigBrown
ctemple
ctemple
School Adviser Learning and Teaching (Melbourne, Australia). Follow the philosophy of Quality Learning and systems thinking. [...]
David Buchan
David Buchan
DavidCaskie
DavidCaskie
Daviddale
Daviddale
Managing Director with Turriff Contractors and Smart Services. All companies have recently been acquired by May Gurney. I am responsible for operational delivery of all utility work in Scotland. I have a keen interest in behavioural science along with the work of Deming and systems thinking. I am keen on working out how to get the best from people and creating the right environment for people to thrive in. I concentrate on getting the strategy correct and aligned with the operational delivery through the processes and behaviours of people. How this all works together as a system is continual learning every single day. Trying to get people to understand how dysfunctional behaviour affects the whole system is my daily challenge [...]
DavidErdal
DavidErdal
DavidHood
DavidHood
Competitiveness Specialist | Global Marketing Network Director Online/CPD | Marketing Director Aqua Energy (Sc) | Author. He co-creates enhanced competitiveness for your proposition and organisation. He finds your best, current U.S.P, (unique selling point) and a better, sustainable one that can be quickly and easily applied. Holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in both Enterprise Development and International Marketing. Author of the new books 'The Marketing Manifesto' and 'Competitive SME', published by Kogan Page Check them out here. [...]
DavidKerr
DavidKerr
David McAra
David McAra
I started in engineering, migrated through training into management and organisation development. The older I get, the less I know. [...]
David Millar
David Millar
10 years of experience developing, deploying, sustaining and maturing Knowledge Management and continuous improvement initiatives with major companies in the oil and gas industry. Kicked off career as a director of business intelligence for BizBites, a company based in Aberdeen and Hyderabad, India before joining Agip KCO (a large joint venture involving Shell, Exxonmobil, Total, eni, KazMunaiGaz, ConocoPhillips and Inpex) where I worked as head of Knowledge Management in Milan. For the last 2 years I have been the global organisational learning specialist at BP until recently joining Wood Group PSN as Global Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management and an MSc in Knowledge Management from RGU. [...]
David Miller
David Miller
In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland Learning, a member of the Scottish Government’s CfE Excellence Group, and is working with Glasgow University on a project exploring varieties of literacy in 21st learning and teaching. David is a Judge for the UK Teaching Awards, the Scottish Education Awards, for the Institute of Ideas – Debating Mattes, and for Jamie Oliver’s Dream Teacher. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters in Teaching and Learning for Edgehill University, an Advanced Higher Marker for the Scottish Qualification Authority and a Visiting Tutor to students of the PGDE, [...]
Derek Park
Derek Park
Derek has 35 years experience of operational and organisational management in the oil, process and utilities industry. Prior to becoming a consultanthe provided Operations Management services and Strategic Asset Management services for an oil major which included offshore production platforms, major pipelines and onshore facilities. Subsequently he led an operational re-organisation at a major UK petrochemical site and was part of a team which delivered a cultural and operational transformation to an endangered power station. He is a creator and developer of effective organisations and is driven by a strong belief that many people spend too much of their time working on things that do not make a difference. He often works directly with front line staff and offers a ‘bottom up’ approach to transformation, complementary to the typical structural techniques. He specialises in engaging people in the process, recognising that sustainable cultural change can only happen when people are s [...]
Dorcas de Koning
Dorcas de Koning
dougmorwood
dougmorwood
Dumunusty
Dumunusty
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Macleod
Duncan Whitehead
Duncan Whitehead
EleanorRutherford
EleanorRutherford
EthanBlack
EthanBlack
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson is a chartered engineer who, following his curiosity and instincts gained through a varied career, now works in the broad field of innovation. Ewan is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies, on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He has worked overseas extensively and has run his own manufacturing and consulting businesses and is a lead facilitator in Systematic Inventive Thinking and associated innovation techniques. His passion is to ‘legitimise’ innovation and make it a normal organisational process, rather than a disruptive distraction. Ewan is a keen sportsman, especially where water is concerned, and is a Board Member of a sport National Governing Body in Scotland. [...]
fiona savage
fiona savage
I trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for a number of years after qualifying. I then spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a range of sales and marketing roles including sitting on ABPI Scotland and managing new product entries in to the devolved counters. I was held the post of Account Director for government and charity help lines including the for runner of NHS 24 , which was known as the NHS Helpline, HEBS a NO Smoking helpline and The National Meningitis help and more. I am also a key member of the Unreasonable Learners Network organising many of their activates and recently I hosted a Kick of Event for The B team, Plan B for business Co-founded by Richard Branson. I have started my own consultancy supporting organisation to enable them to become a connected enterprise. I am dyslexic and this has it pros and cons but has forced me to developed my lateral thinking! That said, my dyslexia can produce some amusing faux pas moments. I recently t [...]
Fiona Gifford
Fiona Gifford
For over 20 years I delivered strategic change, performance and personal development in the complex environment of global corporations.I have a passion for creating and developing the conditions for performance excellence through coaching and working with leaders, teams and individuals. I have personally built and led several cross-functional and cross-cultural teams engaged in the passionate pursuit of exceptional service quality and ultimate productivity. For the last 8 years I have focused on team and leadership coaching and development and have coached many leaders and leadership teams to higher effectiveness and greater impact. I have also designed and delivered development programmes for leaders at all levels. Specialties: leadership and emergent talent development, teams, organisation development and change, 1:1 and team coaching, performance improvement, facilitation. Writing: I am the author of several workbooks for leaders including: Purposeful Leadership, My Board o [...]
Fran
Fran
Fran Ackermann is a Professor of Strategy and Management Science at Strathclyde Business School and is interested in methods for working with messy complex problems (strategy and policy making being two very big complex problems!). She has developed with colleagues a number of approaches and has written and consulted widely [...]
frank
frank
I am employed in Dundee City Council's Environment Department as a Performance and Strategy Manager. The department was created in July 2011 and has over 1000 employees 850 of whom are crafts and manual workers.The department consists of three operational divisions of Environmental Protection,Environmental Management and Construction.Fleet Management is part of the department and this function manages the Council's entire vehicle fleet.I work in the Support Services division. I have a keen interest in the practical application of Whole Systems Thinking. I am also interested in how the systems approach would help to clarify the complex interelations between the environment,health and climate change. [...]
Fred Best
Fred Best
FvMarketer
FvMarketer
garrymoore
garrymoore
geoff elliott
geoff elliott
GeoffMawdsley
GeoffMawdsley
Geraldine Wooley
Geraldine Wooley
Gill Gray
Gill Gray
GordonHall
GordonHall
Gordon is the CEO of the Deming Learning Network in Aberdeen. In studying W Edwards Deming over the past 20+ years he has identified with Deming's fundamental aim of encouraging the search for "knowledge" in context of "management." The recognition is that, as a society, our organisations have not been utilising the considerable knowledge that has been developed over the past decades. This is in spite of many excellent initiatives and exemplar projects. We do need to ask ourselves why. Gordon believes that there are many forward thinkers in Scotland, and world-wide, and that we should work together so that we create a critical mass that will positively influence the structures and methods utilised in our organisations. Our fundamental aim is to create a society within which our organisations are continually learning. [...]
GraemeBodys
GraemeBodys
HeatherMacLeod
HeatherMacLeod
Heather started her career in nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1977 and worked in the National Health Service before moving into clinical research in 1990. Heather has over 22 years of experience in research, business management at senior level (mainly in project management), and directing and managing international projects. Heather is a Glasgow Highlander, her family coming from the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Arran, the granddaughter of a Crofter and a Gamekeeper. Heather has seen poverty – and it’s effects - at first hand, and the issues which trap generations in poverty. Within her family she has experienced the difficulties which mental illness brings to a family; the issues which young carers face and the isolation which it can bring, as she herself was a carer from a young age. She has experienced the effects of addiction on the family personally. Through her strong inner faith she has a determination to succeed, to support. Her journey and her life experienc [...]
HeatherSim
HeatherSim
I created Space Unlimited after nearly 20 years in economic and business development. I had become intrigued by innovation and change, and especially in what holds us back, when humans are, by nature, creative evolutionary beings. So I decided to do something about this paradox and Space Unlimited was born as a new social enterprise in September 2006, a spin out from Scottish Enterprise. We have pioneered the use of youth-led enquiry as a catalyst for collaborative change, in settings such as education, health & well-being, employability and place-making. We believe that society needs resilient individuals, organisations and communities. Our work is about enabling authentic dialogue, shared responsibility and healthy systems - where everyone is continuously learning about themselves and about their living and working environment. We are passionate about the Art of Not Knowing, see http://www.spaceunlimited.org/about-us/why-we-work-this-way [...]
Helen Monaghan
Helen Monaghan
HellenDogers
HellenDogers
INSECREMI
INSECREMI
Jackie Bell
Jackie Bell
JacquiMitchell
JacquiMitchell
Jacqui is passionate about changing the way capitalism operates. She is a specialist in employee ownership and project manages the transition process for business owners who wish to sell their companies to the employees as well as working with companies where employees are given a meaningful stake. Employee ownership isn’t just about owning shares but more importantly includes the sharing of information and power. Jacqui also works with an organisation called the Great Game of Business which enables organisations to build a strong ownership culture where everyone think, feels and acts like an owner although they may not necessarily be shareholders. This proven methodology is based on the principle of open book management and the lessons that have been learnt from SRC Holdings, a US company which has been employee owned for almost 30 years. [...]
JamesBoyd
JamesBoyd
JamesMiller
JamesMiller
Jamie Mallan
Jamie Mallan
JanetFyfe
JanetFyfe
I work in Further Education in Scotland. Experienced in managing elearning and eassessment and particularly interested in learning design and the use of new technologies. [...]
JanKolling
JanKolling
Curiculum Vitae: Name: Jan Kölling Born: In the City of Haarlem. Country: The Netherlands. Profession: Artist / / Poet. Company: Tanglewood / Paradox productions. I offer: Visual Art. About: "THIS WHOLE WORLD IS WITHOUT ORIGIN AND WITHOUT DESTRUCTION". ( santideva ) "PROCESSING THE EMPTY TITLE" Technique(s): Digital Camera / Computer / Self Developed Software. The artist has a degree in Digital Design and has devised his own software coding to create his work. Education: Private education in Sculpture making and Painting. 1981 - 1991 - Worked as an Art Curator at the "Stelling Gallery Foundation" in the City of Leiden in the Netherlands and in the City of Köln in Germany. Created over one hundred exhibitions during that period with for the most; young and unknown Artists. 1980 -2000 - Made Exhibitions all [...]
jeannie buckingham
jeannie buckingham
Jen Jenkins
Jen Jenkins
Jill Booth
Jill Booth
Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett
Jim is an international Health and Well-Being Leadership Speaker, consultant, writer, cartoonist and Chartered Safety Engineer. As a performance catalyst he empowers individuals and organisations to deliver value, grow and have fun within a safe learning environment. More info at jimbennettspeaker.com [...]
JimMather
JimMather
I am a chartered accountant, who spent most of his career in the IT Sector. Latterly, I founded the ComputerLand businesses in Scotland before going into politics in 2003. In the political phase I was both a Highland & Island MSP (2003-07)and MSP for Argyll & Bute (2007-11). When the SNP formed its first administration in 2007 I was appointed Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism - a post I held till i retired from politics in 2011. My contribution in this latter political phase was totally guided by systems thinking, mediation and the belief that these disciplines could improve both results and the political process. I am now walking the walk by chairing Gael and helping others see the merit in this thinking. [...]
Johanna Holtan
Johanna Holtan
JohnCarlisle
JohnCarlisle
JohnCorrigan
JohnCorrigan
JohnHutchison
JohnHutchison
John Raven
John Raven
John Raven has, for just over 50 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy (especially in relation to sustainability), and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. The outcomes of his work in the educational area are summarised in Managing Education for Effective Schooling: The Most Important Problem is to Come to terms with Values. (Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York [but also available from the author].) His more general work was summarised in: The New Wealth of Nations: The Societal Learning Arrangements Needed for a Sustainable Society. (Bloomfield Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, but also available from he author.) More recently, he has been most heavily involved in studying and mapping the networks of hidde [...]
johnvandemolegraaf
johnvandemolegraaf
"Scotland is a small country on the map, but a big country in the mind." Can’t put it better, it tells in a way my love for this country, the people and their natural environment. Further more I believe Scotland has an important role to play in the renewable energy sector in Europe. Personally I believe Scotland should be like Germany at the front. Like the Germans they have the capability, the strength and the know how. From begin '80 I enjoy coming over to Scotland. It has won my heart and passion. Once worked with IBM in Greenock lived in Largs. Due to family circumstances I had to go back to the Low Lands (The Netherlands:-) I wish to build on my career and I believe that the renewable energy sector is able to offer that. Details of my working background can be found on LinkedIn. Momentarily working as a Management Secretary in the health and care sector in The Netherlands. Again involved in changing the culture of thinking. At the moment active networking in finding a [...]
JonesStephen
JonesStephen
Josphine Bisono
Josphine Bisono
Juliette Summers
Juliette Summers
I am a lecturer in the Institute for Socio-Management at Stirling University, where my work looks at employee ownership, community participation, and social identity. I am also a community councillor & a board member for a community company. [...]
Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini
I'm an independent, ethical HR and employment taxes adviser with a lot to offer employers. I work UK wide with employers in all sectors. My main aim is to make the workplace a better place and encourage employers to use the right techniques to get the most out of their employees without breaking the bank. Being a tax adviser means i can also advise employers on the tax implications of what they are doing. Aside from that, I love running and walking, I have two dogs and I spend any spare time I can get in Tuscany with my husband. I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish as well as German and Italian. I sing classical music and can be commissioned to sing at events (please go to http://justinericcomini.wix.com/singer) and I am currently raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am trying to do something about animal welfare, especially for the terrible cruelty inflicted on dogs in China, which is grotesque. [...]
KamillaKvinge
KamillaKvinge
Currently a part-time history student, reading Chinese history & British politics. Discovered my entrepreneurial side after completing a Coaching Training course - was around this time that I discovered my true potential, proactivity & passion for making positive change in society. Spent a majority of the summer business planning & mind mapping business models. Shall shortly seek funding, start expanding my company COFOS & crack on with building a team & professional organization [...]
KarenBarr
KarenBarr
KarenBirch
KarenBirch
I started my working life in the medical industry, then established a marketing agency to cater for the needs of the emerging biotechnology sector, was Director General of the Scottish Biotechnology Industry Association, a role I combined with assisting new companies bring technologies from university to market. I went on to found a highly successful on-line retail business. I retired from e-commerce in 2006 to concentrate on my artwork and continue to sell pieces in galleries across the country. I now run The3rdimagazine, a fantastic collaborative project, with support from an amazing group of women from across the UK. To reflect the nature of the project the3rdimagazine is a member owned co-operative dedicated to building value, equality and shared equity. I also teach meditation and work to promote ethical business practices using the principles of Ethiconomics I am a board member at Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Library and an advisory board member at Co-operative [...]
KateLacka
KateLacka
KathleenKing
KathleenKing
Katie McWilliam
Katie McWilliam
Kennie
Kennie
a lifelone learner [...]
KennyWiggins
KennyWiggins
KenTait
KenTait
Kepayemaply
Kepayemaply
Kevin Kjellerup
Kevin Kjellerup
I have over 25 years of experience in training and program development specializing in leadership, operations, quality management, and strategic planning. More info at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkjellerup [...]
KirstenNeilsen
KirstenNeilsen
KirstyBogle
KirstyBogle
KjetilRossavik
KjetilRossavik
LaurenceReid
LaurenceReid
A Scot now located in Houston as Senior Manager for Product Strategy with Halliburton's Landmark Software & Solutions PSL delivering integrated operations solutions for E&P assets. Previously; Director for HSE systems and performance, Manager for Quality and Business Excellence with KBR and Production Services (became PSN) based in Aberdeen. Initial career in heavy manufacturing as industrial engineer with Babcock Energy. [...]
Lesley Boyd
Lesley Boyd
LesleyWhelan
LesleyWhelan
LiamRedford
LiamRedford
LindaMcLean
LindaMcLean
Linda trained in Nursing in the 1970’s and worked extensively in both Renal Medicine and Intensive Care, before studying orthopedics and becoming Ward Sister in an Orthopedic hospital. The ward specialized in major arthroplasty and complex spinal operations, such as lumbar and cervical osteotomies. Teaching formed an important part of her role. Patients came from as far afield as the Arab Emirates, so Culture and Diversity were a necessary part of Nurse Education. She has fifteen years experience in Community Care, the last five of these as a Care Coordinator. In this role she delivered care and accommodation to a severely disabled and ventilated patient, assisting with the development of High Dependency/Intensive Care in the Community model. Over the years she trained thirty staff to work within this template to the requisite standard. She was trained by Strathclyde Police and worked with them for two years as an Adviser. She has organized a local epilepsy group for peer supp [...]
LizMcConnell
LizMcConnell
Lorna
Lorna
Having worked in the food industry then the voluntary care sector (managing training and development), Lorna went back to higher education to do a PhD in public health. She is now a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University. [...]
lotchoomy
lotchoomy
LouieGardiner
LouieGardiner
Partnering leaders navigating through complex personal, organisational and whole system challenges and transformation. Have worked in all sectors over last 25 years learning about and applying the art of leading, facilitating and coaching people, teams and organisations through change. Drawing on complexity sciences, and using simple models and methods from the expanding field of Human Systems Dynamics, I am able to support leaders to influence change in complex systems creating whole system transformation - in surprisingly efficient, inexpensive yet highly effective ways. [...]
lqukmooeve
lqukmooeve
Lynn Railston
Lynn Railston
Eric McLean
Eric McLean
A hugely disruptive learner. *smiling* My background is change, organisation development, strategy and company culture. Worked for a number of leading blue-chip organisations, across a number of industry sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and investment banking. Worked in the USA, Brussels, London and the Gulf. Just returned to Edinburgh after an exile of almost thirty years. Looking forward to great changes in Scotland over the next thirty years. Currently writing and consulting. Specialising in Culture Change and Organisation Development. See my Web pages for more information. www.mclean.co [...]
macaulaypearson
macaulaypearson
macaulaytippins
macaulaytippins
Malcolm Dickson
Malcolm Dickson
MalcolmYoung
MalcolmYoung
ManfredHellrigl
ManfredHellrigl
MargaretWilliamson
MargaretWilliamson
MarilynAitkenhead
MarilynAitkenhead
MarkBourke
MarkBourke
MarkDouglas
MarkDouglas
Mark is a change management specialist and coach with a track record of delivering significant business improvements and results. His business, Blue Ptarmigan, works across the UK and partners companies and individuals to ‘unlock their potential and unleash growth’. He believes that 'Your Success is Our Success' and this ethos drives his approach. Two quotes that he often uses drives his interest in the Unreasonable Learner. Firstly, 'I'm not young enough to know everything', #Barrie and secondly, 'The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic' #Drucker. [...]
MarkEyre
MarkEyre
MauriceHolt
MauriceHolt
Originator of Slow Education concept (in Kappan, December 2002), currently active as member of team presenting and promoting this idea in England (www.sloweducation.co.uk). Previously professor of curriculum theory at U. of Colorado, Denver (1990-1998); director, American Academy, Larnaca, Cyprus; director, ten schools project, Plymouth (U. of Exeter, Marjon); independent consultant; author of several books on curriculum: head, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Herts (1969-78). [...]
MelanieNewdick
MelanieNewdick
Mel Harris
Mel Harris
Kilvert Croft
Kilvert Croft
Working in the distinctive field of Transpersonal Coaching, Mentoring & Training is both rewarding and a delight. Developing new horizons and achievements for individuals, organisations & businesses that recognise the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in life & work, is a privilege. In addition to the material and financial gains, together we also focus on the service of something greater than ourselves, which leads to fulfilment and an enjoyment of life itself. As a Doctor of Metaphysical Theology as well as a coach, mentor and trainer,, this is a special time to be involved within my profession, a time of great discovery - about ourselves, our universe and the power of our Minds. There are now so many people, who, like me, feel passionately that we humans can and should have a greater influence for good in our lives, relationships and with our businesses, organisations, societies and communities. Clients can share the experiences of my fulfilling and rewar [...]
MichaelCushman
MichaelCushman
No sense in reinventing anything. See my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcushman. I do believe the book I'm writing, The Age of Unlearning, is aligned with the views of Unreasonable Learners, and it perhaps will move the ball a little further down the court. Looking forward to meeting others here and hearing their ideas for improving work as we know it. [...]
MichaelHeaney
MichaelHeaney
Michael King
Michael King
Michael lives in Canberra, Australia, and is passionate about improving the quality of learning in our school education systems based on the work of Dr. W Edwards Deming. He has devoted over two decades to learning about the practical application or Dr Deming's ideas to organisation improvement, and the past sixteen years to learning about their application in school education. [...]
MikeBell
MikeBell
My mission is to make people think differently about work and question why they do the things they do. There is a better way and I want to help everyone see it. My experience spans roles as a research chemist, project manager, site director and as a corporate trainer; although I should probably add gravedigger to that list as I learned a lot about teamwork in that job. I have been fortunate to live and work in England, Australia, the US, Italy and Scotland and I have tried to understand and distil the best practices from each of those cultures. My particular skill is in making complex ideas accessible and simple enough to be used by everyone [...]
mikemccarron
mikemccarron
MutteguachRat
MutteguachRat
Neil Cameron
Neil Cameron
Neil Ferguson
Neil Ferguson
Neil MacInnes
Neil MacInnes
Neil Warren
Neil Warren
http://www.linkedin.com/in/neilwarren [...]
NicholasJohnston
NicholasJohnston
I'm Chief Executive of ECC, a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation in the higher and further education and related sectors. We provide our members with a unique mix of high quality role design and analysis products and bespoke consultancy and training services to enable them to deliver best practice in people management. I have more than 15 years experience of developing and delivering practical and successful business plans. Before joining I spent several years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3000 staff across 40 sites. My earlier career experience includes marketing, economic development, business consultancy, and designing and delivering training. [...]
NickAnanin
NickAnanin
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89608822 [...]
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener is now based in England but has lived and worked in Scotland. Nick attended his first Deming seminar in 1991 and right away saw the power behind Deming's ideas. Since then he has continued to deepen his own understanding of successful management. He believes that there is strong evidence of the interdependence between statistical thinking and psychology when correctly understood in a system. He has used this approach to improve results for quality, risk management and health & safety in many diverse enterprises. He enjoys bringing the ideas to life and showing their innovative power to help transform organisations that want to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world. Nick is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2008 he was awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hutchison Medal. He compleated the Munros and furths in 2004. He is currently a director of RI Solutions Limited, a [...]
Nigel Wallace
Nigel Wallace
Norman Speirs
Norman Speirs
2000- to date European Director - Management Wisdom Distributors of the Deming Video Library and Course Director of “Conformance to Performance”. An important new e-learning product for the 21st century helping to create the organisational culture within which transformation and continual improvement can be introduced and sustained. How systems, variation, knowledge and people interdepend and interact to improve how organisations work. 1994- 2000 National Accounts Consultancy Gainsborough Director- mainly involved with research and recruitment assignments.  Latterly employed solely in research 1992 - 1993 Chivers Hartley Histon Cambridgeshire Trade Marketing Manager. Developing/implementing Trade Marketing plan. 4 direct reports – Multiple retailers/ Foodservice. 1991 -1992 Dairy Produce Packers Coleraine N Ireland National A [...]
Nuseemelo
Nuseemelo
Oliwia
Oliwia
PatriciaSpencer
PatriciaSpencer
Patrick Balfour
Patrick Balfour
PaulineWeddell
PaulineWeddell
Paul Summers
Paul Summers
Currently employed by an English local authority, I am a part time PhD candidate applying systems thinking to driving performance improvement. [...]
peterahunter
peterahunter
If you have ever experienced or learnt something which you then knew was instinctively right - you will never have forgotten it. Peter Hunter learned something years ago which, regrettably, most of us have still yet to learn. When we do - once we have understood the simplicity of 'Breaking the Mould' - it will transform our lives forever! [...]
PhilipOakley
PhilipOakley
I'm a Chartered Engineer (MIET) working as a Systems engineer in the design of electro-optic systems. My view of systems is outward looking to its environment, rather than inward looking at its components. It is the emergent properties that make a system / person / learner what they are. I'm an active volunteer for the IET and advise those seeking professional registration. In my spare time I also coach paddlesports (kayak & canoe) [...]
Peter Troxler
Peter Troxler
RamkumarViswanathan
RamkumarViswanathan
Raul
Raul
RezaMohammadi
RezaMohammadi
RichardBrewster
RichardBrewster
Richard Sheahan
Richard Sheahan
Based in London, I work as an independent consultant helping companies (large and small, in several sectors and countries), charities and public bodies to understand their customers and then organise themselves to respond in ways that achieve everyone's goals and that are sustainable. My approach was developed in commercial/marketing/CRM roles, so a different background and perspective from trained systems thinkers. There are differences in language and tools, but we seem to converge in our purpose, and in the goals we work towards with an organisation - for example including customers as part of the 'system' rather than as its subject or victim. I like to think that I also share the desire to understand and address complexity rather than assume simplicity. [...]
Richard Thorns
Richard Thorns
Richard originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. He has worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years he has been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. Richard’s philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. He works to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work. His competence lies in his understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better [...]
RobertIngram
RobertIngram
Robert
Robert
Robert is a Change Leader at ArranJay Consulting and ArranJay Management Services. With a background of work in the public sector and NHS he enjoys improving systems to help services to do the right things better, for their customers. [...]
RosemaryRowley
RosemaryRowley
RossDeighton
RossDeighton
SamSmith
SamSmith
SandyMcCurdy
SandyMcCurdy
I'm a business adviser with Perth & Kinross Council & am involved with Dundee University GYm as a faculty member & honorary lecturer. Also I'm a committee member of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. My background is in sales. marketing, training & I play blues in occasional bands. [...]
Sandy Watson
Sandy Watson
SarahDeas
SarahDeas
SarahIngham
SarahIngham
ScottTorrance
ScottTorrance
SheilaFraser
SheilaFraser
Sheila Fraser Associates designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to ensure the training design is friendly to the brain. She explores recent brain research and crystallises this knowledge to create tools and activities that are at the edge of science. She takes time to ensure that activities are inclusive for individuals who require support with communication. The results are training activities that work and key messages stick. "My facilitation sessions are now clear and focused. I was amazed how Sheila backed up the information with scientific facts and demonstrated clearly why we should do it a particular way". "Sheila's training adds a 3rd dimension to learning' and 'The session resulted in itself bringing about a high level of energy amongst the Board and staff." "Sheila is an inspiration. She demonstrates how to bring colour and fun to any form of learning. " [...]
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Shirin Sherkat-Khameneh
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim is a statistician with specific interest and experience in Performance Measurement and Benchmarking, on each of which he has written a book for practitioners. Tim has had careers in the manufacturing, mining and oil industries but since setting up his own company in 1990 has worked with a wide variety of clients. Having sold his company in 2010, Tim now works only for selected clients as an independent trainer and consultant. [...]
Stella
Stella
hello, I have been given the opportunity to study on a part time basis for the MA in art history at St Andrews University. This is a move from doing fine art as it transpired that I really like being a bit of ferret in the how,why who and what of the art world.My main interest is in the use of visual art in the field of propoganda and this is what I hope to explore as my studies develop.Geographically, I have a home near Dornoch, currently work and live in Aberdeen .Interests outside being an Art ferret are music ,rugby and motorbikes ,printmaking and my latest discovery chocolate flavoured wine!!! [...]
Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles
I've been in the QA field since 1979, having worked for a wide range of companies from multi-national corporations to SMEs. Nowadays, specialise in assessing the effectiveness of management systems (either through audits on behalf of purchasers or through direct consultancy) or guiding the development of effective, integrated quality and safety management systems. I also teach for the CQI Diploma in Quality Management. And, speaking of the CQI, I'm also quite involved with that organisation, both at local and national (UK) level - at time of writing this I'm chair of the CQI advisory Council. Areas of special expertise include management system auditing QHSE, process mapping, customer satisfaction and effective usage of IT. Specialist sector experience includes upstream oil & gas exploration (onshore & offshore). [...]
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Maddocks
Stephen Murphy
Stephen Murphy
I have spent most of my career working in semiconductor manufacturing,Texas Instruments, Motorola,DEC and even the Swatch Group. This lead me to World Class Manufacturing and the practical application of statistics. I have two business interests at the moment. First I represent Datalyzer in the UK. Datalyzer is a private company that develops software for quality applications,SPC,FMEA,OEE and gauge Capability. Secondly I work as an independent consultant offering continuous improvement skills to manufacturing organisations of any size. [...]
Stephen Priddle-Higson
Stephen Priddle-Higson
SteveBorris
SteveBorris
Steveh
Steveh
loves finding interesting ideas and people. Knitting. Gardening. Trying to make the world a better place. Learning to be Delightful ....and delightful to be learning. Dreams: Creating a world where good ideas flourish and poor ideas perish Ambitions: Growing a thriving economy in Scotland, based upon 21st Century technologies & services seeking to deliver ever increasing levls of customer delight. Next 12 months Goal: To help more companies thrive than last year. Successes: Ranging from crafting strategies for a billion growth to a million to a thousand and helping many be achieved. Coaching many folk at all ages and levels to become and do more. Specialties Thinking differently,creative problem solving, opportunity finding, facilitation, project management, root cause analysis Strategy development, strategic marketing, demand creation, facilitation, business improvement, people development, coaching. An avid user of tools and techniques helping to turn th [...]
TamaraMulherin
TamaraMulherin
TerryWeight
TerryWeight
My home is in Herefordshire, UK I retired June 2010. I have kept myself interested through my involvement with the Alliance of Deming Consultants and linked organisations. Work History 2003-10 Royal Dutch Shell, Senior Internal Consultant (Business Improvement) 2001-03 AstraZeneca UK Manufacturing, Senior Statistical Adviser 1992-2001 Process Management International (PMI), director and senior consultant 1980-1992 ICI / Zeneca Agrochemicals, Senior Manager of Computing, Statistics and Scientific Information Services 1969-1980 ICI, Statistician in several different divisions including 3 years in Germany Expertise I am an extremely experienced applied Statistician who has practised in a huge variety of industrial and business types and departments within them. I also have considerable experience as a senior manager in such settings. I subsequently built a much wider consultant role from this base. My role as a consultant was as a facilitator, adviser, trainer and [...]
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The realdavidcameron
The realdavidcameron
David Cameron has established himself as a leading voice in education. He has led reviews and presented at conferences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, but he remains committed to working with teachers and learners. David has extensive experience as a teacher, a senior manager in schools and in local authorities, most recently as Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. He has been extensively involved in Curriculum for Excellence and, notably, in the review of Devolved School Management. As an independent consultant, he has maintained that level of involvement and further broadened his experiences. He can be contacted at therealdavidcameron@gmail.com [...]
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Tony Miller
Tony Miller
2014: Just finished editing a book by the late Jim Duffy entitled 'Knowing & Applying'. In the process of arranging a publisher. 2013: In collaboration with Gordon Hall and Carol Craig, published the short book "Letting Go: Breathing new life into organisations" as part of the "Postcards from Scotland" series, edited by Carol Craig. Previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. (retired September 2012) Previously worked for GEC Express Lifts, helping to computerise their control gear with a multi-processor system, afterwards moving to Holland to work as a Systems Consultant with Logica bv. The involvement with large software projects led me to study complex technical systems, and then on to socio/technical systems and management. - At RGU I studied system safety & reliability, developing a Reliability Description Language (RDL) which could simulate the availability of complex engineering systems. 1991: My interest in so [...]
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WendyMill
WendyMill
I am originally from a physiotherapy/Ergonomics background specialising in occupational health. I went on to study a diploma in Corporate and Life Coaching and I am a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Through years of experience and learning I now have a keen interest in the workplace and the effects it has on human behaviour. My company Positive Performance offers communication/ interpersonal skills training, strategies for positive change and team coaching for successful workplace dynamics. Over the years I have published and lectured widely on work related health. In the past i was frequently interviewed on television (ITN & BBC News, Channel 4, Sky News, Focus on Britain, GMTV) and radio (Medicine Now, Jimmy Young show, Michael Van Stratton show, LBC Health phone in). Along with many published articles, i have also written a self-help book published by Thorsons – Harper Collins. [...]
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Abermed Ltd
Abermed Limited is a market leader in the provision of remote medical support services to the energy industry and provides occupational health services across the UK. [...]
David Fraser
Dr David Fraser is a Chartered Engineer, business coach, certified mediator, facilitator and author of "Relationships Made Easy for the Business Professional". He works with organisations and individuals assisting them in taking a holistic approach to projects, programmes, change and interpersonal effectiveness. He was Programme Director for the Type 45 Destroyer Programme for BAE in the late 90's and has experience of the new enterprise sector. He also recently assisted the MoD and Babcock develop their "partnering" approach at the Clyde Naval Base over a 2-3 year period. More info at http://www.drdavidfraser.com. [...]
Adrian Kitchen
Adrian has a background of experience in 4 key sectors: Education, Sustainable Development, Enterprise and the Landbased Industries. Originally from Huddersfield , with a rural upbringing, he first studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in the 70s, and after having worked on a number of farms around the UK, worked as a farms manager involving research, development and demonstration farms running commercial intensive agricultural livestock enterprises. These farms were a “tourist attraction” of a sort, and Adrian really enjoyed explaining to fellow livestock producers what the farms were doing. After becoming totally disillusioned with intensive livestock production Adrian took up a farm management lecturer post in Falkirk and Central Scotland. Over the next few years Adrian developed a range of enterprises producing free range eggs, organic medicinal herbs, worms, gourmet Scottish natural foods, as well as keeping Rare Breeds of sheep. Adrian returned t [...]
Aidan Ward
Aidan is an organisational systems consulting, diagnosing organisational problems and designing solutions especially in multi-agency systems. His special interest is trust and the transparency of work systems. In public life Aidan's focus is the failure of public bodies to commission services effectively and the much simpler, cheaper and more effective alternative mechanisms that are available. [...]
AlanJones
I am the Director of Tennent's Training Academy in Glasgow, which is a privately operated £1 million hospitality training establishment. I'm also the Director of Training & Projects at the G1 Group, which is a large Scottish based hospitality and leisure business. My background is in education and industry [...]
Alan Pippenger
Professional speaker on life and work of W. Edwards Deming. Transformation to Deming Philosophy took place in 2004. Founding member, Deming Collaboration. President, Professional Speakers Workshop. Forty years sign and graphic experience. Graphics, web design, product creation, development. [...]
AndyColville
After two decades of formal studies in psychology, integrated with a range of work roles, Andy now applies his knowledge and understanding of the subject to the Business and Workplace domain. He provides professional support services to individuals, SMEs, and large organisations across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Currently supporting clients in the Games, Oil & Gas (Energy) and Manufacturing industries, and the Financial, Retail, Legal and Voluntary sectors to develop effective solutions to operational issues, and employee relations and engagement issues. Andy is committed to optimising organisations' business performance through enhancing the working lives of their employees. He developed the W.I.S.E.R. (Workplace Initiatives to Strengthen Employment Relations) programme; a comprehensive suit of connected interventions to address the many unsubstantiated and damaging practices that have came to be accepted as the norm in business; t [...]
Andy Lippok
I am Andy Lippok, and for many years worked in Human Resources at various levels of responsibility until I realised belatedly I was working on the symptoms rather than the root causes for organisational issues – I had the right intention, but the wrong thinking! Since the day of my “enlightenment” for a number of years I have worked in organisations that have used a novel and potent approach that has delivered significantly better service, reduced costs and increased employee morale. The approach was based on research undertaken by amongst others W Edwards Deming, developed further by Toyota into their now famous production system, and which since then John Seddon and his team have adapted for service organisations. The Vanguard systems thinking Method is all about working with people to redesign the work. On meeting, knowing and working with all the members of Unreasonable Learners and the networks beyond, gives me a deep sense of privilege and I am profoundly grateful! [...]
angelahampson
Angela had an extensive career in Social Housing in Glasgow, having been employed by Glasgow City Council and latterly Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) for over 34 years until August 2010. At the time of her early retirement she was the first accredited internal consultant for GHA in the Vanguard method of Systems Thinking. This methodology looks at everything from the customer’s perspective and dictates that services are designed around customer demands. An example of how this can transform services was in 2008 where she led the redesign of the rental income system; reducing rent arrears by £2.4 million in 2009/10 while delivering an improved service. Angela is Vice Chair of Glasgow Credit Union – the largest in the UK with membership approaching 30,000 and total assets just about to hit £100 million. She has been involved with her Credit Union since its inception in 1989. With her fellow directors, her role on the Board is to drive the strategic direction while ensuring t [...]
AngusDouglas
Accomplished and energetic leader, CA qualified, with over 15 years of international commercial and financial management experience in the strategic development and delivery of improved performance, including LEAN methodology, for a portfolio of complex capital equipment and contracting businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. A genuine developer of talent achieved through engagement and collaboration with international management teams across Europe, Russia, Brazil and Asia. In depth cross-cultural experience within the BRIC economies as well as throughout the EMEA region developing customer relationships, business start up, expansion, turnaround and M&A projects. [...]
AnnAstell
Business psychologist, based in Edinburgh Working as a consultant under two limited companies; for specialist psychology services = The St. Andrews Consultancy Ltd; for improving organisational performance = Engage and Align Ltd [...]
AnneM
degree in environmental engineering from the University of Strathclyde; degree in social sciences from Open Uni; Masters in Management; PgC in Strategic Management; member of various institutions and contributor to several systems journals and discussion forums. Book Reviewer for several journals including Viable Systems Journal. Chair of Education and Training Committee of an institution and member of a National Working Group on "multi skilled building operative" qualification structure. Happy to contribute any way I can! [...]
BillAtkinson
Careers in the military, defence manufacturing and financial services in leadership and development roles before starting up my own consultancy in 2000. I appear to have a tendency to be the piece of grit in the works as I enjoy learning through robust discussion. [...]
BrianMurray
with a career moving from welder to mathematician to R&D management to IT strategy and management consulting (now completing an Energy MSc out of interest) - I am hoping I can give some interesting perspectives on relevant discussions [...]
Brian Sherwood Jones
My career has been largely concerned with integrating people and complex technical systems. For some of this time, it has also been concerned with integrating people, technology, and regulation. Central has been the development and application of Human Centred Design, in the context of systems thinking and use of tools for managing complexity. My hope with the UL is to apply these resources to the problems and opportunities around me in Ayrshire. [...]
CallumFindlay
Interested in renewables, innovation, mountains, boats, fresh air, holistic strategy, Scotland, and using good process to deliver great results [...]
Carol Craig
Dr Carol Craig is Chief Executive of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being which was launched in December 2004 at the highly successful Scotland's Tipping Point conference. Prior to taking up this post Carol ran her own training and development business specialising in personal and team development. Carol is also author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: a handbook for professionals working with young people and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. In the first few years of operation the Centre’s work was particularly centred on Positive Psychology. Now the Centre, under Carol's leadership, is broadening its agenda and forging new ways to think about confidence and well-being. Carol has a B.A. in politics from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Edinburgh. More info at www.centreforconfidence.co.uk [...]
CaroleCarrick
Trying to become enlightened. [...]
Cathy Sharp
Cathy Sharp, BA (Hons), PGDip, PhD is the Director of Research for Real, an Edinburgh based action research consultancy that delivers high quality, theoretically-informed and practical research and consultancy projects across diverse fields of public action and policy. Cathy has a strong interest in the use of action research to support whole system change in complex social and organisational settings, including extending participatory practice, experiential learning and public service reform. She has recently completed two large Scottish Government funded evaluations of the Fife Alcohol Partnership Project, and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (Cedar) national pilot programme. See www.research-for-real.co.uk [...]
ChrisAlder
I see myself as an evolving being who is trying to become the fullest and widest version of myself in order to help bring about change and transformation in the world. This means I am committed to spiritual, emotional, psychological, cognitive and physical growth in all areas of my life. I am a Certified Integral CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada and am also studying Core Integral by Clint Fuhs and Ken Wilber. I am co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, Integral Scotland and have my own coaching business with my wife, Integral Leadership Development (www.integral-coach.co.uk), where we specialize in helping people develop into inspirational leaders. All these companies are dedicated to transforming the culture we live in by applying Integral perspectives and evolutionary principles. [...]
ctemple
School Adviser Learning and Teaching (Melbourne, Australia). Follow the philosophy of Quality Learning and systems thinking. [...]
Daviddale
Managing Director with Turriff Contractors and Smart Services. All companies have recently been acquired by May Gurney. I am responsible for operational delivery of all utility work in Scotland. I have a keen interest in behavioural science along with the work of Deming and systems thinking. I am keen on working out how to get the best from people and creating the right environment for people to thrive in. I concentrate on getting the strategy correct and aligned with the operational delivery through the processes and behaviours of people. How this all works together as a system is continual learning every single day. Trying to get people to understand how dysfunctional behaviour affects the whole system is my daily challenge [...]
DavidHood
Competitiveness Specialist | Global Marketing Network Director Online/CPD | Marketing Director Aqua Energy (Sc) | Author. He co-creates enhanced competitiveness for your proposition and organisation. He finds your best, current U.S.P, (unique selling point) and a better, sustainable one that can be quickly and easily applied. Holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in both Enterprise Development and International Marketing. Author of the new books 'The Marketing Manifesto' and 'Competitive SME', published by Kogan Page Check them out here. [...]
David McAra
I started in engineering, migrated through training into management and organisation development. The older I get, the less I know. [...]
David Millar
10 years of experience developing, deploying, sustaining and maturing Knowledge Management and continuous improvement initiatives with major companies in the oil and gas industry. Kicked off career as a director of business intelligence for BizBites, a company based in Aberdeen and Hyderabad, India before joining Agip KCO (a large joint venture involving Shell, Exxonmobil, Total, eni, KazMunaiGaz, ConocoPhillips and Inpex) where I worked as head of Knowledge Management in Milan. For the last 2 years I have been the global organisational learning specialist at BP until recently joining Wood Group PSN as Global Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I have a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management and an MSc in Knowledge Management from RGU. [...]
David Miller
In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland Learning, a member of the Scottish Government’s CfE Excellence Group, and is working with Glasgow University on a project exploring varieties of literacy in 21st learning and teaching. David is a Judge for the UK Teaching Awards, the Scottish Education Awards, for the Institute of Ideas – Debating Mattes, and for Jamie Oliver’s Dream Teacher. He is a Visiting Fellow on the Masters in Teaching and Learning for Edgehill University, an Advanced Higher Marker for the Scottish Qualification Authority and a Visiting Tutor to students of the PGDE, [...]
Derek Park
Derek has 35 years experience of operational and organisational management in the oil, process and utilities industry. Prior to becoming a consultanthe provided Operations Management services and Strategic Asset Management services for an oil major which included offshore production platforms, major pipelines and onshore facilities. Subsequently he led an operational re-organisation at a major UK petrochemical site and was part of a team which delivered a cultural and operational transformation to an endangered power station. He is a creator and developer of effective organisations and is driven by a strong belief that many people spend too much of their time working on things that do not make a difference. He often works directly with front line staff and offers a ‘bottom up’ approach to transformation, complementary to the typical structural techniques. He specialises in engaging people in the process, recognising that sustainable cultural change can only happen when people are s [...]
Ewan Macpherson
Ewan Macpherson is a chartered engineer who, following his curiosity and instincts gained through a varied career, now works in the broad field of innovation. Ewan is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies, on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He has worked overseas extensively and has run his own manufacturing and consulting businesses and is a lead facilitator in Systematic Inventive Thinking and associated innovation techniques. His passion is to ‘legitimise’ innovation and make it a normal organisational process, rather than a disruptive distraction. Ewan is a keen sportsman, especially where water is concerned, and is a Board Member of a sport National Governing Body in Scotland. [...]
fiona savage
I trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for a number of years after qualifying. I then spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a range of sales and marketing roles including sitting on ABPI Scotland and managing new product entries in to the devolved counters. I was held the post of Account Director for government and charity help lines including the for runner of NHS 24 , which was known as the NHS Helpline, HEBS a NO Smoking helpline and The National Meningitis help and more. I am also a key member of the Unreasonable Learners Network organising many of their activates and recently I hosted a Kick of Event for The B team, Plan B for business Co-founded by Richard Branson. I have started my own consultancy supporting organisation to enable them to become a connected enterprise. I am dyslexic and this has it pros and cons but has forced me to developed my lateral thinking! That said, my dyslexia can produce some amusing faux pas moments. I recently t [...]
Fiona Gifford
For over 20 years I delivered strategic change, performance and personal development in the complex environment of global corporations.I have a passion for creating and developing the conditions for performance excellence through coaching and working with leaders, teams and individuals. I have personally built and led several cross-functional and cross-cultural teams engaged in the passionate pursuit of exceptional service quality and ultimate productivity. For the last 8 years I have focused on team and leadership coaching and development and have coached many leaders and leadership teams to higher effectiveness and greater impact. I have also designed and delivered development programmes for leaders at all levels. Specialties: leadership and emergent talent development, teams, organisation development and change, 1:1 and team coaching, performance improvement, facilitation. Writing: I am the author of several workbooks for leaders including: Purposeful Leadership, My Board o [...]
Fran
Fran Ackermann is a Professor of Strategy and Management Science at Strathclyde Business School and is interested in methods for working with messy complex problems (strategy and policy making being two very big complex problems!). She has developed with colleagues a number of approaches and has written and consulted widely [...]
frank
I am employed in Dundee City Council's Environment Department as a Performance and Strategy Manager. The department was created in July 2011 and has over 1000 employees 850 of whom are crafts and manual workers.The department consists of three operational divisions of Environmental Protection,Environmental Management and Construction.Fleet Management is part of the department and this function manages the Council's entire vehicle fleet.I work in the Support Services division. I have a keen interest in the practical application of Whole Systems Thinking. I am also interested in how the systems approach would help to clarify the complex interelations between the environment,health and climate change. [...]
GordonHall
Gordon is the CEO of the Deming Learning Network in Aberdeen. In studying W Edwards Deming over the past 20+ years he has identified with Deming's fundamental aim of encouraging the search for "knowledge" in context of "management." The recognition is that, as a society, our organisations have not been utilising the considerable knowledge that has been developed over the past decades. This is in spite of many excellent initiatives and exemplar projects. We do need to ask ourselves why. Gordon believes that there are many forward thinkers in Scotland, and world-wide, and that we should work together so that we create a critical mass that will positively influence the structures and methods utilised in our organisations. Our fundamental aim is to create a society within which our organisations are continually learning. [...]
HeatherMacLeod
Heather started her career in nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1977 and worked in the National Health Service before moving into clinical research in 1990. Heather has over 22 years of experience in research, business management at senior level (mainly in project management), and directing and managing international projects. Heather is a Glasgow Highlander, her family coming from the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Arran, the granddaughter of a Crofter and a Gamekeeper. Heather has seen poverty – and it’s effects - at first hand, and the issues which trap generations in poverty. Within her family she has experienced the difficulties which mental illness brings to a family; the issues which young carers face and the isolation which it can bring, as she herself was a carer from a young age. She has experienced the effects of addiction on the family personally. Through her strong inner faith she has a determination to succeed, to support. Her journey and her life experienc [...]
HeatherSim
I created Space Unlimited after nearly 20 years in economic and business development. I had become intrigued by innovation and change, and especially in what holds us back, when humans are, by nature, creative evolutionary beings. So I decided to do something about this paradox and Space Unlimited was born as a new social enterprise in September 2006, a spin out from Scottish Enterprise. We have pioneered the use of youth-led enquiry as a catalyst for collaborative change, in settings such as education, health & well-being, employability and place-making. We believe that society needs resilient individuals, organisations and communities. Our work is about enabling authentic dialogue, shared responsibility and healthy systems - where everyone is continuously learning about themselves and about their living and working environment. We are passionate about the Art of Not Knowing, see http://www.spaceunlimited.org/about-us/why-we-work-this-way [...]
JacquiMitchell
Jacqui is passionate about changing the way capitalism operates. She is a specialist in employee ownership and project manages the transition process for business owners who wish to sell their companies to the employees as well as working with companies where employees are given a meaningful stake. Employee ownership isn’t just about owning shares but more importantly includes the sharing of information and power. Jacqui also works with an organisation called the Great Game of Business which enables organisations to build a strong ownership culture where everyone think, feels and acts like an owner although they may not necessarily be shareholders. This proven methodology is based on the principle of open book management and the lessons that have been learnt from SRC Holdings, a US company which has been employee owned for almost 30 years. [...]
JanetFyfe
I work in Further Education in Scotland. Experienced in managing elearning and eassessment and particularly interested in learning design and the use of new technologies. [...]
JanKolling
Curiculum Vitae: Name: Jan Kölling Born: In the City of Haarlem. Country: The Netherlands. Profession: Artist / / Poet. Company: Tanglewood / Paradox productions. I offer: Visual Art. About: "THIS WHOLE WORLD IS WITHOUT ORIGIN AND WITHOUT DESTRUCTION". ( santideva ) "PROCESSING THE EMPTY TITLE" Technique(s): Digital Camera / Computer / Self Developed Software. The artist has a degree in Digital Design and has devised his own software coding to create his work. Education: Private education in Sculpture making and Painting. 1981 - 1991 - Worked as an Art Curator at the "Stelling Gallery Foundation" in the City of Leiden in the Netherlands and in the City of Köln in Germany. Created over one hundred exhibitions during that period with for the most; young and unknown Artists. 1980 -2000 - Made Exhibitions all [...]
Jim Bennett
Jim is an international Health and Well-Being Leadership Speaker, consultant, writer, cartoonist and Chartered Safety Engineer. As a performance catalyst he empowers individuals and organisations to deliver value, grow and have fun within a safe learning environment. More info at jimbennettspeaker.com [...]
JimMather
I am a chartered accountant, who spent most of his career in the IT Sector. Latterly, I founded the ComputerLand businesses in Scotland before going into politics in 2003. In the political phase I was both a Highland & Island MSP (2003-07)and MSP for Argyll & Bute (2007-11). When the SNP formed its first administration in 2007 I was appointed Minister for Enterprise Energy and Tourism - a post I held till i retired from politics in 2011. My contribution in this latter political phase was totally guided by systems thinking, mediation and the belief that these disciplines could improve both results and the political process. I am now walking the walk by chairing Gael and helping others see the merit in this thinking. [...]
John Raven
John Raven has, for just over 50 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy (especially in relation to sustainability), and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. The outcomes of his work in the educational area are summarised in Managing Education for Effective Schooling: The Most Important Problem is to Come to terms with Values. (Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, New York [but also available from the author].) His more general work was summarised in: The New Wealth of Nations: The Societal Learning Arrangements Needed for a Sustainable Society. (Bloomfield Books, Sudbury, Suffolk, but also available from he author.) More recently, he has been most heavily involved in studying and mapping the networks of hidde [...]
johnvandemolegraaf
"Scotland is a small country on the map, but a big country in the mind." Can’t put it better, it tells in a way my love for this country, the people and their natural environment. Further more I believe Scotland has an important role to play in the renewable energy sector in Europe. Personally I believe Scotland should be like Germany at the front. Like the Germans they have the capability, the strength and the know how. From begin '80 I enjoy coming over to Scotland. It has won my heart and passion. Once worked with IBM in Greenock lived in Largs. Due to family circumstances I had to go back to the Low Lands (The Netherlands:-) I wish to build on my career and I believe that the renewable energy sector is able to offer that. Details of my working background can be found on LinkedIn. Momentarily working as a Management Secretary in the health and care sector in The Netherlands. Again involved in changing the culture of thinking. At the moment active networking in finding a [...]
Juliette Summers
I am a lecturer in the Institute for Socio-Management at Stirling University, where my work looks at employee ownership, community participation, and social identity. I am also a community councillor & a board member for a community company. [...]
Justine Riccomini
I'm an independent, ethical HR and employment taxes adviser with a lot to offer employers. I work UK wide with employers in all sectors. My main aim is to make the workplace a better place and encourage employers to use the right techniques to get the most out of their employees without breaking the bank. Being a tax adviser means i can also advise employers on the tax implications of what they are doing. Aside from that, I love running and walking, I have two dogs and I spend any spare time I can get in Tuscany with my husband. I grew up in Spain and speak fluent Spanish as well as German and Italian. I sing classical music and can be commissioned to sing at events (please go to http://justinericcomini.wix.com/singer) and I am currently raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am trying to do something about animal welfare, especially for the terrible cruelty inflicted on dogs in China, which is grotesque. [...]
KamillaKvinge
Currently a part-time history student, reading Chinese history & British politics. Discovered my entrepreneurial side after completing a Coaching Training course - was around this time that I discovered my true potential, proactivity & passion for making positive change in society. Spent a majority of the summer business planning & mind mapping business models. Shall shortly seek funding, start expanding my company COFOS & crack on with building a team & professional organization [...]
KarenBirch
I started my working life in the medical industry, then established a marketing agency to cater for the needs of the emerging biotechnology sector, was Director General of the Scottish Biotechnology Industry Association, a role I combined with assisting new companies bring technologies from university to market. I went on to found a highly successful on-line retail business. I retired from e-commerce in 2006 to concentrate on my artwork and continue to sell pieces in galleries across the country. I now run The3rdimagazine, a fantastic collaborative project, with support from an amazing group of women from across the UK. To reflect the nature of the project the3rdimagazine is a member owned co-operative dedicated to building value, equality and shared equity. I also teach meditation and work to promote ethical business practices using the principles of Ethiconomics I am a board member at Glasgow Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Library and an advisory board member at Co-operative [...]
Kennie
a lifelone learner [...]
Kevin Kjellerup
I have over 25 years of experience in training and program development specializing in leadership, operations, quality management, and strategic planning. More info at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkjellerup [...]
LaurenceReid
A Scot now located in Houston as Senior Manager for Product Strategy with Halliburton's Landmark Software & Solutions PSL delivering integrated operations solutions for E&P assets. Previously; Director for HSE systems and performance, Manager for Quality and Business Excellence with KBR and Production Services (became PSN) based in Aberdeen. Initial career in heavy manufacturing as industrial engineer with Babcock Energy. [...]
LindaMcLean
Linda trained in Nursing in the 1970’s and worked extensively in both Renal Medicine and Intensive Care, before studying orthopedics and becoming Ward Sister in an Orthopedic hospital. The ward specialized in major arthroplasty and complex spinal operations, such as lumbar and cervical osteotomies. Teaching formed an important part of her role. Patients came from as far afield as the Arab Emirates, so Culture and Diversity were a necessary part of Nurse Education. She has fifteen years experience in Community Care, the last five of these as a Care Coordinator. In this role she delivered care and accommodation to a severely disabled and ventilated patient, assisting with the development of High Dependency/Intensive Care in the Community model. Over the years she trained thirty staff to work within this template to the requisite standard. She was trained by Strathclyde Police and worked with them for two years as an Adviser. She has organized a local epilepsy group for peer supp [...]
Lorna
Having worked in the food industry then the voluntary care sector (managing training and development), Lorna went back to higher education to do a PhD in public health. She is now a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University. [...]
LouieGardiner
Partnering leaders navigating through complex personal, organisational and whole system challenges and transformation. Have worked in all sectors over last 25 years learning about and applying the art of leading, facilitating and coaching people, teams and organisations through change. Drawing on complexity sciences, and using simple models and methods from the expanding field of Human Systems Dynamics, I am able to support leaders to influence change in complex systems creating whole system transformation - in surprisingly efficient, inexpensive yet highly effective ways. [...]
Eric McLean
A hugely disruptive learner. *smiling* My background is change, organisation development, strategy and company culture. Worked for a number of leading blue-chip organisations, across a number of industry sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and investment banking. Worked in the USA, Brussels, London and the Gulf. Just returned to Edinburgh after an exile of almost thirty years. Looking forward to great changes in Scotland over the next thirty years. Currently writing and consulting. Specialising in Culture Change and Organisation Development. See my Web pages for more information. www.mclean.co [...]
MarkDouglas
Mark is a change management specialist and coach with a track record of delivering significant business improvements and results. His business, Blue Ptarmigan, works across the UK and partners companies and individuals to ‘unlock their potential and unleash growth’. He believes that 'Your Success is Our Success' and this ethos drives his approach. Two quotes that he often uses drives his interest in the Unreasonable Learner. Firstly, 'I'm not young enough to know everything', #Barrie and secondly, 'The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It is to act with yesterday's logic' #Drucker. [...]
MauriceHolt
Originator of Slow Education concept (in Kappan, December 2002), currently active as member of team presenting and promoting this idea in England (www.sloweducation.co.uk). Previously professor of curriculum theory at U. of Colorado, Denver (1990-1998); director, American Academy, Larnaca, Cyprus; director, ten schools project, Plymouth (U. of Exeter, Marjon); independent consultant; author of several books on curriculum: head, Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Herts (1969-78). [...]
Kilvert Croft
Working in the distinctive field of Transpersonal Coaching, Mentoring & Training is both rewarding and a delight. Developing new horizons and achievements for individuals, organisations & businesses that recognise the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in life & work, is a privilege. In addition to the material and financial gains, together we also focus on the service of something greater than ourselves, which leads to fulfilment and an enjoyment of life itself. As a Doctor of Metaphysical Theology as well as a coach, mentor and trainer,, this is a special time to be involved within my profession, a time of great discovery - about ourselves, our universe and the power of our Minds. There are now so many people, who, like me, feel passionately that we humans can and should have a greater influence for good in our lives, relationships and with our businesses, organisations, societies and communities. Clients can share the experiences of my fulfilling and rewar [...]
MichaelCushman
No sense in reinventing anything. See my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcushman. I do believe the book I'm writing, The Age of Unlearning, is aligned with the views of Unreasonable Learners, and it perhaps will move the ball a little further down the court. Looking forward to meeting others here and hearing their ideas for improving work as we know it. [...]
Michael King
Michael lives in Canberra, Australia, and is passionate about improving the quality of learning in our school education systems based on the work of Dr. W Edwards Deming. He has devoted over two decades to learning about the practical application or Dr Deming's ideas to organisation improvement, and the past sixteen years to learning about their application in school education. [...]
MikeBell
My mission is to make people think differently about work and question why they do the things they do. There is a better way and I want to help everyone see it. My experience spans roles as a research chemist, project manager, site director and as a corporate trainer; although I should probably add gravedigger to that list as I learned a lot about teamwork in that job. I have been fortunate to live and work in England, Australia, the US, Italy and Scotland and I have tried to understand and distil the best practices from each of those cultures. My particular skill is in making complex ideas accessible and simple enough to be used by everyone [...]
Neil Warren
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NicholasJohnston
I'm Chief Executive of ECC, a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation in the higher and further education and related sectors. We provide our members with a unique mix of high quality role design and analysis products and bespoke consultancy and training services to enable them to deliver best practice in people management. I have more than 15 years experience of developing and delivering practical and successful business plans. Before joining I spent several years as Head of Strategy and Performance at RNIB, a £120m UK membership charity with 3000 staff across 40 sites. My earlier career experience includes marketing, economic development, business consultancy, and designing and delivering training. [...]
Nick Gardener
Nick Gardener is now based in England but has lived and worked in Scotland. Nick attended his first Deming seminar in 1991 and right away saw the power behind Deming's ideas. Since then he has continued to deepen his own understanding of successful management. He believes that there is strong evidence of the interdependence between statistical thinking and psychology when correctly understood in a system. He has used this approach to improve results for quality, risk management and health & safety in many diverse enterprises. He enjoys bringing the ideas to life and showing their innovative power to help transform organisations that want to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world. Nick is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and in 2008 he was awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Hutchison Medal. He compleated the Munros and furths in 2004. He is currently a director of RI Solutions Limited, a [...]
Norman Speirs
2000- to date European Director - Management Wisdom Distributors of the Deming Video Library and Course Director of “Conformance to Performance”. An important new e-learning product for the 21st century helping to create the organisational culture within which transformation and continual improvement can be introduced and sustained. How systems, variation, knowledge and people interdepend and interact to improve how organisations work. 1994- 2000 National Accounts Consultancy Gainsborough Director- mainly involved with research and recruitment assignments.  Latterly employed solely in research 1992 - 1993 Chivers Hartley Histon Cambridgeshire Trade Marketing Manager. Developing/implementing Trade Marketing plan. 4 direct reports – Multiple retailers/ Foodservice. 1991 -1992 Dairy Produce Packers Coleraine N Ireland National A [...]
Paul Summers
Currently employed by an English local authority, I am a part time PhD candidate applying systems thinking to driving performance improvement. [...]
peterahunter
If you have ever experienced or learnt something which you then knew was instinctively right - you will never have forgotten it. Peter Hunter learned something years ago which, regrettably, most of us have still yet to learn. When we do - once we have understood the simplicity of 'Breaking the Mould' - it will transform our lives forever! [...]
PhilipOakley
I'm a Chartered Engineer (MIET) working as a Systems engineer in the design of electro-optic systems. My view of systems is outward looking to its environment, rather than inward looking at its components. It is the emergent properties that make a system / person / learner what they are. I'm an active volunteer for the IET and advise those seeking professional registration. In my spare time I also coach paddlesports (kayak & canoe) [...]
Richard Sheahan
Based in London, I work as an independent consultant helping companies (large and small, in several sectors and countries), charities and public bodies to understand their customers and then organise themselves to respond in ways that achieve everyone's goals and that are sustainable. My approach was developed in commercial/marketing/CRM roles, so a different background and perspective from trained systems thinkers. There are differences in language and tools, but we seem to converge in our purpose, and in the goals we work towards with an organisation - for example including customers as part of the 'system' rather than as its subject or victim. I like to think that I also share the desire to understand and address complexity rather than assume simplicity. [...]
Richard Thorns
Richard originally trained and worked in the electronics industry, first in radio and telecommunications and later in automated production line equipment for the car and computer industries. He has worked as an audio visual aids technician, a boarding house master, a training officer and an adventure cameraman and outdoor pursuits instructor. For the last 20 years he has been employed as a business consultant working in education, government departments, county and district councils, manufacturing and service organisations. Richard’s philosophy is founded on the belief that work is an essential part of our humanity and that good management is not only necessary for the health of our organisations but also for the health of our communities. He works to improve communities by helping managers to improve organisational performance and rediscover pride and enjoyment in work. His competence lies in his understanding of organisations as complex systems and how to influence them for better [...]
Robert
Robert is a Change Leader at ArranJay Consulting and ArranJay Management Services. With a background of work in the public sector and NHS he enjoys improving systems to help services to do the right things better, for their customers. [...]
SandyMcCurdy
I'm a business adviser with Perth & Kinross Council & am involved with Dundee University GYm as a faculty member & honorary lecturer. Also I'm a committee member of the Tayside branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. My background is in sales. marketing, training & I play blues in occasional bands. [...]
SheilaFraser
Sheila Fraser Associates designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to ensure the training design is friendly to the brain. She explores recent brain research and crystallises this knowledge to create tools and activities that are at the edge of science. She takes time to ensure that activities are inclusive for individuals who require support with communication. The results are training activities that work and key messages stick. "My facilitation sessions are now clear and focused. I was amazed how Sheila backed up the information with scientific facts and demonstrated clearly why we should do it a particular way". "Sheila's training adds a 3rd dimension to learning' and 'The session resulted in itself bringing about a high level of energy amongst the Board and staff." "Sheila is an inspiration. She demonstrates how to bring colour and fun to any form of learning. " [...]
Tim Stapenhurst
Tim is a statistician with specific interest and experience in Performance Measurement and Benchmarking, on each of which he has written a book for practitioners. Tim has had careers in the manufacturing, mining and oil industries but since setting up his own company in 1990 has worked with a wide variety of clients. Having sold his company in 2010, Tim now works only for selected clients as an independent trainer and consultant. [...]
Stella
hello, I have been given the opportunity to study on a part time basis for the MA in art history at St Andrews University. This is a move from doing fine art as it transpired that I really like being a bit of ferret in the how,why who and what of the art world.My main interest is in the use of visual art in the field of propoganda and this is what I hope to explore as my studies develop.Geographically, I have a home near Dornoch, currently work and live in Aberdeen .Interests outside being an Art ferret are music ,rugby and motorbikes ,printmaking and my latest discovery chocolate flavoured wine!!! [...]
Stephen Coles
I've been in the QA field since 1979, having worked for a wide range of companies from multi-national corporations to SMEs. Nowadays, specialise in assessing the effectiveness of management systems (either through audits on behalf of purchasers or through direct consultancy) or guiding the development of effective, integrated quality and safety management systems. I also teach for the CQI Diploma in Quality Management. And, speaking of the CQI, I'm also quite involved with that organisation, both at local and national (UK) level - at time of writing this I'm chair of the CQI advisory Council. Areas of special expertise include management system auditing QHSE, process mapping, customer satisfaction and effective usage of IT. Specialist sector experience includes upstream oil & gas exploration (onshore & offshore). [...]
Stephen Murphy
I have spent most of my career working in semiconductor manufacturing,Texas Instruments, Motorola,DEC and even the Swatch Group. This lead me to World Class Manufacturing and the practical application of statistics. I have two business interests at the moment. First I represent Datalyzer in the UK. Datalyzer is a private company that develops software for quality applications,SPC,FMEA,OEE and gauge Capability. Secondly I work as an independent consultant offering continuous improvement skills to manufacturing organisations of any size. [...]
Steveh
loves finding interesting ideas and people. Knitting. Gardening. Trying to make the world a better place. Learning to be Delightful ....and delightful to be learning. Dreams: Creating a world where good ideas flourish and poor ideas perish Ambitions: Growing a thriving economy in Scotland, based upon 21st Century technologies & services seeking to deliver ever increasing levls of customer delight. Next 12 months Goal: To help more companies thrive than last year. Successes: Ranging from crafting strategies for a billion growth to a million to a thousand and helping many be achieved. Coaching many folk at all ages and levels to become and do more. Specialties Thinking differently,creative problem solving, opportunity finding, facilitation, project management, root cause analysis Strategy development, strategic marketing, demand creation, facilitation, business improvement, people development, coaching. An avid user of tools and techniques helping to turn th [...]
TerryWeight
My home is in Herefordshire, UK I retired June 2010. I have kept myself interested through my involvement with the Alliance of Deming Consultants and linked organisations. Work History 2003-10 Royal Dutch Shell, Senior Internal Consultant (Business Improvement) 2001-03 AstraZeneca UK Manufacturing, Senior Statistical Adviser 1992-2001 Process Management International (PMI), director and senior consultant 1980-1992 ICI / Zeneca Agrochemicals, Senior Manager of Computing, Statistics and Scientific Information Services 1969-1980 ICI, Statistician in several different divisions including 3 years in Germany Expertise I am an extremely experienced applied Statistician who has practised in a huge variety of industrial and business types and departments within them. I also have considerable experience as a senior manager in such settings. I subsequently built a much wider consultant role from this base. My role as a consultant was as a facilitator, adviser, trainer and [...]
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The realdavidcameron
David Cameron has established himself as a leading voice in education. He has led reviews and presented at conferences in Scotland, across the UK and internationally, but he remains committed to working with teachers and learners. David has extensive experience as a teacher, a senior manager in schools and in local authorities, most recently as Director of Children’s Services for Stirling Council. He has been extensively involved in Curriculum for Excellence and, notably, in the review of Devolved School Management. As an independent consultant, he has maintained that level of involvement and further broadened his experiences. He can be contacted at therealdavidcameron@gmail.com [...]
Tony Miller
2014: Just finished editing a book by the late Jim Duffy entitled 'Knowing & Applying'. In the process of arranging a publisher. 2013: In collaboration with Gordon Hall and Carol Craig, published the short book "Letting Go: Breathing new life into organisations" as part of the "Postcards from Scotland" series, edited by Carol Craig. Previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. (retired September 2012) Previously worked for GEC Express Lifts, helping to computerise their control gear with a multi-processor system, afterwards moving to Holland to work as a Systems Consultant with Logica bv. The involvement with large software projects led me to study complex technical systems, and then on to socio/technical systems and management. - At RGU I studied system safety & reliability, developing a Reliability Description Language (RDL) which could simulate the availability of complex engineering systems. 1991: My interest in so [...]
WendyMill
I am originally from a physiotherapy/Ergonomics background specialising in occupational health. I went on to study a diploma in Corporate and Life Coaching and I am a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Through years of experience and learning I now have a keen interest in the workplace and the effects it has on human behaviour. My company Positive Performance offers communication/ interpersonal skills training, strategies for positive change and team coaching for successful workplace dynamics. Over the years I have published and lectured widely on work related health. In the past i was frequently interviewed on television (ITN & BBC News, Channel 4, Sky News, Focus on Britain, GMTV) and radio (Medicine Now, Jimmy Young show, Michael Van Stratton show, LBC Health phone in). Along with many published articles, i have also written a self-help book published by Thorsons – Harper Collins. [...]