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University group to cultivate leadership in Bradford communities

23 November 11

The Leadership Institute for Communities (LIFC) gave its inaugural workshop at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 23 November.

The Leadership Institute for Communities has been founded by the University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development, and has been recruiting members since it launched on the 1st October 2011. 

This workshop is the first in the year-long programme of events that aim to empower and build the capacity of members through discussion, practical workshops and sharing best practice. 

The Institute will support a network of connected people interested in positive development and being connected with the University of Bradford. The Institute is aimed at helping individuals across all sectors and active community leaders in the Bradford area. 

Attendees of this event will hear from the University of Bradford's Sue Kershaw, reflecting upon her leadership style, its influences, and how she has progressed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University. 

Sue Kershaw, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Bradford said: "Given my role within the University and my involvement with the City I was keen to be involved in the Institute's programme of events. I look forward to having the chance to share my experience with members, and gain from their insights and expertise as leaders in a wider variety of organisations."

Attendees will also hear from Noorzaman Rashid, Honorary Graduate of the University, who will address issues surrounding Leadership in 21st Century institutions. As Head of Government and Public Policy at Harvey Nash, he will share his experience gained at a leading consultancy service that works internationally to develop leadership potential. 

Nadira Mirza, Dean of School of Lifelong Education and Development said: "The Institute responds to a need to create a network of motivated people who are not only interested in personal and organisation development, but in working for the positive development of the Bradford District." 

Those interested in attending future Leadership Institute for Communities events can do so by joining the Institute in a free trial period taking members to the end of December 2011. Further information can be found by calling 01274 236772.

23 November 11

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