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Penny Sharland


Penny Sharland MSc CQSW Dip SW BA
20 Shawclough Drive
Lancashire OL12 7HG
[+44] 1706 648067

€ Published author on innovative organisational management and change
€ Masters Degree with commendation from Bristol University, England, in Management Development and Social Responsibility
€ Acclaimed consultancy skills and experience in strategic policy development and change management - 10 years
€ Strong practical and theoretical foundation in new and emergent styles of organisational management that tackle the more difficult and less accessible aspects of managing people, workplaces and work cultures
€ Exciting and innovative work on organisational effectiveness and the links with chaos theory and the quantum realm

Organisational Consultancy
European based, public sector
Specialist consulting to national, regional and local public sector bodies 1989 - Present

Long standing member of a group of highly skilled practitioners forming the first public sector consultancy in the UK. Developed strategic and innovative policies with national and local government, national charities and trusts, regional and local voluntary sector organisations and statutory services. Focus on organisational management including the limits placed on effectiveness by the non-rational and Œdeep¹ issues that standard consultancy practice fails to reach.

€ New and innovative practice for top teams who want to get away from the limiting mechanistic Œold-style¹ models of management
€ Breakthrough programmes with several key agencies struggling with the disturbing Œemotional¹ content of their working experience
€ Acclaimed work with preoccupied managers and trustees experiencing puzzling and intractable team failure despite apparent planning success
€ Innovative writing to bring the often complex and diverse disciplines of psychology, quantum physics, chaos and complexity theory and social policy into practical and understandable form for managers
€ Growing reputation for penetrating analysis of the significance of political and social positioning within teams
€ Internal development of Framework¹s consultancy practice into a highly experimental and risk-taking team committed to social justice

€ Toolkit for Managers (1999) : a practical toolkit that provides managers with 200 pages of ideas for achieving the best results at work. Includes new management theories translated into practical tools to help managers create dynamic, responsive teams and organisations
€ Toolkit for Managing Change (1998) : accessible and relevant models and strategies for managers to plan positively and effectively for change
€ Tomorrow¹s Parents (1996) : results of innovative national research carried out for the Gulbenkian Foundation into relationships education in schools. Led to contracts with national government to plan for the emotional and social education of all schoolchildren post 2000.
€ Occasional papers: ŒThe Emotional Life of Organisations¹ and ŒOrganisational Development and the New Science¹ (1997 - 9) follow on from Penny¹s highly commended thesis and continuing academic studies
€ Manager of innovative Internet provision through TrainingZone website: publish material immediately accessible to www community

Called to facilitate a range of prestigious events and programmes requiring a mix of sensitivity and challenge. Addressed international conferences and seminars on a range of issues concerning organisational management, values-driven policy development and effective management of self and relationships at work.

€ Series of key presentations on education to MPs at Westminster and others
€ Worked with first voluntary sector organisation to manage mainstream health provision in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of UK
€ Saved several key teams from severe disruption caused by unrecognised emotional content within apparently routine disagreements

MSc with Commendation in Management Development and Social Responsibility - Bristol University, 1996
CQSW; Qualification as Probation Officer - Lancaster University 1979
Dip SW; Postgraduate diploma in Social Work - Lancaster 1978
BA (Honours) in Psychology - Portsmouth University, 1976

Policy development officer, NACRO 1983 - 90
Responsible for national programmes in youth justice, government advisor and development work in regions to demonstrate best practice
Lecturer in social policy and management, Stockport College 1986 - 1988
Responsible for courses in management for EP providers
Probation officer, Greater Manchester Probation Service 1978 - 1983
Responsible for innovative practice in youth justice and pioneer in multi-agency neighbourhood approach to needs of young people
Teaching responsibility for extensive and innovative management programme for all manager grades Leicester Social Services 1994 - 7

Referee Philip Hope MP, House of Commons, Westminster, London



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