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New Leadership College

02/07/2003 11:04:20

Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, has announced that a consortium bringing together Lancaster University Management School with Ashridge Management College , the Open University , and the Learning and Skills Development Agency was the preferred supplier to deliver the new leadership college for the post-16 learning and skills sector. The college will open later this year and will provide support and training for leaders and managers across the broad sector.

Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education said:

"This consortium has tremendous potential. We have brought together four first class institutions with world-class reputations for leadership development. Their experience bridges the breadth and depth of the diverse Learning and Skills sector.

"The new leadership college will play a vital role in developing the leaders of the future. It will also work closely with the National College for School Leadership and the planned HE Leadership Foundation.

"We have received overwhelming support for our plans for the college and our accompanying professional development strategy. I am particularly grateful to those people who advised us and gave their support to developing the proposals."

Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University said:

"We are excited to be part of this important national partnership. This new collaborative venture allows Lancaster University's internationally recognised five-star rated Management School to be a key player in a consortium which will work in partnership with the sector to drive change in leadership and management skills."