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Post Pandemic Leadership

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According to the free market fundamentalist Milton freedman, ‘Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.’ The financial crash of 2018 illustrates perfectly what happens when what had been politically impossible becomes the political common sense. COVID-19 presents a similar moment of change and it is the ideas that are laying around that will come to define the PostPandemic world. This seminar will encourage different reflections of the issue of PostPandemic Leadership– with a view to analysing what is and imagining what it ought to be.

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Azumah Dennis, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education Leadership and Management at The Open University

Carol Azumah Dennis has worked in Higher Education since 2010, first at the University of Hull where she was employed initially as a Lecturer in Education: Programme Director for Post-16 Teacher Education and later as Programme Director for...

Lindsay Johnstone

Bolton University

Lindsay has worked in secondary schools for 19 years, 10 years as a middle leader and 7 years as a senior leader. She is now working in a higher education institution supporting higher apprentices in achieving their leadership and management...


Jacqueline Baxter, Dr.

Associate Professor at The Open University

Dr Jacqueline Baxter is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Open University Business school and is Director of the Centre for Innovation in Business and Legal Education. She is editor in chief of the Sage journal Management...

Deborah Outhwaite, Dr

Director at Derby Teaching Schools Alliance

I am the Director of the DTSA; an EdD supervisor at the University of Liverpool; and the External Examiner for the MA Ed at the University of East London. I sit on the APPG for the Teaching Profession, and on the Fabian Education Group. I am...

Kevin Richardson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham

Kevin Richardson is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Management and joint course leader of the full-time MA (Educational Leadership & Management) programme. He has had a long and varied career in the education sector after...