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What do we really need in a crisis? Caring Leadership

In times of crisis, we demand different things from our leaders, organisations and institutions. Crisis situations stir up feelings of helplessness, and reawaken a primal need for nurturing, comfort, strength and guidance. When the world feels unmanageable, we look to leaders in all walks of life to steer us through the crisis and give us explanations for otherwise inexplicable events.

7th April 2020

Liz is a guest speaker as part of free daily webinar series

OUBS Director of Executive Education Liz Moody has been invited to join the Institute of Leadership and Management for one of their week long series of webinars exploring the impact, effects and implementation of change.

6th April 2020
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Leading social scientists honoured to be named new Fellows

Two OUBS academics are among the 51 leading UK social scientists to have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). They have all been elected for their outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy.

6th April 2020
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Lift in visitors to OU’s one-stop-shop for free learning

The Open University has seen a spike in visitors to its free online learning platform OpenLearn to access its health, wellbeing and educational content in a time of huge societal need.

24th March 2020
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Learning at Work Week hat-trick for renewable energy suppliers

The Open University Business School is a proud supporter of the biggest festival of workplace learning in the UK known as Learning at Work Week.

12th March 2020
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Ten things we learnt from ‘Let’s talk about menopause’

Professor Jo Brewis recently spoke at the ‘Let’s talk about menopause’ event at the OU in Wales. Here's what we learnt. 

2nd March 2020
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The Bottom Line is back to brighten up your winter!

A new eight-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line has started this month on Radio 4. Liz Moody, Director of Executive Education, is the academic consultant.

20th February 2020
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Report shows digitally savvy boards are powering growth

The Open University’s new ‘Leading in a Digital Age’ report has found a clear link between business performance and leaders who are equipped to manage digital change.

3rd February 2020
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Discover more on the apprenticeships offered by The Open University

Apprenticeships are aligned to the OU’s mission of providing education and progression opportunities for learners of all ages and from all backgrounds. More than 550 employers have chosen the OU’s flexible delivery model to upskill and reskill both new and existing staff.

3rd February 2020

B875 MBA project – leaders of change: Expressions of interest for Critical Reader role

We are looking for a critical reader to work with the module team to field test teaching units to identify strengths and weaknesses of teaching material, appropriateness for the level of study and whether learning materials are consistent with the specified workload.

31st January 2020

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Sep 29

Faculty of Business and Law (re)Freshers event

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

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Strategic agility and leadership in uncertain times

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