19th February 2002

 

COUNCIL AND UNI JOIN FORCES IN MANAGEMENT TRAINING

 

Managers at Lincolnshire County Council are to hone their skills on a training course provided by the University of Lincoln.

 

Fifteen middle and senior managers at the county council are to enrol on a management development programme provided by the university’s Faculty of Business and Management.

 

Managers, tutors and senior staff from the university and the council will meet at the university on Wednesday 20th February at 10am to launch the collaboration between the two organisations.

 

Dr Don White, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, and Maurice Nauta, Assistant Director of Educational and Cultural Services at Lincolnshire County Council, will both speak at the event in the Vice Chancellor’s Annex, Brayford Pool campus.

 

The managers will follow a nine-month course delivered mostly on campus and will aim to achieve a postgraduate certificate in Management.

 

“It’s part of our management of change within the local authority that we see the importance of tailor-making programmes to fit the changing society which we serve,” commented Mr Nauta.

 

“We are delighted that this accredited management development programme is taking place because we have been able to construct with the university a completely new course which fits our needs and gives the individuals who take it a chance to further their own ambitions while at the same time helping the county council to achieve its objectives.”

 

The course is being launched under the authority’s slogan ‘Developing People, Developing Services’.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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