The Centre is currently being steered by its External Stakeholder Advisory Group and an Internal Academic Advisory Group in order to establish its operational infrastructure with a ‘hard’ launch planned for September 2020.
The ten global challenges* identified through research conducted at the University of Lincoln and by its global academic partners, are having an increasing impact on all organisations worldwide. Together with the specific UK challenges, these have by necessity brought the resilience of employers and employees under even greater scrutiny.
The creation of the National Centre for Organisational Resilience rests in the context of both these global challenges and pressing national considerations such as:
The scale of the challenge and therefore the potential benefit of the National Centre is significant. According to the “Thriving at Work” report (2018):
There are triple benefits arising from the improved resilience and productivity of the country’s workforce. As well as the financial benefits to the government and employers, the preventive outcomes will result in improved health and social outcomes for England too as well as greater commercial and social innovation that will positively impact on the country’s competitiveness, resilience and sustainability as a G7 nation.
(* Unequal share of wealth, Changing economic powers, Technological disruptions, Planetary health, Civic re-engagement, Living in a global society, Leadership void, Identities and social norms, Migration and mobility, Conflict and war).
Whilst apolitical in principle, the Centre recognises the importance of engaging with Political Leadership so as to help determine policy and set National direction through the LEPs and the country’s industrial strategy. It establishes ongoing links with relevant All Party Parliamentary Groups, Ministers, Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords as well as the Local Government Association.
Dean leads the development of the Centre and partnership building around its vision and aims. Dean continues to play a role in the NHS as Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a Member of the NHS Providers Board and a Member of both the East Midlands Leadership Academy and Talent Boards. Dean is also on the Board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board, and a Non-Executive Director of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and holds two appointments with private sector health organisations as well as acts as an advisor to several other private sector organisations.
Contact Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria leads the strategic work themes of the Centre. Previously, Maria had a career as a head of services and programmes in health and social care settings, and in prison and forensic mental health, spanning over a decade. Maria has been delivering independent organisational development, management and research advisory work on behalf of public, private and third sector clients for over 15 years. Maria is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Business Psychology at the Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, specialising in the behaviour of health organisations, public sector leadership, management and policy, and qualitative organisational evaluation.
Contact Maria: email@example.com