An organisation consultant with a wealth of senior operational management experience, Robert combines the roles of strategist, developer, communicator and facilitator in enabling business transformation at the highest levels. His first degree was in Engineering and Economics at the University of Sussex, and he also has postgraduate qualifications in psychology and philosophy. Robert as a director and steward of the Society for Organisational Learning led the integration of that membership organisation into the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). In 2012 he participated in an international Team Mastery programme to train as a team coach in Team Academy methods.
With a varied career which spans teaching, journalism, technical management and executive coaching, Alison has a passion for developing others. As a senior manager she transformed working practices in the BBC Archive and as an entrepreneur she works with individuals and organisations to enable change through coaching. Alison has masters degrees from Oxford and Thames Valley University and post graduate qualifications in teaching, coaching and coach supervision. Alison is now an accredited Team Academy coach and has developed and regularly delivers the first team coaching training programme for educators in the UK.
Dr Graham Robinson
Graham is a visiting research fellow at the School of Management, University of Surrey and has a wealth of experience in running businesses. He has carried out research into organisational learning at Ashridge Business School and the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, and has introduced innovative in-company management development processes within several large international organisations, both as a company director and a business development consultant. He is a director of the Society for Organizational Learning – UK.
Arie de Geus
A ‘global statesman’ of business change, the originator of many of the principles and practises underlying the Learning Organisation concept, and one of the world’s most effective business strategists, Arie de Geus is widely regarded as the inventor of scenario planning in his role as corporate planning director at Shell. He is a founder member and president of the Society for Organisational Learning.