New leadership skills college to open

The
Government is to create a college to develop leadership skills within
organisations working in the learning and skills sector.

The
Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) will be run by a consortium led by
Lancaster University Management School and the Learning and Skills Development
Agency and supported by Ashridge and the Open University.

The
college will receive about £14.5m of government funding over the next three
years and aims to offer "something for everyone who has, or aspires to, a
leadership role in their organisation, regardless of their current job role or
level of responsibility."

Alan
Johnson, the minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, said
leadership and management were key to the success of any institution and that
the college will provide training programmes that can be delivered in a range
of ways to suit every learner.

"There
will be a mix of online, distance and face-to-face teaching and there will be
scope for structuring programmes and modes of delivery so they can be tailored
to the individual," he said.

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By Michael Millar

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