Being a great colleague: improve those important relationships with your colleagues

Our New Decade New Direction research revealed how important our colleagues are when it comes to staying in a job. This week’s daily webinars will focus on those components of MyLeadership that help us consider what being a great colleague might include, with a special focus on mentoring.


Appreciating Diversity

The business case for inclusivity is strong. This webinar emphasises the importance of inclusive behaviour and challenges us to celebrate difference authentically.



Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper

Head of Research, Policy and Standards

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Kiran Trehan

Kiran Trehan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement, The University of York

Professor Kiran Trehan is Pro Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Leadership, Economy & Diversity (WE-LEAD) at the University of York.

She is an expert on leadership development, enterprise and diversity in business; she has led a number of leadership, enterprise and business support initiatives and is an author in this field.

Professor Treharn is also co-editor of ‘Action Learning: Research and Practice’, the first international journal dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and practice through action learning.

Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones

Content Manager

Rod Jones is content manager with The Institute of Leadership & Management where he is responsible for the content of its multi award-winning e-learning platform MyLeadership and other resources which support the learning of The Institute’s members. 

Rod has considerable experience of the education sector; having previously worked in further education as a lecturer in management and accountancy, and then as a curriculum manager before becoming an external verifier and subsequently assessment manager with ILM. 
Rod holds an M.Ed and an MBA. 


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