Fixing the financial system
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at London Business School, discusses why we can not wait to fix the financial system, despite not fully understanding the origins of the crisis
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Back-bench rebels
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
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Antiretroviral treatment programmes in Nepal: Problems and barriers.
The main aim of this study is to identify barriers and obstacles to providing and expanding ARV programmes in Nepal. Materials and methods: A qualitative approach consisting of in-depth interviews with three groups of stakeholders: policy makers, ARV service providers and ARV recipients were carried out. The transcripts were analysed using a thematic approach. Results: The estimated number of people in need was high compared with people currently receiving ARV in Nepal. With regards to the prope
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Conflicted Societies, Memory and the Visual Arts [Audio]
Speaker(s): Miriam de Búrca, Ruth Goddard, Adela Jušic, Jonathan Watkins, Dr Gwendolyn Sasse | Artists from Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia will reflect upon the impact of violent conflict on their work. The event includes screenings of Dogs have no religion by Miriam de Búrca, and The Sniper by Adela Jušic, as well as images from Ruth Goddard’s work The/My persistent past/history. Miriam de Búrca is a visual artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ruth Goddard is a London-based
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GLS 2010 panel highlights 3: The future of work
Lynda Gratton, Warren East, Andy Green, Jasmine Whitbread and Rakesh Bhasin discuss the five key factors that will influence the way we work - technology, demographics, social trends, carbon and globalisation
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Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte, CEO, President, Chairman and Founder of Right Now Technologies Greg Gianforte has led RightNow from its founding in 1997 to 9 consecutive years of revenue growth, 19 consecutive quarters of cash-flow positive performance and a successful IPO. His market vision, leadership, entrepreneurial philosophy and commitment to ethical business practices has enabled RightNow to consistently grow?during a period when many other software companies have stumbled?and to achieve remarkable leve
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Leadership Past and Present
Studying leadership qualities is highly important for students of all ages so that they can identify and develop their own. In this lesson, students will be introduced to several Native American leaders, both past and present, and will be asked to examine their different styles of leadership. Catlin painted Indians who were famous in American Indian history—men such as Black Hawk, the Sac and Fox chief, and vanquished leader of the so-called Black Hawk War; Kee-o-kúk, who replaced Black Hawk
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Effective Leadership of Social Enterprise
This course is about the leadership challenges of creating and sustaining high performing nonprofit organizations. The operating environment for nonprofit organizations is changing as dynamically as that of the for-profit sector. A venerable name is no longer sufficient to insure the success, much less the sustainability, of an organization. Yet the theory of how to effectively manage established nonprofits is in many cases just being formulated and tested. This course enables the student to bot
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Back-bench rebels
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Professional Issues in Nursing
This is the first nursing course in the RN-BS Online Program. It is an intermediate seminar designed to assist registered nurses to develop the critical reading, thinking and writing skills necessary for successful university level study. Issues that significantly influence professional practice and nursing leadership are explored utilizing the above skills.
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Welfare reconstruction
This unit examines the approach adopted by Tony Blair and New Labour to welfare reconstruction in the United Kingdom. Using extracts from speeches made by Tony Blair, you will listen to a discussion on how the Welfare State was remade by the ‘New Right’.
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Creating a Caring School: A Guide for School Management Teams Learning Guide
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
Author(s): Maryla Bialobrzeska, Christina Randell, Liora Hell

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This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Creating a Caring School: Learning Guide Introduction
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Creating a Caring School: Toolkit
This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Course Outline for Advanced Certificate: Education School Management And Leadership (Word)
This document is the course outline for the Advanced Certificate: Education (School Management And Leadership) programme. The ACE programme is aimed at empowering school leaders to lead and manage schools effectively in a time of great change, challenge and opportunity. It is targeted at serving School Management Team members who aspire to principalship. The programme seeks to provide structured learning opportunities that promote quality education in South African schools through the developmen
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Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence: ACE School Managemen
The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.
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Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence: ACE School Managemen
The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.
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Implementation guidelines: ACE School Management and Leadership (Word)
This manual provides an overview of the design and expected delivery of the new programme. The key focus of the ACE (School Management and Leadership) programme is to facilitate real transformation in schools that is grounded in recognition of the challenges of particular contexts and the values underpinning the South African Constitution. Principals and would-be principals must understand that it is not acceptable simply to pay lip service to the ideas presented in the programme, to develop pol
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Language in leadership and management: ACE School Leadership and Management (PDF)
This module serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it is aimed at developing the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need to successfully work your way through all the modules included in this ACE programme. On the other hand the module is aimed at providing you with the ability to use language as a management and leadership tool, specifically in the area of policy development and implementation.
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