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John Richards

Special Professor in Management Learning (part-time), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



John Richards is Special Professor in Organisational Learning in the Institute of Work Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham and in Nottingham University Business School. A Chartered Occupational Psychologist, John is a member of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. He has degrees from the University of Oxford (PPE), The Open University (Psychology) and the University of Nottingham (MBA). John started work in the steel industry, moved to become Training and Development Manager with British Shoe Corporation, spent seven years as Senior Training Development Consultant with ITS and then 18 years with The Boots Company PLC as Training and Development Manager and then Head of Senior Management Development. He left Boots in 2001 to take up the teaching position in the business school and to become Leadership Development Adviser to the then Trent Leadership Centre, now Trent Strategic Health Authority. (until 2006) He joined I-Who in 2004.He is also an Associate Lecturer with the Open University Business School. John combines roles as a teacher, coach, facilitator and consultant in the areas of leadership development and organisational learning. In I-WHO, John is a member of the Advisory Board, Director ot the Management Pyschology programme , and convenor of the modules on Workplace counselling & Career Development; Strategic & Human Resource Management, organisational Learning & Organisational Development & Change.

Expertise Summary

Organisational learning, organisational development and change, strategic management

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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