Dr Mark Cole, London Leadership Academy
Dr Mark Cole, Leadership Development Programme Manager, London Leadership Academy
Dr Mark Cole works at the London Leadership Academy, the local delivery partner of the NHS Leadership Academy, where he is supporting NHS staff from ward to Board and across the capital to understand and put into practice systems leadership.
Although originally trained as a teacher, his career has been largely spent in workforce and organizational development roles in the health care sector. This includes working for a number of NHS Trusts and six years spent as Education Adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a professional body. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).
Mark is especially interested in experiential learning, leadership practice and organizational development – and in particular in the way in which these interface. He is published on these topics in a number of academic journals and his book on radical organizational development will be published by Routledge in 2019.
Mark completed his professional doctorate in education at the University of Greenwich in October 2012, where his thesis was concerned with the theory and practice of professional reflection. More recently he completed the PG Cert in Organizational Change Management at the University of Southampton.