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Exploring Trustworthy Leadership - Veronica Hope Hailey addresses Change Management Forum

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On Thursday 27 November, Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, presented her recent Trust and Leadership research at the School’s Change Management Forum.

Attended by over 100 senior business executives including alumni, current and prospective MBA students and special guests, Professor Hope Hailey gave a fascinating and thought-provoking insight based on her recent research exploring the key characteristics of successful leadership, employee engagement, trust and trustworthiness.

The School was delighted to welcome the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE DL and Thomas Sheppard, Chair of Council, amongst its guests.

At the end of the session, Dr Ian Colville chaired a Q&A session as Professor Veronica Hope Hailey took questions from the floor. A networking event followed with an opportunity for guests to meet the Dean and exchange their own stories about their experiences of leadership and trust.

Notes to Editors

The Change Management Forum, led by Dr Ian Colville, provides a venue where ‘thinking practitioners’ and ‘applied academics’ can come together to exchange ideas and knowledge. It seeks to promote effective change and leadership through dialogue and discussion.

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey’s Trust research is the outcome of a three year research project carried out in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), exploring the hallmarks of trusted leaders. The study looked at 22 significant public and private sector organisations including the John Lewis Partnership, HMRC, the BBC, Unilever, and the NHS.  
The study produced three reports, Where has all the trust gone?, Cultivating trustworthy leaders and Experiencing trustworthy leaders.

The research was jointly funded by the CIPD and the University of Bath Higher Education Fund.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.