Mrs Sybille Schiffmann
Entrepreneur in Residence
Futures Enterprise Centre - Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
My role as Programme Leader with Futures involves designing and leading on the provision of bespoke enterprise programmes for large organisations. We work at Board level and with change teams involved in leadership of innovation in the Social Sector.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
PARTICIPATINGMEMBER IN GLOBAL INNOVATION COHORT 50PLUS20: SUPPORTING MANAGEMENT EDUCATIONFOR THE WORLD : EMDF 2013-PRESENT TIME
AFFILIATE WITH THE CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES UNIVERSITY OFEXETER SINCE: 2004
MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
PROFESSIONALQUALIFYING EXAMINATION :BROADCAST
MEDIA/ANDHND IN BROADCASTING: PCAD 1992-1995
BA(HONS)FRENCH AND GERMAN: UCD 1991
ANLPAND IHNLLP Accredited Coach: IHNLLP 2012
EQI-version2. (Emotional Intelligence Model)Qualified Assessor: For individuals and Teams:PSYSOFT ( MHS inc.) 2013
PGCAP MASTER LEVEL TEACHING IN HE: WITH PLYMOUTHUNIVERSITY 2014.
ANLP AND IHNLLP Accredited Coach: IHNLLP 2012
EQI- version2. (Emotional Intelligence Model)Qualified Assessor: For individuals and Teams: PSYSOFT ( MHS inc.) 2013
PGCAP MASTER LEVEL TEACHING IN HE: WITH PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY 2014.
LEADERSHIP AFFILIATE WITH THE CENTREFOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES UNIVERSITYOF EXETER SINCE 2004
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATION OF NLP PRACTITIONERS 2012-2013
Roles on external bodies
I have recently been invited to join the Small Business Charter Awards Team, organised by The Assocation of Business Schools. Our role is to asses the extent and range of support offered to SMEs ( Small Business Enterprises) in Universities in the UK.
Working with student entrepreneurs
I have worked as a personal tutor and provided leadership and coaching teaching to undergraduates within the business school and on a range of post graduate leadership programmes within the Faculty of Business and within Health.
I provide coaching and mentoring support for student Entrepreneurs as part of the BETA programme at Futures.
I was part of the core teaching team on Entrepreneurial Thought into Action, a first year module covering creativity, leadership and entrepreneurial innovation. I also designed and launched an external competition with company sponsorship as part of the module called HOTBOX 500.
Working with Social Enterprises
I have worked with Social Enterprises and designed and provided bespoke programmes to Plymouth Community Economic Development Trust since 2014.
Health Leadership Teaching
I have also supported the regional leadership academy for NHS senior managers.
Programme Leader Commercial Clients Futures
My role has shifted to working externally with commercial clients, Community Interest Companies and recently Plymouth City Council as part of their transformation programme. We design and provide Board Development programmes, plus Leadership of Enterprise Innovation programmes, due for wider roll out later this year within the city council.
PhD studies: 2015.
My research covers transformational leadership of large scale change and supporting organisational systems within the UK Social Sector:
Enterprise Eductators UK award:2013.
We were awarded grant funding to run a national pilot to create action learning capability within the largest Social Enterprise in the SW of England. This simple yet powerful methodology has been successfully tested with senior managers, to further embed their business development projects, created within a Business School Leadership programme and sponsored by the Board in 2011. The methodology and the business outcomes are being filmed for a Start Up Guide, that has been rolled out across the sector.
Creative practice & artistic projects
I am a keen photographer of flora and landscapes and I am currently setting up my own blog called Studio Nature.
My goal this year is to phtograph plants in close up to highlight their equisite , functional design..
Shifting landscapes of leadership through case based explorations in local health services using the Fluid Fractal Lens of Analysis:
Tripathi, Smita (email@example.com)
Duckett, Hilary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Schiffmann, Sybille (email@example.com)
Paper given at University of Limerick June 2013
Paper submitted in PAC conference in Liverpool 2014
Article for Global Responsibility Magazine on 50PLUS20 Innovation Cohort: January 2014
· Satu Nätti (Professor in Marketing at Oulu Business School)
· Sheila Killian (Assistant Dean, Research at Kemmy Business School)
· Sybille Schiffman (Entrepreneur in Residence at Plymouth Business School)
Putting 50+20 into practice
An update from the first Innovation Cohort
Reports & invited lectures
Other academic activities
Student enrichment and leadership development
I have lead on a range of bespoke student development programmes:
Student Union Leadership Development, Global Citizenship, Peer Mentoring, Alumni Mentoring,Networking, Women in Business, plus Lead and Learn Entrepreneurship.
The Peer-Learning group
Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative: Peer Learning On-Line Learning Community.
As part of the 9 month Innovation Cohort, our cross-institutional group has been prototyping a new form of web-based collaborative learning. Initially the idea has been tested by a small group in the GRLI Innovation Cohort representing business, schools, other learning institutions, change consultancies and business practitioners. The presentation and paper attached explains the concept of peer Learning Groups in this context, the principles behind it, how it works and what has been learned so far about the value of engaging in our Peer Learning Group prototypes.
We hope that this will serve as a means to attract interest from the wider community of the GRLI network of business schools, GRLI Ambassadors and business, with the ultimate objective of it becoming a viable tool for new ways of connecting and learning across educational and business boundaries.
SOME ADDITIONAL CAREER AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
I am Irish of German heritage and speak French, German and some Gaelic.
Prior to working for the University, I have run my own small consultancy business for 10 years plus,providing Leadership and Organisational Development bespoke support and programmes. This was both in the private and the public sector, Education, Local Government Health, Media and IT.
I have worked as a regional adviser within Local Government and for national charities as a manager.
Previously I have worked in TV and in Radio, producing Arts Documentaries, social action broadcast campaigns and public information campaigns.
I still maintain my love of the Visual Arts and am a keen photographer of the natural world, Flora in particular. I aim to have an exhibition in the next year.
I am also a keen distance runner and aim to run my second half marathon for charity in October 2015.
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