Sue Chapman

Sue began her management career in the hotel and catering industry, specialising in training and development. She was House Manager at The Postern Programme, a residential youth training project at Dartington Hall in Devon and Accredited Training Centre Manager at Brathay Hall in Cumbria. Her experiences within both of these organisations influenced her thinking greatly in terms of leadership learning.

As Principle Training Officer for Devon County Council, Sue became involved with the design of community consultation processes as part of Local Agenda 21, establishing her interest in sustainable development.

For the past fourteen years Sue has worked independently as a leadership coach and group facilitator. She continues to coach on the Exeter University MA in Leadership and teaches coaching on behalf of Truro and Penwith Business Centre.

Sue has an MA in Management Learning and a Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Management, both awarded by Lancaster University. She is an affiliate of the Exeter Centre for Leadership Studies Network.

Sue's research interests focus broadly on 'Leadership for Sustainability’. More specifically, her interest is to acknowledge what leaders and managers are doing in this regard and to ask how they embed sustainable practice. She asks: what are the implications for leadership and management in the making and communication of complex decisions that promote sustainable business practices?

She is undertaking her research in two organisations who are considered exemplary in their efforts to promote sustainable business practices.

Address: Centre for Leadership Studies,
University of Exeter,
Streatham Court 1-50
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