The City of Glasgow College, was incorporated through a three-way merger in 2010 to create Scotland’s largest Tertiary Education College. The purpose of the College is to
Let Learning Flourish through inspiration, excellence and innovation.
The College’s twin-site super campus opened in 2017, designed for 40,000 students, has transformed both Glasgow’s skyline and emphasises its pivotal importance as a UK powerhouse for technical and professional education and training.
The VUCA acronym for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world of today provides an apt description of the College operating environment. The College appreciates the importance of a clear purpose and aligned strategies and the need for good governance which creates agile capacities to enable effective navigation of the VUCA world.
However, the College also realises that plans and strategies are only effective when translated to action by people. After a recent leadership reorganisation the College committed to creating a collective leadership ethos and invested in people and organisational development interventions which have been underpinned by the principles and practice of Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership. This has helped create an emergent dialogic culture, the fruits of which are beginning to ripen.
The College is delighted to host the Art of Hosting Participatory Leadership Programme as testament to its’ commitment to developing the capacity and capability of people and systems to bring simplicity and peace to our increasingly complex world.