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Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations
Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

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4 Who we are

Owain Smolović Jones is a senior lecturer in organisation studies at the Open University Business School’s Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise. His main research focus is leadership and the political. Prior to working for the OU he worked in leadership development facilitation and research at the New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI), University of Auckland. He secured his PhD at Cranfield University, basing his thesis on public sector leadership development programmes. Prior to earning his PhD he worked in professional politics – but that seems like a long time ago now …

Carol Jacklin-Jarvis is a lecturer in management at the Open University Business School’s Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise. The focus of her research is collaboration between voluntary and public sectors and the practice of leadership in the collaboration context. Carol completed her PhD at The Open University after a career of over 25 years in voluntary and public sectors. At the weekend, she is often found volunteering in her local community, cooking and serving community breakfasts and dinners – and cleaning up afterwards!

Photographs of the course leaders (Owain and Carol).
Figure 1 Course leaders, Owain Smolović Jones and Carol Jacklin-Jarvis

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