Mr Gary Walpole
Director - ION Leadership
REIS
Telephone: (01792) 606307
Room: ION Head Office - 265
Second Floor
Talbot Building
Singleton Campus

Gary is a Leadership and Management Development (L&MD) pracademic with an outstanding record of leading new ventures and large projects. He has a proven track-record of designing, developing and delivering leadership and management development programmes and organizational development initiatives. Gary is also a Director of Indycube CIC, the largest coworking provider in Wales.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Managment Development
  • Innovation Management

Publications

  1. (2018). Circular Economy practices of Small to Medium Enterprises in South Wales. Wales, UK: Swansea University.
  2. & (2016). SIM Wales: skills for innovation in manufacturing. Swansea: Swansea University.
  3. (2016). A Leader Development Model: A Mirror Before Window Critical Approach. London: ISBE.
  4. (2016). Skills for Innovation in Manufacturing: Evidence from a pilot programme for developing innovation leadership. Presented at 8th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference(DLCC), Hertfordshire:
  5. & (2015). From Leadership to Growth.

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Teaching

  • ARA200 Developing Leadership

    This module aims enable learners to: ¿ Understand a range of leadership styles and the impact on organisational performance ¿ Understand themselves as a leader and the importance of personal awareness ¿ Develop the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve results ¿ Ability to compile and apply business models for operational performance and strategic direction ¿ Establish reflective practice to consolidate and embed learning ¿ Understand coaching skills for self-directed performance and people management ¿ Manage performance and conflict with confidence This Programme will focus on the essential skills required for leaders and managers in small, medium and large established organisations. It will place particular emphasis on developing their individual and people leadership skills to facilitate enterprise growth. The Developing Leadership programme will introduce participants to High Performance Work Practices (HPWP¿s), placing particular emphasis on leading self and leading others, enabling them to develop and implement sustainable plans that further drive the productivity and performance of their organisations. The programme will enhance participants¿ knowledge and skills around providing strong direction and motivating their team to achieve the vision and goals of the organisation. The programme develops participants¿ strategy skills - ¿working `on¿ the business and not `in¿ the business¿. The Developing Leadership programme encourages the delegation of day-to-day management to a trusted, empowered and skilled workforce, in order for strategic performance to be driven at all levels of the organisation.

  • ARA2002 Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This module aims enable learners to: ¿ Understand a range of leadership styles and the impact on organisational performance ¿ Understand themselves as a leader and the importance of personal awareness ¿ Develop the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve results ¿ Ability to compile and apply business models for operational performance and strategic direction ¿ Establish reflective practice to consolidate and embed learning ¿ Understand coaching skills for self-directed performance and people management ¿ Manage performance and conflict with confidence This module will focus on the essential skills required for leaders and managers in small, medium and large established organisations. It will place particular emphasis on developing their individual and people leadership skills to facilitate enterprise growth. The Developing Leadership module will introduce participants to High Performance Work Practices (HPWP¿s), placing particular emphasis on leading self and leading others, enabling them to develop and implement sustainable plans that further drive the productivity and performance of their organisations. The module will enhance participants¿ knowledge and skills around providing strong direction and motivating their team to achieve the vision and goals of the organisation. The programme develops participants¿ strategy skills - ¿working `on¿ the business and not `in¿ the business¿. The Developing Leadership module encourages the delegation of day-to-day management to a trusted, empowered and skilled workforce, in order for strategic performance to be driven at all levels of the organisation.

  • ARAD400 Developing Leadership - Advanced

    This module aims enable learners to: ¿ Understand a range of leadership styles and the impact on organisational performance. ¿ Understand themselves as a leader and the importance of personal awareness. ¿ Develop the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve results. ¿ Develop the ability to compile and apply business models for operational performance and strategic direction. ¿ Establish reflective practice to consolidate and embed learning. ¿ Understand coaching skills for self-directed performance and people management. ¿ Manage performance and conflict with confidence. This Programme will focus on the essential skills required for leaders and managers in small, medium and large established organisations. It will place particular emphasis on developing their individual and people leadership skills to facilitate enterprise growth. The Developing Leadership programme will introduce participants to High Performance Work Practices (HPWP¿s), placing particular emphasis on leading self and leading others, enabling them to develop and implement sustainable plans that further drive the productivity and performance of their organisations. The programme will enhance participants¿ knowledge and skills around providing strong direction and motivating their team to achieve the vision and goals of the organisation. The programme develops participants¿ strategy skills - ¿working `on¿ the business and not `in¿ the business¿. The Developing Leadership programme encourages the delegation of day-to-day management to a trusted, empowered and skilled workforce, in order for strategic performance to be driven at all levels of the organisation.

  • MN-M520 Leadership

    Leadership continues to be discussed and sought after, even though we now live in supposedly more democratic times with flatter organisations and empowered employees. It also remains a perennial issue in organisation studies, with significant questions concerning how best to understand the theory and development of leadership. Students will be exposed to a range of classical and contemporary approaches to the study of leadership and will examine the practical implications of these for strategic leadership and the management of change.