Keith Chandler

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

An experienced educationalist and enthusiastic advocate of lifelong learning with over 20 years expertise in leadership and strategic management and 30 years experience in the development of policy and practice in teaching through designing, delivering, managing and assessing learning.

Qualifications

BA Hons, M.Phil., Grad Cert Ed., FRSA

Overview

In 2011, was invited to become Visiting Fellow in Lifelong Learning at the University of Chester in recognition of a professional contribution to adult learning.

Was Principal for over 20 years at one of the UK’s leading colleges for residential adult education, a centre, within a unique residential setting, for personal, community and organisational development, providing a range of learning opportunities. Experience in all aspects of the management and leadership in local, regional and national settings, in managing a small enterprise determining direction, policy and business strategy, income generating initiatives; directing operations and planning buildings and estates activities; developing, coaching and mentoring core and associate staff to work to their full potential, resolving and solving problems and challenges.

Also, since 2000, has been Chair of Trustees for a local infrastructure body in the civic and community sector

In addition Keith is Project Director for a developing portfolio of European multilateral partnership work for the University in life change ,adult and community learning initiatives across Europe.

Teaching

Engaged initially as a Visiting Lecturer, now as a part time faculty member has taught and assessed in areas of People and Organisations, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Change, Business Environments and Project Management on undergraduate programmes and in Leadership and Management and Managing Excellence at Masters level at both the Chester and Shrewsbury sites.

Currently Module Leader for:

BU6008 Leading and Change Management , BU6023 Project and Relationship Management,

BU7731 Managing Excellence in processes and Projects

Research

Aspects of Life Change as a transformative learning experience and in Mature Enterprise; considering processes and support for those over 50 who wish to remain economically active through entrepreneurial activity and its associated learning needs.