Sally Pearman

Sally is the Centre's Director of Learning and Development and has been with us for nine years. Sally specialises in Human Resource Development and oversees all of our management development programmes and consultancy projects, ensuring that the right trainers and approaches are used for every bespoke project that we deliver. They believe that focusing on the strengths of individuals, teams and organisations is the best way to drive success and create workplaces that are vibrant, supportive and optimistic.

Sally holds an MSc in Human Resource Development and Consultancy from Birkbeck, University of London and this helps them ensure the learning approaches in our training are up to date and firmly grounded in theory as well as practice. Sally is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and has led workshops, research and consultancy projects on the themes of inclusive workplaces, values creation, and designing people strategies.

Sally works closely with HR and L&D teams to create learning solutions that are tailored and reinforce the culture, priorities and uniqueness of the organisations they support. Sally is part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team with a special focus on unconscious bias and gender equality.

Sally’s work is driven by a passion for accessible and practical learning for everyone irrespective of background, gender or societal barriers. This has led them to work in a range of contexts from social housing, not-for-profits and charities right through to multinational corporations and retailers.

Sally works closely with Nadira LoveOliva Stokes and our Trainer Team to ensure that all of the group training events and development programmes we deliver, exactly match our clients' needs, whether that's an organisation-wide change programme or a tailor-made diversity workshop.

Sally is an Accredited Belbin Practitioner and uses this tool in coaching, away days and team building projects to help individuals and teams maps their strengths and areas for development.

Sally is based at our central London training suite on Old Street but is often travelling around London (and beyond!) meeting with the organisations we support and making sure we're kept up to date with their news and plans.

Sally’s approach is pragmatic and personal and their own values, and interest in diverse and inclusive organisations, shines through in the way they build and delivers projects.

Outside of the Centre, Sally volunteers with young people in North London and is a Thrive Career Mentor with The University of Reading. Originally Sally trained as an archaeologist and still manages to apply some of those experiences and stories to their work here, although Sally emphasises that it's nothing like Indiana Jones!

If you are considering setting up a development programme, or would like to speak about the Centre and any of the services we provide you can contact Sally on 020 7490 3030 or [email protected]. If you'd like to meet with Sally to learn more about our approach to training and what might work for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

"Sally has a great understanding of, and empathy for, the challenges and obstacles that those of us in the L&D space encounter on a daily basis. Sally's consultative, pragmatic and warm approach has helped enormously in our evolution from an organisation where people train, to a learning organisation."

Organisational Development Business Partner, Financial Services Compensation Scheme

We receive exceptional support from the Centre, they know what works for our organisation, and they always invest the time to listen to our needs. Their very personal approach and first class delivery has helped to transform our L&D culture. They are thought of with high regard throughout our organisation!

HR Manager, Association of Commonwealth Universities

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