Ian Sharp: Bio

Ian Sharp, Learning & Development ConsultantI qualified as a lecturer in 1988, teaching leadership and management topics, with a focus on the behavioural and human resource aspects of business. After five years of outstanding feedback and results, I moved within the same college into teacher education. I led the programme for continuing professional development of tutors working in post-compulsory education.

I now work as a freelance writer, specialising in leadership and management, education, and personal/professional development.

As a Fellow of the RSA my current projects are the future of teaching and learning, including the intrinsic value of education. Lifelong learning is a key influence on the debates around the future of work, universal basic income and the gig economy.

My MA in Education (Open University) allowed me to research relationships between education, training and employment, including a dissertation on the skills required in a post-Fordist economy.

As a learning designer, I research, script and present lectures for online delivery as well as devise assessment strategies. I’m also writing online courses for launch as the next development of Sharp Learning in 2019. I also aim to develop my skills as a long-form writer and documentary maker.

I contract to Mindful Education as a Course Development Specialist – Chartered Management Institute.

I am always interested to discuss writing or learning design opportunities, and I’d love to hear from you. We could connect on LinkedIn.

Finally, I am a Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Licensed Trainer. 


Key Qualifications

MA in Education (Open University) 1994

Postgraduate Certificate in the Education of Adults (University of Surrey) 1988

BA in Social Science (Open University) 1986

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