Paul Tosey

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Currently I am Head of PhD Programmes for Surrey Business School. I joined Surrey in 1991, validating and then directing the MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, an innovative, experiential programme for consultants, coaches and facilitators. My previous experience includes management and internal consultancy in local government, freelance training and consulting, lecturing at the University of Edinburgh, and tutoring for the Open University. [1]

"In the early 1990s Paul joined the Human Potential Research Group at Surrey and led the development of the MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, an innovative, advanced programme for consultants and facilitators which has been described as the “gold standard” in the field...

"Paul is especially interested in coaching as an approach to teaching and learning. He has expertise in facilitative practices that are informed by experiential constructivism, being one of the leading authorities on both Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and `Clean Language’ in higher education.

"He trained in NLP to Master Practitioner level in 1992, has been teaching NLP for 15 years and was among the first to publish on the topic in academic journals. In 2008 he chaired the First International NLP Research Conference at the University of Surrey, and he is active in encouraging a research-based approach to this field. His critical appreciation of NLP (with co-author Jane Mathison) is due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009.

"Between 2005 and 2008 Paul trained as one of the world’s first certified practitioners of `Clean Language’, a highly respectful, learner-centred approach to development that focuses on metaphor. He sees this as a prime area of growth for his future work in HE." [1]


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  1. heacademy. Paul Tosey, organizational web page, accessed July 18, 2013.