Mr Dennis Foster

Contract Lecturer

Mr Dennis Foster

Phone number: 07966743119
Email: t-fosterd@aston.ac.uk

Profile

20 years background in UK higher education responsible for development of MBA and MSc courses in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Enterprise Systems Management and more recently connected with the Lecturing team delivering the Foundation Degree in Logistics

A Chartered Manager, Dennis is an accomplished learning development consultant specialising ine-learning Instructional design and has considerable experience as a Distance Learning Author, Assessor, Verifier and Tutor for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) 

Research interests include Corporate Social Responsibility and Authentic Management practices in logistics, collaborative and relationship management, and the promotion of Green Logistics. Published research studies include Learning to Innovate and developments of CSR in Supply Chains that will inspire innovative operational management, team-centred ownership that will empower a positive approach to change within major organisations.

  • 2006: Chartered Manager -- Chartered Management Institute
  • 2004: Microsoft Office Specialist (MS Project 2000)
  • 2001-2002: Diploma in Performance Coaching -- Newcastle College
  • 1999-2001: Diploma in Business Excellence -- Newcastle College
  • 1999-2000: Pg. Cert. in H.E. Learning & Teaching -- Coventry University
  • 1996:NLP Practitioner -- Impact Learning Institute
  • 1993-1994: Master of Business Administration -- Coventry University
  • 1972: Diploma in Management -- N. Berkshire. Polytechnic
  • 1964-1966: HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering -- Doncaster Polytechnic

Experience - Academic

  • 2011 - to date: Director at Meta-Learning Solutions Ltd. 2011-2011: Senior Academic - Birmingham City University
  • 1994-2001: Contract Lecturer- Coventry University


Experience - Commercial

Dennis is a learning development consultant specialising in e-learning content authoring and instructional design. As a lifelong training professional he has extensive experience working for multi-nationals. As a senior Academic, Dennis has held Course Director and Programme manager responsibility and leading a multi-disciplinary team he understands the differing requirements for E-Learning course design from the academic, corporate sector perspectives to which he applies the “meta approach”.

 A Chartered Manager award holder, Dennis is also an MBA and has a PG Cert in HE Learning and Teaching practice.

  • 2006   CILT LRN Newcastle University.  Corporate Social Responsibility for Companies and their Supply Chains in emerging markets: A comparison between Southern Africa and UK 
    2008   Chartered Management Institute Regional Conference and presented a workshop entitled: “Talent Management in the Logistics Industry”
  • 2009   Plymouth University ‘Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces’ conference and co-presented a paper entitled: Engaging Students in the Curriculum".

 

  • 2009    Coventry University  iPED 2009, 4th International Inquiring Pedagogies.
    'Researching Beyond Boundaries', Academic Communities without Borders - Internationalization of Higher Education and its impact on academic practice and co-presented a paper entitled: “Engaging Staff and Students in a Trans-national Postgraduate Programme” 
  • 2011.CILT LRN Southampton University.Presented a co-authored paper entitled Exploiting ICT Innovation to Positively Impact the "Triple Bottom Line" within the Express Parcels Delivery Sector.
  • 2006: Chartered Manager - Member Chartered Management Institute since 1995
  • 2000: Member Higher Education Academy
  • 2011: Chartered Member- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport