The Leap Team

Karen Waite

Karen Waite completed her people development qualification for Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) early in her career and is now a Chartered Fellow.

She has considerable enthusiasm, experience and skills teaching and developing people. She is an International speaker and over the last 4 years has taught in Dubai on the Executive MBA and has the responsibility for leading and developing this module.

As the founder of Leap Like A Salmon, and CEO, Karen Waite has many roles within the business. She maintains her currency and profile within the industry by continuing to lead on CPD at the higher Masters level for the University of Bradford Faculty of Management and Law, where she is an associate. An additional role is that of Lead External Quality Adviser for CIPD for foundation and intermediate level qualifications, covering North, Ireland and International regions. Her voluntary roles include support within schools, local business and she is on the Board as a Trustee for the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Clearly Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a very important area for Karen, not only for keeping current within her profession, but to also reflect, on learning and future plans/development requirements.

As someone who professionally has to demonstrate CPD, this is something that she has always had a commitment to and continues to look for richer and more challenging learning opportunities that can be sustained beyond the current possibilities.