MOL has welcomed human resources (HR) professional Gary Cookson as an associate tutor for its CIPD Live Online programmes.
Gary brings a wealth of experience to MOL from a varied career that started as a secondary school teacher before making the move to learning and development, then HR. His most recent roles have been HR Director at a further education college and a government agency. In a career that he says has seen many highlights, Gary has led projects from restructures to mergers, revamping company culture and values to increasing employee engagement.
Everything I’ve done has been to make workplaces even more amazing and I’m proud of what I have
James Dean, Commercial Director, MOL said: “We are delighted to welcome Gary to the team. His wealth of knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to the learners he will be working with. Gary is a fantastic addition to our dynamic and accomplished group of tutors, whose real-life experiences, knowledge and skills in their field of expertise, support our learners to achieve success and grow their careers.”
Speaking about joining MOL, Gary said: “I’ve been proud of mentoring and helping individuals through their HR and management careers for a long time now, and I get a lot of energy from seeing HR professionals improve their skills and knowledge, and helping them do that through tutoring. MOL has a great reputation, it is a forward-thinking business and its values are in line with my own. I like the way MOL works, and we can do great things together.”
Gary will deliver the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resources – Live Online for MOL and met his first group of learners at the end of January. He said: “As well as using my academic and practical knowledge, experience and thoughts to help them understand how to apply their new skills and knowledge, as a family man I recognise the need to juggle different priorities. I appreciate - and fully support - the need for flexibility.” And looking at the importance of the CIPD qualification to the learners,
It’s a badge of recognition that you’ve achieved a standard and can uphold the values and principles of the profession. It’s licence to go out there and make the world of work a better place.