Dr Chris Dalton

Associate Professor of Management Learning

Dr Chris Dalton

Dr Chris Dalton

Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By area: Personal Development, Communication, Reflection, Learning, Team building, Facilitation, Coaching
By geography: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa
Greenlands campus
+44 (0) 1491 414553
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Dr Chris Dalton is Associate Professor of Management Learning and Subject Area Leader for Personal Development (PD) at Henley.

A dynamic and creative tutor and facilitator, Chris joined Henley in November 2005 and was the Programme Director for Henley Distance Learning MBA (Flexible Learning) until 2010, when he took over the PD role.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in management education and training. Before coming to Henley, he worked at the Central European University Business School (and its predecessor, the International Management Centre) in Budapest, Hungary, where his posts included Director of their full-time and modular MBA program. He has also worked with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA. Chris teaches on the MBA and runs corporate workshops and seminars related to management development in many parts of the world, including South Africa, central Europe and the Middle East. He is a visiting professor at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan.

Chris holds a PhD in Management Learning and Leadership from Lancaster University, and an MBA from Henley gained in 2000. He is a Henley certified coach and online tutor. Chris has trained as a systemic constellations facilitator and regularly works with the public and private sector in facilitating team and organisational development, as well as reflective retreats. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His research is focused on the use of Reflection in Personal Development in post-experience Management Education. His first book, The Every Day MBA, was published at the beginning of 2015 and his second, Brilliant Strategy for Business, was published in 2016. He is currently working on the draft for a third book on personal development for experienced managers and leaders.


Books and Publications:

Dalton, C. (2018) ‘Reflection is embedded in my brain forever now!’: personal development as a core module on an Executive MBA, Reflective Practice, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2018.1479690

Dalton, C (2016) Brilliant Strategy for Business, Pearson Business

Dalton, C (2015) The Every Day MBA: How to turn world-class business thinking into everyday business brilliance, Pearson ISBN 978-1-292-01674-0

Dalton, C (2014) Beyond Description to Pattern: the Contribution of Batesonian Epistemology to Critical Realist Research, Journal of Critical Realism, vol 13, no. 2, pp 163-182

Dalton, C. (2011) Self-coaching and learning. In: Kruckeberg, K., Amann, W. and Green, M. (eds.) Leadership and Personal Development: A toolbox for the 21st Century Manager. Information Age Publishing