Sophi Bruce

Sophi Bruce
Program Specialist

B.A Hons (DMU), MSc

Email: [email protected]
Ph: +61 2 9514 7867

Sophi Bruce specialises in approaches to leadership, organisational change and social impact projects and offers a portfolio of techniques for collaborative working and thinking differently. From the design and delivery of bespoke learning programs to ongoing project delivery, Sophi's focus on positive tangible outcomes is supported by professional aptitude and a passion for facilitating personal and organisational change.

At the UTS Centre for Local Government, Sophi has strategic responsibility for a suite of programs at University Technology Sydney committed to building leadership capacity across the local government sector on a national level, as part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government's Advancing Leadership Initiative.  With extensive project management experience and a outcomes-focused approach, Sophi also works on a range of consultancy projects for clients of the Centre.

Prior to joining UTS:CLG in 2010, Sophi worked with a range of Government bodies and NGOs providing bespoke input into holistic change programs using adaptive leadership, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and strategy co-design. Her work with the Local Leadership Centre, and the National School of Government in the UK directly contributed to new national initiatives around leadership, place shaping, co-design of services and partnership working.  Between 1997-2007, Sophi held leadership roles with The Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation and ExCeL London.

Sophi is an authorized assessor of the Leadership Development Framework and has an executive certificate in Positive Psychology coaching.  She has curated for the International Association for Public Participation and contributes to Social Leadership Australia's adaptive leadership programs.

Research Interests
  • Leadership
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Shifting Mindsets
  • Wellbeing and Resilience.
Teaching Areas
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership Approaches
  • Leadership in Local Government Context
  • Soft Systems Thinking
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Collaborative working
  • Social Impact
  • Positive Psychology
  • Community Indicators
  • Creativity.
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