Finding tomorrow’s leaders for the sector – Clore Social

Clore Social Leadership is urging the social sector to help find the next generation of charity leaders as their highly-regarded Fellowship programme opens for applications today. The leadership development charity is inviting sector leaders to nominate the most talented people in their organisations to apply by identifying those who they believe can make social change happen.

Now in it’s eighth year, the programme is for emerging leaders with an appetite to lead who are committed to transforming their organisations, the sector and the wider community. To date, 125 emerging leaders have completed the Fellowship, and this year the dynamic  12-month programme is open to people across the sector encompassing both general and specialist Fellowships.

Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership said, ‘The aim of our programme is to generate grounded and collaborative leaders who will effectively guide their organisations and the sector through today’s social challenges to rebuild trust. We want to create leaders who are hungry to invest in their development, which is why we are actively collaborating with the sector to ensure we are serving their leadership needs.’ 

Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Marie Curie, a charity that supports people through terminal illness, further backs the need to find the next generation of leaders. ‘Developing a leadership pipeline is imperative for the sector and we are delighted that Clore Social Leadership is helping to fulfill this. Their programme encourages sector organisations to look at their leadership requirements to ensure our beneficiaries are supported well into the future.’

As part of the application process, individuals will be asked to indicate how they plan to directly return their learnings from the programme back to their organisations and demonstrate their commitment to change. The Fellowship has been updated to include experiential team challenges that focus on contemporary issues and collaborative opportunities. This complements other components of the programme including residential courses, coaching and mentoring, completing a practice-based provocation paper and action learning sets.   

Those who are keen to learn and invest in their leadership development can apply online today until 10am 5 Monday September 2016 by visiting www.cloresocialleadership.org.uk. People working in UK based charities – including international NGOs, foundations and trusts – social enterprises, housing associations, community organisations and cooperatives can apply.