OU launches online leadership courses for smaller charities

VoluntaryNews mentioned the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at Open University Business School back in March 2016. It has now had its official launch and first conference (12th October), where a package of leadership development courses, with a particular focus on smaller organisations, was also launched.

An article on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network gives some background to the new courses, with a focus on working collaboratively:

One of our current studies, with individuals working collaboratively within children’s services, suggests that leadership requires political astuteness as well as the willingness to nurture collaborative practices for the benefit of vulnerable children and families.

Our two free online courses, being launched on the Openlearn platform, will draw on such research and will explore the best practices for success.

Further details of new courses, starting 31st October, are on CVSL’s web pages. The Centre has also recently announced new funding for two projects which will start this autumn:

  • Evaluating the contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care in England.
  • Third Europe: Fostering a new European profession – the Entrepreneurial Third Sector Leader.

CVSL front page for more general info.