Posted on January 18, 2014Posted by Stephanie Rose
I have been lucky enough to be selected as one of the 2014 Clore Social Fellows and it really feels like a door has opened to the start of an incredibly special journey. Our first day together was everything I had hoped for when I sat down to my application all those months ago, feeling the energy and passion amongst this amazing group of people.
But there’s a monkey on my back – why did they select me?
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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Social enterprise.
Posted on January 18, 2014Posted by Gareth Dix
If I had realised that doing a boot camp in ‘learner-leadership’ would involve ‘zipping’, zapping’ and ‘boingggg-ing’ with people then I would have certainly embraced this whole thing years ago.
Then thinking about it, maybe I did embrace it years ago.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Health and well-being; Leadership.
Posted on November 14, 2013Posted by Gail Lewis
Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to help out at the first day of the Salford Girls Reclaim Conference by 2013 Clore Social Fellow Ruth Ibegbuna, Chief Executive of Reclaim. Reclaim is a youth charity that fosters teenage aspiration and channels their voice to raise their profile in their communities.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Diversity; Equality; Leadership; Youth sector.
Posted on October 31, 2013Posted by Mary Marsh
Over the past four years I have been looking for people with a commitment to making a difference in the world through social action. This week, the 2014 cohort has become part of the Clore Social Fellowship network, marking 83 fellows appointed in total. What is it in this very diverse group that has suggested their potential to develop significantly as social leaders?
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social enterprise; Third sector.
Posted on September 16, 2013Posted by Owen Jarvis
Social leaders need to think more like designers and designers need to think like social leaders.
That’s the view I’ve come to having immersed myself in the world of innovation and service design thinking for the past year as part of my Clore Social Leadership Fellowship.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Innovation; Leadership; Social enterprise.
Posted on September 1, 2013Posted by Anand Shukla
Leaders with a tendency to steer clear of risk-taking will have faced a tough time since the financial crisis of 2008. As many organisations in the UK charity sector have faced fundamental challenges of sustainability, an understandable human response is to keep your head down in order to survive. But such times require confident and bold leadership – both to survive and to thrive. Organisations that lead change during downturns will be best placed to benefit when the economy recovers.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Social change.
Posted on August 8, 2013Posted by Gail Lewis
Having worked at Clore Social Leadership for three months now it’s been of real interest to me to get such an overview of the social sector and those issues which are really of the moment. I find the discussion around chief executive pay particularly interesting, especially when the sector is facing such severe cuts in this time of austerity. Through reading about it and debating it with colleagues and friends I’ve been thinking about the various justifications and vilifications that are commonly cited in the media, from both sides.
Tags: Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Finance; Leadership.
Posted on July 31, 2013Posted by Mark Richardson
The Homeless Summit, held on July 16 at Henley Business School, was an important opportunity for around 200 organisations and individuals working with homeless people to take a critical view of what is needed and what is working to support homeless people in the UK. Several speakers at the conference highlighted both the growing percentage of homeless adults with multiple needs, and the need for more innovative and financially sustainable approaches to tackle the problem of homelessness which made the launch of my research all the more pertinent.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Equality; Housing; Leadership.
Posted on June 7, 2013Posted by Sinem Cakir
Individuals can inspire great social change, but its difficult to accomplish great things on your own.
I'm very excited about what might happen if more people, were to connect with others who might want to make a difference. The August 2011 riots that started in London, probably had many of us united by shock, fear and a feeling of wanting the disruption and chaos to stop. Many of us were only united by those things through the scenes on our TV screens. Things started to change, when people connected and then acted.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.
Posted on May 30, 2013Posted by Sinem Cakir
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional sports person. I wanted to sprint like Linford Christie or play professional 'soccer' in the USA. Now I realise that my 'work' and what I'm being is not solely about what I do to get paid.
Rather, like many others, I contribute to the world through the unpaid ways that I choose to give my time and skills. Over the last 10 years of finding ways to help out, I've learned so much from giving my time as a telephone counsellor at ChildLine, coach educator at TackleAfrica, London 2012 GamesMaker and youth mentor at the Wilderness Foundation.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.
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