Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Update March 2010
The Clore Social Leadership Programme experience has given me a great opportunity to take some time out and reflect. Rather unexpectedly, I have learnt that I am a reflective learner. Making time within a busy schedule allows me to process, prioritise and get perspective on what’s happened and what’s coming up! Mentally taking things a little slower has already been noticed: ‘older and wiser’ colleagues who fed into my initial Clore Social Leadership Programme 360 assessment recently congratulated me at an event for my growth in confidence and my more relaxed presentation style.
The Action Learning sets have challenged my directional style and I have valued the team coaching. I am looking forward to learning more about facilitation and coaching over the next year.
After some fantastic support from Phyllida Shaw (the consultant provided by CSLP to give support on research) I have made significant progress with my research question. Over the next month I will begin a literature review on how the social sector can become more effective in informing and influencing the makers of social policy, before doing some interviews with people in the sector.
As I spend time training in, experiencing and researching concepts of influence, negotiation and persuasion, I hope the wider social sector will benefit, especially during the next period when funding is constrained and relationships with the public sector potentially increase.
Current principal role: Panel member
Current principal organisation: Financial Conduct Authority
Other leadership role 1: Chair of the EU Working Group
Other organisation 1: Financial Services Consumer Panel
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Hope Church Exmouth
Research: Big Society in Sutton Exploring the likely impact of Big Society on relationships between local authorities and not-for-profits (using Sutton as a case study)
Research topics: Charity; Citizenship; Community development; Finance; Fundraising; Policy; Public sector;
Secondment host: Institute for Government