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Announcing our WISE Programme participants

We are delighted to announce the names of the social leaders who will participate in our first WISE Programme designed for Wandsworth’s Voluntary and Community sectors.

The Wandsworth Innovation, Skills and Empowerment (WISE) Programme is a free leadership development initiative delivered in collaboration with the Battersea Arts Centre and generously supported by the Wimbledon Foundation and the Battersea Power Station Foundation. The programme will run over 3 years, with annual cohorts of 20 free places available for leaders who are keen on developing the resilience, confidence, and efficiency necessary to drive personal, organisational and Borough-wide change.

Commenting on this initiative, Liz Moreton, Director of Creativity and Social Change from Battersea Arts Centre, said:

"Battersea Arts Centre's mission is to inspire people to take risks to shape the future, and we are thrilled to be working with Clore Social to deliver this innovative programme for the next generation of local social leaders. This programme builds on our experience of capacity building with the Local Roots charity network, and supporting the next generation of social entrepreneurs through The Agency programme. I'm excited to see the great positive change in Wandsworth that the participants on the WISE programme will no doubt deliver.”

I'm excited to see the great positive change in Wandsworth that the participants on the WISE programme will no doubt deliver.

Participants will be involved in a range of group and individual learning activities, action-learning sets, coaching and a mentor programme. In addition, they will have the opportunity to design and deliver a Local Challenge project, which will enable them to identify needs in the community and to achieve improvements over the course of the programme. Building on all aspects of our Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, the programme aims to help leaders become more empowered, focused, and generous, so that they can effectively transform the social sector to meet current and future challenges, and lead social change.

The 2019 WISE Programme participants are:

  • Julie Jowett, Thrive Horticultural Charity
  • Hadas Hagos, Waste Not Want Not Project
  • Beth Rattigan, Citizens Advice Wandsworth
  • Marcia Thompson, Women's Space
  • Tracey Ford, JAGS Foundation
  • Mike Dignam, Generate Opportunities Ltd
  • Rebecca Wilson, Little Village
  • Teresa Harris, Learn to Love to Read
  • Emma Chisholm. Age UK Wandsworth
  • Ellie Cusack, Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees
  • Egle Banelyte, CARAS
  • Eniola Akinlabi, Business Launchpad
  • Marie Bidegaray, AGORA ARTS CIRCLE
  • Leanne Wood, Share Community
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