The programme will guide 15 of the region’s most promising social leaders through a tried-and-tested scheme of activities, designed to develop participants’ existing leadership skills and equip them with actionable measures to upskill their whole organisation.
The National Lottery Community Fund has granted Capacity: The Public Services Lab funds to pilot a Clore Social Leadership programme in Liverpool City Region for the first time. The course is aimed at people working in the Social, Voluntary, Community and Enterprise sectors with around 3-6 years experience. It will consist of a 3-day residential, fully funded by TNLCF, where emerging leaders will broaden and build their leadership qualities, identify and strengthen areas for growth and develop resilience, all with the broader aim of ensuring future sustainability of the social sector.
Leaders across the social sector and beyond face a growing array of challenges. As such, developing a dynamic, diverse and inclusive cohort depends on enabling emerging leaders to bring their whole selves to the sector.
To better enable this, the grant will also fund research, led by Capacity, into what leadership challenges exist in the region, what talents and skills the social sector exemplifies, and which may be missing. Capacity’s research will allow us to tailor the programme to the unique needs of Liverpool City Region’s future leaders.
Shaks Ghosh, our Chief Executive said:
“Our ground-breaking place-based leadership programmes are demonstrating that investing in leadership can help social leaders to have a transformative impact both within their organisations and also throughout their communities. We are excited to be working with Capacity on this project in Liverpool and look forward to witnessing the great positive change that the participants on the programme will undoubtedly deliver.”
The chosen 15 candidates will have 3-6 years’ experience and a demonstrable talent and passion for social leadership. Do you have someone in mind who could be the right fit? Capacity Lab's Project Lead, Emma Lord, would love to hear from you. Get in touch at: Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org.