The one-year programme, starting in January, is open to individuals with six or more years’ experience as a social sector leader. Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has pledged support for six funded Specialist Fellowships on the programme.
The programme is for those who have ambition to drive social change in their communities and organisations. It helps build social leadership capabilities, confidence, effectiveness, self-awareness, resilience and overall impact through working with others. The programme comprises a number of activities including executive coaching, action learning and a secondment.
Whilst the Experienced Leader Programme is open to all social sector leaders, the six FiMT-funded Fellowships are only open to those in the Armed Forces and Service Charities sector. Building on five successful years of partnership between Clore Social Leadership and FiMT, the aim is to promote leadership within and connections between the military and social sectors.
As mentioned by Anna Wright, CEO of Naval Families Federation and Clore Social Leadership Fellow, “I found [the Experienced Leader Programme] to be really inspiring and enjoyable. I met some wonderful people also in leadership roles but operating in different spheres to the military charity sector. It was fascinating and very informative to hear how things are done differently. My two deputies participated in [another Clore Social Leadership Programme]. I believe that we have all ‘grown’, as a result, to the benefit of our organisation. We are certainly more outward-looking and more collaborative with other organisations. I believe we are more ambitious in terms of setting goals that will benefit our beneficiaries.”