Emerging Leader Programme 2019

An intensive 6 month programme for emerging leaders, including fully funded places for selected BofAML grantees and subsidised places for Northern Ireland and Wales organisations.

Emerging Leader Programme 2019

For social leaders with 3-6 years experience wanting to take on their next challenge and make a real difference within the sector. During this intensive six-month programme you’ll build your leadership capabilities, connect with other social leaders, and level up your leadership.

The programme includes fully funded places for selected Bank of America Merrill Lynch grantees operating in the Youth sector and subsidised places for emerging leaders working in organisations based in Northern Ireland and Wales.

Applications for this programme are now closed. If you are interested in future Emerging Leader Programmes, please register your interest.

What you'll get

  • Build the social leadership capabilities needed to tackle 21st Century social challenges
  • Build self awareness. Gain insight into your strengths and areas for development as a leader
  • Real world challenges. Take on the challenges you are currently facing in your organisation
  • Build the confidence to lead with impact and learn how to navigate complexity and change
  • Join a cohort of peers from the sector who can challenge you and give new perspectives as you grow
  • Become a Fellow. Get awarded the Clore Social Leadership Fellowship upon completion of programme

Who it's for

  • Leaders with 3-6 years experience working within the charity and social enterprise sectors or within social purpose organisations or leaders looking for their next challenge and to increase their impact

  • Individuals with 3-6 years experience leading projects, teams and/or departments in the social sector

  • Leaders looking to change roles or preparing for a promotion within their existing organisation

What to expect

  • The 6 month programme requires approximately 20-22 days of commitment (this equates to around 1 day a week)

  • Participants will need to be released from their role for a small period of time, such a residentials and job placements, but the majority can be undertaken outside of working hours

  • Max 24 participants per cohort

  • Awarded the Clore Social Leadership Fellowship upon completion of programme

  • Access to peer networks of social leaders through the Clore Social community

How you'll learn

  • Two, 3-day residentials
  • A personalised 360 review
  • Leadership Development Plan
  • Access to world-class leadership experts
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Leadership coaching (professional coach and peer coach)
  • A real-world team challenge
  • Short work placement

What you'll learn

The programme draws on all aspects of our Social Leaders Capabilities Framework to develop inspirational, empowering, courageous, focused, passionate and generous leadership capabilities.

Using the Social Leaders Capabilities Framework, you will...

Reflect on your own strengths and areas for development

Turn those insights into practical action

Increase your resilience

Use tools and techniques that will help you become a more agile leader

Become more effective in your leadership role and enable high performance within your team

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Programme Fees

  • £6,000

    Standard programme fee

    The standard programme fee for applicants who register their interest after 1st March
  • £4,800

    Early-Bird Discount

    For applicants who register their interest before 1st March
  • £2,500

    Subsidised places

    For applicants working in organisations based in Northern Ireland and Wales
  • Free

    Fully funded places

    There are fully-funded spaces available for Bank of America Merrill Lynch grantees operating in the Youth sector.

What our previous participants say

  • "The Youth Programme provided me with an opportunity to learn and apply the latest thinking on leadership. But more than this it opened up an incredible network within the sector which has inspired discussion and action.”
    Hannah Sharp Head of Fundraising and Communications, Think Forward
  • "If we all had the opportunity to attend a programme like this, I believe we would be able to lead in the way we should and ultimately live in thriving harmonious world."
    Nasna Yeahya Growth & Development Officer, The Scouts

Interested in the programme?

Register your interest

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need any specific qualifications to access the programme?

    No, you don’t need to have any particular academic or professional qualifications to take part in the programme. We know that leadership development training can be very difficult to access in the social sector, so try to make it accessible to those with minimal prior training. Your passion for and experience in the social sector are all you need to apply.

  • Can I apply for a course from outside of the UK?

    Our programmes are run from the UK, and all of our events will be held in the UK. If you are able to travel to events, and can participate in programme elements scheduled to the GMT time zone, you are welcome to apply. We cannot at this time offer further support to applicants from outside the UK.

  • What counts as leadership experience?

    We classify the leadership experience required to meet the programme eligibility as professional, in-sector experience. This may have been accrued at different points throughout your career, at different organisations and can be paid or voluntary. Experienced leader applicants should be able to display at least 3 years of such experience. If your experience falls outside of these criteria, but you feel you are otherwise well suited for the programme, let us know why your experience is relevant and transferable in your application.

  • What happens once the programme is complete?

    As a Clore Social Fellow, you will join a large network of social sector leaders from across the UK. Opportunities to connect with local fellows and continue learning will be supported, encouraged and facilitated wherever possible.

    We are always developing new programme offerings, and may have something of interest to you in the future, so keep in touch, and let us know if you have any ideas, or want to develop something with us for your organisation.

  • Who can I contact for more information?

    If you have any further questions that aren’t covered in the prospectus or website, please email us at This email address is checked three times a week, so please expect a response time of 48 hours. For urgent enquiries, you can call our office at 0207 250 8484 between the hours of 09:30 and 17:00.


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