Emerging Leader Programme: Women and Girls sector

An intensive 5-month programme for Emerging Leaders in the Women & Girls sector who are keen to build their leadership impact, connect with other leaders, and drive social change.

Discover the power of leadership development

This programme is designed for emerging leaders operating in the Women and Girls sector who seek to enhance their leadership capabilities and make a real and lasting impact within the sector. The programme aims to help build a stronger Women and Girls sector led by a generation of skilled, empowered, and generous social leaders

Applications for this programme are now closed. If you'd like to stay informed of future programmes, please register your interest below.

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What you'll get

  • Capabilities. Build the social leadership capabilities needed to tackle 21 century social challenges
  • Confidence. Build the confidence to lead with impact and learn how to navigate complexity, uncertainty and change
  • Effectiveness. Become more effective in leadership role, enabling high performance within your team
  • Self awareness. Gain insight into your strengths and areas for development as a leader understand how you best can work with and through others
  • Peer group. Join a peer group of other emerging leaders from the Women and Girls sector who will support and challenge you
  • Real world challenges. Take on the challenges you are currently facing in your organisation

Who it's for

  • Emerging Leaders from the Women and Girls sector working in organisations run by, for and with women and girls

  • Individuals with 3-6 years experience with the sector, with experience of leading projects or people, including volunteers. This can include experience as a volunteer and does not need to be 3-6 years of consecutive experience.

  • Individuals seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities, improving their understanding of their strengths and areas for development.

How you'll learn

  • Online and face to face learning and is designed to meet the schedule and time pressures of busy professionals

  • Access to world-class leadership experts

  • Residentials which give the opportunity to build connections across the sector

  • Webinars and Online learning modules

  • Online coaching (individual coach and peer coach) and Online Action Learning

  • Real world team and organisational challenges

What to expect

  • 5 months programme with a total time commitment of 20-22 day
  • Some elements will require the participant to be released from their role for a small period of time, but mainly the programme can be undertaken outside of working hours.
  • Awarded Clore Social Leadership Fellowship upon completion of programme
  • A maximum of 24 participants per cohort
  • Self-directed learning designed to fit around your existing commitments
  • A peer network of social leaders and access to the Clore Social community

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 and confidence
  • 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

Programme fees

The usual fee for such a programme is in the region of £6,000. These affordable rates have been made possible thanks to generous funding from The Pilgrim Trust, Comic Relief, and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Please find the price breakdown listed below.

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  • Early Bird Fee: £250

    Organisations with an annual income under 1mil

    Full fee: £300 Early Bird fee: £250
  • Early Bird Fee: £500

    Organisations with an annual income between £1mil - £5mil

    Full fee: £600 Early Bird fee: £500
  • Early Bird Fee: £750

    Organisations with an annual income over £5mil

    Full fee: £900 Early Bird fee: £750
  • Free

    Organisations with an income under £100.000

    We are able to offer two hardship funds for individuals working in organisations with an annual income under £100.000
  • Free

    Coutts Foundation grantees

    We are able to offer four fully funded places for Coutts Foundation grantees

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