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Responding to Covid-19 Online Programme: UK Migration & Refugee Sector

This free, online leadership programme seeks to strengthen leadership skills and organisations to cope with the immense pressure, and learn together about how to respond and lead.

Elevate your leadership to improve the lives of others.

Applications are now closed. If you would like to stay updated regarding future programmes for the UK Migration & Refugee sector, please register your interest here.

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has created a great need for support of the UK migration and refugee sector. This online summer leadership programme will seek to strengthen leadership skills and organisations to cope with the immense pressure and learn together about how to respond and lead.

People who are part of the UK migration and refugee sector are invited to apply to take part in a free leadership programme this summer. The programme will provide the leadership tools, skills and development to overcome challenges, and to foster relationships that benefit organisations and the sector as a whole.

With support from a coalition of funders committed to supporting the work of the migration and refugee sector, we are able to bring you an exclusive skills and development programme, free of charge, to reach your leadership potential, build resilience and grow peer support networks during these challenging and uncertain times.

To be an effective leader takes confidence, energy, focus and a recognition of your strengths and areas of development. Impactful and transformational leadership will bring us closer to achieving a safe, healthy and equal society for all.

This programme is co-designed and co-delivered by Clore Social Leadership and LEx Movement (Lived Experience Leaders Movement hosted by the Centre for Knowledge Equity).

Programme elements

July Discover: 13 Jul - 9 Aug OR 20 Jul - 16 Aug
September Discover
: 1 Sept - 27 Sept OR 7 Sept - 4 Oct

Discover is a four-week, online leadership course which provides key skills to meet the social challenges of a changing world. Applicants will be asked to select their preferred month to start. Exact start dates are dependent on leadership experience.

Coaching: July, August, September
Four one-to-one sessions with an interval of four weeks between each session.

Coaching effectively guides leaders, through one-to-one individual support, towards increasing your resilience, efficiency, and performance - getting you closer to achieving your personal and professional goals.

Action Learning Sets: July, August, September
Six to eight leaders per group. Each group will receive four facilitated sessions.

Action Learning Sets are ideal for leaders who need to address complex issues with a supportive peer group who meets regularly and works collaboratively.

Applications closed on Monday 22 June at 11:59pm.

Info and Q&A Webinar

A webinar was held to provide further details of the programme. Download the presentation here and watch the recording here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out answers to the frequently asked questions.

Who is the programme for?

  • This programme is for people working in the UK migration and refugee sector. There are two levels of experience targeted by this programme:

  • Individuals with three - six years’ experience leading projects, teams and/or departments (Emerging Leaders)

  • Individuals with over six years’ experience leading projects, teams and/or departments (Experienced Leaders)

Who is encouraged to apply?

  • Lived Experience Leaders

  • Small and medium-sized organisations and groups

  • Those working outside of London

What do you mean by Lived Experience?

Lived Experience Leaders are those who have direct, first-hand experience, past or present, of immigration systems and who have activated these experiences to inform, shape and lead their social purpose work to directly benefit the communities they share those experiences with. More information on Lived Experience Movement.

Applications closed on Monday 22 June at 11:59pm.

Discover - what to expect

  • Four week, self-directed online course. Four-five hours a week. The programme is designed to fit around and complement your day-to-day work.

  • Self-reflection is central to Discover. We'll nudge you to think critically about your own leadership but it's your brain that will do the heavy lifting (not ours).

  • A peer networks for social change. You'll have the chance to learn from and engage with a wider cohort of social leaders and change-makers.

  • Approximately 25 participants per cohort.

Discover - how you'll learn

  • The Discover Programme is structured over four weeks, each week focusing on a core component of social leadership.
  • Monday - At the beginning of the week you get introduced to the weeks content. You’ll get a practical task to finish by Thursday.
  • Thursday - Finish practical task and receive reflective writing task.
  • Sunday - You have until Sunday to consolidate the weeks learning into a reflective writing task.
  • Live Classrooms - During the programme there are two online Live Classrooms where you and your cohort will discuss the issues you've been working on.

Discover - what you'll learn

Good leadership is a lifelong journey. You’ll get the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences and skills and contextualise them using our Social Leadership Capability Framework.

The Framework outlines the attributes, behaviours and skills emerging leaders need to become successful social leaders.

Discover Clore programmes

  • Week 1

    Know Yourself, Be Yourself, Look After Yourself

    Week one is about developing a clearer understanding of your leadership style through personal reflection. It is focused on reviewing the personal qualities that social leaders have and how they’re demonstrated.
  • Week 2

    Assessing Context

    Week two is all about taking a step back and asking yourself "why?". Why do you do what you do? Why does your organisation exist? Diving deeper into these two fundamental questions, we'll investigate the importance of assessing and understanding context for leaders.
  • Week 3

    Working With and Through Others

    None of us exist or succeed in isolation. In week three we’ll look at how you work with and through others. We'll challenge you to look at how your teams currently work and help you understand how your leadership can impact the team.
  • Week 4

    Take Action

    Week four consolidates the learning from the last three weeks and helps you chart the next steps in your leadership development. This final week you will gather your insights and create an actionable Leadership Development Plan to help you continue your leadership journey.

Coaching

Coaching effectively guides you towards increasing your resilience, efficiency, and performance - getting you closer to achieving your personal and professional goals. Coaching is perfect for experienced leaders, experiencing challenging times.

Clore Social and LEx Movement has a roster of expert coaches who are experienced in social leadership. Many have lived experience and/or have coached leaders from the migration/refugee sector before. We recommend four one-to-one sessions per leader, with an interval of four weeks between coaching sessions.

About Action Learning Sets

Action Learning Sets (ALS) are ideal for experienced leaders who need to address complex issues with a peer group who meets regularly and works collaboratively.

Clore Social has a roster of ALS facilitators. We recommend groups of between six and eight leaders and where possible we will attempt to group according to your level of leadership experience. Each group will receive four facilitated sessions.

Leadership development in the Migration & Refugee sector

Due to Covid-19, our plans for a more comprehensive leadership development programme for the UK migration and refugee sector have been deferred until 2021. This online summer leadership programme is a shorter, more targeted response to current demand for support from people in the sector. Participation in this online summer leadership programme will not prevent participation in the future programme.

This programme is co-designed and co-delivered by Clore Social Leadership and LEx Movement (Lived Experience Leaders Movement hosted by the Centre for Knowledge Equity). The programme is possible thanks to the support of Migration Exchange and funding from: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Unbound Philanthropy, Social Change Initiative, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Metropolitan Migration Foundation and A. B. Charitable Trust.

Applications closed on Monday 22 June at 11:59pm.

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