In partnership with Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF)
The Social Enterprise and Leadership Foundation (SELF) programme is an experiential programme aimed at managers in the voluntary sector.
Traditionally, leadership has been seen as individuals with powerful roles leading from the front and bringing everyone along with them. Voluntary sector organisations are operating in an increasingly complex environment, with flatter structures and wider networks, and it is clear that other forms of leadership are necessary.
The programme is designed to develop your self-awareness, your leadership and your management skills through action learning workshops. It also builds on your abilities to lead others in managing resources and information, improving business performance and understanding customer and market awareness.
Participants will be introduced to and reflect on contemporary leadership theory while relating the theoretical frameworks to their own experience of leading and managing, and sharing best practice.
The programme consists of four half-day sessions which mix knowledge learning components with action learning and skills development.
The next course begins on 9 May 2019
The 4 half-day workshops will take place on the following dates:
9 May 2019
23 May 2019
13 June 2019
27 June 2019
For more information on the SELF programme, please contact Tony Cullen in the Corporate & Professional Development Unit:
Tel: 01707 285 584
The programme will provide an opportunity to:
Workshop 1 - Leading or managing, same or different?
The debate on similarities and differences between management and leadership is ongoing and constantly changing. We are going to reflect on this debate, and especially on its relevance to practitioners from the voluntary sector.
Workshop 2 – Leading in teams
The experience of working in the voluntary sector is largely the experience of leading teams of small numbers of employees and large numbers of volunteers. We will focus on this unique challenge of managing these less-than-traditional teams; a situation that is not addressed in mainstream leadership theories.
Workshop 3 – Leading through Coaching
We will think through a wide range of coaching techniques, and explore how ideas and frameworks from coaching can be applied to the leadership of staff and volunteers. We will learn and practice several coaching techniques, focusing especially on relational coaching.
Workshop 4 – Leading and Change
It’s recognised that change happens in both predictable and unpredictable ways within a context and is potentially influenced by everyone who is working within that context. We will look at traditional theories of change, consider change in the light of complexity theories, and reflect on our own experience of change.
Delegates are expected to attend all units.
What else is included?
The programme is aimed at those who:
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The total cost of the programme is £500.
Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) will fund the fees for a maximum of two places per organisation.
For more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for the voluntary sector workforce development grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme consists of four half-day workshop sessions, and includes a mix of knowledge learning components, action learning and skills development.
The course leader is Dr Jana Filosof, Director of the Social Enterprise Unit and Principal Lecturer in Strategy.
Jana has a particular interest in leadership in the social enterprise sector and will coach delegates through a reflective personal learning journey on their leadership style. Jana leads and contributes on many leadership modules taught at the Business School, including the MBA, so is very experienced in supporting working professionals in leadership development. Jana also leads the Social Enterprise Unit which provides many other development opportunities and student resources for Third Sector organisations.