Cascading Leadership provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and wellbeing organisations in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support.
It is built on a peer-to-peer model where an experienced VCS leader (a consultant) supports another VCS leader who is seeking support (a partner). They meet at least five times over a period of nine months where the partner has an opportunity to work through organisational issues and receive support. The consultant also benefits from being stretched to develop their own leadership and skills, while being supported and supervised by senior staff at The King’s Fund. Both roles offer a learning and development opportunity.
An independent evaluation of the Cascading Leadership programme has shown that participants build confidence, develop new skills, increase strategic thinking, expand their networks and help their organisations tackle major issues.
There is no charge for the programme, which is valued at £5,800 for each pair.
The programme aims to create a diverse mix of participants including those from smaller organisations, individuals from minority groups and people from throughout the UK. Applications are especially welcomed from for consultants and partners from Black and minority ethnic communities, as people from these groups have to date been underrepresented on the courses.
The next course starts March 2020.
To apply go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/cascadingleadership
Closing date for applications 9 December 2019