I am a huge fan of Clore and have met some of their current and former Fellows who have impressed me greatly. I’m always so interested to hear about what they are up to. This is a guest post by Liz Lowther, Programme Director for the Clore Social Leadership Programme:
On 2 June we’ll be closing our application process for those wanting to be a 2015 Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme. Here’s why you should think about applying.
About the Programme
Organisations in the social sector don’t usually have big budgets to develop their staff, and leadership is something often learned on the job. At the same time, the social challenges we face both as a sector and as a society continue to grow, and we need good social leaders with the resilience, self-awareness and capabilities to tackle them.
We develop these leaders. Every year we take up to 20 Fellows on the Programme, either over 12 months full time or up to 24 months part time. These Fellows attend residential courses, have a coach and mentor, do a secondment in another organisation, complete a practical research project and have an additional budget to spend how they choose on their own development. This year, alongside our general Fellowships we also have a number of Specialist Fellowships for those working in areas including social justice, the older people’s sector, housing and homelessness, supporting ex-service personnel, social finance and the North East.
Who we’re looking for
We believe there isn’t one type of leader, and our Fellows are all different. They come from across charities, social enterprises, housing associations and community organisations. Some are CEOs but some are earlier on in their career. They work in everything from financial inclusion to dementia care, international development to housing.
They all have ambition to make an impact and lead social change.
Apply now www.cloresocialleadership.org.uk/how-to-apply Applications close at midday on 2 June- please get them in soon!