Clore Social Leadership launches ambitious new series of programmes in bid to boost sector leadership


Clore Social Leadership launches ambitious new series of programmes in bid to boost sector leadership

As a part of its ambitious plans to transform leadership within the social sector, Clore Social Leadership has unveiled a new series of programmes to support managers and leaders at all stages of their leadership journey. The move comes in response to the changing environment faced by social sector organisations and a widespread recognition of the need for shorter, more focused leadership development and training opportunities for leaders at all levels.

The new series of programmes have been created using insights from nine years’ leadership development experience and include: Discover, a new four-week self-directed programme aimed at those new to leadership; a six-month Emerging Leader Programme for those with three to six years’ experience following two highly successful recent pilots; a twelve-month Experienced Leader Programme for leaders with six to ten years’ experience; and a series of evening Masterclasses for CEOs and senior managers.  

Commenting on the announcement, Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership said: “We are hugely excited to be launching a new wave of leadership programmes, expanding our offer to reach an even greater number of leaders within our sector. We know that effective leadership leads to stronger, more resilient and successful organisations and we need to invest in leadership at all levels, from those at the very beginning of their leadership journey to emerging leaders, senior management, CEOs and Trustees.”

The announcement follows Clore Social Leadership’s recent success in securing a £500k Grant from the Big Lottery Fund to be a facilitator for leadership in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in England.

Louise Drake, Director of Programmes and Innovation at Clore Social Leadership commented:  “Individuals and organisations in our sector are seeking relevant and responsive opportunities to learn and develop that they can fit in alongside their existing commitments. As a result we’ve structured our programmes to enable a more flexible approach to learning and are utilising a range of digital tools to make our programmes more accessible.”

New Programmes:

Discover by Clore Social Leadership

Discover is Clore Social Leadership’s online introductory course for those new to leadership. Over 4 weeks, participants reflect on their own experiences and skills and contextualise them using our Social Leadership Capability Framework. With 10-20 participants per cohort, with the opportunity to share learning experiences along the way, Discover is a self-directed course that enables individuals to map their future leadership journey. At the end of the programme, participants receive personalised feedback and guidance.

The programme is being offered at an introductory price of just £45, with the first cohort commencing in November 2017.

Emerging Leader Clore6: Open Programme and Emerging Leader Clore6: Youth Programme

Following two successful pilots over the past year, Clore Social Leadership is set to offer a second Emerging Leader Clore 6: Youth Programme for individuals working with the youth sector, in addition to a further three Emerging Leader Clore 6: Open Programmes for individuals working in organisations across the sector.

The programme is an intensive six-month leadership development programme for emerging leaders in the social sector.Designed around our Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework which outlines the attributes, behaviours and skills required to become successful social leaders, the programme is aimed at ambitious and committed leaders who want to expand their leadership capabilities and make a real and lasting difference within the sector.

Highly discounted and fully funded places are available.

Experienced Leader Programme

Clore Social Leadership’s new Experienced Leader Programme is a curated twelve-month leadership journey aimed at those with 6-10 years’ experience as a social sector leader who want to expand upon their existing leadership skills and capabilities and participate in sector-wide leadership. The changing role and expectations of leadership in the social sector needs leaders who are confident, empowered and resilient leaders and possess the skills, capabilities and  drive  to change and deliver greater impact by acting as champions for the sector.

Designed around the needs of those with existing commitments, the programme utilises a blended approach to learning, with time for reflection and ‘real world’ leadership learning through applied learning and challenge. The programme also provides access to world-class leadership experts and opportunities to build connections with leaders from across the sector and the UK.

Thanks to the generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Forces in Mind Trust, we have been able to offer a number of free and heavily discounted places in 2018.


Our series of five leadership masterclasses provide senior leaders with an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into advanced leadership topics, engage in debate with other senior sector leaders and form strong peer connections. Led by some of Clore Social Leadership’s most experienced facilitators, the monthly masterclasses are designed specifically for the busy CEO, and will take place in the evenings to fit around day-to-day commitments.

Contact us
0207 812 3770
5th Floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N19AG

Charity: 1136727
Reg: 7222275
Our site uses cookies. If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our site. Cookie Policy.

Twitter LinkedIn Youtube