The greater the challenge, the greater call for inspired leaders

Posted on March 21, 2016
Posted by Sue Brown
Fellowship: 2016

What happens when you get people from three different leadership programmes together for a day? The joint workshop with Clore Social Leadership, Clore Leadership and the BBC Senior Leadership Programme did just that. 

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Tags: Clore Leadership; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration.

Food and mental health wellbeing: volunteers feed the bodies and minds of older people

Posted on February 1, 2016
Posted by Michelle McCrindle
Fellowship: 2015

Almost 100 years ago the famous Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli said: ‘eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.’ 

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Tags: Campaigning; Clore Social Fellows; Health and well-being; Older populations; Volunteering; Welfare.

Hacking my way to jobs innovation

Posted on November 17, 2015
Posted by Jane Bruce
Fellowship: 2014

Jane Bruce believes that young people have the answers to youth unemployment, so she's getting a bunch together to hack out a solution.

So I’m in the home straight of my two year stint on the Clore Social Leadership Programme and my final challenge is to produce a piece of practice-based research.

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Employment; Youth sector.

The 'fun' side of leadership

Posted on September 23, 2015
Posted by Cordelia Osewa-Ediae
Fellowship: 2015

I have been reflecting recently on how leadership is often described as a lonely and serious experience. Without a doubt these two words describe aspects of leadership, but a leader who can only be described as lonely or serious is unlikely to be inspirational. And inspirational is what all leaders should be.

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Leadership.

'I had no words...' Fellows take action on the migrant crisis

Posted on September 17, 2015
Posted by Jean Demars
Fellowship: 2015

Jean Demars has recently left his role at Praxis where he set up and developed a housing programme for destitute migrants, including support to street outreach services, volunteer hosting scheme and a cross-subsidised model of housing. He is now a consultant to the homelessness and migration sectors.

Jane Rowley is a researcher and lecturer who spent much of her career working directly with people affected by addiction. She is currently investigating the practical application of support mechanisms for ex forces personnel & their families with a focus on trauma and recovery.

They chose to collaborate in writing this blog to share some of the commonalities experienced in practice and start a conversation about how we might work more collaboratively across sectors.  This blog, using Jean’s recent trip to Calais as a starting point is intended to be the first in a conversation which we hope will be expanded by other Clore Fellows in the months to come.  

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Housing; Migrants.

A drop of water, in time, will fill the jar

Posted on August 26, 2015
Posted by Michael Cooke
Fellowship: 2014

Three months ago, I didn’t really know anything at all about international development – the paths of UK-based charities like Marie Curie and international NGOs don’t often cross. Since then, I have had the extraordinary opportunity of spending my some of my Clore Social secondment in Ethiopia, learning about how Retrak transforms the lives of highly vulnerable children, many of whom live or work on the streets. The work of Retrak’s Community Development Workers absolutely blew me away, and has sent my head spinning about impact measurement, empowerment and long term change. 

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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; International; Leadership.

Toxic words: Don't think of an elephant

Posted on August 24, 2015
Posted by Kate Stanley
Fellowship: 2011

Our current blog series looks at how social organisations are benefitting from the Clore Social Fellowship. 2011 Fellow Kate Stanley shares here how the NSPCC is challenging conventional communications, thanks to the time she spent with the FrameWorks Institute during her Fellowship.

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Policy.

Age friendly communities: Lessons from Glover Park

Posted on July 27, 2015
Posted by Emily Georghiou
Fellowship: 2015

During my recent visit to Washington DC, I had the pleasure of meeting Holly, Edna and Marion. Together, these three sparky seniors run one of DCs growing networks of Senior Villages.  Far from the retirement village I imagined, these three older women have built their Senior Village right within Glover Park - where they have collectively lived for 150 years – helping make their community a better place to grow older.

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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Older populations.

From BA Sociology to the Social Sector: What I've Learnt

Posted on July 20, 2015
Posted by Guest Blogger

Eryl Bradley on what she has learnt in her two weeks with Clore Social.

Finding an internship during the summer holidays has become almost essential for my generation. Young people are nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than the rest of the population and the job market becoming increasingly competitive. As my friends and I head into our last year of university, working out how to navigate a career path beyond that can be a daunting prospect.

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Tags: Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership.

My last day at Clore Social

Posted on July 8, 2015
Posted by Mary Marsh

After nearly seven years as Founding Director the time for me to move on from Clore Social is here.  This has been a very special part of my own leadership journey. It is a great privilege to have had the opportunity to found and grow a new initiative, building much needed leadership capacity for the social sector.

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Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Social change.

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