Posted on October 31, 2013Posted by Mary Marsh
Over the past four years I have been looking for people with a commitment to making a difference in the world through social action. This week, the 2014 cohort has become part of the Clore Social Fellowship network, marking 83 fellows appointed in total. What is it in this very diverse group that has suggested their potential to develop significantly as social leaders?
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Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social enterprise; Third sector.
Posted on September 16, 2013Posted by Owen Jarvis
Social leaders need to think more like designers and designers need to think like social leaders.
That’s the view I’ve come to having immersed myself in the world of innovation and service design thinking for the past year as part of my Clore Social Leadership Fellowship.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Innovation; Leadership; Social enterprise.
Posted on September 1, 2013Posted by Anand Shukla
Leaders with a tendency to steer clear of risk-taking will have faced a tough time since the financial crisis of 2008. As many organisations in the UK charity sector have faced fundamental challenges of sustainability, an understandable human response is to keep your head down in order to survive. But such times require confident and bold leadership – both to survive and to thrive. Organisations that lead change during downturns will be best placed to benefit when the economy recovers.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Social change.
Posted on August 8, 2013Posted by Gail Lewis
Having worked at Clore Social Leadership for three months now it’s been of real interest to me to get such an overview of the social sector and those issues which are really of the moment. I find the discussion around chief executive pay particularly interesting, especially when the sector is facing such severe cuts in this time of austerity. Through reading about it and debating it with colleagues and friends I’ve been thinking about the various justifications and vilifications that are commonly cited in the media, from both sides.
Tags: Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Clore Social Leadership workshops; Finance; Leadership.
Posted on July 31, 2013Posted by Mark Richardson
The Homeless Summit, held on July 16 at Henley Business School, was an important opportunity for around 200 organisations and individuals working with homeless people to take a critical view of what is needed and what is working to support homeless people in the UK. Several speakers at the conference highlighted both the growing percentage of homeless adults with multiple needs, and the need for more innovative and financially sustainable approaches to tackle the problem of homelessness which made the launch of my research all the more pertinent.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Equality; Housing; Leadership.
Posted on June 7, 2013Posted by Sinem Cakir
Individuals can inspire great social change, but its difficult to accomplish great things on your own.
I'm very excited about what might happen if more people, were to connect with others who might want to make a difference. The August 2011 riots that started in London, probably had many of us united by shock, fear and a feeling of wanting the disruption and chaos to stop. Many of us were only united by those things through the scenes on our TV screens. Things started to change, when people connected and then acted.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.
Posted on May 30, 2013Posted by Sinem Cakir
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional sports person. I wanted to sprint like Linford Christie or play professional 'soccer' in the USA. Now I realise that my 'work' and what I'm being is not solely about what I do to get paid.
Rather, like many others, I contribute to the world through the unpaid ways that I choose to give my time and skills. Over the last 10 years of finding ways to help out, I've learned so much from giving my time as a telephone counsellor at ChildLine, coach educator at TackleAfrica, London 2012 GamesMaker and youth mentor at the Wilderness Foundation.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.
Posted on April 18, 2013Posted by Alison Kaye
If unprecedented change has been part of the social sector for the last few years, then we can be sure that things are likely to stay the same for the next ten. Ongoing economic recession, attendant social change and Government policies will continue to exercise the ingenuity of leaders in the social sector.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Leadership; Partnerships.
Posted on April 16, 2013Posted by Ruth Bergan
The Clore Social Leadership Programme is looking for aspiring leaders working in the UK environment sector. Here’s why I think the programme is relevant to all eco-warriors.
Leadership on the environment has never been more urgently needed. Earlier this month, it was announced that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere reached record levels and a joint report released today by UK conservation charities shows the disturbing decline in UK species. Yet political and media engagement in these issues is declining: the G8 group of the world’s most powerful political leaders will meet in Northern Ireland in early June, but the UK has refused to put climate change on the agenda.
Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Environment; Leadership; Social justice.
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