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Cascading Leadership: supporting peer-to-peer leadership development in the voluntary and community sector

Cascading Leadership is a free peer-to-peer leadership development programme for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations working in health and wellbeing. It enables VCS leaders to share their extensive and varied expertise with peers, to talk about some of the challenges they face and to plan new ways of working.  The programme is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is run by The King’s Fund.

The programme is distinctive in that:

  • those who provide support are themselves leaders in the VCS, so they understand the strengths and challenges organisations face
  • it develops the skills of both those receiving and providing the support
  • those providing the support are supervised and trained by senior staff at The Kings Fund

How does it work?

Participants apply to the programme as either a consultant (an established charity leader) or a partner (a leader who is seeking support). Once selected, each consultant is matched with a partner to work with.

The pairs meet at least five times over a period of nine months. During these meetings, the partner has the opportunity to work through organisational and leadership issues and receive support. The consultant benefits from being stretched to develop their own leadership and skills, while being trained, supported and supervised by senior staff at The King’s Fund.

Who can apply?

The Cascading Leadership programme is designed to help VCS organisations develop their leaders. To be eligible for the programme, you must be leading a not-for-profit VCS organisation working around health and care.

How much does it cost?

The programme is FREE – it is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The cost of travel to London and overnight accommodation, if necessary, will also be covered.

Find out more and apply here – The closing date for applications is 9 December 2019. 

Posted on 11th November 2019 in Training and learning