Our latest newsletter focuses on sustainable leadership with a new resource and action learning programme coming soon. Read on to find out more about how you can get involved.
Resolution for a new year
2019 was a turbulent year. Public and voluntary services were forgotten or faced growing pressures on their finances, reputations and survival.
So for 2020 we’ve stepped up our mission of shaping strong, sustainable, well-run non-profit organisations led by confident, informed, capable leaders.
Healthy third and public sector organisations are the heart of a healthy, healing society. We must value and sustain them.
The focus of this newsletter, and our work in 2020, is Sustainable Leadership.
We’ve been researching the topic for the last 12 months and are ready to share our findings in an exciting set of resources and programmes. Read on!
Sustainable leadership is a process of:
Developing system, organisational and individual capacity to enable leaders to emerge, evolve and flourish.
Our new Lasting Leadership Guide, to be published next month, identifies four elements of sustainable leadership:
Succession planning is part of an organisational approach to capacity building, shared ownership and delegation. It is not about identifying and grooming successors.
Lateral leadership involves people taking ownership, autonomy, and accountability regardless of their role or place in the hierarchy. This requires time, commitment from all levels, a willingness to change – and leaders being prepared to let go.
Next generation leaders
Making the sector attractive to emerging leaders is key to future sustainability. Young people and those from outside the sector want to step up, but creating more opportunities for entry and progression will make the sector more attractive.
Leadership as an equalities issue
Addressing inequalities needs sustained attention if the sector is to be truly equal and diverse. Organisations don’t set out to exclude potential leaders, but good intentions must be followed through into action. Sustainable leadership requires advocating for change, assigning resources and taking accountability for results.
Join us for a special 90 minute workshop at The Gathering on 19th Feb
We’re launching the Lasting Leadership guide with a one-off workshop at this year’s Gathering.
Join us to explore clear principles, practical ideas and helpful tools for developing sustainable leadership capacity in your organisation.
There is no sustainability without sustainable leadership.
Our Gathering workshops have sold out for each of the last seven years – book your place now!
This exciting new programme is a wholly Wren and Greyhound experience. It is made up of six full-day sessions between May 2020 and March 2021, with options for additional online participation.
The programme is non-profit, with a subsidised, fully inclusive fee of just £200+Vat.
Find out more by downloading the information below. Please read it carefully and discuss with relevant colleagues. But if you are interested in applying, don’t delay – all 20 places on our e-learning programme booked up within just an hour of the last newsletter going out! Closing date: 14th February.
Advance Retreats™ are simple. We book a spacious, relaxing venue. You book out your diary to give yourself time and space for all the thinking, writing and planning you never get done.
Structured work environment in peaceful surroundings
Talking and sharing when desired, silence when needed
Small group numbers (4-8 people)
No agenda – it’s your day, come and go as you please
Advance Retreats let you value your time – and yourself – in calm, welcoming surroundings. They make it easy for you to protect space for the things that really matter, away from everyday tasks and demands.
After successful pilots in 2019, we have scheduled six retreats for 2020.
Our first workshop for people who have achieved the Lasting Difference Symbol, or who are interested in working towards it, has been arranged. Share and develop practice, explore sustainable impact and our new Lasting Leadership resources. Free for existing Symbol holders!
Save the date: Thursday 4th June at The Barracks in Stirling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to book your place.