Charity leadership in the 2020s

Charity leadership in the 2020s is NCVO’s programme for the next generation of non-profit leaders.

The course is extremely challenging both intellectually and emotionally and for me it was really important not to be told how to be a leader but instead using what I have to be the best leader I could be.… I feel much more confident in my leadership style, I am more open, confident in my own ability and most importantly recognise the importance of being myself. Lee Heard, Royal Life Saving Society.
Date Orientation webinar: 2 October 2018
Course dates: 4-6 November and 17 May 2019
Location Royal Foundation of St Katharine, Limehouse, London

Cohort 4 is now full. To find out about the next course starting in April 2019 please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who should apply?

The programme is designed for those who aspire to be sector leaders and champions in the 2020s, and who want to take a considered and deliberate approach. You might be an emerging leader, a manager in charge of a team, or even a CEO who is running a small organisation looking to advance your skills.


Read a detailed description of the course

We aspire for learners to see themselves as agents of positive change and to develop the capacity to envision a better future for all. As a charity leaders in the 2020s you will be able to:

  • maximise your ability to be an effective leader in your organisation and the sector
  • be entrepreneurial and digitally empowered
  • be open and transparent
  • recognise that the journey is as important as the destination
  • listen more attentively to contrasting opinions
  • negotiate more successfully with others
  • encourage responsibility in every aspect of their work
  • take steps to build the capacities of others.

Participants will be supported to work with the tensions and challenges reflected in the model below.


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