Leadership in Campaigns

This two-day course offers the opportunity for campaigners to develop their leadership skills within a campaigning context. 

Date 14 and 15 June 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

About the course

This course will improve your campaign leadership skills and confidence by focussing on four key aspects of successful campaign leadership; managing in a political context and creating a campaign culture (internally and externally); advanced tools in strategic planning, communicating campaigns successfully, staying legal and managing trustees and external stakeholders.

Book on a place on this course to 

…. understand how to create an effective campaign culture across your organisation

… deveop skills in prioritising, capitalising on trends and gaining consensus for campaign plans

… identify how to communicate your campaigns and your values with maximum impact

…get to grips with managing governance and political diligence in a campaigning context

… share current management challenges with other senior colleagues in the campaign clinics and build a network of colleagues to continue the conversation.  

Who should apply?

This course is aimed at those who have recently become campaign or policy managers, lead a specific area of campaigning work or are hoping to take up a senior position in the near future

By bringing people together NCVO hopes to foster a culture of strategic campaigning in the sector, helping leaders to work together to achieve lasting impact.

Who runs it?

The course will be delivered through a mixture of input from Brian Lamb, author of the Good Campaigns Guide, with contributions from NCVO experts. You will have the opportunity to share learning, challenges and solutions and begin longer term planning. You will also be given tools and approaches to develop your management skills and practice in these areas. There is an opportunity for learning from peers explicitly during the course as well as through other experts and to expand professional networks.

What previous participants have said

“I came hoping for a magic bullet to fix the problem I perceived in my organisation. This course has inspired me to realise I have the skills, that problems are shared and I have new and creative ways of approaching them.” Save the Children

“I've come away from these few days with a better understanding of how to move campaigning on. I’m full of ideas and have made great connections with inspiring colleagues.” Barnardos

“Very valuable training - lots of food for thought and practical tips to take away and implement.” Mencap


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation's gross annual income. We also offer discounts for NCVO members (30%).

How to book

Contact us

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Not quite what you are looking for?

We offer one day courses in Developing a winning strategy for your campaign or the renowned seven day course, Certificate in Campaigning.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

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