Your views on leadership support for North Yorkshire
In our fast-moving and challenging world, we can all benefit from adopting a leadership approach.
Community First Yorkshire is creating a leadership hub for voluntary and community sector leaders, chairs and trustees, providing development opportunities right here in North Yorkshire to help us to communicate, share and work more effectively together for the communities we support.
If you lead a voluntary or community-focused organisation or a staff or volunteer team, manage service delivery or run a community or charity project in North Yorkshire, and would like to share your thoughts with us then please email the hub team.
Our online survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed their views. A summary of the findings will be published in early 2020.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our leadership conversations to help shape the services we provide through the Leadership Hub for the North Yorkshire voluntary and community sector.
If you would like to share your views on leadership needs, please email us.
Community First Yorkshire is working with a range of national partners to provide access to cutting-edge leadership development opportunities in North Yorkshire.
Cascading Leadership – Kings Fund
Are you leading a not-for-profit VCS organisation working around health and care?
The Kings Fund is opening a new cohort of Cascading Leadership, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, starting from March 2020. This free peer-to-peer leadership development programme 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. Deadline for applications has now closed.
Beacon Programme – Association of Chairs / Community First Yorkshire Leadership Hub
Are you a Chair or Vice Chair of a charity, non-profit or community organisation in North Yorkshire with annual income of under £1 million?
Are you keen to develop your leadership skills in 1:1 and team working with your trustee board and executive team? Community First Yorkshire is teaming up with the Association of Chairs to offer an opportunity to access the national Beacon programme right here in North Yorkshire.
Two of the most popular courses are being combined to provide a full-day workshop for voluntary and community organisation board leaders. Please join us to develop your skills, make new contacts and share your experiences.
Being an Effective Chair and Building your Board Team takes place on 18 March 2020, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (registration from 9:15 am) at the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET. Refreshments and a networking sandwich lunch are provided.
Introducing Leadership in Voluntary Organisations – Open University / Community First Yorkshire Leadership Hub
The OU and Community First Yorkshire’s Leadership Hub are launching a North Yorkshire learning club for participants in North Yorkshire to start and finish the online Introducing Leadership in Voluntary Organisations course together and share their learning.
The informal club will meet up over 5 weeks between February and March 2020 in central York to enable participants from North Yorkshire who are studying the course online to discuss each other’s learning in practice. By starting and finishing together, and meeting and sharing face-to-face, you will support each other’s learning along the way, and broaden your peer network.
Across 15 hours of online study, the 5 modules introduce the theory and practice of leadership in voluntary organisations. A statement of participation and digital badge are available on completing the course.
Join us at the launch event for Introducing Leadership in Voluntary Organisations on 29 January 2020, 4-5.30 pm at Jacob’s Well, a 15th-century house in central York, and find out more about how this short course can help you to understand the contribution that leadership can make to your organisation and how you can go on to put your learning into practice.
The Introducing Leadership open access course is suitable for emerging leaders, service and project delivery managers, staff and volunteer team leaders, community leaders, leaders who are new in post, or anyone who wants to learn more about taking a leadership approach in their organisation.