The Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership programme is now open for new applications.
The programme, now in its third year, offers free support, advice and training to the leaders of health and wellbeing charities based on a ground-breaking model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme.
Cascading Leadership provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support.
The Cascading Leadership 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.
During the programme, a Cascading Leadership consultant (an experienced VCS leader) is matched with a Cascading Leadership partner (a VCS leader seeking support). The consultant and partner meet at least five times over a period of eight months. During these meetings, the partner has an opportunity to work through organisational issues and receive support. The consultant also benefits from being stretched to develop their own leadership and skills, while being supported and supervised by senior staff at The King’s Fund. There is no charge for the programme, which is valued at £5,800 for each pair. It is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund using money raised thanks to National Lottery players.
Cascading Leadership is distinctive in that:
• people who provide support to other VCS organisations are themselves leaders in the VCS, so they understand strengths and challenges in the sector
• it develops the skills of the leaders both receiving and providing the support, building leadership across the sector
• those providing the support are supervised and trained by senior staff at The King’s Fund
For further information and to apply, visit: www.kingsfund.org.uk/courses/cascading-leadership-programme
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018