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Browse through the full range of programs and modules we can support you with

  • Developed and delivered by social entrepreneurs and specialists
  • Combine work-based practice with accredited qualifications
  • Fully adaptable to different levels of experience and growth

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A general introduction to the concept of leadership and an opportunity for you to start thinking about its relevance to your work and life.

 

Exploring your Leadership

  • Leadership traits
  • Your leadership strengths
  • Setting leadership goals
  • Leadership styles

For people who currently have, or are soon to move into leadership roles with line-management responsibilities. 

It specifically benefits newer or aspiring managers who would like to increase their confidence to step up as a leader in their organisation.

 

Leading and Understanding MyselfLeading and Understanding OthersLeading in Your Organisation
  • Personal visioning
  • Personal preferences and strengths
  • Listening and emotional intelligence
  • Personal leadership goals
  • Leadership styles and approaches
  • Motivating and empowering others
  • Delegation
  • Adopting a coaching approach and developing questioning skills
  • Team dynamics and diversity
  • Communication skills and courageous conversations
  • Managing change and transitions
  • Reflection & action planning

For people who have been in a leadership role for some time and have or are soon to move into a more senior role.

It specifically benefits managers who need to balance their day-to-day operational responsibilities with prioritising their strategic and external role as a leader.

 

Leading & Understanding Myself

Leading & Understanding Others 

Leading in Your Organisation

  • Personal visioning
  • Effective leadership - assumptions and mindsets
  • Leadership transitions
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • The power of questions and communication
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Personal strengths, and learning and personality preferences
  • Personal leadership goals
  • Creating healthy and engaging workplaces
  • Different leadership styles and approaches
  • Motivating and empowering others
  • Peer support through Action Learning
  • Non-directive approaches and coaching cultures
  • Delegation skills
  • Team dynamics and building teams
  • Creating a culture of feedback
  • Exploring courageous conversations
  • Being strategic and outward-facing
  • Stakeholder mapping and collaboration
  • Collaboration and partnership working
  • Influencing skills
  • Ethical decision making
  • Managing transition and change
  • Future-proofing your organisation
  • Reviewing your leadership journey and what next for your learning

This introductory programme aims to support leaders to become more deliberately enterprising to enable organisations to become more self-sustaining and self-reliant.

It helps to develop growth mindsets and draws on entrepreneurial theory and approaches to start participants thinking about what it means to be enterprising.

 

Exploring Mindsets

Exploring Ideas

  • What do we mean by becoming more enterprising
  • The context and reasons why an enterprising mindset is beneficial
  • Assumptions and mindsets of an enterprising leader
  • Identify personal leadership goals
  • An enterprising model for value-based organisations
  • Balancing income generation and social impact
  • Exploring growth tools

This longer programme provides an opportunity to build your enterprising approach to leadership and create a more enterprising mind-set and culture in your organisation through developing and testing ideas

 

What is Enterprising Leadership?How can we be more enterprising as leaders?Taking people with you
  • What do we mean by becoming more enterprising?
  • The context and reasons why an enterprising mindset is beneficial
  • Challenges and opportunities when building an enterprising culture
  • Assumptions and mindsets
  • Identify personal leadership goals
  • An enterprising model for value-based organisations
  • Balancing income generation and social impact
  • Exploring growth tools
  • Enterprising organisational cultures
  • Co-coaching and action planning
  • Developing diverse teams
  • Supporting people through change and transition
  • Working with stakeholders and communities
  • Staying connected and resilient
  • Enterprising partnerships and collaborations
  • Review learning journey
  • Next steps and action planning

This online programme has been designed for people in a leadership position of socially focussed organisations in a time of change.

 

Introduction

Module 1Module 2
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Context setting
  • Technical check and familiarisation
  • Responses to change
  • Qualities of change leaders
  • Bridges Transition Model of change
  • Developing resilience through change
  • Bring people with you
  • Action planning

This online programme has been designed for leaders in organisations whose teams are geographically dispersed.  

 

Introduction

Module 1Module 2
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Context setting
  • Technical check and familiarisation
  • Critical success factors for virtual teams
  • Leadership styles
  • Effective communication
  • Building Trust
  • Motivation
  • Supporting and developing others
  • Delegation
  • Digital tools for collaboration and project management
  • Action planning

A high-level introduction to the ideas and concepts of social enterprise and their potential use. Ideal for people that are new to the model.

 

Exploring Social Enterprise

  • Values and purpose
  • Definitions and context
  • Sources of income for social enterprise
  • Legal structures
  • Triple bottom line: Balancing social and economic mission

An exploration of the different types of social enterprises, as well as a practical look at how a more enterprising approach could benefit individuals, organisations and their communities. 

 

Introduction & Overview

Social Enterprise in Practice

  • Values and purpose
  • Definitions and context
  • Sources of income for social enterprise
  • Legal structures
  • Case for social impact measurement
  • Social enterprise study visit, guest speaker or case study exploration
  • Triple Bottom Line: Balancing social and economic mission 
  • Sources of support

A highly practical, immersive programme for people who want to explore the impact they are currently making and the building blocks they need to develop sustainability or further growth for the future

It is highly adaptable and ideal for anyone who is running an existing social enterprise that is ready for the next step.

 

Building blocks for changing the worldDeveloping a sustainable organisation to change the worldWorking with others to change the world
  • Future visioning
  • Mind-set and qualities of Entrepreneurial Leaders
  • Reviewing your Theory of Change
  • Social Business Model Canvas
  • Developing a peer support network
  • Assessing our sustainability
  • Growth models
  • Design thinking
  • USP and Value proposition
  • Communicating our impact
  • Sales and marketing
  • Sustainable financing
  • Engaging with our community
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Partnership working
  • Building a diverse and supportive team
  • Self-care and resilience
  • Action planning

Explore all the factors that will enable your organisation to move from donor dependency to financial sustainability and independence

Ideal for not for profit organisations that are looking to move towards a more enterprising business model.

 

Enterprising FutureBuilding the FutureConnecting for the Future
  • Our passion and mind-set
  • Understand and assess your income streams
  • What is an enterprising approach?
  • What will I need to get there?
  • Your personal learning goals
  • Your strategic and personal plan
  • Growth tools
  • Evaluate customers, service users and stakeholders
  • Scoping short and long term ambitions,
  • Identify strengths and areas for development
  • Community and stakeholder mapping
  • Engaging stakeholders and partners
  • Our purpose and USP
  • Positioning and profiling
  • Working in partnership
Leading for the futureShowing Impact for the future   
  • What sort of leadership is required?
  • Emotional intelligence and self-management
  • Leading change
  • Working with diverse teams
  • Monitoring and evaluating and demonstrating your impact
  • Identify support for your next steps
  • Exploring the next steps
  • Developing a peer network

A highly practical, immersive programme that provides all the essentials for individuals and organisations starting a new social enterprise.

Ideal for anyone who has got a social enterprise idea that they want to take forward. 

Preparing to change the world

Creating an offer to change the worldGenerating income to change the world
  • Visioning
  • Exploring the Social Enterprise Model
  • What will I need to get there?
  • Mind-set and qualities of Entrepreneurial Leaders
  • Theory of Change
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Customer mapping
  • Value proposition and USP’s
  • Building our logic model
  • Explore revenue models
  • Building for sustainability
  • Costing and budgeting
  • Managing finance, cash flow and risk
  • Sales and marketing
  • Customer channels

Working with others to change the world

Influencing to change the world  
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Partnership Working
  • Engaging with communities
  • Building our team
  • Self-care and resilience
  • Pitching
  • Monitoring and evaluating your impact
  • Communicating your social or environmental impact
  • Exploring next steps
  • Developing a peer network
 

Programmes Enterprise table 6 - RIS

This online programme has been designed for leaders in organisations who are rethinking how they generate income or want to grow or become more sustainable through alternative income streams  

 

IntroductionDeveloping a sustainable organisation to change the worldWorking with others to change the world
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Context setting
  • Technical check and familiarisation
  • Clarify your social impact aims
  • Customer and beneficiary
  • Sources of income
  • Enterprising mind-set
  • Idea generation
  • Growth tools
  • Partnerships
  • Action planning

Action Learning is a process to help individuals or groups explore an important, sometimes difficult, issue and view it from different perspectives and thinking in order to progress it. 

This programme equips learners with understanding and experience of Action Learning and ideas for using and embedding it in an organisation or meetings.

 

Introducing Action Learning

Practicing Action Learning

  • Principles
  • Experiential learning
  • Action learning sets
  • Active listening
  • Reflective practice
  • Effective questioning
  • Action learning set facilitation
  • Practice

Explore coaching models and build your skills.

A highly interactive and participative programme with the opportunity to practice the coaching approach

 

Introduction & Overview

Coaching in Practice

Workshops: Using Coaching

  • About coaching
  • Coaching mindset
  • Listening and questioning
  • GROW model
  • Coaching practice
  • Coaching and leadership
  • Using GROW and other coaching models
  • In difficult conversations
  • In team meetings and team development
  • In support and supervision
  • For problem-solving and creative thinking
  • In appraisals

A practical experience and insight into the theory, tools and techniques of facilitating learning between peers.

It builds on previous experience and encourages ongoing reflective practice to continue personal development.

 

Introducing FacilitationFacilitation ToolsPeer learning techniques and design
  • What is facilitation for learning?
  • Non-directive approach
  • Key skills
  • Setting Personal Goals
  • Communication skills for facilitation
  • Group dynamics
  • Applying the learning
  • Designing learning
  • Feedback and evaluating
  • Test and review

Gain confidence in stepping up to the leadership challenge of managing successful courageous conversations. 

Develop techniques to deal with differences of opinion or conflict, and engage effectively in dialogue with others.

Our Role in Courageous Conversations

Preparing for the Courageous Conversation

  • The challenges
  • Our responses
  • When to have a Courageous Conversation
  • Other approaches
  • Mindsets for Courageous Conversations
  • Setting up the right environment
  • Observations and reflections 

Explore how to apply a coaching approach to your day to day role and leadership.

Ideal for people wanting to develop a coaching culture in their team or organisation. 

Developing skills for a coaching approachApplying tools for a coaching approachImplementing a coaching approach
  • What is coaching
  • Coaching in your organisation
  • Listening and paraphrasing
  • Powerful Questions
  • Adult to Adult conversations
  • Building Coaching Culture   
  • Core mind-set for coaching
  • The GROW model of coaching
  • Applying the GROW model in your organisation
 
  • Our feedback culture and mind-set
  • Coaching practice
  • Next Steps and Action planning

At a time of decreased funding and resources, it is vital that organisations can demonstrate the social value they provide to communities. 

This programme provides an overview of the concepts and importance of social impact.

 

Introduction to Measuring Social Impact

  • The purpose of measuring social impact
  • Identify what you want to measure
  • Explore the logic model and measurement approaches
  • Develop an action plan that will help you to start implementing your approach

This programme provides an overview of the concepts and importance of social impact and the different approaches that can be implemented in organisations.

 

Exploring Social Impact MeasurementSocial Impact Measurement in my Organisation 
  • The purpose of social impact measurement
  • Identify what you want to measure
  • Implementing the Logic Model
  • Involving stakeholders
  • What am I measuring already?
  • Reporting and presenting our findings
  • Challenges and opportunities for my organisation
  • Identifying the next step in my organisation

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