Future Leaders Programme, Manchester (January - June 2020)

Future Leaders Programme, Manchester (January - June 2020)

Date: Friday 24th Jan 2020

All 6 dates of the Future Leaders Programme will follow the below schedule:
09:15 - Coffee and registration
09:30 - Course start
17:00 - Course end

Participants are expected to attend all 6 days.
Day 1: 24-Jan-20
Day 2: 14-Feb-20
Day 3: 20-Mar-20
Day 4: 30-Apr-20
Day 5: 28-May-20
Day 6: 25-Jun-20

Town/City: Manchester

Location: North West

Venue: Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)

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Are you keen to develop your leadership skills? Do you want to be a leader, but are currently unsure as to how to lead authentically? Or are you still undecided as to whether you want to be a leader at all? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Institute of Fundraising’s Future Leaders Programme can help.

Who is this programme for?

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of experienced fundraisers who:

  • Have recently taken on a role with both line management and strategic responsibility



  • Are keen to progress to a genuine management and leadership role



  • Want to explore whether a leadership position (e.g. Head of or Director of Fundraising) is one they want to pursue.


This programme offers the unique opportunity for you to raise and answer fundamental leadership questions, develop the skills you need to take your career to the next level and build a network of peers to support you along the way.

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What will you learn?

Each day is likely to consist of three parts:

1. Circle of Learning/Tracking Individual Development

Throughout the programme participants will be asked to consider their development objectives and reflect on progress.

2. Guest Speakers

Current Directors of Fundraising from both large and small organisations will share their insights on the role. Other guest speakers are likely to include former Directors of Fundraising who have become CEOs and recruitment consultants who specialise in hiring Directors of Fundraising.

Guest speakers to be confirmed

3. Training 

  • The following topics will be explored through the training:
  • Topic 1: Emotional Intelligence 
  • Topic 2: Leadership Styles and Dealing with Politics 
  • Topic 3: Coaching
  • Topic 4: Action Learning and De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats 
  • Topic 5: Influencing and Negotiation 
  • Topic 6: Strategy and the Employee Life Cycle

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What is the level of commitment needed?

Participants will attend six sessions. Each session will be one full day per month. Participants need to commit to attend every session for the full day.

Times and dates:

All six dates of the Future Leaders Programme will follow the same schedule.* Please refer to the top of the page for full details on times and dates. Participants are expected to attend all six days.

About your programme leader:

Dr Mark Hughes started his career at the international consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. He then worked as Chief Executive of Rumbalara, an Aboriginal sporting and community development organisation. In addition to his executive leadership, consulting and training experience, Mark also has governance experience, having been Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Evidence to Impact, a social enterprise that promotes and delivers evidence based health interventions. In addition to his professional work, Mark is also a keen volunteer and has mentored with the charity Mowgli. Mowgli aims to promote economic stability and alleviate poverty through mentoring entrepreneurs in developing economies. Mark has a Doctorate from Oxford University, a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and Trade and continues to invest around 100 hours per year in his own professional development.


£1,245 - IoF individual member fee 

£1,420Non-individual member fee

*A Limited number of bursaries are available. With thanks to IoF North West Regional Group, supporting the IoF Future Leaders Programme, Manchester

Please note: Places are strictly limited to ensure the best possible experience for participants. Don’t delay we anticipate demand to be high!

If you require an invoice please ensure you book your place a minimum of two weeks before the start date of your course.

IoF Future Leaders Programme Booking Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings onto this programme.


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The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) of Charter House, 13-15 Carteret Street, London SW1H 9DJ is the Controller.

When you sign up to the IoF Future Leaders Programme, we use the information you provide in the following ways:

  • To administrate attendance to the course
  • To gain follow-up feedback from you about the course you have attended – this may be sent by email after the course has taken place
  • For analysis and research to help us improve our services and, event management and to report on the IoF Future leaders Programme
  • To keep a record of the courses you have attended with the IoF
  • To process your payment


We will provide the trainer and guest speaker with your name, organisation and job title to enable them to tailor the course content and manage attendance. We will also provide your name and email address to the programme leader, to contact you with pre-course readings (approximately one week before each session date) and updates throughout the programme.

Relying on legitimate interests, we will keep your first name, last name, job title, organisation and contact email address and details of the course title(s) and date(s) you attended for six years after your last interaction with the IoF. This is so that we can provide you with confirmation of the courses you have undertaken.

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Further details and contact information

IoF Academy Team
Email: academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
Telephone: 0207 840 1020

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