Future Leaders Programme, South West (June - December 2019)

Future Leaders Programme, South West (June - December 2019)

Date: Thursday 13th Jun 2019

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: 13-Jun-19
Day 2: 05-Jul-19
Day 3: 06-Sept-19
Day 4: 04-Oct-19
Day 5: 08-Nov-19
Day 6: 06-Dec-19

Venue: Three sessions will take place in Exeter (venue TBC)
Three sessions will take place in Taunton (venue TBC)
Participants must attend all six sessions

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Are you keen to develop your leadership skills? Do you have the desire to become a director of fundraising in the next 24 months? If the answer is ‘yes’ the IoF’s Future Leaders Programme could be for you.

Who is this programme for?

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of experienced fundraisers with the desire to become future heads or directors of fundraising. This programme offers the unique opportunity for you to 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.

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

Download additional details on course topics

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 

£1,420 - Non-individual member fee

Bursaries available for this programme. Terms and Conditions apply. For full information and to apply, view the IoF South West Groups bursary page.

 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.

Further details and contact information

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

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