Outstanding Leadership

Why choose our Outstanding Leadership breakfast workshop series?

Based on multiple years of experience and The Work Foundation's Outstanding Leadership research, Cass CCE is excited to bring you the latest rendition of our acclaimed series of breakfast workshops aimed at delivering the latest cutting edge thinking to the nonprofit sector.

"I have found the Outstanding Leadership programme an inspiration. For developing leaders it has helped me to think bigger, aim higher and focus on what really matters in leadership." - Joe Lowther, CEO, Kick London

Programme dates and costs


Module 1: Understanding Outstanding Leadership - Wednesday 03 October 2018

Module 2: Coaching for Performance - Wednesday 07 November 2018

Module 3: Communication - Wednesday 05 December 2018

Module 4: Vision and Values - Thursday 17 January 2019

Module 5: Innovation - Wednesday 13 February 2019*

*The above modules have taken place.

Module 6: Leading Change - Thursday 14 March 2019

Module 7: Motivating Yourself and Others - Thursday 04 April 2019

Module 8: High performing teams - Tuesday 14 May 2019

Module 9: Making an Impact and Sustaining Momentum - Tuesday 18 June 2019

All modules take place as Cass Business School from 8.00am until 10.30am and include the session itself, a networking breakfast and an opportunity for 20 minutes individual coaching from a Cass CCE coach.


As the series has now started, you cannot make a full series booking. If you would like to book on to an individual module, please use the button below to be taken to our e-store. Individual modules cost £75 each. If you wish to book on to more than one module and would like to pay by invoice, please contact us and we will be able to help.

Who should attend

The seminar series is aimed at chairs, trustees, chief executives and senior leaders who have an interest in developing their leadership ability within their organisation.

How to book

Full series bookings

As the series has now started, you are unable to make full series bookings.

Individual module bookings

To view a description of each individual module, please download a previous brochure using the button below. Individual modules can be booked through our E-store by using the button below and selecting the module you would like to attend. If you wish to book on to more than one module and would like to pay by invoice, please contact us and we will be able to help.

About the programme

The Work Foundation has identified nine major themes that differentiate outstanding leaders from their peers, with analysis uncovering subtle yet striking leadership differentiators. These markers of outstanding leadership are consistent across the sample, despite differences in organisation, sector and function. To find out more, download the executive summary of Exceeding Expectation: The Principles of Outstanding Leadership (PDF).

Programme leader Maggie Smith, alongside Simon Laurie, will bring you a course offering 'bite-sized' modules, based upon this research, set to be accessible for busy leaders from across all sectors. The research is brought to life in the unique and varied programme which combines evidence-based investigation, practical tools and an informal yet impactful style.

For an overview of the themes and topics explored in each module, please download the flyer from the previous series using the button above.