Aspiring Chief Executives

Designed to empower nonprofit leaders who want to take that step up to become chief executives, this programme will increase your confidence and ability to excel in your current leadership role.

New Chief Executives

At a time when many nonprofit organisations are confronted by extraordinary challenges, this programme offers a high quality, practitioner focused, learning development experience for new nonprofit chief executives.

Partnership for Impact: investing in the Chair-Chief Executive relationship

Roffey Park and Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE) are delighted to be working together to pool knowledge and resources to bring a new programme ‘Partnership for Impact: investing in the Chair-Chief Executive relationship’ to the nonprofit sector.  Together we bring decades of work in human relationships and nonprofit expertise to enable us to get under the skin of what makes for a successful Chair-CEO relationship - at a deep, human dynamics level.

Charity Talks

Building upon over 20 years of experience and learning and over 10,000 attendances, Charity Talks are unrivalled in their accessible practical but thoughtful content. The talks are aimed at staff, trustees, and other volunteers who want to improve their effectiveness through listening and responding to presentations on key management issues. The talks feature a key sector figure and a Cass CCE pracademic respondent. They also provide a unique networking opportunity in a welcoming atmosphere.

Outstanding Leadership Breakfasts

These seminars bring to life the acclaimed Outstanding Leadership Research through a series of bite-sized modules that allow you to directly apply your learning to the workplace.

Inspiring Financial Leadership Breakfasts

Drawing on robust leadership research and grounded in the challenges that finance professionals face, this course creates a unique blend of learning that combines the latest financial leadership principles with practical advice and support from leaders in the sector.

Charity Investment

Our most recent 6-day Charity Investment Course was held May - June 2017. The next course will run in Spring 2019. The course is intended for Trustees and finance staff with existing investment knowledge or Investment Committee experience. They will normally be entrusted with the stewardship of charity investment portfolios with investible assets of £10m or more. To register your interest, please use the link above to go to the course page and select the red button on the right hand side of that page.

Building Better Governance

Based on our successful pilot series last year, we have designed a new two-day Building Better Governance programme. This seminar programme will be exploratory and incremental. It will bring  you the best mix of short inputs sharing research and best practice  alongside insightful group work, creating and combining to really extend our knowledge of governance for nonprofits.

Social Finance: De-mystifying the hype

These seminars aim to de-mystify the hype, and say why borrowing and social investment may be appropriate for a charity or nonprofit – or equally, why it may not be. The seminar will  provide the opportunity to learn about social investment and to ask  important questions; what opportunities does it bring and what are its barriers? Providing answers and stimulating good conversation on how it could be useful.

Honorary Treasurers Forum

This was created to help Honorary Treasurers in the important work they carry out by providing a place where they can come together as a community, share expertise and promote best practice.

Legal Advice Sector Leadership Development Programme

This programme not only seeks to nurture individual leadership talent, but also wishes to equip leaders with the expertise to develop innovative, sustainable organisations, and to be a catalyst for positive change across the wider sector.

Olivier Mythodrama Leadership Workshops

Together with Cass CCE experts, Olivier Mythodrama use their unique methodology of interactive work to bring to life the insights and skills of Shakespeare’s famous leaders in our Leadership Workshops.

What you need to know to be an effective Trustee

Cass CCE and the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club announce their collaboration to develop a new training programme for new and aspiring charity trustees. A first of its kind, the initiative will prepare and support experienced executives who have taken on a charity trustee role, or are considering doing so.

Building Financial Sustainability

In partnership with BWB, Cass CCE is delighted to present this four day course (2 days in November, followed by 2 days in January), designed to help charity leaders reframe their financial strategies to maximise impact, become more resilient and develop new models.