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COVID-19 response

All of our part-time charities master’s degreesprofessional development programmes and events are being delivered online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be using different platforms and programme formats in order to ensure that all our programmes offer a high-quality, varied and engaging learning experience.

The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

Our staff, consultants and faculty remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to

Professional Development Programmes

Webinar: Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment

Date: 10th March 2021 17:30
In this webinar, Mark Salway and Jim Clifford will discuss their recently published book ‘Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment’. Please join us to find out more about the opportunity social investment offers, and how this could help your organisation on its journey to greater sustainability, impact and change.

Webinar: Respond, reset, recover: COVID-19 and the VCSE sector, 12 months in and what lessons have we learnt?

Date: 23rd March 2021 17:30
12 months in, what are the key lessons we are learning about the way that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is being impacted by and has responded to COVID-19? In this presentation, Professor Daniel King will highlight some of the key lessons being learnt from the ESRC project being conducted with NCVO, bringing out the implications for theory, policy and practice.

Webinar: Lived Experience on nonprofit boards

Date: 15th April 2021 16:00
Caroline Copeman, Fiona Ash and Jacqueline Williams, from CCE’s governance team, explore Lived Experience on nonprofit boards, marking the launch of new CCE resources on this important topic. The discussion will consider the benefits and value to boards of including trustees with lived experience, and how to overcome some of the barriers and issues that may be encountered.

Charity Talk: Derek Holder Memorial lecture

Date: 23rd June 2021 
Hear charity leaders share their expertise on the challenges facing the sector. This evening lecture series has welcomed over 10,000 attendees since it was founded 25 years ago. The topic and speaker of this event has yet to be confirmed.

Outstanding Leadership Breakfast Series

Date: Been running since October 2020 | 2021 dates TBC | One morning per month (08:00 - 10:30)
These breakfast 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. (Still open for individual module bookings)

Aspiring Chief Executives

Date: 2021/22 dates TBC | Duration:  Thirteen half-days over seven months
Designed to empower nonprofit leaders who want to take that step up to become chief executives, this programme aims to increase your confidence and ability to excel in your current leadership role.

New Chief Executives

Date: 2021/22 dates TBC | Duration: Thirteen half-days over seven months
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.

Inspiring Financial Leadership Breakfast Series

Date: Been running since October 2020 | 2021 dates TBC | One morning per month (08:30 - 11:00)
The Inspiring Financial Leadership series is run in partnership between CCE, CFG and Sayer Vincent. Centred on the role of the charity finance professional, drawing on robust leadership research and grounded in the challenges that finance professionals face, this course is highly interactive using a mix of practical experience, research and best practice.

Charity Investment Course

Date: Spring 2022 dates TBC | Duration: Four days
This course has been designed to provide charity trustees and finance staff with the knowledge they need to assess investment strategies and consider what other approaches might be available.

Consultancy and Business Services

Take a look at the bespoke management consultancy services we offer to organisations across the non-profit sector.