Inspiring Financial Leadership

Charity finance professionals will learn the latest leadership principles with some practical advice to take them to the next stage of their leadership journey over this 8 day training programme.

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.

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Key information

Start date
19th October 2021
8 days across 8 months
from £545pp

Programme Dates

Inspiring Financial Leadership 2021-22 programme starts on Tuesday 19th October 2021.  For details of all module dates please visit the Inspiring Financial Leadership web page.

Application Process

Please visit the Inspiring Financial Leadership web page to book your place on this programme.

Programme tutors

The programme leaders, Maggie Smith and Judith Miller, will explore a different topic in each module, with one module taking place each month.

Who should attend?

This course is for people who have responsibility for leading the management of a charity's finances or contribute to strategic development and planning. The course is for those people who wish to improve the effectiveness of their leadership skills and develop their careers to the next stage.

Inspiring Financial Leadership programme structure

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 leadership principles with practical advice and support from finance leaders in the sector.

This is an interactive course which uses a mix of practical experience, research and best practice. The modules allow participants to practice proven models and practical techniques in a supportive environment which they can then apply in their own organisations. Discussions will be focused on real situations and issues facing the participants.