Outstanding Leadership

Ten breakfast workshop modules aimed at delivering the latest cutting edge thinking to the nonprofit sector.

COVID-19 response

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Key information

Start date
6th October 2021
10 days across 10 months
£649/ £1,250pp*

Programme Dates 2020/21

Module 1: Understanding outstanding leadership - Thursday 8th October 2020

Module 2: Coaching for performance - Wednesday 11th November 2020

Module 3: Vision and values to facilitate collaboration - Wednesday 9th December 2020

Module 4: Leading change - Tuesday 19th January 2021

Module 5: Communication - Thursday 11th February 2021

Module 6: Culture- Tuesday 16th March 2021

Module 7: Motivating yourself and others - Tuesday 20th April 2021

Module 8: Wellbeing and resilience - Wednesday 12th May 2021

Module 9: High performing teams - Wednesday 16th June 2021

Module 10: Making an impact and sustaining momentum - Thursday 8th July 2021

Each module will commence at 08:30am.

The dates for the 2021/22 series of the programme can be found below.

Programme Dates 2021/22

Module 1: Understanding Outstanding Leadership - Wednesday 6th October 2021

Module 2: Coaching for Performance - Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Module 3: Vision and Values to Facilitate Collaboration - Thursday 2nd November 2021

Module 4: Leading Change - Thursday 20th January 2022

Module 5: Communication - Tuesday 22nd February 2022

Module 6: Culture - Tuesday 15th March 2022

Module 7: Motivating Yourself and Others - Tuesday 26th April 2022

Module 8: Resilience - Tuesday 17th May 2022

Module 9: High Performing Teams - Tuesday 14th June 2022

Module 10: Making an Impact and Sustaining Momentum - Tuesday 12th July 2022

Each Module will commence at 8:30 and conclude by 10:30.

*Programme Costs

The 2021/22 series of the Outstanding Leadership programme will soon be open for bookings at the below pricing.

Rate for nonprofit organisations:

Early-bird rate of £649pp for the entire series for delegates from nonprofit organisations booking before 30th September 2021. After 30th September 2021, the full fee for this programme for delegates from nonprofit organisations will be £799pp.

For bookings of three or more people from the same nonprofit organisation, a special rate of £579 per person is offered. Full details of each person will need to be provided on a booking form and payment for multiple bookings will be by invoice. Please contact us at CCE@city.ac.uk to arrange.

Rate for for-profit organisations:

For those from a for-profit organisation wishing to attend, the fee is £1,250pp.

Please read our cancellation policy.

Individual module bookings

Bookings for individual modules of the Outstanding Leadership series 2020/21 are possible where numbers allow, at a cost of £79 per module.

Please note that references to previous modules may be made in the individual modules.

These bookings can be made online.

Programme tutors

Maggie Smith is the co-founder of and course lead for Outstanding Leadership, teaching alongside Simon Laurie. Both are expert facilitators and coaches who bring a wealth of experience to delivering this essential programme.

Why choose our Outstanding Leadership breakfast workshop series?

Based on multiple years of experience and The Work Foundation's Outstanding Leadership research, CCE's acclaimed series of breakfast workshops delivers the latest cutting edge thinking about leadership to the nonprofit sector.

Leadership does not happen in a vacuum and each module in this series will be viewed through the lens of our current circumstances.  This is an interactive series and participants are encouraged to share the real challenges and opportunities they face as we work together through each stage of the programme.

"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

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.