Outstanding Leadership

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

Covid-19 response

All of our professional development programmes and events from September 2020 will be 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.

CCE remains fully committed to delivering our 2020-21 professional development programmes and other events, in spite of restrictions on face-to-face activities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rescheduled spring 2020 CCE programmes:

Anyone who had signed up for or started a CCE programme which was postponed in spring 2020, will be contacted individually with new dates and programme details.

Programme delivery developments during 2020-21:

Where appropriate we will offer our programmes online for the whole of 2020-21, so that anyone who wishes to may continue to learn online throughout their chosen programme, without the need to travel or attend sessions in person.

During the coming months, City, University of London, including CCE, will continue to closely monitor developments in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

At such time as face-to-face meetings may become possible again, and depending on the logistics and spaces required to enable full compliance with any social distancing measures, we will aim to provide learning in face-to-face formats once again for those who wish to take up that option. Face-to-face learning would be offered in parallel with our core online offering. We will publish more details of any such developments in due course.

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 CCE@city.ac.uk

Key information

Start date
8th October 2020
10 days across 10 months
£625/ £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.

*Programme Costs

Rate for nonprofit organisations:

Early-bird rate of £625pp for the entire series for delegates from nonprofit organisations booking before 30th September 2020. After 30th September 2020, the full fee for this programme for delegates from nonprofit organisations will be £795pp.

For bookings of three or more people from the same nonprofit organisation, a special rate of £575 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.

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.