Cultivating outstanding leaders to help nonprofit organisations deliver on their mission.

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

Charity Talk: Derek Holder Memorial lecture

The power of plain speaking - how a small charity punches way above its weight
Date: 23rd June 2021 

Dr Lucy Mathen, Founder of Second Sight, is an ophthalmologist and former journalist, who has helped over 450,000 of India’s poorest people to have their sight restored and countless others prevented from going blind. She will talk about how her career in journalism and ophthalmology enabled her to take a determinedly idiosyncratic approach in her ambition to restore sight to the poorest in rural north India - with remarkable results.

Aspiring Chief Executives

Date: Begins 23rd September 2021 | 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.

Outstanding Leadership Breakfast Series

Date: Been running since October 2020 | New series begins 6th October 2021 | 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)

Inspiring Financial Leadership Breakfast Series

Date: Been running since October 2020 | New series begins 19th October 2021 | 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.

New Chief Executives

Date: Begins 11th November 2021 | 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.

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.