Forum sessions are run in a workshop style that is interactive, informal and above all, confidential. You will have the benefit of the wisdom of up to twelve charity leaders who wish to see you succeed. There is no hidden agenda, just sharing common issues and giving and receiving new insights.

• Members experience 10 monthly Forum per year

• Members of each ella Forum are from non-competing organisations – 10 to15 in a group ensuring support and not rivalry

The core objective for each group is to support the growth of the participants’ organisations through developing the CEO’s skills, self-awareness and personal advancement. Each Forum, this is achieved in two ways: expert speakers and peer-to-peer learning.

expert speakers

We bring in industry experts to speak to the group and stimulate ideas. These speakers have been specially selected to address needs relevant to leaders of the Third Sector –– ranging from the latest fundraising techniques in social media, techniques for running a business through to managing stress. Knowledge is shared in workshops and individual exercises.

role of the chair

Each ella Forum is led by an experienced Chair. The Chairs are all trained facilitators and coaches as well as experienced business leaders. Each Forum Chair follows up with each member on a monthly basis to ensure that their issues are being addressed.

For details of all our upcoming sessions and events, and to sign up, click here.

peer-to-peer learning

The group discuss any item they may be facing in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, facilitated by the Chair. This could be personal or it could be an organisational issue.  Members find this session invaluable.  It helps them resolve problems which they may feel are not appropriate to discuss in their working environment.  And they get the chance to discuss their issues with leaders who operate at their level and manage organisations that are facing similar challenges.