The core objective of a forum is to support the growth of the participants’ organisations through developing each leader’s skills, self-awareness and personal advancement.  This is achieved through: peer-to-peer learning, expert speakers, mentoring and coaching.

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 of each forum are from non-competing organisations – 10 to 15 in a group ensuring a desire to support each other.

I have really valued being part of this network and, even though I haven’t made all the meetings, its good knowing the support is there.  Lisa Goodwin, Chief Executive, Connected Voice

membership delivers

  1. Monthly meetings where the focus is on issue management using a proven, facilitated process that is action and results oriented.  Members have the opportunity to raise issues and leverage the group’s experience and perspectives to identify potential solutions.
  2. Expert speaker sessions – access to all ella Forums speaker sessions.
  3. Individual mentoring
  4. An opportunity to attend the Annual Conference – meet other leaders and hear from world class speakers.
  5. Coaching from qualified executive coaches at the special Ella Forums rate.

the benefits

Membership offers the opportunity and space for leaders to gain confidence, to develop and grow with the support of their peers.  Through the forum they will:

  • Discuss any issues 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 challenge or opportunity
  • Gain insight on key topics relevant to leadership in the charity sector from expert speakers
  • Be part of a group of likeminded peers where they can both learn to coach their peers and benefit from their support
  • Take a deeper dive into issues of relevance to the group
  • Build on a network of peers in the Third sector

It has been great joining the group this year, so much wisdom, expertise and kindness in one place, I look forward to future sessions.  Chris Bray, Chief Executive, Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter

signing up for a Leadership Forum

Membership costs from £600 per year.

We invite anyone who is interested in membership to try out one or two sessions before deciding.  If you would like to be a guest at our next session, please click on the link below for the details, and to register.

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