The final session of the first series of Leading In takes place on 9th July at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. So far over 85 people have attended the sessions with 45 organisations benefiting from their lay and professional leaders new skills, networks and inspiration. Films from the first sessions are available on line with the films shortly to go live from Leading In 2.
Leading In consists of regular bi-monthly evening sessions, open to all who are in a leadership position in the community, both lay and professional. Each session will include a leadership skills based session (a choice of three) an opportunity to network and a masterclass with an inspirational, visionary leader.
What: Bi-monthly evening sessions with top class trainers, facilitators and leaders
Who: Anyone interested in leadership
When: Tuesday 9th July
Where: London Jewish Cultural Centre
Cost: £20 per session – *discount for Alumni of Lead programmes
To book your place or for more information please call 020 7242 9734 or email email@example.com.
Workshop 1: Fundraising*
Creating a powerful case for support – Many donors will only support causes where they feel their donation will make a difference. How do you articulate your case for support? By the end of this session you will have a good understanding about the role for a case for support and clarity about how to develop one for your charity (if you haven’t got one already). We will explore what you need to include in a case for support, the different ways to communicate and how to use the case once its developed. We’ll also do a short practical exercise. If participants have any specific queries about their charity’s case for support, or want to bring a draft copy to the session, then we can do some more detailed analysis during the session.
Amanda Delew advises charities on major donor fundraising and has worked as a consultant for more than eight years. She was formerly Director of The Giving Campaign and Head of Fundraising for the Labour Party and has worked with many different charities.
*Please note that the Fundraising sessions will function as a series of 3 sessions or as stand alones.
Workshop 2: Community Organising
Community organising is a compelling, tried and tested method for building powerful communities and creating social change. It has been taken on by Jewish communities all over the USA and by increasing numbers of synagogues in this country. While much organising work focuses on social issues (living wage, care for the elderly, housing, refugees’ rights), ‘congregational renewal’ or community-building is no less important. Community organisers believe in putting ‘people before programme’ – strong leaders and relationships are the precondition for achieving results in communal life. In this introductory session we’ll look at some of the key concepts of community organising – relational leadership, listening campaigns, 1-2-1s, self-interest, power analysis – and explore how they can be put to use to strengthen our organisations.
Matt Plen is the Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism. He is a PhD student at the Institute of Education where he is researching Critical Pedagogy and Jewish Social Justice Education. Together with Maurice Glasman, Matt is the author of Jewish Community Organising, a leadership training curriculum based on organising methodology and grounded in Jewish texts.
Workshop 3: 7 steps to better communication
Leaders want to know how to maximize productivity and efficiency from their staff, salespeople need to build better rapport with customers, employees want to get along with their peers and mangers. In this lively and interactive presentation, Nigel shows you how to decipher your own style first, then identify the styles of others, and finally adjust your behavior to increase cooperation, relationships and profile.
Nigel Risner is the only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from The Academy for Chief Executives, The Executive Committee and Footdown as well as being a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker. He speaks with authority: his own life having veered perilously away from comfortable norms at times. He has learned that positive results can come from negative experiences, and that we often learn best from situations which are unfamiliar and even uncomfortable.
As one of the youngest CEO’s of a financial services company in the City of London, Nigel knows business as well as he knows life and more importantly he knows what it takes to lead a successful business! He has the ability to translate – with electrifying effect – that hand’s on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy. His books The IMPACT Code and “It’s a zoo around here” and the new rules for better communication have sold in their thousands and are literally transforming lives around the world.
Key Note: Nigel Risner – Creating IMPACT Each & Every Time