Leading In consists of regular bi-monthly evening sessions, open to everyone who is in a leadership position in the community, both lay and professional. Each session includes a leadership skills based session (a choice of three different workshops with the option to participate in a fundraising series over several sessions), an opportunity to network and a master class with an inspirational, visionary leader.
On 10th July the second of three sessions for 2014 took place, in partnership with Women in Jewish Leadership, where nearly 50 women attended 2 workshops during the evening and then heard from Laura Marks, who presented her top 5 leadership tips. The workshop choices on offer were Elevating Your Pitch by Jo Sadie, The Lay/Professional Partnership by Penelope Gibbs, Having Vision and Taking People With You by Nicky Goldman alongside Louise Jacobs and Jude Williams and Smashing the Glass Ceiling by Sarah Kaiser.
The night was a great success, and afterwards the attendees had the following to say:
Laura’s style of presenting and the way she empowered the audience with her made us feel we can bring about change.
Loved the mix of ages and organisations represented. I particularly found the discussion after our having vision session insightful. So many organisations face similar challenges but deal with them in different ways. The evening was particularly interesting as a “younger” lady listening to the knowledge and experiences of the ladies who were slightly older.
Leading In gave me a lot to think about in terms of issues facing my organisation. It was also good to hear about challenges and experiences of others.
The final Leading In session of 2014 is on 10th September and features workshops on how to lead change effectively in your organisation, leading and motivating committees full of busy people, measuring social change and how to fundraise as a non fundraiser. The keynote speech will be delivered by Raymond Simonson. For more information and to book your place, please visit www.jlead.org.uk/leading-in or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.