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.
The final session of Leading In took place at LJCC on 10th September and was attended by 50 people. Three workshops on ‘How to lead change effectively in your organisation’ by Larry Shulman, ‘Leading and motivating committees full of busy people’ by Carolyn Bogush and ‘Measuring social change’ by Jack Prevezer were well received.
With a mix of professional and lay personal in attendance, there was a diverse range of opinions which allowed some fascinating conversations. Real life case studies were used which allowed participants to take information away with them which can directly help their organisation. It was positive to see a room full of communal organisations combining and helping each other.
The evening concluded with a master class from JW3 CEO Raymond Simonson on his top 5 leadership skills.
1) Dugma Lshit – Modelling Behaviour
2) Your actions are important – live the values you are trying to teach
3) Power and influence – Use both!
4) Have a vision and take people with you
5) Surround yourself with the best people – you can learn more from people that you disagree with.
Feedback from the evening included:
‘I thought Larry was brilliant, and loved the workshop. I will definitely put what I learnt into practice.’
‘Very well organised and a brilliantly run series! Well done.’
‘Passionate, compelling, engaging – love Ray!’