This May, Lead launched its revamped Adam Science Programme, the long running lay leadership programme which aims to inspire and empower young adults to lead, and to know how and where they can best contribute to our community.
The new programme comprises of 2 parts; the Foundations Course which provides knowledge about the UK and global Jewish Community together with a focus on understanding the community within the context of the wider UK voluntary sector, plus the Leadership Programme which builds on the Foundations Course and provides leadership development sessions delivered for the first time in partnership with Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness.
The Foundations Course was an open Course and was attended by a broad and denominationally diverse group of 40 young adults, attracting both those that are currently engaged with the community either through a lay or professional role and those that had lost touch and were re-engaging for the first time in many years. Participants were then able to apply for one of 16 places on the Leadership Programme.
Following the first session of the Leadership Programme a few weeks ago, one member of our cohort James Ingram wrote:
“In the detailed, and widely informative presentations and rotating one-to-one discussions, participants engaged with one another in depth, enacting the theme of the day - Know Yourself to Understand Others. Emphasising the psychological and social aspects of resilience, the group explored how to draw on one’s core self, develop personal capacities, practice competencies, and how to build support for sustainable resilience in leadership roles. It was this deep dive into resilience that particularly resonated with me. Having worked in the inter- and non-governmental sectors through my career while also undertaking pro bono roles for other charities, the structured content helped to clarify the core behaviours necessary to adapt and excel in adverse, and emotionally demanding contexts.” To read more of James’ article, please click here.