Big Issue Invest partners with the Social Enterprise Academy

We're offering 16 charities and social enterprises the opportunity to take part in a leadership development programme.

Big Issue Invest (BII) is partnering with the Social Enterprise Academy to give BII investees and social sector organisations the opportunity to take part in a leadership development programme, called ‘Investing in Leadership: Leading Change, Building Impact’, in the North East of England.

We are delighted to be able to offer places for up to 16 charities and social enterprises, who have a premise in the North East. BII will cover costs of the course and travel costs.

Each learning day will be hosted by a charity or social enterprise across the region.

BII Deputy Chief Executive, Daniel Wilson-Dodd says,

We are really excited about this programme. It’s the first formal course we have been able to provide of this type. This will extend our work beyond providing finance.  If we can find new ways to support investees, create and sustain social impact, then we can add even more value to the investment process.

Who is it for?

The course has been designed for social leaders of social enterprises and non-profit organisations and will give participants the opportunity to learn alongside a like-minded network of peers. The main focus is to learn how to achieve greater social impact and lead an organisation effectively.

What can I expect from the course?

  • Increase your understanding of key leadership theories
  • Take a leadership journey that explores, leading myself, others and my organisation
  • Reflect on your leadership strengths and gain confidence in your approach to leading others
  • Connect with a group of likeminded individuals in a high support and high challenge environment

When does the leadership development programme start?

Starting September 12th-13th, the course will run over 12 days, with participants drawn from a range of social sectors.

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