Free leadership course by BVSC in Birmingham this October

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Free leadership course by BVSC in Birmingham this October

Governance, Enterprise and Leadership Training” is the free 3-part course being organised by Birmingham Voluntary Sector Council, to be held on 14th, 21st & 28th October 2010.

It sounds like a cool course for anyone active in the local voluntary sector, especially those who run their own organisations, and most especially those with strategic, directorship responsibilities.

Completely free provided you don’t make a false reservation (in which case it would cost you £50 for each reserved session that you fail to attend).

This FREE 3 day course is targeted at directors, aspiring directors and trustees who wish to enhance the performance of their organisation at board level in pursuit of excellence.

The course was originally due to take place in June, but due to low demand it was rearranged to October. Alan Crawford, Programmes Manager at BVSC, commented on 1st June:

Unfortunately we will need to cancel the 3 day GEL course due to low demand. It has become clear that people are struggling to find 3 days in June when they are free. We have therefore rearranged the course for 14th, 21st and 28th October.

So let’s hope the course goes ahead this time. It pleasing to see something practical like this coming from an organisation that’s usually so tied up in quangocrasy.

All 3 days take place at BVSC, from 9:15am – 4:30pm, with lunch & refreshments provided. The course structure is as follows…

14th October: “Directing 3rd Sector Organisations”

This day is aimed at ensuring delegates are able to make an effective contribution to the work of their boards including structure, relationships and processes.

21st October: “Enterprise, Strategy and Resource Allocation”

This day is aimed at ensuring delegates are able to prepare an effective and credible business strategy.

28th October: “Leadership & Corporate Transformation”

This day is aimed at ensuring delegates are able to make an effective contribution to the initiation, oversight or management of transformation.

If you’d like to register to attend this course, you can do so by completing the form at this page on the BVSC website. And for more information about similar courses, see bvsc.org/training.

  1. I attended all three sessions and can confidently say that this course was both interesting and entertaining. A nice way for local third-sector directors to get together and share common ground. The course was delivered by David Oxtoby of SynthesisNetwork who clearly demonstrated a rare insight into the issues facing business leaders around the world today.

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