I set-up the Cambridge ella-fourms group in 2016 when I felt that not enough was done to support leaders of charities and social enterprises. I remember meeting Brian, founder of ella-fourms , who spent the best part of 3 hours telling me his wonderful achievements and his dream to develop an affordable leadership programme for leaders of charities and social enterprises.
The concept is simple and yet powerful – we meet 9 times a year, invite a speaker for the first part of the leadership forum. The topics are related to leadership, governance, HR, branding and much more. All relevant to the role of CEO or senior leader in the sector. We then focus on specific issues, challenges or opportunities faced by our members and guests. We work on those through action learning sets, a powerful development method, which allow leaders to explore the challenge/opportunity and find innovative solutions.