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Feb 15

Webinar: Leadership coaching in the voluntary sector: How can it help?

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00


Contact: CVSL Team

Leadership coaching plays a pivotal role in enhancing effectiveness and impact within the voluntary sector. Through personalised guidance and skill development, leadership coaches assist individuals in non-profit organisations to refine their leadership competencies and navigate complex challenges. This session will examine how you can use a common model of coaching to aid your employees and volunteer development.

Jul 3

INVESTING IN SUSTAINABILITY: Exploring Sustainability in a Business School, Voluntary Sector and Capital Markets

Monday, July 3, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:30


Sustainability is an essential tool in the mission to achieve the United

Jun 22

Taking Racial Equity Seriously – Case for Systemic Approach to Addressing Racial Inequalities Exposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic and the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests’ calls for Racial Equity

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:30



This webinar is based on work done by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) and its partners focusing on engagement of service providers with racialised minorities. CVSL’s work, included interviews, focus groups and knowledge exchange activities in England and Wales. 

May 25

CVSL Annual Conference 2023 - Voluntary sector organisations’ response to the rise in cost of living

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 09:30 to 15:00


Voluntary sector organisations are facing challenges linked to the current financial crisis and it is with this in mind that CVSL is convening a conference bringing practitioners, policymakers, funders and researchers to discuss their experiences and share ideas on how the sector can support the communities facing economic challenges.

May 18

Evidence Cafe: Supporting diverse new motherhoods for work inclusion

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 10:30 to 13:00

Library Seminar Room 7, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK


The Evidence Café aims to explore how voluntary organisations and community engagement can support diverse new motherhoods for work inclusion.

If you are interested in attending and contributing to The Evidence Café, please contact us.

Apr 27

Going digital - takeaways for non-profits from a pan-European project

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 13:00 to 13:45


Contact: OUBS Events Team

This webinar is based on work done by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership as a partner in a pan-European project; EU3Digital. This project has investigated the skills, attitudes and knowledge that support effective digital practices.  

Apr 5

Scaling Social Impact in Europe

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 13:00 to 16:30


Scaling Social Impact in Europe invites social entrepreneurs, support structures and experts in social entrepreneurship based in the Netherlands and abroad, to come together for a half-day, in-person event.

Mar 6

Supporting diverse new motherhoods for work inclusion

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00

Online - To register email with Supporting diverse new motherhoods for work inclusion (in the subject line)

This webinar aims to explore how communities and policies can support the work inclusion of new motherhoods. Understanding the experiences of diverse new motherhood and how communities have taken initiatives to support them and encourage work inclusion is crucial.

Dec 8
Jun 9

CVSL Annual Conference 2022 - Working in hybrid spaces

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:30


Join us for the 2022 Voluntary Sector Leadership Annual Conference (online) - Working in hybrid spaces

Mar 21

BME Leadership at a Local Level during the Pandemic

Monday, March 21, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30


This workshop brings together researchers, service providers and leaders of Black and Minority Ethnic organisations from across the UK.

Mar 9

Impact evaluation before, during and after Covid-19 - challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30

Microsoft Teams

This online workshop will reflect upon the opportunities and challenges many of us have faced while undertaking impact evaluations for community-based voluntary organisations before, during and after Covid-19.

Oct 20

Want to start a Leadership Learning Club but not sure where to start?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:45


Contact: OUBS Events Team

Gaining insights from former participants, facilitators and those aspiring to launch a learning club 

Jun 8

Doing more with less: how charities can rethink, reprioritise and recover, post-COVID

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00


COVID-19 has only exacerbated the daily pressures that every organisation faces, such as leadership, staffing and volunteer management. With many smaller charities fearing for their futures, what are the most cost-effective strategies for recovery? 

May 12

Annual Conference: Leading voluntary organisations in precarious times… what next?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 09:30 to 16:30

Microsoft Teams

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership will be hosting its 2021 Annual Conference online on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

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