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

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

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

In 2018 The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) in partnership with MK Community Foundation and Community Action:MK, launched a pilot learning club. This enabled leaders of voluntary sector organisations to engage with the CVSL courses online and in addition benefit from peer-learning through facilitated learning club sessions. CVSL learning clubs have evolved over time and involved various organisations in England, Scotland, Europe and East and Central Africa. 

Learning club sessions were initially held in person, but the Covid-19 restrictions led to a move to the virtual space. Technology has enabled learning clubs, whose membership is dispersed or have mobility and other challenging access issues, to emerge. Internationalisation of the learning clubs was one of the consequences of this. 

This webinar will bring together academics and practitioners to share their learning and give tips to other leaders and organisations considering starting leadership development learning clubs. A panel of speakers will share their thoughts and ideas with the opportunity to ask questions.


Fidele Mutwarasibo

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo

Lecturer in Work Based Learning, The Open University Business School.

Owain Smolovic-Jones

Dr Owain Smolovic-Jones

Co-author of the CVSL courses.

Maddi Cassell

Genevieve Igboji

Currently working on setting up a self-facilitated learning club for the leadership of Igbo Union Milton Keynes.

Rev Dr John Wesley Kabango and Rev Dr Ernest William Kadiva

Participants in the Vereinte Evangelische Mission (VEM) - United Evangelical Mission’s learning club - 2020.

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