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Webinar: 'BAME' Voluntary Sector Organisations

This fascinating webinar explored the leadership challenges and opportunities of 'BAME' voluntary sector organisations and how collaborative leadership can add value to the sector’s engagement with the wider voluntary sector in many ways.

13th November 2019
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Willen Hospice Learning Club Session

Dr Owain Smolović-Jones and Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, both from the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, facilitated the first learning club session of the senior and middle management team of Willen Hospice on 8 October 2019.

14th October 2019
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Sue gives an inspiring account of leadership in the voluntary sector

Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, provided the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership 2019. Find out about her inspiring presentation about her life and career.

18th July 2019
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Webinar: Is collaborative leadership inclusive leadership?

In this webinar held on 23 July 2019, organised by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, we were joined by special guest Fozia Irfan, CEO of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, to discuss collaborative leadership in more depth.

11th July 2019
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Open Justice Centre improving lives through online learning

The OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre has developed a prototype learning module in discrimination and human rights law training for charities. This follows a five-month project with AdviceUK, the UK’s largest network of independent social welfare advice organisations.

19th October 2018
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The Value of Small - latest research findings published

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership joined colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research to launch a new report at an event hosted by the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

20th June 2018
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CVSL Conference - Putting leadership & collaboration into practice

The value of leadership and collaboration, especially relating to the voluntary sector, was discussed in a time of profound change and varied challenges for this sector at the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership's 2018 Conference.

5th April 2018
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Engaging young people in the fight against Hate Crime

The Open University has sponsored the first 'Fight Hate' Poster Competition Awards Event in Milton Keynes. Members came together with a resolve to take action to address the widely reported increase in hate crime in Milton Keynes in the wake of the Brexit vote.

16th January 2018
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Seminar explores how to lead through challenging times

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership and the Voluntary Sector Studies Network held a joint event with a team of expert speakers to explore 'Leading through challenging times'. We are pleased to be able to share the event's videos.

15th December 2017
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Webinar: Leadership in voluntary organisations

In this webinar, Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis explores why a collaborative approach to leadership might be particularly relevant for voluntary organisations and Dr Owain Smolovic-Jones discusses leadership development, focusing on democratic approaches to leadership.

10th October 2017