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Event videos: Conferences and webinars

Catch up on all the latest events organised and hosted by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. These videos include conferences, seminars and webinars.

Leadership Learning Clubs

Find out more information about the Leadership Learning Clubs organised by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership and how you and your organisation can get involved.

Leadership Pathway

If you have started exploring our free courses and are unsure where to go next for further study, take a look at this short Leadership Pathway document to guide you through further free leadership courses.

Looking for volunteers or job candidates?

Did you know that the OU can help support your recruitment of volunteers and paid roles via their free online vacancy platform ‘OpportunityHub’. This is a great opportunity to tap into one of the UK’s largest, most diverse, and employable sources of talent. The team love to hear from organisations of any size or location. For more information email the team.

PhD student research

Find out more about the diverse research that is being conducted by PhD students associated with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.


Hear the experiences of those who have engaged with the Centre, including Jonathan Ellis, National Chair of City of Sanctuary, Dr Peta Wilkinson, CEO of Willen Hospice and Dr Ann Limb (CBE), Chair of the Scout Association.

Windows of Collaborative Opportunity

We recommend Windows of Collaborative Opportunity: Considerations of Governance by Chris Cornforth, John Paul Hayes and Siv Vangen.

The CVSL team has also prepared a series of three briefing papers that explore the topic of leadership in the UK voluntary sector. 

The first of these reviews the academic literature concerning the debate about leadership within the sector, but it goes on to open this up wherever possible to explore the broader influence of debates on leadership which have influenced thinking about leadership in the sector.

Download paper 1

The second focuses on the shape of the leadership development landscape in the UK voluntary sector and examines some of the major constraints facing the further enhancement of leadership development for leaders across the sector.

Download paper 2

The third returns to the broader leadership studies literature and examines in particular the relevance of contemporary debates that focus on critical collective leadership perspectives. In brief these include shared leadership, leadership as relational practice, and the concept of leaderful organisations.

Download paper 3