We welcome you to apply to the next application round of our FREE Leadership Exchange Programme. The initiative pairs leaders at middle, senior and executive levels to offer them brief cross sectoral exchanges to learn from each other, develop an understanding of other sectors, encourage collaborative working and improve leadership skill capacity.
Over the last 5 years, we have matched over 260 leaders across public, private and third sectors, including representatives from; Scottish Government, Local Authorities, NHS, Scottish Natural Heritage, various Scottish Universities and Colleges, Local and National Charities, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. With individuals from more organisations engaging with our programme every week, we can offer a wide range of exchange and sector experiences for all our participants.
We received 41 new applications in February, our first cohort this year, and look forward to exceeding this number in September.
Some of the key programme benefits include:
- Insight into a different sector – its culture, language and environment
- Seeing the challenges other leaders experience
- Offering a fresh perspective on your own leadership role
- Gaining peer support and the opportunity to share best practice
- Developing your own leadership skills
- Building relationships and connections in another sector
- Collaborative partnership working potential
Testimonials from previous participants include:
“It’s a refreshing way to take time from the day to day of your organisation’s operations to reflect, share and learn from a leader from a different sector – outcomes on both sides are very positive.” (Geoff Leask, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland)
“Having people working together from different organisations and backgrounds is an incredible enabler of learning. I would recommend the programme to anyone who genuinely wants to develop their professional practise. ” (Ian Elliot, MPA Co-Director & Senior Lecturer in Business & Public Services, Queen Margaret University)
“You’re not going to get many opportunities like this one, so I would take it right now.” (Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot)
To apply in time for the 29th September deadline you can complete the short online application.