Collective Leadership

Collective Leadership is offered to cross organisational groups who are grappling with a complex issue and are open to learning and doing things differently.

We know that we face a number of complex, wicked issues in Scotland, such as poverty, an aging population, climate change, and we know that no single organisation or agency will be able to tackle these alone. We understand that we must work collaboratively to affect change, and that this work is often complex, messy, unpredictable, and can be difficult to achieve. We know that creating the time and space to work collectively can be challenging.  The day to day work can override our best intentions, and we can get stuck in our traditional habits and ways of thinking and doing.

“Transforming systems is ultimately about transforming relationships among people who shape those systems.” Peter Senge

Workforce Scotland is now launching a Collective Leadership offer, building on our established Pioneering Collaborative Leadership programme. Collective Leadership is offered to cross organisational groups who are grappling with a complex issue and are open to learning and doing things differently. This offer includes:

  • Skilled facilitation to work with the group of leaders
  • Individual and team coaching
  • Opportunities to develop and share learning

Information Sessions

In order to further explore the Collective Leadership offer, we will be hosting Information Sessions during the spring, for individuals and potential participant teams to understand and experience the theory and practice of Collective Leadership, and the commitment it will require in advance of applying to be a participant team:

Resources

View our Collective Leadership for Scotland Round-ups to keep up to date with our latest work, news and events:

Join our mailing list to receive more information about Collective Leadership for Scotland and Workforce Scotland

View our first publication in our Collective Leadership for Scotland Research & Practice Series – ‘Collective Leadership: Where Nothing is Clear and Everything Keeps Changing’

Read our Collective Leadership Brochure to understand more about our work

Contact us

Get in touch to set up an exploratory conversation.