Collective Leadership Facilitation Applications

The Collective Leadership Programme has eight live participant sites across Scotland, with over 25 in active discussion.

With the programme continuing to grow, we look to recruit and support experienced facilitators on a bi-annual basis to work with the teams on site to help them solve the complex issues they’re trying to address.

Our application process for August 2018 is now closed. Our next round will be open in 2019 and we will update this page when it opens.

Who we look for

We recognise the importance of skilled facilitation in enabling leaders to become aware of diverse perspectives.

The facilitation programme is not focussed on a technical programme of tools and techniques.  It is about the use of self within the group experience and how to create the conditions for groups to learn and work better together.  This programme is best suited to those who have some experience of working with complexity and are open to reflecting on their own practice and a willingness to share learning.

The offer

A fully-funded residential programme. Acceptance will be via an application form which we put on this page.

On-going peer support and training, to be co-designed with the facilitators themselves.

The ask

You will be willing and able (with any necessary permissions) to facilitate at least one partnership group.  Allocation of work will be done in conjunction with a member of the team after a supportive discussion with you about your readiness.

Facilitation is focused upon the real, complex work that teams are doing and so there will not be one model that works for all teams.  As a guide, however, participation as a facilitator in the Collective Leadership Programme may involve working for around 6 to 12 months with a team on the complex issue they are trying to address.  This could be a pattern of monthly meetings with the partnership team, where the real work is done, but where some time is also set aside to focus on what is being learned about Collective Leadership.