As the speed and complexity of running a charity intensifies, leadership versatility has arguably become the most important skill for social sector CEOs to develop. The need for more versatile leadership skills has never been more critical to success, but being a versatile leader requires effort and skill.
Good leaders adapt to, and excel in, an ever-changing environment, with imagination, integrity and impact. They ‘flex’ their leadership style to fit the people and situation they want to influence and have a range of approaches which they can adapt as required, not a single rigid way of leading or interacting with others.
Join ACEVO's interactive workshop to help you adapt your leadership style in an uncertain environment, whilst remaining authentic and effective. You will also explore some of the behaviours and emotions associated with needing to act in a more versatile way.
Aims of the session
- Explore the need more versatile leadership in your organisation, context and environment
- Develop your awareness of your own strengths and how they can help and hinder leadership versatility
- Understand different dimensions of leadership versatility and reflect on your own leadership approach
- Experience practical and fun techniques to develop your adaptability, spontaneity and comfort with uncertainty, which can be used with your team
- Leave with practical actions to develop your versatility, building on reflection and insight from other course delegates
About the trainer
Julie Flower, managing director, The Specialist Generalist, is an experienced management consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. She has a natural approach to training which is quite active and playful, with a focus on experiential learning. Whilst bringing in relevant theory/models, Julie encourages participants to reflect on the ‘so what?’ for them and their organisation helping to identify tangible actions and commitment to act. With a varied background in management, including senior roles in the public, private and charitable sectors, Julie's areas of specialism include complex problem-solving, systems leadership and team collaboration and creativity. She also performs improvised comedy and sometimes incorporates improve techniques into her work with leaders.
Julie has an MBA in public service management and trained as a coach at Henley Business School, incorporating a range of evidence-based psychological approaches. She has held a number of trusteeships, including of a large carers’ charity, and used to be a commissioner of health services from the voluntary sector. She is currently a trustee of Dementia Carers Count and Applause (a rural arts touring organisation).