Leadership learning

Our series of one day courses cover all aspects of the CEO and senior leadership role. The sessions are designed to strengthen your leadership skills and expertise.  

I joined ACEVO when I was chief executive of Leeds University Union. I wanted my next job to be in the mainstream third sector but without ACEVO I think I would have struggled. Seven years on ACEVO is still important to me – I value the networks it provides, the learning it enables and the support it gives.

Lesley Dixon, chief executive,  Person Shaped Support (PSS), member since 2010

Our new series of leadership workshops and coaching programmes are as follows:

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, London

These sessions, all hosted in central London, will   give you the skills to manage a variety of pressures such as workplace stress, managing failure and how to achieve better focus at work.

Find out dates and topics here


 Good Governance: Succession planning for the charity boardroom, London

Developing a truly effective board team takes planning, time and focus.  It’s a continual journey, rather than a one-off event.  Taking place in London on the 22 June,  this session is a must for those wishing to  support their board with succession planning, to build board strength.   Find out more


 Challenging leaders  -  Leeds

We are pleased to announce  that we’re  working with  award winning leadership development consultants Challenging Leaders   and would like to promote  their  upcoming series of masterclasses covering  topics such as  the principles of building high performance culture ,the art of  delegation, motivating  and recruiting the people you want. Find out more here.  


Coaching for excellence programme

Designed to give CEO’s a ‘fast-track’ to increased confidence and competence as social leaders.  Focused sessions will give you a renewed sense of purpose and a clear way forward, ensuring your behaviours and results are consistent with your vision, values and strategic plans. 

It can be completed at your own pace over either a six month or 12 month period.  Rather than attending a series of workshop sessions with other participants, the programme involves intensive one-on-one interventions with an experienced Coach experienced to operating in a Third Sector environment.   Find out more.

Emerging leaders programme

 Supporting Senior Managers to explore how they can be at their best in their current role and progress their career. Designed to balance your specific requirements in terms of knowledge and skills development, with the demands of a busy schedule, the programme blends a variety of approaches to suit all learning styles and preferences. The 10 week series of workshops, online learning modules, coaching and support will expand your self-awareness and help you gain valuable insights into how other people think, feel and respond in the workplace. Find out more