The 2018 programme ran over nine months, in four blocks of three-day modules.
The programme design is based upon attendance at all of these modules, so please do not apply if you are unable to attend any at this stage. We use highly interactive and immersive activities such as a simulation event using real-life journalists, politicians and the public.
The organisational consultancy activity pairs teams with local organisations to help them deal with an issue or challenge they are currently facing. Previous partners include a TV company, an art gallery, a hospice, and a homeless charity, as well as NHS organisations. You’ll need to organise your own effective placements and share your learning.
We know that the best learning takes place when people move outside of their comfort zone. We use actors to develop influencing skills through role play, and a national theatre director to develop confident performers. Strong links back to your organisation are maintained via a nominated organisational sponsor overseeing an agreed work-based project of suitable challenge for you, and of real benefit to your organisation.
All of these activities take place within a supportive and safe learning environment where we encourage you to reflect on your development through facilitated action learning sets.