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A radical new path for leadership development | Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations
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A radical new path for leadership development

'Leading the Way: A radical new path for leadership development in the social sector' reviews HEY100, a place-based leadership programme which ran as a legacy to Hull's 2017 City of Culture

The interim findings of HEY100, a place-based leadership programme that ran throughout Hull and East Yorkshire last year, have just been released. This pilot was co-funded by ourselves (the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation through The Civic Role of Arts Organisations) and Arts Council England, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Rank Foundation. HEY100 was delivered by Clore Social.

Click here to read ‘Leading The Way’ the interim evaluation report >>>

HEY100 focused in particular on the styles of leadership needed for success in times of increasing demand and decreasing resources. The programme looked to bring together leaders from charities, social enterprises, community businesses and arts/cultural organisations. It wasn’t just open to established leaders such as CEOs and directors, but to four other groups: emerging leaders, new leaders, community leaders and trustees.

Some of the key findings are:

  • Almost 9 out of 10 (89%) of participants felt that their aspiration of being part of a movement to create a stronger, more vibrant area had been largely or wholly met
  • Almost 9 out of 10 (89%) of participants said that their aim through the programme of strengthening the social sector had been met
  • 92% of participants felt increased confidence as a result of their involvement
  • Working on HEY100 had a positive impact on collaborative working, with almost half (46.9%) saying it had encouraged close working relationships with 1-4 organisations; 25% with 5-9 organisations
  • 92% of participants said that they had developed links with organisations outside their subsector as a result of their involvement
  • 42 % of participants said that their ability to address local or national policy has improved.

A detailed analysis of the findings, with the background to how the pilot came about are all summarised in the report ‘Leading The Way’ by Maddy Costa. Maddy is also the author of our bank of case studies.

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