The current economic climate, government decentralisation and the public sector cuts are testing the resilience of London’s BME civil society organisations. To survive these changes small organisations will need to take a radical look at their leadership and management approaches and organisational performance.
To support BME organisations through this phase, BTEG has developed a Leadership and Development Programme.
The overall aim of the programme is to give BME civil society organisations:
This challenging programme encourages you to explore and develop your leadership and management practice, through shared learning, reflection and facilitation.
UsingAction Learning (learning by doing) as one of the tools, this facilitated programme offers participants the opportunity to explore major change issues, leading to reflection on, review and refinement of your leadership and management practice.
Action Learning is a simple but powerful process where groups of individuals, guided by a trained facilitator, meet on a regular basis to address challenges in a supportive but enquiring environment. Action Learning is a long-established and internationally recognised development method which has proven effectiveness in supporting beneficial change. Key features include:
The Action Learning sessions will look at topics/issues such as:
The first round of the programme was launched in June 2011, with BME social enterprises from Islington, Camden and Hackney. We intend o repeat the programme to other boroughs in the autumn.
If you are interested in taking part in a group, or would simply like to know more about the BTEG Leadership & Development Programme, please contact the project manager, Tebussum Rashid, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on the BTEG website www.bteg.co.uk, and our regular blogs.