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Briefing Papers

The CVSL team has prepared a series of three briefing papers that explore the topic of leadership in the UK voluntary sector. The first of these reviews the academic literature concerning the debate about leadership within the sector, but it goes on to open this up wherever possible to explore the broader influence of debates on leadership which have influenced thinking about leadership in the sector.

Paper 2 focuses on the shape of the leadership development landscape in the UK voluntary sector and examines some of the major constraints facing the further enhancement of leadership development for leaders across the sector.

The third, and final paper in this series, returns to the broader leadership studies literature and examines in particular the relevance of contemporary debates that focus on critical collective leadership perspectives. In brief these include shared leadership, leadership as relational practice, and the concept of leaderful organisations. It then summarises the implications of these approaches for leadership development and for voluntary sector research.

Videos

Please click to see all the videos from the CVSL Conference in March 2018 on YouTube

Please click to see all the videos from the CVSL Launch in November 2016 on YouTube.

CVSL / VSSN Event: Leading through challenging times - videos now available

Seminar: A relational account of third sector leadership - fields, frames and movement, Dr Rob Macmillan - video now available

Webinars

What on earth is leadership anyway? - recording now available

Challenges and opportunities in the third sector across Europe - recording new available