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Voluntary sector collaboration with the public sector: new ways of working?

This blog by Dr Daniel Haslam is a key output from CVSL’s Annual Conference. He discusses the Theory of Collaborative Advantage which was explored in one of the workshops. This session examined the benefits of collaboration but also the numerous challenges it brings with it.

13th June 2021

Making the most of digital – the UK is rich with learning opportunities

CVSL’s Tot Foster, a Research Associate on the Project EU3 Digital, a European initiative, discusses how we can make the most of new digital learning opportunities and shares a range of helpful resources that can support us through digital adoption, adaptation and change.

10th June 2021

Can a practice view help us understand leadership in smaller charities?

Sally Vivyan is a PhD student affiliated with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. Her research focuses on leadership practice in asylum seeker and refugee charities. In this blog, she explains why she has chosen to adopt a Leadership- as- Practice lens for her study.

10th March 2021

Voluntary Sector ‘Transmission Belts’ in Cross-Sector Collaborations

This blog, originally written for a series by the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE), is written by Dr Daniel Haslam, Lecturer in Management in the Center for Voluntary Sector Leadership. This piece explores how the voluntary sector works in cross-sector collaborations, specifically in this case a project with the NHS. 

2nd March 2021

“We do good things, don’t we?"

In the blog post, Dr Francesca Calo reflects upon a study that she carried out with colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University. The team assessed the potential of three methodological approaches common in health evaluation – a systematic review, realist evaluation and quasi-experimental investigation.

17th February 2021

New year and the unknown: leading in uncertainty

Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, explores the opportunities and challenges found in collaboration, particularly during uncertain times. Is partner collaboration the ideal way to pool limited resources or can the process end up causing more issues?

13th January 2021

Reading in lockdown: The future of charity?

'It is perhaps time to re-visit the very notion of charity and the acts and organisational forms and practices that proceed from that notion'. Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, prompts readers to reflect on the role of charity in an increasingly complex and unequal society.

3rd November 2020

Reading during lockdown: Insights from Global Ethnography

'In times of a global pandemic, we are constrained to live in confined local spaces instead of travelling across the globe. But what does ‘global’ mean?' Carolin Decker-Lange, a Senior Lecturer in Management in The Open University Business School explores this question.

12th August 2020

COVID-19 and facilitated engagement online

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, reflects on the challenges and opportunities COVID-19 has presented for online, facilitated engagement. Fidele uses the example of local Leadership Learning Clubs to demonstrate the positive outcomes of moving facilitation to online. 

14th July 2020

Refugee Week 2020

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, reflects on Refugee Week 2020, marked during the COVID-19 pandemic and contextualised by the Black Lives Matter Social Movement.

6th July 2020

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