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The Open University‘s ‘Talent, it's Our Future'

Rhys Griffiths, the OU’s Business Relationship Manager in Wales, Carol Jacklin-Jarvis, Director of CVSL and Owain Smolovic Jones, Director of Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures discuss the nature of leadership.

9th August 2021
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Produce effective video content for your small charity (free course)

A new course launches today (8 March 2021) on FutureLearn, designed to help small charities develop their understanding of how video can expand and enhance their organisation's communications and skill staff with practical production skills. 

8th March 2021
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The value of small and local charities …. in a big crisis

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) is part of a research team, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, which has launched The Value of Small in a Big Crisis report. 

5th March 2021
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Funding to explore the development needs of BME leaders

A project led by Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo in the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership has received almost £10,000 to research the leadership capacities of Black and minority ethnic leaders in Milton Keynes. 

3rd February 2021
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Webinar: Ethics and Leadership in the Voluntary Sector

In December 2020, Dr Nik Winchester, Senior Lecturer in Management in the OU Business School, hosted a Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership webinar which looked at ethics in leadership. You can now watch the seminar back and access our additional resources.

19th January 2021
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Event: Ethics and Leadership in the Voluntary Sector

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership invites you to join us to explore the sometimes fraught relationship between leadership practice and ethics. An interactive webinar is being held on Friday 11 December 2020, led by Dr Nik Winchester from the OU Business School.

12th November 2020
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Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership was again represented at the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference which took place entirely online this year. Watch the team's presentations.

20th October 2020
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Call for CVSL PhD Studentship project

The Open University Business School invites applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships beginning 1 February 2021 on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency’.

1st July 2020
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Join our virtual learning clubs

Following a successful roll-out of local learning clubs in Milton Keynes and York, CVSL is inviting applications to join our new virtual learning club. Places are limited to 12-15 people and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

23rd April 2020
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Refreshed leadership courses

We are delighted to announce the launch of our refreshed leadership courses. The updated courses draw on new insights from CVSL team members' research and feedback from our learners to remain current and relevant to practice.

27th January 2020

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