Clore Leadership Experience

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About the Clore Leadership Experience

Please note that all the Clore Leadership Experience sessions have now sold out.

Clore Leadership is offering an online introduction to some of the practical learning undertaken on Clore residential courses to arts and culture professionals who work on a freelance basis or are currently furloughed from work.

The four sessions will be 90-minute each and will cover topics such as finance, governance, team management and impact. These workshops are to equip arts and culture professionals with practical skills and a deeper understanding of the industry.

Each workshop will be led by a Clore Associate, condensing the material that they would typically deliver in Clore Leadership courses such as Emerging Leaders and the Leadership Pulse.

About the sessions:

The four sessions that we are offering are as follows.

Session 1: Finance with Tom Wilcox 

Date: Thursday 2 July, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

This session will examine organisational finances and good practice in budgeting alongside helping to build an understanding of management accounts and reserves. The session will be led by our Clore Associate Tom Wilcox.

Tom is Partner at Counterculture, a specialist strategic and financial consultancy for the arts. He was Managing Director of Whitechapel Gallery from 2003 to 2010 managing a £13m expansion. 

Session 2: Governance with Prue Skene CBE

Date: Thursday 9 July, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

This session will look at governance structures and the role of trustees as well as how to work effectively with boards. The session will be led by our Head Governance Associate Prue Skene CBE.

Prue has worked in the arts all her life, running performing companies such as Ballet Rambert and the English Shakespeare Company, setting up a Fellowship programme to give grants to artists from all artforms as Director of the Arts Foundation, and working as a freelance consultant, now mainly supporting arts organisations with their governance.

Session 3: Influencing & Impact with Sarah Cartwright 

Date: Thursday 16 July, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

This session will explore how to develop personal influencing styles and how to communicate with impact and is being led by our Contributor Sarah Cartwright.

Sarah is a qualified Executive Coach with a Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching from The Institute of Leadership and Management and is a member of The EMCC. Originally an actor, she combines her coaching and communication skills to help people develop their personal brand and presence.

Session 4: Working Well With People with Amanda Smethurst 

Date: Thursday 23, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

This session will cover people and team management and is being led by our Clore Associate Amanda Smethurst.

Amanda is an independent consultant, coach and facilitator with a particular focus on organisational development, change and strategic planning within the cultural sector.


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