We Are Now Inviting Applications For Our Next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Intensive Residential Courses


Clore balances practical and necessary learning with an emphasis on self-awareness and self-improvement, encourages you to seek out support and help from the right people, creates a network you can continue your learning through, and gives confidence in the knowledge that leadership takes many guises.’  Employer, Leadership Intensive Participant

What is the Emerging Leaders Course?

Emerging Leaders is an intensive course providing the essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders in the early stages of their careers. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Emerging Leaders provides professional and personal development for individuals who want to lead and make an impact within the cultural sector. 
Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead. Typically Emerging Leaders course participants will have between 2-5 years’ experience in the cultural sector and will have had some experience of managing projects or people; are perhaps looking to take on an enhanced role and need to acquire new skills to be successful; and have undertaken some sector relevant skills development training.

The Clore Emerging Leaders course was simply an amazing experience and professionally one of the best things I have done… When I took part, I was unsure of the direction I should be going professionally but it helped give me clarity and I am absolutely confident in saying that I would not be in the position I am in now if I had not taken part in Clore. The week was absolutely fantastic but the support I have received afterwards has been and continues to be second to none. I cannot recommend it enough.’ 
Emerging Leaders Participant.

What is a Leadership Intensive Course?

Leadership Intensive (formerly known as the Short Course) is a two-week residential course providing essential professional and personal development for cultural leaders today. The course content is grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors.

Typically Leadership Intensive course participants will have had some leadership experience perhaps as a team leader within an organisation; as the founder director of their own arts/cultural organisation or enterprise; leading a department within a large organisation; or working as an individual practitioner leading on projects. They are confident in having responsibility for teams and projects and have some experience in setting strategic direction.  They will have undertaken some leadership development previously alongside relevant sector skills development training.  They will have had at least five years’ experience working in the cultural sector.

"I was really surprised by what the [Leadership Intensive] delivered: a strikingly clear drilling down into what it is to lead and communicate, an opportunity to interrogate my values, and an understanding of how I might help our company move forward in conversation with a changing world…I know it’s going to be endlessly useful moving forward." Leadership Intensive Participant

Course Dates

Emerging Leaders

Monday 3 – Friday 7 February 2020, Norton Park, Hampshire

Leadership Intensive

Monday 4 – Friday 15 November 2019, Slaley Hall, Northumberland


Since September 2014 Clore Leadership has offered bursaries for its Courses, confirming its commitment to equality and diversity in cultural leadership. These include a Caring Support Fund, BAME Leaders Bursary and Disabled Leaders Bursary. These bursaries are open to applicants who are resident in the UK unless otherwise specified. All information on bursaries can be found on our website.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply via our online application portal. If you have not created an account on our website, you will need to do this before you begin the application process. If for any reason you need to apply in an alternative format, please get in touch.

Got Questions?

Join us for a Twitter Q&A with Clore staff and past participants on Wednesday 29 May, 1pm-2pm where we answer all your application and course questions using #CloreQandA.

Closing date for all applications is noon, Tuesday 11 June 2019.