About Leadership Pulse

Clore Leadership Pulse is a dynamic modular course for those seeking to sharpen their skills and knowledge in order to face head-on the challenges of 21st Century leadership.

Speaker and participant at a course
What is Leadership Pulse?

Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Leadership Pulse provides essential professional and personal development for cultural leaders today. 

In response to feedback from previous participants and employers from across the sector, this newly designed course will span a three-month period, giving participants precious time to reflect on their learning and practise new skills over an extended period of time. 

Leadership Pulse consists of three four-day residential workshops with Virtual Action Learning and coaching between modules to give participants the opportunity to continue conversations and work through individual and collective challenges.

It certainly was a life changing experience and I am trying to hold on to the courage and hope that I found there, and am slowly flexing my Clore muscles to support change and a significant culture shift in my organisation.
Course Participant
Why choose Leadership Pulse?

For those who enjoy more time and space to process their learning, Leadership Pulse offers just that, with several weeks scheduled between each residential. Each module is packed with tools, tips and new skills to take away and road test back in the workplace while they are still fresh in the mind. 

Typically Leadership Pulse 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.

By attending the course you will be equipped with the skills and competencies to drive positive change in the sector such as: confidence, resilience, and clarity of purpose. You will better understand your strengths as a leader and how to build on them; gain confidence in your existing skills and learn new ones. 

Research has shown us that there are long term benefits and changes to be gained by attending our programmes. Former participants across our Courses have demonstrated improved influence at both a strategic and management level. Participants have also shared the knowledge with their organisations and teams maximising the impact in the sector.

All participants will join a large and diverse network of inspiring Clore Leaders from across the cultural sector.


We are looking for a diverse range of participants who will bring a breadth of experience to the course and animate the group learning. To help us create the best possible mix of people we will be looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • An ambition to lead, a sense of purpose and vision
  • A desire to better understand leadership
  • Self-awareness, authenticity and openness to learning
  • A commitment to and passion for the cultural sector
  • A curiosity as to the wider context of culture

Our courses are supported by Arts Council England and to be eligible for a subsidised place applicants must be:

  • Working in England (normally in the arts, museums and/or libraries sector)
  • Committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in England
  •  Have at least five year’s work experience. NB this is a minimum criteria. If you just meet the five year’s criteria, then you might want to consider our Emerging Leaders Course.