Collective Impact

If you want to channel the power of others to lead transformative change.

We invite you to join our next programme starting in September 2020.

Join our upcoming Collective Impact inspiration and showcase event on 16th July, 1700-1830hrs, co-hosted with participants from our very first cohort. Or, if you have any questions about She Leads Change, join one of our upcoming taster sessions in July.

“The world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes when networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what’s possible…. Through these relationships, we will develop the new knowledge, practices, courage and commitment that lead to broad-based change.

Margaret Wheatley

What is it?

Leading Collective Impact pushes the boundaries in leadership development. Through a process of “learning by being, doing and connecting“, participants deepen their leadership capacity to enable a more systemic, multi-stakeholder response to some of today’s most pressing challenges. At the same time, participants are nurtured to grow confidence, purpose and authenticity as leaders leading collectively.

Who is it for?

  • Aspiring changemakers who want to deepen their confidence, and find their voice
  • Experienced leaders who want to deepen their leadership capacity for leading systems change and enabling collective action
  • Organisations who want to deepen their response to today’s challenges and unlock more meaningful, multi-stakeholder action among teams or cross-departmental groups
  • Anyone from any sector who wants to explore ways to go beyond the impact you can have on your own, and collaborate with a community of changemakers you can journey with?

Download our programme overview and FAQ.

How does it work?

Over a 4-month experiential journey, participants will cultivate a deeper relationship with self and others, a better understanding of multi-stakeholder dynamics and how to inspire and deliver systemic change.

The programme is developed based on systems-inspired theory and frameworks which will be introduced as part of the programme. Core session topics will span:

  1. Starting with inquiry
  2. Raising awareness of self, other and system
  3. Shaping possibilities for the future now
  4. Prototyping systems change and collective action
  5. Evolving our leadership journey

Participants will reimagine what it means to lead collectively, and leave with a set of tested strategies and actions for moving forward on a challenge* they choose to focus on during the programme. Examples of challenges include mental wellbeing, diversity in education, the climate crisis and post Covid-19 realities.

*We are considering including Diversity & Inclusion as one of the challenge themes brought into the next cohort beginning in September 2020. We invite individuals and organisations to join this timely opportunity to explore a deeper individual and collective response to this challenge. Please signal your interest in your application or get in touch to find out more.

How will I benefit?

Participants will benefit from a dedicated space for self-reflection and peer-learning, with hands-on learning through co-creation and prototyping.

Programme dates and other details

Between September 2020 and January 2021, participants will access:

  • 5 core sessions
    • Each core session consists of two parts held over two days at 1600-1900hrs BST/GMT
    • 23 & 24 Sep, 14 & 15 Oct, 4 & 5 Nov, 25 & 26 Nov and 6 & 7 Jan
  • 5 circle sessions in pods of 6-8 participants
    • Each circle session takes place at 1630-1800hrs BST/GMT
    • 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec
  • Individual coaching or mentoring (up to 3 x 1hr sessions): to be scheduled individually
  • Final SLC community session: 18 Jan, 1700-1930hrs
  • Final SLC Collective Impact showcase event: 27 Jan, 1700-1830hrs

All sessions are now set up to run virtually – but we will reassess the possibility of coming together in-person depending on changing circumstances and the location of confirmed participants.

What does it cost?

Accessible and tiered pricing: In order to enable a rich experience for all, we seek to bring together a diverse cohort of individuals representing different backgrounds. We offer a tiered pricing model and reinvest surplus funds towards sponsored and part sponsored places. Our goal is for the programme to be accessible to all. Get in touch to find out more.

All fees include VAT
Self-funded£1,416
Non-profit / social enterprise£2,376
Large organisations and corporate£3,816

Applications: We will fill places as soon as we find the right applicants, taking the diversity of participants and portfolio of interests into account.

For organisations and networks: We also offer this programme as a tailored, facilitated space for bringing together stakeholders to embark on a collective inquiry around a challenge area. The programme aims to nurture the conditions for collective action and activate multi-stakeholder change, creating a strong foundation for organisational and cross-organisational resilience. Please get in touch to discuss.

More questions? Get in touch: partnerships@sheleadschange.org

What people say?

Past participants have come from a cross-section of sectors. The organisations they represent include Pearson, the London Fire Brigade, the British Council, Goldsmiths’ Company, Tech Nation, and a number of start-ups and social enterprises including Doyenne, SafetyNet Technologies and Lemonade.

Here’s what past participants have said…

Absolutely love the frameworks and tools we have used… all have been so useful. The supportive environment has built confidence. Hearing from a diverse range of viewpoints had been so insightful. It has honestly been so wonderful and enabled to go forward with tools and vision. Thank you.”

I achieved what I envisioned, but more importantly I am held in this wonderful space with the most beautiful community, which has become my tribe.

Amazing – transformational and inspiring. It feels as if I can begin a whole new kind of life now. Thank you so, so much for having me on this cohort!

“Take the leap! It’s been an amazing space to learn more about myself and how we can collectively lead in the visible and invisible systems we live in.”

Also read a recent blog by Jacqueline Lim, Collective Impact Lead at She Leads Change, and some reflections by Eleanor Andresson, one of our pioneer participants on the programme.

“We can all make a difference, that’s what we must unlock in every one of us. We need leaders with a bigger sense of purpose, that can think intergenerational, that understand the true sense of partnerships.”

Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce