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ACOSVO is excited that this month the Leadership Exchange Programme has passed the 100 matches mark, which means that 200 leaders from across Scotland’s public services have been matched for this innovative peer learning initiative. Development Officer Emily Martin has developed and managed the programme over the past 18 months, and is now moving on to pastures new. Read below how Emily looks back on the programme’s development since its inception and gives an update on what’s new...

 

2011: The Challenge

"I would argue that having people working together from different organisations and backgrounds is an enabler of learning." says Dr. Ian C. Elliott, Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University, while talking about his experience of the Leadership Exchange Programme...

 

David Dunsire, Consultant at ACOSVO Strategic Partner Shepherd and Wedderburn, gives his guide to having a truly effective Board...

 

Over a long (too long some might say!) legal career, one of the fascinations for me, particularly in the third sector, has been to observe the dynamics of boards at work and to consider how relationships impact on their effectiveness.  So what is an ‘effective board’?

I would suggest that an effective board is one which:

In this blog Dr. Ian C. Elliott, Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University, looks at working with industry and in the 'real world'.

Pat Armstrong, ACOSVO Chief Executive, reflects on her travels in our latest blog.

"I’ve been back at work a week now and it only seems fitting that I bring my travel blog to an end.  A summary might read thus:

"I am now a firm believer in one simple truth - as a third sector leader, being part of ACOSVO is good for your health!" - ACOSVO Board member and Director of WEA Scotland Jayne Stuart reflects on the benefits of her membership...

ACOSVO's outgoing Convenor and Chief Executive of Youth Scotland Ian McLaughlan reflects on his time as chair, and on the leadership of ACOSVO...

A happy 2016 to members, staff and friends of ACOSVO!

ACOSVO Operations and Development Manager Andy Dey reflects on third sector leadership after three years in post...

 

Fraser Hudghton, Scotland Manager of the Institute of Fundraising, shares his views on fundraising and leading part of a cross sector organisation...

 

If there has been one thing, more than any other, dominating the charity fundraising world over the summer it has been the discussions around our future governance and regulatory environment.

Laura Chow, Senior Community Programmes Manager at RBS shares her perspective of the Leadership Exchange, an exchange programme that pairs leaders from across sectors to improve leadership capacity between peers…

 

What a great programme! I wonder whether my personal growth and enjoyment of this exchange is down to spending time with Pat Armstrong, Chief Officer of ACOSVO, or about my renewed respect for the third sector. I think both.

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