ella forums

ella Forums

  • Monthly meetings with action learning

  • Creating an environment where leadership flourishes

  • Inspiring and developing the leaders of charities and social enterprises, in your area

  • Embedding strategic change for good in the voluntary sectors


Is this development programme for me?

This programme is open to any charity and social enterprise leader who holds strategic and budgetary responsibility and wishes to improve their leadership skills. We will help you tackle your personal and organisational issues through group sessions and personal coaching.

The programme at a glance

There are three parts to the programme:

1. Expert led sessions

Leaders in their field come to share their experience at monthly sessions. Topics and speakers are based on the needs of the group and each member completes a Needs Analysis prior to the start of the course.

2. Action Learning

Each session will include time for action learning to help you tackle your biggest challenges and seize great opportunities.

3. Coaching

Benefit from individual coaching sessions with ella professional coaches, who will help you look at your biggest challenges, shift your perspective and examine work from new angles.

Take this opportunity to create a useful network of impartial advisors


ella All Group meetings in London

An additional member benefit is to attend a number of ella multi group meetings in London at no extra cost. These attract high profile speakers and are an excellent way to network with other Third Sector Leaders from across the UK.


Make your organisation & your leadership flourish


Quotes from ella members

ella forums Meetings

ella forums, designed by the founders of the Academy for Chief Executives, is a unique leadership development programme specifically tailored to inspire you and develop you as leader of your business, charity or social enterprise to grow your organisation.

Imagine Chief Executives coming together for monthly sessions to hear the latest thinking from guest speakers, see and share best practice, and receive coaching from experts. It’s all done via tried and tested, personal development methods that have been used by CEOs and Senior Managers in the commercial sector for years.

Our members describe:

  • Increased understanding of leadership
  • Reduction in stress and isolation
  • Improved networks
  • Increased confidence to take action
  • An increase in self esteem and well being
  • Improved communication skills and relationships
  • Increased visibility as a leader in the field
  • Enhanced career opportunities


Organisations experience:

  • Positive organisational culture changes
  • Better leadership and governance
  • Better motivated staff
  • Better strategic focus on the organisation
  • Reduced time spent on management issues and firefighting
  • Time efficiencies through improved relationships
  • Increase in organisational profile processes leads to improved funding/income