Meetings are run in a workshop style that is interactive, informal and above all, confidential. You will have the benefit of the wisdom of up to twelve charity leaders who wish to see you succeed. There is no hidden agenda, just sharing common issues and giving and receiving new insights.
• Members experience 10 monthly meetings per year
• Members of each ella Forum are from non-competing organisations – 10 to15 in a group ensuring support and not rivalry
The core objective for each group is to support the growth of the participants’ organisations through developing the CEO’s skills, self-awareness and personal advancement. Each meeting, this is achieved in two ways: expert speakers and peer-to-peer learning.
We bring in industry experts to speak to the group and stimulate ideas. These speakers have been specially selected to address needs relevant to leaders of the Third Sector – – ranging from the latest fundraising techniques in social media, techniques for running a business through to managing stress. Knowledge is shared in workshops and individual exercises.
The group discuss any item they may be facing in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, facilitated by the Chair. This could be personal or it could be an organisational issue. Members find this session invaluable. It helps them resolve problems which they may feel are not appropriate to discuss in a normal working environment. And they get the chance to discuss their issues with leaders who operate at their level and manage organisations that are facing similar challenges.
Role of the Chair
Each ella Forum is led by an experienced Chairman. Chairmen are all trained facilitators and coaches as well as experienced business leaders. The Chair follows up with each Member on a monthly basis to ensure that their issues are being addressed.