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New Leadership Programme for 2021: Building the financial resilience of leaders in the third sector

New Leadership Programme for 2021: Building the financial resilience of leaders in the third sector

CO3 Leadership Awards 2020

Join us as we celebrate the great work of the third sector

Attracting the Top Housing Talent with ARK Engage

Taking place remotely. Wednesday 9th December at 1pm via Zoom

Virtual meet-up: Communicating through the Coronavirus

Tuesday 8th December 1.30pm
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National Lottery project helps VCSE sector plan for future


The National Lottery Community Fund has today announced a major investment to support VCSE leaders across NI to improve their financial skills and plan for the future.


Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 19:00 to 22:30

The CO3 Leadership Awards recognises the talent, innovation and success of third sector leaders across a wide range of charities and social enterprises.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

As Northern Ireland’s leading third sector recruitment agency, Engage Executive Talent has partnered with ARK Consultancy, the UK’s leading housing consultancy, to create a radically new and unique talent recruitment service for Northern Ireland’s housing associations.

Change comes in many forms, and can affect every part of our lives. We can experience transitions in work and our relationships, as well as our personal lives. Sometimes we know a change will occur and sometimes change happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Many people spend a great deal of effort trying to avoid change, but the situation surrounding COVID-19 has meant we have had to adjust how we spend our day to day lives in order to save the lives of others.

Appointed with the help of CO3's recruitment service, Engage, Northern Ireland National Director of Diabetes UK, Tina McCrossan was barely into post when Covid-19 hit in early 2020.  Here she tells CO3's members about how a focus on planning and communications kept her new team on point.  
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 13:30
Remotely (via Remo platform)

The past eight months have certainly tested our leadership and resilience.  It has also highlighted the significance of taking time to reflect, learn and share wit

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 13:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 16:30

This two day interactive workshop strategically planned for October, for those of us who will be launching new strategic plans in April 2021, will support leaders to develop their strategic and operational planning processes to enable organisations to achieve their potential.

Interim Executive Training | Belfast
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 17:00
Connswater Homes | 5, Citylink Business Park, Albert St, Belfast BT12 4HQ

Interim Executive Training prepares individuals to work with a Third Sector organisation on a short term basis, helping organisations to either manage a gap in permanent leadership and/or to provide additional support to a Chief Executive and the Senior Management team in times of need.

The theme for CO3's Conference and Leadership Awards taking place in March 2020 is "The Why factor”.

So this begs the question, why invest in training?

Let’s take a moment to think about investments, all the necessary commodities that require monthly investment, be it office equipment, IT, security, mileage, wages… The list is endless!


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#CO3LeadershipAwards2020 - Thursday 3rd December 7pm-9.30pm

The CO3 Leadership Awards recognises the talent, innovation and success of third sector leaders across a wide range of charities and social enterprises.. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to postpone the original March date however we are delighted to announce the new date.

We have rescheduled our awards ceremony to Thursday 3rd December from 7pm. Join us for an evening of celebration as we announce the winners of our 13 award categories. 

Our virtual black-tie event will be filled with entertainment, providing a platform to recognise the amazing leadership of the sector.   We very much hope you can join us on what will be an extraordinary occasion.

Stay informed visit CO3 Leadership Awards 2020 events page or follow CO3  via TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn for the latest information.

We would like to thank The Leadership Awards 2020 Sponsors.  Without their continued support the awards would not be possible


CO3 COVID-19 Press Coverage Analysis April-May 2020

CO3's members faced their most difficult challenges to date brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

CO3 supported their members by providing a voice for the sector with local media and politicians at a time when it was needed most

View our video below to learn more.