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Cross Sectoral Development Programme for High Potentials

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00 to Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 14:00


This innovative pilot programme will enable senior/middle tier leaders from the third and public sectors to develop their leadership skills, building and strengthening relationships to address the complex shared challenges they face.

The 4 month programme will be delivered to 10 managers from each sector*.

The delivery method will include a blend of online, peer and virtual classroom learning. The programme will focus on building a good foundation of skills, knowledge and behaviours across this leader group, focusing on experiential learning and addressing real issues and building partnerships between the sectors. The programme will also include access to ‘WeLearn by GT’, Grant Thornton’s Learning Management system and Mobile
application for six months.

*Broadly equivalent to NICS Principal / Deputy Principal level or NJC scales PO4 – PO9.


Download the Programme here

As an outcome of the programme participants will:
• Gain a greater understanding of the two sectors
• Understand their own leadership style, strengths and personal brand to allow them to lead authentically
• Be aware of their communication styles and the preferences of others and how to communicate effectively
• Understand the system team development model and how they can apply it to their cross sector group
• Have an agreed team charter and plan of action
• Have practised using different innovation and decision-making models
• Have collaborated together to solve shared issues

How do I apply?

Selection process/eligibility

Up to 20 leaders (ten from each sector) will be selected through a brief expression of interest process. Participants will be selected from a diverse range of complementary organisations, whilst ensuring a balance of status, responsibility and experience.
This programme is aimed specifically at staff broadly equivalent to NICS Principal / Deputy Principal level or NJC scales PO4 – PO9.

We anticipate a high volume of interest in the programme. The application submission deadline is Friday 12th February 2021.


Session Date Duration
Launch- Learning about the programme 25/02/21 2 hours
Leading Authentically 18/03/21 2.5 hours
Third Sector 08/04/21 2 hours
Effective Teams 22/04/21 2.5 hours
Public Sector 13/05/21 2 hours
Building Partnerships 27/05/21 2 hours
Fostering Innovation 10/06/21 2.5 hours
Solving Problems 24/06/21 2 hours
Remote Manager Self Paced 2 hours
















Cost and how to register your interest

The cost to participate on this programme is £695 per person.

If you are interested in participating in the programme please contact Co3's Member Service Manager Suzanne, suzanne@co3.bz

Please ensure that in applying to this programme you can attend each session. Until public health guidelines allow otherwise, the Action Learning Groups will be held virtually via Zoom