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Charity Talk: Change just changed!

Wednesday 26th January 2022 18:30
Where: Bayes Business School (in-person event)

How can we face the challenge of uncontained change - that which is simultaneously up close and personal, and continual and relentless?

In this CCE Charity Talk, Keith Leslie, current Chair of Samaritans and Mental Health at Work and former McKinsey and Deloitte partner, will share learnings from his cross-sector career and insight from Samaritans on the frontline of human distress.

The response will be given by Caroline Copeman, Bayes Senior Visiting Fellow and CCE Consultant. The talk and response will be followed by a Q&A with questions from the audience, and the event will be hosted by Alex Skailes, CCE Director.

Bookings for this event are now open.

More about the topic

How can we face the challenge of uncontained change - that which is simultaneously up close and personal, and continual and relentless? What are the opportunities for leading change successfully in today's complex, dynamic and uncertain environment? How has the pandemic – a universal experience in which none of us are bystanders – changed the role of leaders?  

In this CCE Charity Talk, Keith Leslie, current Chair of Samaritans and Mental Health at Work and former McKinsey and Deloitte partner, will share learnings from his cross-sector career and insight from Samaritans on the frontline of human distress. Keith will explore how leaders can adapt and improve to ensure the sustained impact and enhanced wellbeing of their organisation, its employees, volunteers and service users. He will advocate the role of all leaders in promoting purpose, inclusion and mental health in the workplace – not as an add-on, but as an essential to good strategic and financial leadership.

The response will be given by Caroline Copeman, Bayes Senior Visiting Fellow and CCE Consultant. Caroline will draw on thinking about resilience capacity and strategic agility both for the individual and the organisation. The talk and response will be followed by a Q&A with questions from the audience, and the event will be hosted by Alex Skailes, Director at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness.

Book your place

The bookings for this event are now open.

In light of the pandemic, to allow for adequate spacing when seated, we are restricting attendance numbers to half the capacity of the lecture theatre, so spaces are limited. We would recommend booking your place early in order to avoid disappointment.

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In-person event

We are delighted to be returning to an in-person format for this event. It will be our first face-to-face event since the pandemic began.

Whilst we are returning to an in-person format, we would like all of our attendees to feel comfortable joining us for this event and so we are keeping several Covid restrictions in place and would ask that these are respected by all attendees.

We are restricting attendance numbers to half the capacity of the lecture theatre, so spaces are limited. We would recommend booking your place early in order to avoid disappointment.

There are multiple hand sanitising stations throughout the building and we would appreciate it if all attendees would use hand sanitiser before entering the lecture theatre.

Further details on Covid recommendations will be made closer to the time and will take into consideration the latest government guidance at the date of the event.

More information on City, University of London's Coronavirus  guidance.

We would like to make this event accessible to as wide an audience as possible, so we are currently investigating streaming options, which would allow you to view the lecture remotely. However, if you would like to benefit from taking part in the Q&A portion of the event, and from opportunities to network, we would strongly recommend that you attend the event in person. More information on streaming options will be published in due course.


Recent Charity Talks and Webinars

Recovery and Beyond: Are you ready for the challenge? (13th October 2021)

Webinar: Recovery and beyond: Are you ready for the challenge? Lessons from the pandemic on charity operating models

Wednesday 13th October 2021 17:30-18:30

This webinar looked at the issues facing the charity sector as it confronts its most challenging time, the “recovery” phase. We know that historically more organisations fail as economies recover from a downturn and this time is unlikely to be any different.

Turnaround expert Steve Billot explored how the sector has reacted to the last 18 months and what steps can be taken to face the new future.

Steve was joined by Angela Salt OBE, CEO of Girlguiding, and David Hole, turnaround expert and previous interim CEO for a number of Age UK partners. They shared their learning on leading through the recovery and beyond.

Download the webinar slides

Charity Talk: The Power of Plain Speaking (23rd June 2021)

Charity Talk: The power of plain speaking - how a small charity punches way above its weight

Derek Holder Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 17:30-18:45

Lucy MathenThe speaker at this event was Dr Lucy Mathen, Founder of Second Sight. She is an ophthalmologist and former journalist, who has helped over 450,000 of India’s poorest people to have their sight restored and countless others prevented from going blind.

In this highly interactive webinar Lucy talked about how her career in journalism and ophthalmology enabled her to take a determinedly idiosyncratic approach in her ambition to restore sight to the poorest in rural north India - with remarkable results.

Watch a recording of the event.

Lived Experience on nonprofit boards (15th April 2021)

Webinar: Lived Experience on nonprofit boards

Thursday 15th April 2021  16:00-17:00

Caroline Copeman, Fiona Ash and Jacqueline WilliamsCaroline Copeman (Senior Visiting Fellow), Fiona Ash (Visiting Fellow) and Jacqueline Williams (CCE consultant), from CCE’s governance team, explore Lived Experience on nonprofit boards, marking the launch of CCE's new resource on this important topic. The discussion considered the benefits and value to boards of including trustees with lived experience, and how to overcome some of the barriers and issues that may be encountered.

Caroline, Fiona and Jacqueline were joined at the webinar by two guest speakers: Judith Davey, Chief Executive, The Advocacy Project, and Darren Murinas, Chief Executive, Expert Citizens CIC.

Watch a recording of the event.

CCE's new online resource: Lived Experience on nonprofit boards


About CCE Charity Talks

Hear charity leaders share their expertise on the challenges facing the sector. This evening lecture series has welcomed over 10,000 attendees since it was founded 25 years ago.

Format of Charity Talks

Our Charity Talks are split into the following three sections:

  • Presentation – by a leading figure in the sector of a current key issue facing people in nonprofit organisations
  • Response – from a top academic or consultant broadening out the topic to develop the issues and offering guidance for action
  • Discussion – an opportunity for the audience to question, debate and share their ideas.

Charity Talks Archive

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All of our part-time charities master’s degreesprofessional development programmes and events are being delivered online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be using different platforms and programme formats in order to ensure that all our programmes offer a high-quality, varied and engaging learning experience.

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Our staff, consultants and faculty remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this challenging time; please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to CCE@city.ac.uk

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