Outstanding Leadership

Nine breakfast workshop modules aimed at delivering the latest cutting edge thinking to the nonprofit sector

Key information

Start date
11th October 2022

Programme Dates 2022/23

Module 1: Understanding Outstanding Leadership - Tuesday 11th October 2022

Module 2: Coaching for Performance - Tuesday 8th November 2022

Module 3: Vision and Values to Facilitate Collaboration - Tuesday 6th December 2022

Module 4: Leading Change - Wednesday 11th January 2023

Module 5: Communication - Tuesday 7th February 2023

Module 6: Culture - Tuesday 14th March 2023

Module 7: Motivating Yourself and Others - Tuesday 18th April 2023

Module 8: Resilience - Tuesday 16th May 2023

Module 9: High Performing Teams - Tuesday 13th June 2023

Each online module will commence at 08:30 and conclude by 10:30.

*Programme Costs

Rate for nonprofit organisations:

The early-bird rate of £699pp for the entire series is available for delegates from nonprofit organisations booking before 30th September 2022. After 30th September 2022, the full fee for this programme for delegates from nonprofit organisations will be £799pp.

Colleagues taking the programme together develop a shared experience and approach to leadership which maximises the benefits for their organisation. For bookings of three or more people from the same nonprofit organisation, a special rate of £599 per person is offered. Full details of each person will need to be provided on a booking form and payment for multiple bookings will be by invoice. Please contact us at CCE@city.ac.uk to arrange.

Rate for for-profit organisations:

For those from a for-profit organisation wishing to attend, the fee is £1,250pp. Book your place here.

Please read our cancellation policy.

Who Should Attend

Outstanding Leadership is aimed at leaders and managers in the nonprofit sector who want to explore the challenges and responsibilities of leadership, examine and develop their own leadership style and think about their impact and influence.

Previous attendees have included: CEOs, head of departments, directors and managers.

If you have any questions about whether this programme is suitable for you, please email CCE@city.ac.uk.

Individual Module Bookings

Bookings for individual modules of the Outstanding Leadership series 2022/23 are possible where numbers allow, at a cost of £99 per module.

Please note that these modules are a part of a series and references to previous modules may be made in the individual modules you attend.

Book your pace on an individual module of the Outstanding Leadership programme.

Why choose our Outstanding Leadership breakfast series?

Leadership does not happen in a vacuum and each module in this series will be viewed through the lens of our current circumstances. This is an interactive series and participants are encouraged to share the real challenges and opportunities they face as we work together through each stage of the programme.

Leadership requires a range of skills and experience, but now more than ever there is a focus on the ‘softer skills’ of leadership. The Outstanding Leadership programme reflects this and focuses on the human and relational aspect of leadership, as well as promoting agility and adaptability in organisations.

Each module in this online series will provoke your thinking by sharing relevant models, frameworks and research. These will be explored in plenary and discussed in small groups to reflect on how you might make use of them in your organisation.

"I have found the Outstanding Leadership programme an inspiration. For developing leaders it has helped me to think bigger, aim higher and focus on what really matters in leadership."

- Joe Lowther, CEO, Kick London

Benefits to you

  • Focus on your personal leadership development in an ongoing, supportive group of peers
  • Discover new approaches to help you make progress with your current workplace challenges
  • Broaden your support network by developing relationships with others in similar roles
  • Take advantage of an individual coaching session with one of the programme leads
  • Explore models to reinforce and develop your leadership practice.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Explore the elements that enable a team to work cohesively and perform well
  • Enhance your ability to communicate effectively with your team and to lead with confidence
  • Explore leadership models and techniques which will directly apply to your organisation
  • Opportunities for industry networking.

A nourishing and supportive place for me to reflect on my own leadership and how I can improve. I really recommend this course.

- Victoria Tolmie-Loverseed, Assistant CEO, Unipol Student Homes

Programme leaders

Maggie Smith is the co-founder of, and course lead for, the Outstanding Leadership programme, teaching alongside Simon Laurie. Both are expert facilitators and coaches who bring a wealth of experience to delivering this essential programme.

COVID-19 response

The latest information about City, University of London’s response to the pandemic can be found on the students and visitors page.

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.