Building the road as we walk: leadership through uncertain times

A CCE nonprofit sector collaboration

This exciting leadership research project, supported by the Bayes Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund (KEIF), aims to explore and collate new thinking about how nonprofit sector leaders lead and implement their strategic work through challenging and uncertain times, with the outcomes due to be published in autumn 2022.

Led by CCE’s Tammy Tawadros, the ultimate aim of the project is to produce an online resource for sector leaders that draws together current thinking, experiences and insights to address key questions including:

  • What helps you, on an individual level, to lead in uncertainty?
  • What helps you help stakeholders to thrive in and through uncertain times?

Get involved in ‘Building the road as we walk’

CCE is co-ordinating a collaborative exercise gathering insights and experiences from sector leaders, with regular blog prompts from Tammy Tawadros as starting points for debate and discussion. You can read these blog posts at the bottom of this page.

We are very keen to hear from those in nonprofit leadership roles about their insights, experiences, and questions around leading through uncertainty. You can submit your thoughts, experiences and questions using the 'Get involved' link below. This might include:

  • What in the recent past has helped you as a leader respond to dilemmas and tackle strategic choices during disruption, change and uncertainty?
  • What has specifically worked for you and what did you learn about what works, and what doesn't work when the external environment is unpredictable?
  • What new questions have arisen as you have navigated leadership in a period of uncertainty?

Join our 'Building the road as we walk' LinkedIn conversation

  • The project LinkedIn group will be active for the duration of the project, after which it will be closed.
  • It is the place to find blogs, prompts and questions from Tammy Tawadros and others designed to spark your thoughts and ideas, to share your own experiences, and to interact with other sector colleagues on this topic.

You can also get involved in this discussion with us on CCE Twitter

Blog posts

Project lead and CCE consultant, Tammy Tawadros, has authored several blogs around the topic of leading during uncertain times.

More about the ‘Building the road as we walk’ project

This leadership research project will also draw upon:

  • Targeted interviews with current sector leaders recently engaged in leadership development programmes with CCE
  • Themes and questions generated by a review of pre-pandemic survey research with sector leaders on leadership and organisational effectiveness in the sector.