Today Clore Social Leadership announced a new leadership development programme for the Service charities sector. ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ was designed in partnership with Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities, and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), who are providing the programme’s core funding.

Aimed at emerging leaders in the Service charities sector, ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ seeks to develop a cadre of leaders to provide robust and effective leadership for their organisations and sector. The programme is built around Clore Social Leadership’s Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, which illustrates the attributes, behaviours and skills for successful leadership.

Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock CBE, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust said, ‘This new programme will provide those within the Service charities sector with a fantastic opportunity to develop their leadership, and it has the strongest support of Cobseo’s senior leaders.

‘At Forces in Mind Trust we know, having sponsored five Fellows over three years, that Clore Social Leadership transforms individuals, and promotes collaboration more effectively than anything else on the market.  By funding the core costs, we are making it affordable to all charities, and demonstrating Forces in Mind Trust’s commitment to investing in innovative approaches that will enhance the effectiveness of the sector’.

Shaks Ghosh, CEO of Clore Social Leadership commented, ‘Armed Forces leaders are known for their incredible leadership, and we want to ensure their charity leaders are similarly invested in to develop great and agile leadership.’

Senior leaders from sector organisations are being invited to nominate their brightest people, and applicants from charities and organisations working to promote the welfare and general interests of the Services community are also invited to apply.

Applications to this six-month programme are now open, and the deadline is 20 July 2017. Visit here for application and programme information.

The ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ participants will be announced in September 2017 in time to start the programme soon afterwards. These new participants will have the opportunity to utilise their applied learnings in team challenges to immediately transfer the skills they gain back into their organisations.

This is the third Clore6 programme following a successful pilot programme for emerging leaders from the Youth Sector which completed in March 2017, and a Clore6 Open programme for leaders from the wider social sector which is currently running.  Upon successful completion of the Clore6 programmes, participants will join Clore Social Leadership’s network of Fellows.

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About Clore Social Leadership
Clore Social Leadership is committed to social change. We find and develop leaders with a social purpose so that they can transform their communities, organisations and the world around them. We offer a range of leadership development programmes, short courses and leadership innovations.

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About the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT):

FiMT came about from a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund (‘the Fund’), Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) and other charities and organisations.  FiMT continues the Fund’s long-standing legacy of support for veterans across the UK with an endowment of £35 million awarded in 2012.

The mission of FiMT is to enable ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, and it delivers this mission by generating an evidence base that influences and underpins policy making and service delivery.

FiMT awards grants (for both responsive and commissioned work) to support its change model around 6 outcomes in the following areas: Housing; Employment; Health and wellbeing; Finance; Criminal Justice System; and Relationships. All work is published in open access and hosted on the Veterans’ Research Hub.  A high standard of reportage is demanded of all grant holders so as to provide a credible evidence base from which better informed decisions can be made.

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About Cobseo:

For further information about Cobseo, contact Alice Farrow, Head of Communications ( or 07966 886180)

Cobseo exists to represent the needs of its membership comprising 279 Full and Associate Members, including Service and civilian charities and organisations, which support Serving and ex-Serving personnel and their families.  It uses its collective strength to inform, guide and influence those who engage with the Armed Forces community in order to provide the best possible level of support to beneficiaries, and does so through the facilitation and encouragement of cooperation and collaboration. or