how I applied it to my business
The Growth Program is an innovative personal and professional development program that brings together 10 charity leaders and 10 business leaders for each intake. The charity and business leaders are paired, and together they participate in eight group learning sessions over a 12-month period.
The Program aims to deliver knowledge and experiences that enable participants to have a greater positive impact on society. Past participants also talk of the personal growth and fulfillment they experience from participating in the program.
The course concludes with a graduation event where participants present their charity and their experience to a room of Growth Project supporters.
The eight group-learning sessions are designed to help charity leaders drive efficiencies and effectiveness within their charity. The wide range of topics includes things such as Building Networks, Creating Shared Experiences, Governance and Storytelling. The program is delivered at no cost to the charity.
Business leaders attend the eight group-sessions with their charity leader, sharing ideas and knowledge throughout the course. Whilst benefiting the charity, this also provides a leadership development opportunity for the business leader who is challenged to develop their influencing skills and take what they have learnt back to their organisation.
We are running two cohorts in 2021. You will only be required on one of the two dates listed for each session.
Handing over the baton - 4th March
Session One - 10th or 11th March
Session Two - 14th or 15th April
Session Three - 19th or 20th May
Session Four - 15th or 16th June
Session Five - 14th or 15th July
Session Six - 13th or 14th September
Session Seven - 13th or 14th October
Session Eight - 17th or 18th November
The Growth Program covers a range of topics that help charity leaders from operations and finance through to marketing and fund raising. The course outline below provides an example of the topics covered and may be subject to change.
Join us to celebrate the final graduation of the 2020 Jay cohort. Hear about their journey and meet your fellow 2021 cohort members for the first time. This is an evening event which we hope to host in central London
Building on your preparation and leadership assessment, this session will challenge you to define who you are, who you want to be and who you support so you can clearly articulate the value you add and the impact of your presence.
A full day devoted to the incredibly important topic of how to enable a positive health in our increasingly stressful lives.
Achieving your vision needs a plan. In this session we'll show you how to build a one-page business plan to create clarity and alignment in your organisation.
The session will look at building an effective board and how to mitigate risk in your organisation.
This session will help you identify, establish and maintain key relationships for you and your organisation.
The session will provide you with a framework to build a compelling narrative to cut through the crowd
Using psychometric profiling tools, this workshop helps our leaders achieve greater self-awareness and understanding of others. You will explore how to influence and impact those around you.
This is the final session of the program and your chance to reflect on everything you’ve learnt. In the evening we will celebrate with at a special venue, where you will have the chance to present your journey to the assembled group of friends colleagues and family as well as meet the new members of the 2022 cohorts!
Enrolling in The Growth Program commits you to eight full-day sessions throughout the year plus the graduation event.
Our intention is to host 2021 The Growth Program in London, but is open to charities and business leaders throughout the UK. Our 2020 program was delivered over Zoom with such success that some sessions may be delivered this way in 2021, regardless of prevailing restrictions!
put simply, we are helping those who help.