NCVO is supporting the Leadership 20:20 Panel
Leadership 20:20, which launched a series of recommendations for supporting emerging civil society leaders in December, has held the first meeting of the panel that will implement its recommendations.
The Leadership 20:20 Panel, chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, is made up of a group of Champion organisations, each leading on implementing one of the Commission’s five recommendations.
NCVO, in addition to providing the secretariat to the Panel, will be leading on strengthening foresight within the sector by enabling infrastructure bodies to coordinate networks of emerging leaders to shape the response to future challenges.
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO, said:
"NCVO is delighted to be championing the Leadership 20:20 Commission and its important work developing the civil society leaders of the future. In these challenging financial times, it is imperative that those who bring their skills and enthusiasm into the sector feel supported, empowered and valued."
Skills–Third Sector, who were the first to be announced as Champions, are leading on developing a sector-wide development framework. The framework will include a directory of mentors, collaboration between leadership development programmes, and an expectation that the civil society workforce completes 40 hours of personal and professional development a year.
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) will be coordinating a network of organisations to address the lack of diversity amongst sector leaders, and to build pathways into the sector.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will be leading on encouraging mobility of leaders across sectors, including identifying high profile examples of cross-sector leadership and what has been gained.
The Panel will meet again in September to discuss Champions’ plans for implementation.