Liberating Leadership – a fresh perspective from the community sector

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Liberating Leadership is a new, practical approach that has been developed by the Community Sector Coalition to recognise and support leadership in community groups and collective community activities. It is about leadership in networks and neighbourhoods, street events and sports clubs, parishes and partnerships, temples and tenants associations, festivals and fetes, music groups and mosques.

Liberating Leadership is described as an empowering and accessible new approach to leadership (“leadership not leaders”) which challenges the traditional perception of leadership being reliant on individual traits and charisma, by focusing on leadership as a process and as actions which can be shared out.  The approach moves away from the idea that leadership is gained through power (due to a position in an organisation or as an authority figure) towards examining leadership through influence.

If this sounds interesting, you’ll be very interested to know about the launch event taking place in the Toynbee Hall in London, entitled “Launching Liberating Leadership – challenging old perceptions and exploring new perspectives” which takes place on Friday (20 November) and is free to interested parties.  The seminar will be a participative event that explores the meaning of leadership in a community-setting and provides an opportunity to examine the Liberating Leadership model in more detail.  The Community Sector Coalition is extremely pleased that Debra Allcock-Tyler will be the key speaker at the seminar – Debra is currently Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change, and well-known author of ‘It’s Tough at the Top’ a book about leadership in the third sector.  As Chair of the Small Charities Coalition she also demonstrates her support of the grassroots community sector.  If you are interested in attending, please send an email to the CSC, at the following address:  info at communitysectorcoalition dot org dot uk . Please include details of any dietary or other support requirements.

A booklet introducing the purpose of Liberating Leadership and a summary of the new model can be found here.

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