Earlier this year staff from the Psychology department at Bishop Grosseteste University, working in partnership with Involving Lincs and the Community Fund, facilitated a scoping event relating to resilience in leadership, specifically focusing on women in the Third Sector in Lincolnshire.
The event heard from sector leaders to establish opportunities, aspirations, successes, barriers and needs and was well received by those in attendance who praised its “Great communication, fantastic insight into the working reality of women in leadership”
In response to the feedback from the scoping meeting, efforts are now underway to run a second opportunity for Women In Third Sector Leadership on Thursday the 19th of September. Thomasin Nicholds, Lecturer in Psychology at BGU and one of the event organisers, explained what participants could expect from it:
“The second event has been designed by some of the participants of the last session, to develop peer support opportunities and a greater understanding of mentoring. Individuals will be exploring the benefits of developing these professional relationships in order to enable their own wellbeing at work and that of their colleagues. The theme running through the event will be how we ensure a resilient leadership in the third sector, with further exploration as to what this means specifically for women leaders. A working group of leaders has designed the session and are keen to consider the Leadership needs across the third sector, via new and existing resource, all facilitated by partnership working.”
In addition to sector leaders there are also opportunities for students to be involved both in the running of the day and with follow up work in project and research development. For more information contact Thomasin Nicholds, Lecturer in Psychology at BGU.