We were delighted to successfully complete our 2022/23 Flagship Leading for Tomorrow and Learning To Lead programmes this Spring. Up and coming leaders from a variety of professional disciplines came together from housing organisations across the sector, to deliver their end of programme presentations and showcase their learnings.
We are currently in our third successive year of delivering these bespoke programmes, which use a strengths-based approach to nurture individual talent, combined with using real and current regional and national industry problems to find collaborative solutions, in a fast-evolving industry.
Our Leading for Tomorrow Participants combined their diverse strengths and skills to work on group projects, applying the behaviours, tools and thinking skills they learnt throughout the programme. The result was three fantastic ideas aimed at solving problems for their combined customers and colleagues within the sector.
- Ask Housing, an online advice/discussion platform open to all professionals within the Housing Sector.
- The Sustainable workforce: a campaign to attract and retain skilled traders talent into social housing
- Waste not Want not – a collaborative and scalable framework initiative to retain, make-good and re-use furniture, equipment and other unwanted items to the benefit of residents and the community.
We are really excited to see where these amazing leaders go next with their projects and careers, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of supporting them along their journeys. We received some fantastic feedback from both participants and stakeholders, citing the valuable research and creative ideas which are addressing real issues faced by the sector, and creating confidence in the sector’s future leaders.
Congratulations to all our fabulous participants on their projects and completion of the programme: Neil Anderson, Catherine Preece, Justin O’Connor, Jo Newell, Danielle Golding, James Dial, Rachael Grimmer, Gavin Skidmore, Emily Shuttleworth, Louisa Allen, Natasha Bedford, Heather Worton, Ellie Jackson, Richard Kettrick and Helen Shackleton.
And a big thank you to our fabulous mentors and sponsors for helping to make this year’s programme such a huge success! Aspire Housing Stonewater Broadland Housing Group Futures Housing Group Flagship Group CHP Havebury Housing Partnership Orwell Housing Association Hundred Houses Society Ltd B3Living
Our Learning to Lead programme participants presented their key learnings and showed how they are applying these back into their organisations, as part of a celebration event to mark the end of the programme in April, hosted at Settle Group HQ.
Six months ago, Greenacre Consult partnered with B3Living and Settle to deliver a collaborative, strengths-based leadership programme, tailored for individuals who were stepping into a leadership role for the first time. The presentation day was a chance to showcase their learnings, and both groups did a fantastic job of bringing these to life in an interactive and creative way. We’ve loved being a part of their individual and collective journeys, and are excited to see where these exceptional professionals go onto next in their careers!
Huge congratulations to our fabulous participants: Katy Devine, Katie Stillman, Thomas Batt, Michelle Millross, Dionne Grist, Emma Edwards, Amy Sinfield, Michael Hotton and Terri McDermott.
And thank you to the panel: Steve Woodcock, Dean Anderson, Amanda Harman, Joe Williams, Sophia Howells, Claire Howe, Donna North and Rebecca Geoghegan for their fantastic support and contributions.