Social Leaders Cymru

Social Leaders Cymru

Free Leadership development programme for social leaders in Wales. Social Leaders Cymru 2024 is Open.

Social Leaders Cymru leadership programme has been designed to support voluntary, community and social enterprise leaders at all stages in their leadership journey.

Building on the pilot project in Wales during 2021/22 this new Social Leaders Cymru programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and delivered in partnership with Clore Social Leadership and WCVA will:

  • develop leaders across Wales who will inspire the next generation and enable the third sector to thrive
  • engage with leaders from diverse backgrounds
  • encourage community cohesion and collaboration.

Delivered by Clore Social Leadership, working alongside Programme Directors based in Wales, the Community and National Leader programmes create time, permission and space to enhance wellbeing and develop strong peer networks.

They are designed to expand your existing skills as a leader to become more confident, empowered and resilient. Social Leaders Cymru has been created to support leaders to make a positive difference in their communities.

Find out more about our Social Leaders Cymru Programmes and Opportunities:

We are bringing social leaders together to build capacity, strengthen communities and learn from one another.

Six months leadership development programme for people with all levels of experience – online and in-person. Find out more

NEWPORT: The application window is closed to apply for Community Leader Cymru (Newport) programme. The in-person sessions will be held in Newport, South Wales. The programme will run from June – December 2024.

WREXHAM: Applications open soon. The programme will run September 2024 – March 2025. Register your interest!

SWANSEA: Applications open Autumn 2024. The programme will run January 2025 – July 2025. Register your interest!

A four month online leadership development programme. Find out more

Emerging Leader Cymru is for leaders in Wales with three – six years’ leadership experience in the social sector. Applications open soon. The programme will run September – December 2024. Register your interest!

Experienced Leader Cymru is for leaders in Wales with six plus years leadership experience in the social sector. Applications open Autumn 2024. The programme will run January – April 2025. Register your interest!

We will be co-producing a leadership declaration through a series of engagement activities with:

  • alumni from the pilot project,
  • participants from the upcoming leadership programmes,
  • third sector organisations
  • other interested stakeholders

The declaration will set out:

  • what the social sector views as good leadership in the context of its work in Wales;
  • how we can commit to strengthening leadership over the long term;
  • the approach social leaders should take to finding solutions;
  • the value of leadership development;
  • the benefits of good social leadership.

Let’s work together to support the future of social leadership in Wales

Register your interest to be involved.

Community Leader Cymru (Newport)

A six-month leadership development programme with online and in-person sessions. The first location is Newport, South Wales and applications are now closed. The programme will run June – December 2024.

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Community Leader Cymru (Wrexham)

A six-month leadership development programme with online and in-person sessions. The programme will run from September 2024 – March 2025. Applications will open soon.

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Community Leader Cymru (Swansea)

A six-month leadership development programme with online and in-person sessions. The programme will run from January 2025 – July 2025. Applications will open Autumn 2024

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Emerging Leader Cymru (Online)

Emerging Leader Cymru is for leaders in Wales with three- six years’ leadership experience in the social sector. The programme will run from September 2024 - December 2024. Applications will open soon.

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Experienced Leader Cymru (Online)

Experienced Leader Cymru: for leaders in Wales with six plus years leadership experience in the social sector. The programme will run from January 2025 - April 2025. Applications will open Autumn 2024.

Register Your Interest
Leadership Declaration

Through a series of engagement activities with Cwmpas, join the conversation and help shape a ‘Leadership Declaration’ to support Social Leadership development in Wales.

Register Your Interest

Our Funders and Partners

Thanks to National Lottery players and funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Cwmpas is delivering Social Leaders Cymru in partnership with Clore Social Leadership and WCVA.

The project is supported by a Project Advisory Group whose members reflect the diversity and reach of the  sector – indicative of the impact we want the programmes to achieve. The Advisory group’s role is to help shape the programme to make it relevant and impactful for the social sector in Wales.

I found the sessions incredibly useful, so much useful information and practice shared, it has had a huge impact on my work already and I'm sure will continue to do so as time goes on. Also, the co-facilitation style is extremely supportive and empowering and created a really relaxed, while engaged, atmosphere in which to learn and grow.