At the end of January, we were delighted to deliver our first Social Enterprise Academy style of learning and development in the North East. This pilot Enterprising Leadership programme gave learners the opportunity to reflect on themselves, share experiences and discuss challenges they face as leaders within a thriving Third Sector.
Based around the themes of leadership and entrepreneurship, this 2-day programme supported learners to develop key skills in co-coaching, leadership strengths, and managing a Social Enterprise, whilst strengthening their networks through a participative peer-learning experience.
86% of learners rated their overall experience to the highest standard, with the whole group expressing their wish to recommend it to others in a similar role.
The Enterprising Leadership programme is more than providing business support. It equips you, as a leader, with skills and techniques to help the social entrepreneur take their enterprise to the next level.
Martin Conway, Wansbeck CVS
With a 10 year track record in Scotland, Social Enterprise Academy are replicating their model internationally, enabling us to deliver adaptable learning and development programmes focused on leadership, enterprise, personal development and social impact for people and organisations enabling social change. If you would like any further information please contact Marie Duguid: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Duguid is Business Development Officer at the Social Enterprise Academy
Marie joined the Academy in the Summer of 2014 to help drive sales and direct delivery of Social Enterprise Academy learning programmes in new territories across the UK and internationally. Her new role will provide business development support to the core team and new UK and international partners as the organisation continues to expand and replicate new Academy Hubs.
With a degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Marie has worked with various third sector organisations including start-up social enterprises, youth charities and a social investment funder. In 2013 Marie was a Project Manager for Raleigh International, carrying out community development work in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and working with youth volunteers to develop their leadership skills with the most notable challenge being a 19 day trek across Costa Rica.
Originally from Aberdeen, Marie enjoys going to watch the football and rugby and loves being out in the great outdoors.