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Emerging leaders programme

We believe that leadership is a critical element in the successful implementation of evidence into practice. 

Partnership with Clore Social Leadership

We joined forces with Clore Social Leadership to harness the collective experiences and insights of third sector change-makers to address some of today’s most pressing challenges.

Supported with funding from the National Housing Federation, Health Foundation and Oak Foundation, the programme saw 17 leaders working in housing, homelessness and health across the UK benefit from intensive leadership training and development. 

The Challenge

As part of the programme we set the group a challenge: to work in teams to identify a pressing need within their field, problem solve and design solutions.

Our hope is they will bring a commitment to using evidence of what works (and what doesn't) to their organisations and start building a movement for collaborative, evidence-led change.

The ideas presented

These are the outcomes of the design challenge - if you can provide insights on the ideas or are interested in helping move them forward we'll be happy to connect you to the teams.

Creating more transparency around the housing allocations process.

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Inspiring public spaces and businesses to commit to building supportive spaces for those in need.

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Redesigning emergency provision for rent shortfalls.

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Matching skills and assets with need in local communities.

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The Journey

Introduction

Synthesis

Prototyping

Feedback sessions

Presentation

Introduction

We met the leaders and introduced them to the challenge and design thinking methodology. They worked from our SHARE framework to identify challenge areas and brainstorm individuals who might benefit from their solutions. They mapped goals, users and methods and then formed teams and planned their research.

Synthesis

We next brought the cohort together to reflect on their learnings and share the stories they had gathered. They drew out notable quotes and insights which they grouped into themes, showing where the opportunities might be. We concluded the day with an inspirational talk by David Orr CBE.

Prototyping

In the session at IDEO London the leaders worked with experts in human-centred design to brainstorm solutions and rapidly create prototypes to test with users.

Prototypes are visualisations of ideas— often as simple as paper sketches — that can be used to get feedback from users.

Feedback sessions

We met the cohort twice to provide feedback. These were opportunities for the leaders to propose possible solutions and consolidate their ideas.

We also worked to visualise and map their challenge journeys and ideas to help prepare them for their pitch presentations.

Presentation

The leaders were given the opportunity to pitch their solutions to a panel of ‘dragons’ (Terrie Alafat CBE, David Orr CBE, Duncan Shrubsole, Glyn Halksworth, Stephen Robertson and Adam Stephenson) who provided expert feedback, advice and opportunities.

The cohort also heard rousing speeches from Campbell Robb and Dr Ligia Teixeira on leadership and Stephen Robertson from the Big Issue on taking an idea to market.

After the showcase the cohort moved to their celebration event and graduated as Clore6 fellows. We're very proud of the emerging leaders and can't wait to see what they do next.

Our leaders

Brian Robson

Senior Specialist Engagement, Homes England

Charlotte Turner

Head of Organisational Development, Social Bite

David Parker-Radford

Homeless Health Programme Manager, The Queen's Nursing Institute

Dionne Charlotte Williams

Project Manager, Single Homeless Prevention Service

Eilidh Stringer

Funding Manager, Action Homelessness

Francesca Albanese

Head of Research and Evaluation, Crisis

Hilary Burkitt

Head of Research, Shelter UK

James Boultbee

Operations Manager, Wycombe Homeless Connection

Kate McCauley

Policy and Practice Manager, Housing Rights

Kirsty McKechnie

Welfare Rights Worker, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland

Matthieu Lambert

Chief Executive, Hope into Action: Black Country

Meghan Roach

Youth Services Manager, New Horizon Youth Centre

Melissa Mean

Head of Arts Programme, Knowle West Media Centre

Nicola Harwood

Associate Director for Prevention, Depaul UK

Rachael Smart

Head of Housing Services, Paragon Asra Housing Ltd

Tassie Weaver

Head of Networks and Operations, Making Every Adult Matter [Homeless Link]

Tricia Imrie

Assistant Director for Development, Simon Community Scotland

The 2018/19 cohort

Brian Robson

Senior Specialist Engagement, Homes England

Charlotte Turner

Head of Organisational Development, Social Bite

David Parker-Radford

Homeless Health Programme Manager, The Queen's Nursing Institute

Dionne Charlotte Williams

Project Manager, Single Homeless Prevention Service

Eilidh Stringer

Funding Manager, Action Homelessness

Francesca Albanese

Head of Research and Evaluation, Crisis

Hilary Burkitt

Head of Research, Shelter UK

James Boultbee

Operations Manager, Wycombe Homeless Connection

Kate McCauley

Policy and Practice Manager, Housing Rights

Kirsty McKechnie

Welfare Rights Worker, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland

Matthieu Lambert

Chief Executive, Hope into Action: Black Country

Meghan Roach

Youth Services Manager, New Horizon Youth Centre

Melissa Mean

Head of Arts Programme, Knowle West Media Centre

Nicola Harwood

Associate Director for Prevention, Depaul UK

Rachael Smart

Head of Housing Services, Paragon Asra Housing Ltd

Tassie Weaver

Head of Networks and Operations, Making Every Adult Matter [Homeless Link]

Tricia Imrie

Assistant Director for Development, Simon Community Scotland

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