Windsor Leadership

Windsor Leadership Trust is making it possible for church and charity leaders to benefit from transformational leadership development programmes thanks to an Allchurches Trust Bursary Fund.

The programmes aim to support leaders as they develop their strategic thinking, explore their own leadership styles and consider the wider impact of their roles, with 96% of participants saying they are better able to lead with confidence after attending*. In 2017, 307 leaders attended programmes hosted by Windsor Leadership, which encouraged them to better consider their effect on not only their own organisations, but also on society as a whole.

Some of the programmes which leaders have attended thanks to the Allchurches Trust Bursary Fund include the Emerging Strategic Leaders programme and the Women in Leadership masterclass. To date, 50% of people who have received a bursary were BAME leaders and 70% were female.

“I found the Masterclass very helpful. I was really encouraged by the notion of not having a vision as such for the organisation, but rather focusing on the values and principles which, in turn, guide the organisational objectives and strategy.”

“I am now focusing more on values and principles in my leadership style in the organisation rather than on grand visions which are time-consuming to craft and implement,” The Revd Douglas Tafara Machiridza (pictured above), Vicar, May 2018 Leadership Academy Courage and Risk Masterclass attendee.

“The week long residential I attended was only part one of a two-part programme, but was the start of a longer journey. I already know the timing has been profound in helping to develop my understanding of how important it is for me to be more present, clarify and communicate a clearer vision and mission, as well as how to recruit a team,” Niky Dix (pictured below), CEO of charity, Intentional Health, 2018 Emerging Strategic Leaders Programme attendee.

* Figure refers to those who took part in the January 2018 alumni survey, who participated in Windsor Leadership’s top-level programmes, 78 responded.